YC2
NEW DANCES


New Dances is a platform for choreographic inquiry. A space for choreographers and collaborators to push and be pushed. A laboratory where concepts can live and be experienced with time and resources for new ideas to be brought to fruition.

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A time that once was and now is gone


Concept, Direction, Choreography
Kate Wallich

Rehearsal Assistant + Director
Lavinia Vago

Music
Aaron Otheim

Performers
Shane Donohue, Carlin Kramer, Sean Rosado, Emma Wheeler, Hayley Mertens, Tariq Mitri, Alex Quetell, Molly Levy


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Herd | Site



Concept, Direction, Choreography
David Harvey

Creation Assistant
Lavinia Vago

Music
Andrew J.S.

Performers
Shane Donohue, Carlin Kramer, Sean Rosado, Emma Wheeler, Hayley Mertens, Tariq Mitri, Alex Quetell, Molly Levy


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Creators


Kate Wallich  |  Artistic Director, Choreographer, Educator
Kate Wallich is a Seattle-based choreographer, director and educator — named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015 and Velocity’s 2017 Artist in Residence. Along with her company The YC, she has sold out Seattle’s largest dance venues and leads packed classes through her own brand of movement techniques including her popular community focused class Dance Church™. Kate’s work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by leading dance companies, performance institutions, universities and galleries, including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Springboard Danse Montreal. Kate has received awards, grants, and support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Velocity Dance Center’s Creative Resident and AIR, On the Boards Performance Production Program, Dance USA/Spotlight on American Dance, The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron, Base’s Anchor Tenacy, The Rauschenberg Residency, MANA Contemporary, and Seattle Magazine's “Spotlight Artist Award”. Dream Dances, Kate’s fourth evening-length work with The YC, premieres December 7-10 at On the Boards.

David Harvey  |  Choreographer, Educator
David Harvey is an artist based in Seattle. He danced for Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco for seven years before becoming an independent choreographer, dance educator and freelance performer. Harvey is currently a resident choreographer for the Alonzo King Lines Ballet School, having created seven new works in the last four years for their Training Program, Summer Program, and BFA Program through Dominican University. In 2013 he was commissioned for a new work by Dawson Dance SF that premiered at ODC Performing Arts Theater, and in 2014 he and co-director Meredith Webster presented an evening-length installation dance piece at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, after a series of creative residencies at Dancer’s Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming. His first solo work, Brake Tender, was conceived and created at the Banff Centre in dialogue with Crystal Pite, and was presented at On The Boards Northwest New Works in 2016. Harvey recently premiered a new solo work at the Silicon Valley Dance Festival. David joined The YC in 2016

Lavinia Vago  |  Creation Assistant, Rehearsal Director, Educator
Lavinia Vago is a dance artist and performer based between Seattle, NYC, and Berlin. She has been performing and touring internationally with Rubberbandance Group, Loni Landon Projects and Vim Vigor Dance Theater. She created and performed in Weiner Festwochen and Holland Festival with company Saint Genet. Lavinia has co- founded, co- directed, created and performed with Kate Wallich + The YC since 2010. She is currently working on a solo creation of which the first research study will premiere at SAM REMIX November 17.

Thomas House  |  Educator
Thomas House was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He received a BFA in dance from Purchase College, SUNY and recently moved to Seattle, WA after dancing in NYC for three years. He has performed nationally and internationally with various companies including Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion and Aszure Barton & Artists. Thomas is a certified Cunningham Technique® teacher through the Merce Cunningham Trust. He joined The YC in January 2016 and was rehearsal director for the first season of YC2.

Tom Weinberger  |  Educator
Tom Weinberger was born in Israel in 1987, and graduated from the Amal School of Arts and Sciences. Tom joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and continued to the Batsheva Dance Company from 2008 to 2011. Tom has also worked as a freelance dancer with Barak Marshall, Sharon Eyal and Guy Behar, the Gothenburg Ballet, Michael Keegan, and the Forsythe Company. He has taught Gaga, Ohad's repertoire, Sharon Eyal’s repertoire and has created his own work in schools such as the Netherlands Dance Theater Summer Program (2010 - 2014), the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Taipei National University of the Arts, Springboard Dans Montreal and more. He has created his own work through Batsheva Dancers Create and in 2014 won the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival with his solo work, and was a guest artist at SUNY Purchase University through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation residency program. Tom joined The YC in 2017.

