Ate9 was found in Seattle, WA in 2012.
In 2013 the company chose Los Angeles,CA as their home base.
Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami exceeds expectation.
Her unique leadership and ability to cultivate excellence in others has brought her to the forefront of her profession. After 8 years dancing with Batsheva Dance Company where she was appointed rehearsal director from 2007-10, Agami went on to stage Ohad Naharin’s work with prominent companies around the country including Alvin Ailey and Atlanta Ballet. She frequently appears as a guest teacher at NYU Tisch, Juilliard, USC, and CalArts, among many others. Agami founded her company Ate9 in 2012 as a platform for innovative movement and artistic research. With Ate9 she has created over 8 complete works in addition to numerous site-specific performances and collaborations with local LA institutions including the LA Philharmonic, The Music Center, CAP UCLA, The Industry Opera, CalArts, and REDCAT.
She received the 2018 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance and the 2016 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, and was named Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch in 2015. She won The Grand Prize for Best Choreography at The MCcallum Theater at Palm Desert in 2013 and 2014!
Her recent works have included collaborations with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, actor Jon Hamm, and Spanish singer/songwriter Russian Red. This fall she was invited by The English National Opera to choreograph a Philip Glass opera at The Coliseum in London.
These days Agami is invested in making the first international involvement of Ate9 in Europe. Ate9 is expanding and influencing more dancers around the world. With many goals ahead the organization is committed to continue to support original creation and contemporary values for years to come.
Aug 2012 > Sally meets Stu | World premiere, Velocity Dance Center - Seattle, WA
Oct 2012 > Sheila | Site specific | City Arts - Seattle, WA
Nov 2012 > Sally meets Stu | Presented by Arts Umbrella - Vancouver B.C
Feb 2013 > Sally meets Stu | LA Theater Center - Downtown LA
Mar 2013 > Tactics | Ate9's DancEducation initiative! - Mimoda Studio LA
Apr 2013 > Sheila | Art Share Gallery - Downtown LA
July 2013 > Sally meets Stu | San Francisco Conservatory - San Francisco, CA
July 2013 > Sally meets Stu | Cafe Fais-Dodo - Los Angeles, CA
July 2013 > Collage for Conduit Dance - Portland, OR
Oct 2013 > Sheila @ Grand Park ‘Got Moves’ lunchtime concerts! - Downtown LA
Nov 2013 1st prize! Award of $11,125.00 given to Ate9 @ Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre | With excerpt from Sally Meets Stu
Nov 2013 > Invisible Cities | Collaboration; The Industry Opera & LA Dance Project
Dec 2013 > Holiday Celebration presented & commissioned by L.A. County
Feb 2014 > Sally meets Stu | Carpenter Performing Art Center - Long Beach, CA
Feb 2014 > EXHIBIT A | Chutzpah! Festival - Vancouver, B.C.
Flourish Foundation/Design for Sharing (UCLA) – Ate9‘s DancEducation program funded & performed in several high schools in Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2014 > IN C | Collaboration with The Industry Opera & The Hammer Museum LA
Apr/May 2014 > mouth to mouth | World Premiere @ LATC - Downtown LA
May 2014 > mouth to mouth | Peridance Capezio Center - NYC, NY
Aug 2014 > For Now | Commissioned by NOW Fest- RedCat, Downtown LA
Aug 2014 > For Now | The Krupnick Festival @ The Wallis - Beverly Hills, CA
Nov 2014 > Exhibit O | Commissioned by CAP UCLA , Site Specific for UCLA
Nov 2014 1st prize again! | Annual Choreography competition at the McCallum Theatre | Excerpts from mouth to mouth
Nov 2014 > mouth to mouth | Context Festival by Diana Vishneva - Moscow, Russia
Dec 2014 > mouth to mouth | Presented byTans Danz - Atlanta, GA
Jan 2015 > Queen George | Commissioned by Santora Arts Building / Santa Ana, CA
Jan 2015 > Queen George | Collaboration with Think Tank Art Gallery -Downtown LA
Feb 2015 > mouth to mouth | Presented by Victoria Ballet Theatre - Victoria, TX
Feb 2015 > mouth to mouth | Presented by Dance Month - Houston, TX
Mar 2015 > EXHIBIT b | Commissioned & presented by White Bird - Portland, OR
June 2015 > mouth to mouth | Presented by Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA
July 2015 > KELEV LAVAN | Moves After Dark by The Los Angeles Music Center
Aug 2015 > mouth to mouth | Collaboration with Live Arts LA - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2015 > Hopscotch | Collaboration with The Industry Opera - Downtown LA
Jan 2016 > EXHIBIT b | Part of American Dance Platform @ The Joyce Theater, NYC
Jan 2016 > Ate9's Winter workshop part of DancEducation!
