For this season of New Dances, we explored process, performance, and the space in between.

We chose two new creations by Kate and Tom, both from different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds that allowed the dancers to experience varying rehearsal structures and forms of collaboration. We introduced them to Sidra Bell’s movement language, and they experienced what it's like to work within a repertory company setting with BODYTRAFFIC's co-artistic director Lillian Barbeito who staged the work.

It’s our pleasure to share this work with you.  


— Studio Kate Wallich





Choreography / Direction
Tom Weinberger

Rehearsal Director:
Lavinia Vago

Johann Sebastian Bach

This piece is dedicated to David Harvey


A Drama

Choreography / Direction:
Kate Wallich

Rehearsal Director:
Lavinia Vago

Rehearsal Assistant:
Thomas House

Luke Bergman


Beyond the Edge of the Frame

Sidra Bell

Lillian Barbeito

Rehearsal director:
Kate Wallich

Music: Perc’s My Head is Slowly Exploding and Wicker & Steel

Original Lighting:
Burke Wilmore

‘Beyond the Edge of the Frame’ was originally commissioned by and for BODYTRAFFIC and premiered at The Joyce Theater in 2012.


Alex Quetell, Carlin Kramer, Dominica Greene, Emma Lawes, Emma Wheeler, Laura Carella

Amiya Brown, original design by Burke Willmore


Technical Director:
Becca Blackwell



Tom Weinberger | Choreographer

Tom Weinberger graduated from the Amal School of Arts and Sciences and upon graduation joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2005.  He continued to the Batsheva Dance Company from 2008 to 2011, where he worked extensively with Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. Upon leaving the Batsheva Dance Company, Tom was a founding member of Sharon Eyal and Guy Behar’s Company  L-E-V. He danced with the Gothenburg Ballet (Sweden) where he performed works by Peeping Tom, Marie Chouinard, and Alex Eckman. He was a guest artist with Michael Keegan Dolan's-Fabulous Beast Dance Theater (UK, 2013), the Batsheva Dance Company (2014) and with the Forsyth Company (2015). He has been a Gaga teacher for the past 11 years, and has taught and created his own work in programs such as the Netherlands Dance Theater Summer Program (2010 - 2017), the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Springboard Dans Montreal, the Taipei National University of the Arts and SUNY Purchase University through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation residency program in collaboration with the Israel Institute.

Tom is an independent choreographer and began making his own work through “Batsheva Dancers Create” during his time with the Company. In 2014, he won the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival (Germany) with his solo work, which toured in Brazil and Germany. Since then Tom was an emerging choreographer at Springboard Dans Montreal (CA) and choreographed works for Arts Umbrella (CA) Ate9 dance company (LA), Suny Purchase college (New York), Johannes Weiland company (Germany) and more.

Kate Wallich | Choreographer

Kate Wallich is a Seattle-based choreographer, director and educator – named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. She trained at Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. Kate has left a significant mark in the Pacific Northwest, having been commissioned and presented by leading institutions including On the Boards, Seattle Theater Group, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Whim W’Him, Northwest Dance Project, Frye Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery. Her popular community focused class Dance Church™ that was founded in 2010 brings in 250+ people per week, and has partnered with local and national non-profit organizations including Gibney, Mark Morris Dance Center, BodyVox, Velocity, On the Boards, Raincity Rock Camp for Girls, Waterfront Seattle and Team Survivor NW among others. Dance Church™ happens regularly in Seattle, Portland, and New York, has popped up in cities worldwide and provides subsidized classes for working dancers. She co-founded her company The YC with Lavinia Vago in 2010 and has created four evening-length works and 3 large scale site-specific works. Nationally, Kate’s work has been presented at The Joyce, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out and Newfields/Indianapolis Museum of Art. She has been a Visiting Artist at National Center for Choreography at University of Akron with LA-based BodyTraffic, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Utah and Beloit College. Internationally, her work has been presented at Springboard Danse Montreal and SPOTLIGHT: USA Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 2016 she founded Studio Kate Wallich, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance based, design forward experiences. The Studio supports The YC, Dance Church™, and YC2 — a platform for young dance professionals entering the working field. Kate was a 2013 and 2015 Rauschenberg Residency fellow, a 2018 UCross Foundation Residency Program fellow and has received awards and grants from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, MANA Contemporary, and Seattle Magazine.