Andrew J.S.  |  Composer
Andrew J.S. is a designer, director, photographer, composer and performer based in New York City and Seattle. His first recordings as a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter — known as The Rain at Night — are out now.

Aaron Otheim  |  Composer
Aaron Otheim is a multi-keyboardist, composer, and teacher. He performs with experimental pop group Heatwarmer and composes music for solo piano, dance and performance art.


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YC2


Shane Donohue  |  YC2 Dancer
Shane Donohue graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BA in Dance and a minor in Psychology. At school, Shane received the Incoming Freshman Scholarship, the Bukolt Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. In Seattle, Shane has performed works by Zoe Scofield, Mike Esperanza, Dylan Ward, and others

Carlin Kramer  |  YC2 Dancer
Carlin Kramer was born and raised in Seattle, WA and began her dance training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. After finishing at PNB, she went on to study with the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. She spent that time working with different artists such as Maurya Kerr and Gregory Dawson and was able to explore technique, repertory, improvisation, composition and site specific work among many other things

Sean Rosado  |  YC2 Dancer
Sean Rosado is a native of Texas and a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where he received his BFA in Dance. He has been privileged to perform the choreography of Camille A. Brown, Crystal Pite, and MADBOOTS DANCE. He is currently dancing with YC2 and serving as rehearsal director for Babette Delafayette

Tariq Mitri  |  YC2 Dancer
Tariq Mitri was born in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, and raised in Portland, OR. He received a BFA in Dance Performance from California Institute of the Arts in 2015, and has received supplemental training from San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and LINES Ballet. Tariq is a freelance artist and has worked for The Des Moines Metro Opera, Julie Bour, Colin Connor, Rosanna Gamson, Andrea Gise, and Rebecca Lemme. He’s performed works by Sidra Bell, Christian Burns, Jonathon Fredrickson, and Ohad Naharin.

Emma Wheeler  |  YC2 Dancer
Emma Wheeler was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and raised in the Seattle area. She studied at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and continued her studies at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. In 2015 she worked with Gallim Dance as an apprentice. Emma has had the opportunity to perform in works by Sidra Bell, Maurya Kerr, Gregory Dawson and Irazte Anza

Alexander Quetell  |  YC2 Dancer
Alex hails from Rochester, MI. In June, he received a bachelor’s from Princeton University where he focused on performance and choreography and completed certificates in German and Environmental Studies. With Princeton’s summer funding, he supplemented his training at festivals such as ImPulsTanz and Springboard Danse Montréal

Hayley Mertens  |  YC2 Dancer
Hayley Mertens grew up in Jupiter, FL, where she was a member of REACH Dance Company. She attended The Juilliard School in New York City where she performed works by Helen Simoneau, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, José Limón, Nacho Duato, and her own choreography in Juilliard’s Choreographic Honors. Hayley is a Springboard Danse Montreal alumni. She has performed works by Stefanie Batten Bland, Maurya Kerr, Eva Kolarova, Zoe Scofield, and Ohad Naharin repertoire taught by Shamel Pitts

Molly Levy  |  YC2 Dancer
Molly Levy, a West Coast native, trained at Berkeley City Ballet, Ruth Asawa SF SOTA, and Ailey/Fordham; with additional training at LINES Ballet, Robert Moses Kin, Bates Dance Festival, and NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH. Molly is a Seattle-based freelance artist, performing with LED (Boise, ID), YC2, and other projects.

About YC2
YC2 was founded by Kate Wallich in January 2017 in partnership with Velocity Dance Center as a platform for dancers to exercise artistic agency while receiving consistent training, rehearsal and performance opportunities. YC2 empowers dancers to thrive artistically in any professional situation and is the company in residency at Velocity Dance Center. Dancers of YC2 work with Kate and artists from The YC to develop new work during creative work sessions and also benefit from Velocity’s ongoing programming.