May 2016 > Going Solo | Collaboration with Live Arts LA, CA
June 2016 > Ate9's summer workshop part of DancEducation!
June 2016 > Going Solo | Presented by Inside Out @ Jacob's Pillow - Becket, MA
July 2016 > Vickie & EXHIBIT b | Presented by RDT Rose Wagner Center, UT
July 2016 > Ate9 Summer Workshop @ Arizona State University, AZ
July 2016 > Going Solo | presented by Conder Dance Fine Arts Center/Arizona State
Aug 2016 > Vickie | Presented by WAA! @ RedCat - Downtown LA
Aug 2016 > EXHIBIT b | As part of a WAA showcase - Downtown LA
Sep 2016 > Play | Presented by LA Philharmonic @ The Hollywood Bowl!
Oct 2016 > Queen George | Presented by HD Buttercup, Downtown LA
Nov 2016 > The 9Ball! | Gala! Alexandria Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2016 > EXHIBIT b | Presented by The Grier School - Tyrone, PA
Nov 2016 > students dance! | Design for Sharing CAP UCLA, DancEducation activity
Dec 2016 | The Niners (AteNine Dancers Create!) Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2017 > Ate9's Winter Workshop | As part of DancEducation!
Mar 2017 > calling glenn | Presented by Velocity Dance Center & The Moore Theater, Seattle, WA
May 2017 > Vickie | Presented by Spring to Dance Festival, St. Louis, MO
June 2017 > Ate9's Summer Workshop | As part of DancEducation!
July 2017 > EXHIBIT b | Presented by American Dance Festival - Durham, NC
July 2017 > Vickie & EXHIBIT b | Presented by Jacob's Pillow - Becket, MA
Aug 2017 > Ate9's Workshop | Collaboration with Conder Dance - Phoenix, AZ
Nov 2017 > calling glenn | Presented by CAP UCLA at Royce Hall- Los Angeles, CA
Jan - May 2018 > Danielle Agami awarded a Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers at the Center for Ballet and the Arts in New York City
May 2018 > Framed | World premier at the Jack Crystal Theatre, NYU Tisch School of the Arts- NY
May 2018 > Framed | Performed at Performance Works NW- Portland, OR
June 2018 > Framed | Performed at the Kibbutz Ga'aton- Western Galilee, Israel
Aug 2018 > Framed | Performed at FAC 122, Arizona State University- Tempe, AZ
1 Oct 2018 > Old/News and Framed | Presented by TIOH Arts & Culture- Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2018 > calling glenn | Presented by The Schimmel Center at PACE University- New York City, NY
Nov 2018 > calling glenn | Presented by The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University- Chicago, IL
Nov 2018 > Framed | Performed in Varda Hall at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Israel
Feb 2019 > calling glenn | performed in Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 2019 > calling glenn & the world premier of a blind LAdy |Performed at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts- Los Angeles, CA
March 2019 > calling glenn | At The Institute of Contemporary Art- Boston, MA
May 2019 > 1 to 3 | Performed at The Ruby Street- Los Angeles, CA