Born and raised in Israel, Amir has received numerous awards from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and was declared a Distinguished Artist by The Israeli Ministry of Education.
Amir will be seen in the upcoming french feature film Big House starring Gerard Depardieu (Jean-Emmanuel Godart, Dir) and the romantic comedy feature film, Taking The Stand (Priority Films) where he is also a co-producer. He starred in a new web series, Expensive Dreams, to be launched next year (Shantel Duah, Dir). Other television/film credits include the FX hit show Louie, Sex and the City and numerous short films, industrials and commercials.
Amir has been a company member with leading dance organizations including the Bat-Dor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico of New York and he has spent the last twenty seasons with the Metropolitan Opera as both dance captain and as principal dancer. With the Met, Amir has been seen in over 50 productions, including many via the Met HD Live broadcast series seen in movie theaters across the globe. He has worked at the Met with some of today's leading directors including Anthony Minghella (Madama Butterfly), Julie Taymor (Magic Flute), Mary Zimmerman (Lucia di Lammermoor), Francesca Zambello (Cyrano), Michael Grandage (Don Giovanni), Des McAnuff (Faust) and Francois Girard (Parsifal).
Additionally, Amir has worked closely with some of the opera world’s most famous singers including Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Natalie Dessay and Anna Netrebko. Apart from appearing on stage, he has been an associate choreographer to Sara Erde and Richard Eyre on critically acclaimed productions of Werther (Met), Manon Lescaut (Baden-Baden) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Met Season Opening Production 2014). This season, Amir will make his regional choreographic debut with the Atlanta Opera choreographing a new production of Carmen.
Major musical theatre credits include the first national tour of Victor/Victoria and the Hal Prince Evita. Currently Amir is setting the lead dancer's tracks for the new international touring company of Evita in association with original choreographer Larry Fuller.
Amir starred in the play Bellini & The Sultan at the FringeNYC.
Amir is currently the Corporate Sponsor Relations/Special Events Coordinator for One Circle Productions, a New-York based production company that has presented staged readings/theatrical events and full productions to much critical success.
Amir acts as artistic consultant for Priority Films Productions and works with many charitable organizations, including Red Light Children and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, helping produce artistic presentations and Gala fundraisers which benefit the causes of these important organizations.
During his years of active duty in the Israel Special Forces (IDF), Amir specialized in administration of soldier/civilian integration as part of the Manpower Directorate Corps.
Through this experience and in connection to his artistic administration and stage management work with companies like Sha’ar Haneger Dance Academy and Fuller Productions, Amir currently works as an Arts Management Specialist with San Francisco-based art company, Arte Questa Gallery, which brings together art and wealth-management.