// Values //
The following core values guide everything we do at Velocity.
We are responsive to the artistic, social, and economic landscape of the moment and current developments in the field of dance.
We are a forward-thinking laboratory. We believe in creating frameworks where new ideas can emerge and develop. We seek-out and foster artistic and organizational initiatives on the cutting edge of changge. We question assumptions to find new pathways to create public value.
We believe an environment that encourages rigorous training and investigation inspires individuals to reach their maximum potential and enriches the cultural landscape of our country. We believe in presenting compelling ideas that challenge and inspire. We aim to better our art form by reaching beyond expectations.
We welcome and celebrate our students, artists, audiences and supporters. We embrace our role as an entry point to dance and a portal to the Seattle dance community. We believe democracy in action means that anyone with the desire to dance has the opportunity to fulfill that desire. We embrace differences of sexual orientation, gender identification, physical ability, age, ethnicity and socio-economic status.
We value cross-disciplinary dialogue and a diversity of perspectives. We engage a multiplicity of contemporary movement practices, creative voices and aesthetics from the Northwest and beyond. We celebrate how dance, in the broadest sense, infiltrates multiple worlds; and support artists’ multi-faceted capacities.
We believe in activating pathways to participation for artists and audiences. We devise programs that create meaningful links between artists and communities. We provide platforms for thoughtful discourse on dance and choreographic culture. We embrace our role as a point of interface between local dance lovers and the global dance ecology.
We believe the identification and development of creative potential are crucial leadership roles of national importance. On the local, state and national level we advocate for the needs of contemporary dance artists, encourage increased appreciation for the value of dance in culture and society; and foster informed, committed dance supporters.
We believe in providing resources that help make Seattle a viable place for artists to develop sustainable, prosperous careers. We combine ambitious artistic and financial goals with a pragmatic approach to good business practices and organizational integrity. We are fiercely committed to our mandate to be on the leading edge in supporting new generations of dance artists while fostering the continued growth of dance in our region.