Avi was born and raised in Marin County, CA. Growing up in the redwood groves, mountains and beaches of northern California gave Avi a deep appreciation for the outdoors, which is one of the many reasons he loves living in Delaware. Avi spent his early days training at an elite classical ballet school, training 12+ hours a day, 6 days a week. At age 17, Avi was accepted directly into the corps of the prestigious Houston Ballet, the 4th largest ballet company in the United States.
Avi went on perform lead roles with other ballet companies across the country and achieved the position of Principal Ballet Dancer by the age of 21. He met his future wife in one of those dance companies where they spent the next decade dancing together. In 2009, they married on stage as Prince Ivan and Princess Vasilisa in the ballet The Firebird. That summer they were married in real life on the same stage.
Real estate has been a life-long passion for Avi, and in 2007 he became a licensed realtor amid a volatile time in the market. Avi learned a lot during this time and worked in creative financing, lease-options, foreclosures, short sales, residential investments properties, along with bringing the highest level of service to his buying and selling clients. Avi is a tenacious, knowledgeable, persistent realtor with a growth mindset, and carries an intense focus on customer service.
Avi retired from dance in 2011 to settle down and start a family in Delaware. He created the dance program at a private school in Middletown where he became the Director of Dance, dorm parent, advisor, Ally & Affinity group co-head, faculty leader of Guys Group, a listening and learning group to raise young men up to become men of character, integrity, and honor. Delaware has been the ideal place to raise his two young boys and invest in future generations.
Giving back and building community is at the heart of Avi’s personal mission. He is committed to giving back directly to local Delaware organizations with every real estate transaction. Through his work in dance, Avi has created free education-outreach dance classes in local elementary schools and dance programs for students with special needs, as well as performing at elementary schools and A.I DuPont Children’s Hospital.