Mission Statement

Ate9 is one of the premier Los Angeles-based dance companies helping to establish the city as a destination for exceptional, innovative contemporary dance. Ate9 believes a more critically important place for dance starts with deep dedication to the whole experience of each individual mover and viewer. Artistic Director/Founder Danielle Agami’s physically exceptional work embodies contemporary issues with expressive urgency in the body and mind. The company’s three focus areas- performance, training, and education- build sustainable audiences for dance by investing in ongoing performative and personal dialogues. Agami dedicates herself to bringing out the best in each individual dancer she works with in order to empower each body, mind, and community. With the belief that dance is a vital form of communication, Ate9 educates peoples of all ages and produces intelligent, current, evocative dance for diverse audiences.