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Yossi Almani is a native of Haifa, Israel, who has lived in the US in Connecticut since 1988. He began his role as a dance leader and teacher with the New Haven Israeli dance session along with Karen Kaplan in 1993. Yossi is currently co-leader with Ruth Goodman of the popular Wednesday night dance session at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
Yossi is probably best known for organizing and directing Israeli dance weekends Hilulim (held each year the first weekend in November) and Hilula (held periodically in the Spring).