// Testimonials //

Velocity Forever Testimonials from the Community

“Our community cannot lose Velocity. The sale of Odd Fellows Hall was a jolt to our arts community.” 
-Jim Kelly, Executive Director, 4Culture

“Merce Cunningham has said that dance is movement in time and space, but space is really the tricky part of the equation. In the thirteen years that Velocity has operated their studio/school/theater, they’ve supplied the space and the encouragement, and the Seattle dance community has been all the richer for it.” 
-Sandi Kurtz, Seattle Weekly Dance Critic

“Velocity is a place where teaching artists and students can both maximize their potential, enlighten their passion, have fun and truly express themselves freely.” 
-Jerome Aparis, (Jeromeskee of Massive Monkees), b-boy, Velocity teacher)

“Let’s just say, my life as an artist and as a person would not be the same without the great opportunities, community, and collaborations that Velocity has provided.” 
-Alex Martin, Artist & Choreographer. Co-Director, BetterBiscuitDance, 1998 – 2006

“When times are hard, when they are challenging, it is exactly the time to for me to give fully, freely, and generously to the things I care about most.” 
-Jeremy Steward, Velocity Board Member and Donor

“At this stage in the game there is no dance community with out Velocity.” 
-Wade Madsen, Velocity teacher, Cornish Dance Faculty, choreographer, dancer

“Choreographers and performers, students and audiences have all connected in the Velocity space. As the organization prepares to move to new digs, they have a long list of tasks to accomplish, but a readymade family to take with them.” 
-Sandi Kurtz, Seattle Weekly Dance Critic

“Velocity has had the foresight, grit and aplomb to really make lasting community between and beyond its walls. It’s rare and imperative and extraordinary and mine. And everybody feels this way. It’s mine. It’s ours.” 
-Amii LeGendre, Choreographer, Teacher, Dancer

“I am proud to be part of a community that puts Seattle on the map as a place to go and be for dance. When I teach or perform in other cities, nationally and internationally, people know about Velocity, which is good for Seattle, and therefore good for everybody.” 
-Amy O’Neal, co-director of locust, director of Amyo/tinyrage, and teacher at Velocity since 2002

“Velocity’s skill at pinpointing and addressing [the dance community’s] concerns has made it a vital force.” 
The Stranger