Ate9's Team

Danielle Agami |Founder/Artistic Director

Danielle Agami was born in Israel in 1984 where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2007 and 2009, Agami served as the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dancers Create, and functioned as the company's rehearsal director from 2008-2010. After 8 years with Batsheva, Agami moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A.

In 2012, Agami relocated to Seattle where she founded Ate9- an undertaking that has fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Danielle was the grand prize winner of the 2013 & 14 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre and one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to watch in 2015. In 2016, she was recognized with the Princess Grace Award for Choreography and created a new work, Pick a Chair, with Visceral Dance in Chicago. Agami has made over 8 fully produced works with Ate9 since it's inception including the innovative new work calling glenn with live music by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche.

Agami was also named as the 2018 recipient of the Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers. During the fellowship with will develop a solo performance and research a new ballet class inspired by her years of experience with Gaga Movement Language.

Jordan Klitzke | Executive Director

Having many questions about the sensorial experience of movers and viewers, Jordan choose to be a choreographer, teacher and dramaturg for up and coming artists. He has been a long-time admirer of Ate9 and is excited to add his talents to the incredible organization. Jordan received a BA in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus Collage and later trained with Delfos Danza Contemporanea at La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán in México where he became a certified teacher of the Continuum Training System developed by Omar Carrum. In December 2018 he will complete his MFA in Dance at Arizona State University with his thesis focusing on the relationship between sensation, fantasy, and performance. Jordan constantly travels between the US and Latin America for choreographic and cultural exchange projects. 

Ate9 Board of Directors:

Board Chair | Ariel Carpenter

Cheryl Mann

Catharine Soros

Lorraine Evanoff




Executive Director | Jordan Klitzke

Production & Office Manager | Paige Amicon

Office Assistant | Sheila Parker

Representation | Rachel Cohen
Cadence Arts Network, Inc.


Photography & BrandingCheryl Mann