In Dance Magazine Elena Hecht '09 talks about her transformative journey to Israel:

"There are not many places in the world where high-level dance training and nature converge. But imagine a tranquil community where students live side by side with the renowned choreographer whose work they are studying, as well as the seasoned professionals in his company. A home to studios with panoramic views of the countryside, obstructed only by an occasional gaggle of wide-eyed preschoolers catching a bit of rehearsal on their morning walk. A life where a trip to the grocery store means the chance to practice a foreign language, and where a day off might mean an excursion to the desert."