About Domy Reiter-Soffer

Is a kind of modern
Renaissance man,
with a great range
of interests and
which to date have
included dance, drama,
music and the
graphic arts as well
as teaching.

His production of Equus for Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Met. New York won him the Best Ballet of the Year Award from New York Daily News. Lady of the Camellias was voted Best production at the Finland festival 1990. His play Mary Makebelieve for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin was nominated as one of the Best Plays in the Dublin Theatre Festival.
The New York Times said “Domy Reiter-Soffer is particularly noted for his brilliant translation of words into movement, dealing with the very essence of the subject creating sheer theatre”.

He has created a large repertory of successful works, among others the deeply moving Yerma for La Scala Milan and Irish National Ballet, and House of Bernarda Alba, both based on Lorca. The full length Paradise Gained about the French woman of letters Colette won him a special award for the best creation of 1991. Chariots of Fire (Phaedra), The Turn Of The Screw, the pop Time Trip Orpheus , Medea , La Mer , La Valse , Oscar (on the life of Oscar Wilde) and a multi-media production of A Time to Remember for the commemoration of the 2nd World war and the Holocaust won him great acclaim using over 300 performers on the stage. These productions have been successfully staged for American and European companies, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Australian ballet, Finnish National ballet, Pittsburg Ballet Theatre, Ohio Ballet Louisville ballet, La Scala and Bat-Dor Dance Company with which he has created over twenty-five ballets. For the last three years he has created three full-length works for the Hong Kong Ballet The Emperor and The Nightingale, which toured Germany, Switzerland then closing the saltzburg festival in Austria, with critical success, also Beauty and the Beast and the multi media production of White Snake , which is based on a Chinese legend, he also restaged his award winning ballet Lady of the Camellias with great success He has directed Equus for The Segal Centre of The Arts Theatre with a great acclaim. He was Artistic Advisor of Irish National Ballet from 1975 to 1989.

He has created many multimedia productions using different facets of the arts, involving singers, dancers and actors. As well as dance he has directed theatre productions, plays, musicals and opera. He has also choreographed many T.V. and Film productions for the CBC, Irish Television and European Television and was the choreographer for the feature film Restoration .

Domy Reiter-Soffer is a serious painter with 22 one-man shows and has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art's summer exhibition in London . He has created over thirty designs for a wide range of dance and drama productions with much success.


Mia Arbatova and the Royal Academy in
Copenhagen and London .
Martha Graham School N.Y.
Anna Sokolov
Audrey de Vos in London


English History
Drama – Fanny Luvitsch at Habimah School
of Dramatic Art.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Copenhagen
Music – Bent Isaksen in Copenhagen and Rud
Yacov in Israel .
Art – The Danish Royal Academy
Francis Bacon
John Paddy Carstairs in London
Yossi Stern – Jerusalem


Children's Theatre
Royal Court, London
Youth Theatre


Equus - Segal Centre of The Arts Theatre
Eve – The Irish Theatre
You Ain't Heard Nothing – Gaiety Theatre
The Fantasticks – Noel Pearson Productions at
the Gaiety
Pomes Penyeach – James Joyce Centenary at the
Abbey Theatre
Oscar- based on the life of Oscar Wilde
Mary Makebelieve – The Abbey Theatre
The Glass Menagerie – at The Brewery
School for Scandal – The Youth Theatre
And many others.


London Dance Theatre
Western Theatre Ballet at Saddlers Wells
Scottish ballet
Guest Appearances with many major dance
companies, throughout Europe
Irish National Ballet – artistic advisor
until 1989


Worked on many opera productions and assisted
among others Ebert in Don Quixote (Massenet)
and Wolfgang Wagner in Orpheus Ed Euridice
(Gluck) at the Wexford Festival.
He has worked in Carmen , Don Pasquale ,
La Traviata , La Boheme , La Gioconda ,
Nabucco , Die Fledermaus, Il Trovatore, Aida,
Orfeo, Faust, La Perichole and The Magic Flute


8 programmes on Dance for the Irish Television.
A programme on Dance for CBC
10 ballets especially created for European
Choreography of the feature film Restoration
based on the life of King Charles II.


22 one-man shows in England , Denmark,
Holland , the USA , Canada and Israel , Royal
Academy of Art Summer Exhibition in London .


Has designed more than 30 productions for both
dance and drama at theatres including La Scala
Milan , Australian Ballet, Dance Theatre of
Harlem, the Carmiel Dance Festival, the Finnish
National, Bat-Dor Dance Company and Hong
Kong Ballet, Ohio Ballet.


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