Yael Schnell joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 1994 and the Batsheva Dance Company in 1996, where she danced until 2002. She then moved to Berlin and worked as a freelance dancer with Christoph Winkler, Sommer Ulrickson, Jorg Sheibe, and others. During this time she also created her own work such as O’sullivan and Looks like it’s going to be a long day, performing in different venues in Berlin. From 2007-2013 she was a member of the Sasha Waltz & Guests Dance Co., where she continues to work as a freelance dancer until today.
Yael has taught dance classes for professionals and students for many years and recently started teaching Gaga.