Noa Barankin joined the Conservatory in 2021 and is an assistant professor of dance, teaching tap dance.
A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Barankin has worked in Israel as a dancer, choreographer, and producer. Some of her notable work includes performing as an international touring cast member with the music and dance group Tararam (2010–2013), and working as producer and lead dancer in the production of Time To Tap, led by Israeli tap dance master Yuval Beck (Givatayim Theatre, 2013). In Boston, Barankin has toured with the Boston Tap Company (2013–2018) and with Off Beat Tap (2017–2018). Most recently, she has formed her own tap dance and percussion company, DrumatiX (2017–present).
With DrumatiX, Barankin’s work has been presented at venues and festivals throughout New England and New York, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Clayton Opera House, and Rochester Fringe Festival, as well as for global clients such as Cisco. Barankin’s DrumatiX is also on the roster for Young Audiences of Massachusetts, presenting educational programs in schools across the state.
As an instructor, choreographer, and director, Barankin has collaborated with many organizations, including the Wakefield Repertory Theatre, Kidstock! Creative Theatre, MIT, Brandeis University, and Middlebury College.
A seasoned dance instructor and teacher at public schools and private entities for more than 15 years, Barankin has been recognized nationally multiple times by the Choreography, Concept, and Entertainment awards for her work with her students. As a performer, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the 2013 Israeli Children’s Theatre Awards for her role in the musical Power of Wishes (Tararam, 2011–2013).
Barankin earned a LL.B. in Law and B.A. in Business Management/Marketing in 2009 at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, prior to launching her illustrious dance and theater career.