Established in Israel in 2000 by the actor/writer Lee Sher and dancer/choreographer Saar Harari, LeeSaar The Company uses the different disciplines and training of theater and dance to create original performances. In 2004, after residency in Sydney, Australia, and two seasons in Tel Aviv, the company moved to New York. Lee and Saar received American green cards awarded for excellence in the performing arts in 2005, a Six Points Fellowship for 2007-2008, and were nominated for the 2008 Alpert Award in Dance. The duo is the recent recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and a NYFA Fellowship in choreography.