Sifra Natha-Azizollahoff Philanthropic Fund
Ethiopian Dance Program in Pardes Hana, Isreal
Rénee' Ricca is the owner of Renne' Ricca's Pilates Centre, and Oriana Franso Azizollahoff, Director of Philanthropy for Rénee Ricca's Pilates Center. Rénee' Ricca is a graduate of RAD London, England, with a 25-year career on Broadway. Oriana Franco holds a degree from the State University of NY at Purchase and is Certified in Pilates with a Master's Degree of RAD at Durham University.
Both women had a dream to bring dance and theatre education for the underprivileged Ethiopian children in Padres Hana Isreal and to support S.I.E. (System Lupus Research.) In honor and memory of Rénee Ricca's late sister, Sifra Nathan.
In the last 3 years, they have formed the Sifra Nathan-Azizollahoff Philanthropic Fund.
In 2011 they opened a new facility and built a state-of-the-art dance studio, as of September 2012. The Padres Hana Dance Troupe performed for President Shimon Peres.
The community has grown in leaps and bounds. This is a program that manages to intertwine its upholding of well-being, dance education, kindness, community service, and S.I.E research. We encourage you to take part in this great opportunity and join us in our mission.