Awards & Recognitions
- 2019 ADVANCED HUBBARD STREET DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
- 2019 BRAVO! TECHNIQUE AWARD
- 2018 & 2019 ASH Apprentice Runner-up
The 2020-2021 season marks Gefen’s fifth year at Extensions Dance Company. She has been dancing since the age of two and danced at other dance studios before finding Extensions, but she has found a true ‘home away from home’ at Extensions. She loves the focus and commitment she shares with her fellow company members and is so grateful to be dancing alongside them. Gefen’s 2017-2018 season was cut short due to a ruptured ACL and torn meniscus, and after four months of physical therapy, she was able to return to dance. She is thrilled to consider that her past and move upwards and onwards.
Gefen is in the 10th grade at Beacon Academy in Evanston. When she’s not at school or dance, she’s playing with her dogs, spending time with family, or sleeping.
She would like to thank Lizzie Mackenzie and Lauren Brown for the amazing opportunity to be part of Extensions Dance Company and for helping her to grow not only as a dancer but also as a person. Through Extensions, Gefen has enjoyed working with and learning from so many talented teachers and choreographers including Taylor Mitchell, Tatyana Mazur, Katie McCann, Brian Rabenda, Jackie Nowicki, Christian Denise, Hannah Brictson, Adam Barruch, and many others. She would also like to thank her parents for supporting her through everything.