Saar Magal was born in Israel and studied at Thelma Yalin Arts High-School in Tel Aviv, and at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, for which she was granted a full scholarship by the British Council. From 1996 until 1999 she created several pieces for the Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Naharin: Pandora's Garage, Yossi The Grounded Angel and C.F.C. Furthermore, Magal created several dance performances, such as The Boy and the Dolphin and Under the Belt at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv 1993-1995; Furniture Showroom at the Laban Center London 1996; Shin at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv 1997; The Ulysses of the Mediterranean, in collaboration with composer Luigi Cinque and Multifrazione Progetti & Fabbrica Europa at Stazione Leopolda, Florence 1999; Bottom of the Ninth at Peridance NYC 2000; Telem and Adagietto at the Bat Dor Dance Company Tel Aviv 2000-2001; Roaches at the Curtain Up Festival in Tel Aviv 2006; Showdown and Come Back at Hazira - Performance Art Arena in Jerusalem 2007-2008. Her dance film CellFish, in collaboration with visual artist Shelly Federman, premiered in 2005 at the Lincoln Center in New York.
As a teacher for physical theater, contemporary dance, improvisation and dance composition, she taught amongst other schools at ART Institute for Advanced Theatre at Harvard University, University of Chicago Theater and Performance Department, Peridance Scholarship Program in NYC, Bat Dor Studios of Dance and The Maslool Bikurey Ha'itim Dance Program in Tel Aviv, and at The School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem.
In fall 2016, Magal received a research and development fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin International Research Center for Interweaving Performance Cultures.