Stav is the reincarnation of a Renaissance woman, a Jill of All Trades, determined to leave no performance skill unexplored. A multidisciplinary stage artist, creator and performer, she bends and blends the limits of theater, circus, music and dance.
Stav started out as a traditional thespian, training and working as a professional actress since childhood. She branched out to musical theatre in college (working Off-Broadway post graduation), then continued expanding her range of skills and infusing all she learned into her work. She is an experienced aerial dancer, actress, singer, playwright, musician, and much more... Not necessarily in that order, and often all at the same time.
Born and raised in Israel, Stav had her professional stage debut at the age of ten in the Israeli National Tour of Oliver!. Many roles later she starred in the Israeli original cast of the musical Wicked as Elphaba, then she moved to the United States to advance her career.
Now based out of New York City, Stav has spent the past decade performing on theater and circus stages; on the ground and in the air; in Hebrew, English and Yiddish; in works devised by herself and in the works of others; all over America and overseas.
In 2012 Stav founded Petite Mort Productions, an alternative performance company with a priority commitment to help develop original multidisciplinary works of theater, music, dance, circus, poetry, puppetry and more. A home for the outsiders and the misfits, the company was created to provide an outlet for artists of every discipline whose works are innovative, unique and perhaps a bit strange.
In 2013 Stav's company produced her play, The Dreamer and the Acrobat, at the NY Frigid Festival. That same year she had her circus debut, performing on the aerial silks in the Off-Broadway revival of The Megile of Itzik Manger.
Nowadays Stav mostly performs as an aerial dancer in circus venues such as House of Yes and Circus Warehouse, occasionally revisiting the theater for special projects.
Her latest creation, The Escape Act, is a Holocaust memoir based on the life of Jewish-German circus artist Irene Danner-Storm during WWII. The play had a staged reading at the 14th Street Y in April 2017 and is currently being developed for a full-scale production.
When Stav isn't performing she educates children of all ages all around the Tri-State area under the umbrella of her award-winning organization Dreamcoat Experience.