NYC-based Israeli actor, director and writer, Galia has always been drawn to the performing arts. She started playing the piano at the age of five, when living in Berlin, Germany. Several years later, she moved back to Israel, her home country. Her interest in the performing arts expanded and she was performing nationally with local theatre, dance & gymnastics groups, representing her hometown in community events and competitions. In high school, Galia attended an Arts & Science class and double majored in Classical Piano Performance & Science. After she was discharged from the Israeli Defense Forces (mandatory), she discovered a newfound passion for film, particularly for European cinema.
This braught her back to Europe - to Paris and to Paris-Diderot University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Film & the Performing Arts. In her final year of studies, she received a scholarship to participate in the Franco-American student exchange program, MICEFA (Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination Échanges Franco-Américains), with distinction, which brought her to New York City.
In New York, she focused her studies on Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Acting, and graduated with distinction. She completed her first film Mr. O while working on camera for NYC-based independent films. She later enrolled into a full acting conservatory program at HB Studio in NYC. She studied with Austin Pendleton, Laura Esterman, Bob Krakower, Helen Gallagher, Mark Blum, Rochelle Oliver, Carol Rosenfeld, Victor Slezak, Michael Beckett and others.
She founded Ring the Bells Productions, where she concepted and produced several experimental shorts, with the intention to explore the relationship between structure and narrative in film. Through discoveries made in these works, Galia crystallized her approach to filmmaking and acting - viewing aesthetics as an inseparable part of the story, and recognizing the delicate relationship between the whole and its parts.
This lead to writing the script for the feature dramedy MIA (Sundance Screenwriters’ Labs finalist) - now on the festival circuit - in which she also plays the lead role.
Galia can now be seen at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival VR section, in the film 1000 Cuts Journey, and she is currently developing a pilot for an original comedy series.