Rivka Nahari has had many years of training and performing experience in both music and dance. She began her ballet training at age 3 and studied in the pre-professional program at the Academy of Nevada Dance Theater where she continued until her graduation from high school. While at the Academy, she performed yearly in the "Nutracker" ballet and "Cinderella" with the Nevada Dance Theater professional company and danced in numerous performances with the Academy of Nevada Dance Theater Youth Company.
She then continued her dance studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). She has also been trained in tap, jazz, character, and flamenco. Musically, Rivka has studied the Old Italian School of singing and has performed in such operas as La Boheme, Un Ballo in Maschera, L’elisir D’amore, and Aida. She is also a concert pianist who has concertized throughout Las Vegas, New York, and Italy. She has been a professional harpist since the age of 13, playing with numerous orchestras throughout Las Vegas.
She is also an accomplished flutist and has extensive experience singing in choir, performing in many of the hotels in Las Vegas and singing back-up for such notable artists as Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, and Michael Jackson and the Jackson Family. Years after becoming observant, Rivka opened the Jewish Center for the Performing Arts (previously known as the Brooklyn Jewish Dance Institute), which offers professional level classes in acting, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and breaking for all ages in a frum environment.
For more info about classes, please visit www.jewishperformingarts.com