September 01, 2012
Danielle Agami to make Seattle her new home
Israeli born Danielle Agami, former dancer/Rehearsal Director with the world-renowned BatSheva Dance Company, has chosen to found her new company, Ate9, in Seattle. Currently in residence at Velocity Dance Center, Agami hand-selected a cast of stellar young dance artists from across the country including Seattle dancers and Cornish students Matt Drews (DA ‘13), Kate Wallich (DA ‘10), Sarah Butler (DA ‘12), Chantael Duke (DA ‘12) and Erica Badgeley (Prep Dance Alum) to create Ate9s premiere work, the Velocity commissioned Sally meets Stu. Agami has announced that Seattle will also be her new residence.
“Seattle has just inherited an exciting new company and Velocity is delighted to have played a pivotal role in bringing this world-class artist to our region. We’re dedicated to continuing to work with Danielle and Ate9 in the future – and we’re already making exciting plans.”
– Tonya Lockyer, Executive/Artistic Director Velocity
Danielle Agami was born in Israel and was a member of the BatSheva Dance Company from 2002-2010. She was the artistic director of BatSheva Dancers Create from 2007-2009, and served as the company’s rehearsal director from 2008-2010. In 2009, Danielle was recipient of the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. After eight years with the BatSheva Dance Company, Danielle relocated to New York, where she was senior manager of Gaga USA. She is currently living in Seattle.
Throughout July and August, Agami offered events open to the community including her popular Gaga classes, Open Ate9 Company classes and Open Rehearsals taking place on site at Velocity and Cornish.
Sally meets Stu
August 31 (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
7pm & 10pm
Century Ballroom / 915 E Pine
Check out an exclusive video of Danielle Agami and ate9 in studio here.
More information about Danielle Agami and Ate 9’s residency here.
Photo: Chantael Duke in ate9’s Sally meets Stu. Provided courtesy of Velocity Dance
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