Sidra Bell | Choreographer, Beyond the Edge of the Frame

Sidra Bell, Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), was Adjunct Professor at Barnard College (Columbia University), and has a degree in history from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. She has been awarded a 1st Place Award for Choreography from the 15th Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart Germany (2011). Her critically acclaimed company and work has been seen throughout the United States and internationally in Denmark, France, Austria, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil and Greece. The Company was lauded in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's 2010 Best in Dance for ReVUE. Bell has received many commissions for new work from internationally renowned companies and institutions around the world. Most recently she was commissioned for a feature film TEST directed by Chris Mason Johnson and shot on location in San Francisco (release date-2013). She is a sought after master teacher and was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine (2012). She has taught her unique creative practice of movement, improvisation, and technique entitled Contemporary Systems-an interior & material approach at major institutions for dance and theater throughout Canada, Europe, South America, and the United States. www.sidrabelldanceny.org

Lillian Barbeito | Stager, Beyond the Edge of the Frame

Lillian Barbeito is a devoted wife, mother of two young boys, revered dance mentor, and the Co-Artistic Director of BODYTRAFFIC. She is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she trained with the Santa Fe Dance Foundation and worked with The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Southwest Ballet and the Santa Fe Opera. She received a BFA from The Juilliard School where she studied on a 4 year, full-tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America for her essay about the world dancing together in harmony.

s a dancer, Lillian had a prolific performance career that took her to Europe, New York, and then finally to Los Angeles.  where she founded BODYTRAFFIC with Tina Berkett in 2007. Lillian has performed in works by Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Richard Siegal, and Guy Weizman and Roni Haver at prestigious venues such as Jacob's Pillow, The Joyce Theater, The Broad Stage, The Tel Aviv Opera House and New York City Center. Lillian has co-produced and rehearsal directed pieces by choreographers such as Anton Lachky, Matthew Neenan, Victor Quijada, Arthur Pita, and Hofesh Shechter, that have been presented across the globe from the Winspear Opera House in Dallas to the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg, Russia.

Lillian is one of 32 teachers in the world who is certified in Anouk van Dijk’s groundbreaking Countertechnique. She has taught internationally for organizations such as CalArts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, L’Ecole de Danse de Quebec, Loyola Marymount University, Northwest Dance Project, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Southland Ballet Academy, The Wooden Floor, UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and The School at Jacob's Pillow. She has choreographed over 50 works for high schools, universities, competitions, regional ballet companies and professional modern dance companies throughout the US and Canada.

Through different government-sponsored arts envoys, Lillian has had the honor of serving as a cultural ambassador of the United States to Algeria, Israel, and Jordan.

cuniform | Styling/Costumes

cuniform is a sliding-scale personal styling and creative agency based in Seattle founded by Christine Tran and Colton Dixon Winger

Amiya Brown | Lighting Consultant

Amiya Brown is a Lighting Designer and Visual Artist based in Seattle, WA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Lighting Design from the University of Washington. She designs lighting and visual concepts for Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Film. Her work has been presented at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Live Arts, The Joyce SOHO (NYC) The Kasser Theatre (Montclair, NJ) On the Boards, The Moore (Seattle, WA) REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA) Yerba Buena Arts Center, ODC (San Fransisco, CA), The Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), The Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), Maui Center for the Arts (Maui, HI) Miami Light Project (Miami, FL), The Della Nuova Danza Roma (Rome, Italy), and Theatre Le Quai (Angers, France) among others. She received a Gypsy Rose Lee Award in 2012 for her work on The Skriker (Janet Findley Production) and recently designed lights for Pat Graney's Bessie award-winning production Girl Gods. Long-standing collaborators include Kate Wallich, Pat Graney, Amy O’Neal,  zoe|juniper, Alice Gosti, Kyle Loven, and KT Niehoff.

Lavinia Vago | Rehearsal Director, Educator

Lavinia Vago is a dance artist from Italy, based in Seattle, working between Montréal, New York and Berlin. She holds a BFA Magna cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. She has created, performed and toured internationally with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Loni Landon Projects, Korhan Basaran, Anna Conner, Vim Vigor Dance Company, Tom Weinberger, Seattle-Vienna based Saint Genet and more extensively with Montrèal based RUBBERBANDance Group. She has been developing her solo practice with Berlin based sound artist Harald Stojan, which will premiere at Velocity Dance Center in February 2019. Studies of the work have been showcased at SAM REMIX and 12 min max at Base Arts + Experimental Space. As an educator, Lavinia teaches improvisational contemporary practices, Dance Church™, the RUBBERBAND Method, and is beginning to teach Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease. She also works as a choreographic assistant and rehearsals director for choreographers Victor Quijada, Loni Landon and Kate Wallich. She is rehearsal director of YC2, and has been co-directing, creating and performing with Kate Wallich + THE YC since 2010.

