Hello! I'm Imri, and I'm a queer, neurodivergent artist, performer, and musician living in New York. I was born in Israel, and moved to Ithaca, NY with my family at the age of 5.
Growing up in the Central New York area, I had the privilege of being raised surrounded by nature, art, theatre, and music, and was constantly inspired by the artists in my community and in my family. My passion for performing and music started at a very young age, and I was always finding new ways to express myself, whether it was through choir, piano lessons, school performances, or just singing along to karaoke tracks (my go-to song in elementary school was "Fabulous" from High School Musical 2).
I discovered my eternal love for theatre as I entered middle school, performing as a chocolate bar in Willy Wonka, Jr., and the rest was history. I participated in every show I possibly could in school and in the greater Ithaca community, and found an art form where I could fuse storytelling, music, and dance, as well as collaborate with brilliant artists to create remarkable stories and leave an impact on our perception of the world.
My passion for the arts led me to pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Syracuse University, where my artistic identity grew and flourished. During my time at Syracuse, I swung, wrote, devised, workshopped new works, music directed, and honed my performance skills. Most importantly, I found a community that accepts my differences, values the unique ways in which I see the world, and supports my creativity.
I moved to New York City this past January to participate in the Tepper Semester, where I learned from professionals and expanded my artistry in this city teeming with possibilities. I had the opportunity to perform in the Lewis Hecker Showcase, and graduated in May. I hope to be involved in new, bold, daring, and imaginative works and theatre that break boundaries and explore the endless possibilities of storytelling. I look forward to working with anyone who wants to build a more equitable and inclusive theatre world.