Omer Backley-Astrachan is a NSW based dancer and choreographer.
Originally from Israel, Backley-Astrachan has worked extensively overseas with numerous choreographers and dancecompanies. Since moving to Sydney in 2014, Omer has been dedicating himself to his artistic practice, making dance works with local professionals and working with young artists through elite professional dance training programs. In 2018 Omer was appointed Course Coordinator at Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Year. Backley-Astrachan was a resident artist with various arts organisations such as Bundanon Trust, BrandX (Sydney) and Catapult Dance (Newcastle). His works were invited to copious venues and festivals both in Australia and overseas such as Sydney Fringe Festival, World Fringe Festival (Perth), Summer Dance Festival (Tel Aviv) and more.
Omer is a participating artist in our second PACT Salon of the year: APACTALYPTIC, curated by Cloé Fournier. Tickets are on sale now!
Photo credit: Ruth Madison