Maayan Sheinfeld was born in Israel in 1992. As a young student, she trained in the RAD method of ballet. She graduated from the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in 2010. During that time she was awarded the Eli Leon Scholarship for Excellence, scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2007-2010), and the Jeannette Ordman scholarship. Maayan took part in various courses and residencies in the Czech Republic, Austria (Peter Bruer, director of Salzburg Ballet), and New York City (The Juilliard School).
In 2010 Maayan joined the Batsheva Ensemble. She participated in two original creations by Sharon Eyal: Petrushka (2010) in collaboration with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (Conducted by Zubin Mehta) and Lost Cause (2012).
In 2012 she joined the Batsheva Dance Company. During her time in Batsheva she participated in the creation process of three of Naharin’s works: The Hole (2013), Last Work (2015) and Venezuela (2017) and performed many other pieces by Naharin. She also participated in the creation process of Roy Assaf’s Adam (2016) and of Marlene Monteiro Freitas’ Canine Jaunatre 3 (2018).
In 2016 she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher prize for her work with students in the semi finals of the YAGP (Youth American Grand Prix) competition. In 2018 she received the Yair Shapira award for Excellent Dancer.
Maayan teaches Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s repertoire, improvisation, and modern dance classes in various dance schools, studios, courses, auditions and programs for students and professional dancers.