Ilana Suprun-Clyde was born in Israel. For fifteen years she worked with the Bat-Dor Dance Company in Israel and as a dancer, rehearsal director, and choreologist. Illana received her A.I. Chor. degree from the Benesh Institute of Choreology in London and is a licensed dance notator. She also taught for twelve years at the Peridance Center in Manhattan and has been a guest teacher at the Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts and the Alvin Ailey Dance Center. For the past three years, she has been teaching at the Princeton Ballet School.