Nitsan Margaliot

Nitsan Margaliot is an Israeli Berlin-based choreographer, dancer and curator entangled with queer archives, fabulation, and impossible encounters. He danced in the Batsheva Ensemble and Vertigo Dance Company and has worked with choreographers such as Maud Le Pladec, Kat Válastur, Moritz Majce, and Anne Collod.
Nitsan holds a Master of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His works have been presented on festivals and venues in Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, and the United States.


  • 2022, a visit, duet with Mari Sawada as part of LOVE:15 evening by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, premiered at Radialsystem.
  • 2021-22, This Gentle Moment, choreo-film, premiered at the English Theatre Berlin with the support of NPN Stepping Out.
  • 2021, today yes? NOTTTT, a piece with a group of teenage dance students as part of Routine 2.0, Israel Festival. Co-creation with Laura Kirshenbaum.
  • 2020, Imagining Otherwise, 12 hour event, a collaboration with Esther Siddiquie currently ‘Always Otherwise’ (Siddiquie and Margaliot). Supported by Interkultur Ruhr, Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) und Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW (MKW), took place at atelier automatique, Bochum.
  • 2019  r e t u r n i n g, in collaboration with the cellist Steuart Pincombe. Premiered at Frankfurt LAB, commissioned by Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt am Main; presented in 2021 as part of soundance festival at DOCK11, Berlin.


  • 2021, Co-curating and co-initiating the study group and symposium “Moving Margins Symposium, dance archives in practice through distance and absence”. In collaboration of Internationales Theaterinstitut / Zentrum Bundesrepublik Deutschland and NPN Stepping Out.    ︎
  • 2021, Jumping High – Guided Joy for Stiff Days, indoor party as part of the People to People Playground Festival 2021, organized and hosted by the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation.


  • 2020, Best Dancer award, SoloDuo NRW International festival, Germany.


  • 2020-22, DIS-TANZ-SOLO, Research stipend for the projects “Solo is a Question” and “Drawing Scores Anew“ by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland
  • 2018-20, The University of the Arts President’s Fund for Excellence, BGU/Philadelphia Academic Bridge Fund, Szloma-Albam-Stiftung and the Norbert Janssen Stiftung
  • 2009, Gertrude Kraus Foundation Scholarship