Thomas House | Rehearsal Assistant, Educator

Thomas was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He received a BFA in dance from Purchase College, SUNY and freelanced in NYC for three years before moving to Seattle in early 2017. He has performed nationally and internationally with many companies including Aszure Barton & Artists, Loni Landon Projects, KT Niehoff and  Abraham in Motion. Thomas is a certified Cunningham Technique® teacher through the Merce Cunningham Trust. Thomas joined The YC in January 2016, is a rehearsal director and teacher for YC2, a Dance Church™ teacher and a board member of Studio Kate Wallich. He is currently spending 2 months in NYC teaching and establishing Dance Church™ and is beginning research for a new performance creation with his longtime sound collaborator Kayla Cashetta.

Luke Bergman | Composer ‘A Drama’

An innovative bassist, composer and producer who is constantly putting forth spirited work, Luke Bergman has become an integral part of the music scene in the Northwest. His artistic and educational efforts as well as his dedication to creative music have served as a touchstone for a new generation of Seattle musicians. Bergman's music has garnered critical acclaim on a national and international level for his work with Heatwarmer, Speak, Thousands, and The Cuong Vu Group.

Alexander Quetell | YC2 Performer

Alex joined the YC2 in September 2017. He studied Dance, Environmental Studies, and German at Princeton University, and supplemented his training at ImPulsTanz Vienna, Gaga Intensives in Tel Aviv and NYC, and Springboard Danse Montréal under the direction of Alexandra Wells. Since in Seattle, he has collaborated with Colemxn Pester + Tectonic Marrow Society and had his own work presented at Detroit Dance City Festival.

Carlin Kramer | YC2 Performer

Carlin Kramer was born in Seattle, WA. She trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet and completed the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. She spent that time working with different artists such as Maurya Kerr, Gregory Dawson and Sidra Bell. In 2018 Carlin started working with Jody Kuehner as a member of DONNA and performed at The Moore Theater, Kremwerk and Photon Factory. This is Carlin’s second season with YC2 where she has performed works by Kate Wallich and David Harvey.

Dominica Greene | YC2 Performer

Dominica Greene is a performing artist based in New York. Originally from Upland, California, she is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she was a recipient of an Honorable Mention in Modern Dance from the National YoungArts Foundation in 2012. She then attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2016. She has since worked with Shannon Gillen, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Rudd, Suku Dance Lab, Jasmine Hearn, Kayla Farrish, and most recently with Kate Wallich and Tom Weinberger in YC2.

Emma Lawes | YC2 Performer

Emma Lawes is a dance artist rooted on the east coast, currently based in Seattle. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has trained supplementally in New York, San Francisco, Israel and Europe. While living in Seattle, she has performed works by Liz Houlton, Zoe Scofield, Markeith Wiley and Petra Zanki among others. She currently dances with Babette Pendleton, Mary Grace McNally and YC2.

Emma Wheeler | YC2 Performer

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, Irazte Anza, and David Harvey. She has been working and performing with YC2 since 2017.

Laura Carella | YC2 Performer

Laura Carella was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in dance. She spent a semester studying abroad at the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts. Laura has performed works by Doug Varone, Kevin Wynn, Deborah Lohse and Colin Connor nationally and internationally. In 2016 Laura joined Kristen Carcone’s immersive work “4-7-8” which continues to tour across New York and Toronto. Since moving to Seattle she has performed with Colemxn Pester at the Seattle International Dance Festival. This is her first season with YC2.



Studio Kate Wallich is an organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance-based, design-forward experiences. We envision a collaborative and connected community that engages and supports uncompromising dance projects.

We support YC2 in partnership with Velocity as a platform for young dance professionals entering the working field to exercise artisting agency while receiving consistent contracted training, rehearsal and performance opportunities.

A major initiative of Studio Kate Wallich is The YC, a company of world class artists who collaborate on new works performed in Seattle and on tour nationally and internationally. Studio Kate Wallich is also establishing a new initiative to support the individual goals of studio members and colleagues. We proudly supported MADBOOTS’ Seattle residency and premiere of ‘MASC’, Tom Weinberger’s ‘Familiar Foreign Body’ and will be supporting Lavinia Vago’s first solo premiere in the spring of 2019. The Studio provides weekly professional and advanced technique classes, and three weekly Dance Church™ classes at Velocity Dance Center in addition to pop-up classes and partnerships with other local non-profit organizations.

Since its inception, Studio Kate Wallich has supported 38 artists, including 20 dancers between The YC and YC2, some of whom taught, choreographed and worked as teachers and rehearsal assistants, 7 musicians and composers, 4 teachers, three lighting designers and technical directors, two additional choreographers and répétiteurs, and two stylists and costume designers.  

