Omer Chalamish | עומר חלמיש
Singer - Soprano | זמרת - סופרן
Omer Chalamish, born in 2001, from Moshav Herut in the Sharon region. From a young age, her penchant for performing arts was evident - singing, acting and dancing. Participated over the years in various classes and productions.
At the age of 8, she joined the Moran Choir in Moshav Beit Yitzhak, where she actively participated for nine years. During these years she participated in various performances and events, including excerpts from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, The Magic Flute with the Children's Philharmonic, Isra and Yishma (Mirik Snir, Haim Fremont), The Thieves of Kisses (Nava Semel, Moshe Zorman), Adapted by Ella Sharif), productions at the Israeli Opera - Tosca, Wetzek, Othello, and more. She has also performed at festivals around the world in Paris, Basel, Korea, Estonia and China.
In the ninth grade, she decided to study classical music at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. During these years, she acquired knowledge and skills that are a significant part of her professional development. At the same time, she studied voice development with Anat Efrati , performed as a soloist at events for the preservation of Yiddish heritage as well as concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Beer Sheva conducted by Chen Zimbalista.
During high school years she was exposed to new fields of art and creative spaces that strengthened her desire to expand her horizons. So she made sure to keep dancing in a variety of styles including classic, modern and Jazz. She also participated in the Cameri Theater's biennial youth preparatory play.
In the twelfth grade, she performed a matriculation recital, after which she was invited to a national recital competition, in which she won first place.
After graduating from high school, she decided to take a break from professional artistic development and embark on a year of activity in the pre-military preparatory school - "Tavor", in order to deepen the connection to the nation, the state and the community.
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
I met Yaffa Israeli in 2019 in a special concert that took place as part of a workshop at Thelma Yellin School where I studied. Few days later, she called me and shared that she was very impressed with me. Yaffa welcomed me with open arms into the Ronen Foundation family and since then, she has accompanied me with wonderful sensitivity, advising and expressing full support for my choices and moves. Yaffa's personal treatment of each and every one of the members of the Foundation is inspiring to me. I am proud for the privilege to be a part of this special family.