new dance initiative


Velocity is launching the New Dance Initiative to sustain, fuel, and foster dance artists and brave new work for years to come. We’re looking boldly into the future to ensure a lasting legacy of daring dance in Seattle.

One of Velocity’s most important roles is helping artists develop new projects. Donors to the New Dance Initiative allow Velocity to provide choreographers with unparalleled access to rehearsal space, artistic/technological resources, a professional theater, full production support, multi-faceted mentorship, and national advocacy. By donating to the New Dance Initiative, you amplify Velocity’s legacy of developing leading dancers & choreographers and distinguishing Seattle as a national hotbed for outstanding dance.


Velocity gave me my first professional opportunities, and has directly contributed to the national success of many Seattle artists. It is my dance home, and essential to future generations.”

– Alice Gosti, Velocity Made in Seattle 2015-2016, National Dance Project grantee 2017


Join us to create opportunities for radical, innovative, ambitious, socially conscious art in Seattle. Support programs in the following categories:

Made in Seattle provides multi-faceted support to create evening length projects pivotal to Seattle artist’s careers.

Guest Artist Series brings world-class inter/national dance innovators to Seattle.

Festivals and Incubators launch new projects by emerging and established local artists.


MAKE A DONATION TODAY. Commission an entire program, or join our community of supporters and add your contribution to the dance or program of your choice: Made in Seattle, Guest Artist Series, or Festivals & Incubators.


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new dance initiative benefits



  • Exclusive meeting with your choreographer
  • Exclusive lunch meeting with Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director of Velocity Dance Center
  • Your name as underwriter in the program of your dance and on the Velocity website
  • Acknowledgment from the stage before every Velocity performance of your dance
  • Your name featured on promotional posters of your dance, displayed in our front window and distributed throughout the city in the weeks leading up to the premiere
  • Invitation to an exclusive open rehearsal of your dance
  • Complimentary tickets to your dance
  • Reserved VIP seats at your dance
  • A framed poster signed by the artist(s) of your dance


PROGRAM SPONSOR $500 – $4,999

  • Recognition in the program and on Velocity’s website
  • Invitation to an exclusive open rehearsal of your dance
  • 2 complimentary tickets to your dance


FAN $250 -$499

  • Recognition in the program and on Velocity’s website



To support this vital mission, contact Serra Shelton, Development Coordinator, at 206-325-8773 or


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