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, performance coach and dramaturg for up and coming artists. Currently, he is the company manager of Ate9 and dramaturg for choreographer Danielle Agami. 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 technique 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 Dance Company Board of Directors:
Ariel Carpenter | Board Chair
Charlotte Spiegelman | Vice Chair
Wileen Dragovan | Treasurer
Lorraine Evanoff | Secretary
Cheryl Mann | Branding & Image
Company Manger- Jordan Klitzke
Production & Office Manager- Paige Amicon
Office Assistant- Sheila Parker
Photography & Branding- Cheryl Mann