Michal was born in Israel in 1974.
She started training gymnastics at age 6 till age 15, then switched to dance education. Studied Ballet, Contemporary, composition, contact and improvisation.
As a dancer:
In Israel between 1994 and 2001 she worked with several companies/choreographers
such as : Liat Dror&Nir Ben Gal company, Niv Sheinfeld, Inbal Pinto, Noa Dar dance
In 2001 started her collaboration with Sasha Waltz&Guests company in Berlin as a dancer
in the pieces: Nobody, Korper, Insideout, Impromptus, Dido&Aeneas, Sacre, Orfeo, Conti-
nu, Romeo&Juliette, Women, Exodos.
She has also danced in different Dialogues and Improvisation performances in the frame
of Sasha’s company such as the openings of Neues Museum-Berlin, Museo Maxxi –
Rome, 2009, Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, 2017 and more….
In 2008 the Italian choreographer Roberto Zappala has created for her the solo piece ‘In-
strument 2’, which they will retake in 2019.
In 2008 and 2015, collaborated again with the ‘Noa Dar dance group’ (Israel), for the pro-
ductions: ‘Arnica’ and ‘Last date’
As an assistant choreographer/manager rehearsal :
In 2012 was assisting Sasha Waltz as a rehearsal director for handing over the piece ‘No-
body’ to the Goteborg Ballet, Sweden.
In 2017 assisting Sasha Waltz as a rehearsal director for the creation ‘Women’.
2018, assisting Sasha Waltz in the hand over of the piece ‘Impromptus’ to the National bal-
let of Portugal.
2019, assisting Sasha Waltz in the retake of the creation Nobody a new cast of the com-
As a teacher:
Since 1995 was teaching contemporary classes in Israel.
Since 2006 teaches contemporary dance, contact and improvisation in Israel and Europe,
as well as repertory from Sasha Waltz’s company.
As a choreographer:
Since 2005 creating her own pieces with her partner for life and creations Giannalberto de
Together they created: In Between (2005), Here and Not for Curtain up Festival-
Israel(2006), Silenzio Cucito, Piccola Piccola for Zirat Machol Jerusalem (2007), And after
all that for HaDance company in Haifa Israel, Drops of memories for the Modem Atellier in
Catania, Sicily (2008), Uno Uno (2010), Broken alright Broken alright – for Machol Shalem
Festival Jerusalem, Mister moon and Miss Luna for Vizo school of Art, Haifa, Echad Echad
for the Sadna in Haifa(2011), Left between Us, Is it Okay if I die like This? For the SEAD
experimental Academy (2014)
In 2017 premiered their full evening duet ‘First and Last’ in Hangartfest, Pesaro Italy and
performed it as well at Teatro De Micheli in Copparo, Italy and in the frame of Tel Aviv/
Dance – Susanne Della center, Israel.
In 2016/17 collaborated with the choreographer Claudia Catarzi for their first piece toge-
ther: ‘a set of timings’ which was performed in InterPlay festival Torino, Armunia Festival
Inequilibrio/Castiglioncello, Fabrica Europa festival Firenze Italy, La Manufacture Bor-
deaux, Shorttheatre festival Rome.
In 2018/19 Created two pieces for the APPStage formation program of Almadanza Aca-
demy in Bologna, “Sovrapposti” and “Wish”.
In 2019 created ‘Be/4/Me’ for an experimental festival ‘All’improvviso’ in Bologna, Italy and
‘In-Met’ for the association Oltredanza, which was performed at Palazzo lanfranchi and
Musma – a Museum for contemporary art, both situated in Matera, Italy.
Mualem/deFilippis dance projects had performed their work in many International venues
and festivals such as Aerowaves -London, Festival Della cité – Lausanne, Tanec Praha –
Prague, Curtain up festival, International exposer – Susanne Dellel Center, Tmuna theater
– Tel-Aviv, Opera estate festival – Bassano del grappa, Italy and more….
Their choreographies were awarded in the Hanover competition – Germany and the Ori-
ente Occidente festival, Italy.
Since 2010 she became a mother to Liam and Luna.