Meet Donna Cole

Donna Cole
Session Leader

I think of Israeli folk dancing as a flowing river with constantly changing waters and currents, yet still the same river.

I pay attention to what is popular in Israel and globally, and I try to bring dances with staying power.  Of course there are so many dances it can be difficult to know what to bring to Portland.  I just learn many dances and try to teach a broad range of the strongest and most important dances. 

It is exciting to be a part of this living and thriving tradition and I want to keep moving fluidly with the current and keep a sense of wonder at what is yet to come. It is a privilege and honor to be part of this amazing dance circle, and I am truly grateful to dance with each and every Israeli folk dancer in Portland