Kate Wallich Artistic Director
Alex Hyman Executive Director

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



Angela Harwood,Ira Hyman
Bryan Otis
Case van Rij
Glenn Kawasaki
Jamie Fish
Jerry O’Leary
Jill Donnelly
John Robinson

Jose Abellar
Kim and Tony Flanery-Rye
Kyle Moss
Louise Durocher
Malek Chalabi
Maria Bianco
Mike Waters
Monica Duda
Sarah Foster
Shireen Jiwan
Steve Hoedemaker
Susie McGee
Timothy Tomlinson
Toni Wizenberg

Akshal Patel
Al Mendili
Alaa Mendili
Alexander Hyman
Allison Jacks
Amy Ward
Anne Lawrence
Antoinette Wizenberg
Ash Choi
Ashley Gilbert
Ashraf Hasham
Becky Forland
Beth Glosten
Candace Faber
Christopher Green
Ciara Duff
Ciara Ramos
Crista St. John
Dalen Bakstad
Demetre Arges
Elise Ballard
Emma Harvey
Eric Freistadt
Heather Blaha
Jamie Fish
Jay Stern
Jeff Fernald
Jeff Schick
Jeffrey Hirsch
Jen Ament
Jimmy Rogers

Joe Regensberg
John Hoedemaker
Jose Abellar
Joseph King
Joshua Cooper
JS Ellis
Julia Cross
Kaija Mistral
Kari Brunson
Kate Kipley
Kelly Cheeseman
Kenneth and Allyson Kramer
Kirk Wheeler
Kirsten McCormick
Kisha Vaughn
Kyle Moss
Lara Behnert
Laurie and Jeff Swanson
Leah Fairbank
Leleita McKill
Lexi Kendall
Lily Wyckoff
Linda Derschang
Lindsey Funari
Liz Morgan
Lorrie Cardoso
Mari London
Maria Zeimet
Marlys Norman
Mary Gagliardi
Matthew Simpson

Meg Wallich
Megan Brown
Melba Mckay
Michele Tansey
Nicole Frahm
Olivia Park-Sargent
Rafael Soto
Raya Leary
Ron Pederson
Ruth Ann Crouse
Ryan Patterson
Sara Gainey
Sarah Flotard
Sarah Foster
Shaina Kennedy
Shaun Kardinal
Shelby Case
Sherry Prowda
Stacie Graves
Steven Gwost
Suzanne Stefan
Tali Edut
Tatiana Josephy
The Derschang Group
Thomas Van Doren
Tim Pfeiffer
Timothy Tomlinson
Toni Wizenberg
Tyler M. Perella
Wendy Leblanc
Will Pentecost
Amateur Hour
Baby & Co.
Bianco Artists
Hello There You
On the Boards
Oola Distillery

Tenor Wines
Uncollected Works
Velocity Dance Center

Amanda Ringstad
Apartment on Belmont
ARA Pilates
Brian Paquette Interiors
Caffe Vita
Capitol Hill Block Party
Carrot Flower Company

Cut Shop
Derschang Group
Disco Nap
Easy Street Records
Frankie & Joe’s
Gabriel Stromberg
Jennifer Ament
Kaija Mistral
Kyle Johnson
Laura Sullivan Cassidy
Leleita McKill
Little Neon Taco
London plane
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Rainier Beer
Sarah Flotard
Scrappy’s Bitters
Van der Pop


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


Artistic + Executive Director: Tonya Lockyer
Associate Producer: Erin Johnson
Development Manager: Colleen Borst
Development Associate: Yasmine O’Shaughnessy
Office + Operations Manager: Shirley Wong
Communications Manager: Gedney Barclay
Communications Associate: Vladimir Kremenovic
Technical Director: Ari Lidz
Resident Lighting Designer: Thorn Michaels
Business Manager: Stefanie Karlin


Katherine Cook
Cheryl Delostrinos
Lila Hurwitz
Cyrus Khambatta
Kim Lusk
Babette DeLafayette Pendleton
Alia Swersky
Syniva Whitney
Deborah Wolf


Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar
Christin Call
Allison Burke
Shane Donohue
Hope Goldman
Ben Goosman
Allie Hankins
Mark Haim
Elizabeth Houlton
Timothy Johnson
Elijah Kirk
Leslie Krauss
Vladimir Kremenović
Kim Lusk
Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham
Alexandra Madera
Ella Mahler
Michael “Majinn” O’Neal Jr.
Christopher Peterson
Melissa Riker
Leah Russell
Tom Weinberger


Owen David, President
Glenn Kawasaki, Treasurer
Melissa Feldman, Secretary
Andria Green
Cameron Irwin
Negarra A. Kudumu


Byron Au Yong
Betsey Brock
Mark Haim
Jack Hilovsky
Jen Salk
Kevin Smythe
Robert Stumberger
Josh Windsor


Syniva Whitney


KT Niehoff + Michele Miller