Since its inception in January, YC2 has supported 11 dancers, providing class fellowships for 250+ hours of training in the studio and 140 hours of paid rehearsal time. YC2 has performed at the inaugural Studio Kate Wallich Spring party, the Velocity Bash, and on Portage Bay reach for Sauna Dance with Speedboat, a long form durational duet between the wa_sauna and a Cobalt speedboat. Through YC2, Studio Kate Wallich has been able to support and employ five educators and teachers, two rehearsal assistants, and two choreographers through the creation of four new works.

YC2 is supported by Velocity Dance Center through their Artist in Residence and Anchor Tenant programs. Studio Kate Wallich also receives major underwriting for YC2 from Case van Rij.

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Support


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Studio


Studio Kate Wallich is dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance-based, design-forward experiences

STAFF
Kate Wallich Artistic Director
Alex Hyman Executive Director

BOARD
Alaa Mendili President
Maria Bianco Vice President
Alex Hyman Treasurer
Andrew J.S. Secretary
Mari London Member at Large
Jamie Fish Member at Large
Kate Wallich Member at Large
Thomas House Member at Large

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Velocity Dance Center


Velocity Dance Center is Seattle’s Mayor’s Arts Award and Genius Award-winning art center dedicated to contemporary dance and performance. Velocity is a forward-thinking laboratory and incubator for dance that fosters new works, critical conversations, artists, community, and teachers and has been instrumental in making Seattle one of the foremost centers for dance in the nation

VELOCITY TEAM
Artistic + Executive Director: Tonya Lockyer
Development Manager: Colleen Borst
Communications Manager: Clare Canzoneri
Associate Producer: Erin Johnson
Office + Operations Manager: Xaviera Vandermay
Technical Director: Evan Price
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Development Coordinator: Emma Lawes
Bar Manager: El Nyberg Admin
Interns: Jazrelle Kellough, Caitlyn Gilmore
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STANCE Intern: Maeve Haselton
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Videography Interns: Sophie Scheller, Kate O’Day
Executive Intern: Alyssa Casey

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Glenn Kawasaki, President
Owen David, Vice President
Barbara Lewis, Treasurer
Melissa Feldman, Secretary
Mark Haim
Wade Madsen
Sebastien Scanduzzi

ADVISORY BOARD
Byron Au Yong
Betsey Brock
Mark Haim
Jack Hilovsky
Kevin Smythe
Robert Stumberger
Josh Windsor

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2017
Kate Wallich

VELOCITY FOUNDERS
KT Niehoff + Michele Miller

CREATIVE RESIDENTS 2016/17
Laura Aschoff Renee Boehlke Elby Brosch Esra Cömert-Morishige Alyza Del Pan Monley Ben Gooseman Alice Gosti Mark Haim Sarah Hogland Liz Houlton Jody Kuehner / Cherdonna Anna Krupp Cameo Lethem Kim Lusk MADBOOTS Dance Ale Madera Ella Mahler Taryn McGovern Bebe Miller I Moving Lab Alicia Mullikin Michael “Majinn” O’Neal Jr. and Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar Ethan Rome Alisa Popova Sean Rosado Seth Sexton Nancy Stark Smith Kate Wallich

ARTIST ADVISORS 2016/17
Luciana Achugar, Katherine Cook, Randy Ford, Alice Gosti, Mark Haim,  Lila Hurwitz, Heather Kravas, Jody Kuehner, Lorraine Lao,  Wade Madsen, Kaitlin McCarthy, Bruce McCormick, Jacob Rosen,  Alia Swersky, ilvs strauss, Dani Tirrell, Markeith Wiley,

We acknowledge that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people.

THANK YOU TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS
4Culture
Office of Arts & Culture
NEA/ArtWorks
ArtsFund
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ArtsWA
The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation
Case van Rij
Jeremy Steward + Eric Hartmann