made in seattle: kate wallich // INDUSTRIAL BALLET


WORLD PREMIERE Industrial Ballet
Velocity at
The Moore Theatre 1932 2nd Ave
A partnership with STG
$20 / $25 at the door / $18 Under 25 w/ ID / $17 MVP / $50 Patron
(Ticket prices not including fees. All tickets are sold through STG.)

“Wallich knows what’s hip.”
– Seattle Dances


“Her work is finely crafted and stylish.”
– The Seattle Star





WORLD PREMIERE. Kate Wallich, Seattle’s wunderkind millennial choreographer, premieres her biggest project to date, Industrial Ballet, in a one-night-only event taking over the historic Moore Theatre.

Inspired by the transgressive industrial music of the 80s and 90s, this darkly glittering production brings together Wallich’s world-renowned dancers, with stellar Seattle musicians performing a live score by musician/producer Johnny Goss (Cock & Swan, La Luz, Lonesome Shack). Wallich’s captivating brand of movement has been described as a mix of virtuosic contemporary ballet, “club kid moves, smooth athleticism, and post-post-modern dance tropes” with an added dose of fashion, highly-crafted design, and pop culture.


Wallich is joined onstage by David Harvey (Alonzo King LINES Ballet), Patrick Kilbane (Whim W’Him, Northwest Dance Project), Andrew Bartee (PNB, Ballet BC), Thomas House (Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton & Artists), Lavinia Vago (RUBBERBANDance Group), and Matt Drews (Saint Genet, tEEth, Ate9).

CAST: Matt Drews, Patrick Kilbane, David Harvey, Thomas House, Lavinia Vago, Kate Wallich, Andrew Bartee
LIVE BAND: William Hayes, Kristian Garrard, Andrew JS
STYLING: Michele Andrews




special events



FRI MARCH 18 / 5-8PM
V2 1525 11th Ave
$15 / $12 MVP
Ages 16+
RSVP appreciated, but walk-ups accepted

Dancers/Performers needed for large group durational/experiential performance through out the show.

Learn material + process from Kate Wallich’s Industrial Ballet, and audition to be a part of the premiere performance at the Moore Theatre, March 26th. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register, and wear all black and shoes you feel comfortable dancing in.







about the artists

Industrial_Ballet_1_smallKATE WALLICH
is a Seattle-based choreographer, director and teacher – named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015. She received her training from Interlochen Arts Academy and Cornish College of the Arts (BFA in Dance, Magna Cum Laude).

In 2010, she founded her project based dance company, The YC, with co-founder Lavinia Vago. Her work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, The Rauschenberg Foundation, MANA Contemporary, Springboard Danse Montréal, TOES, Bumbershoot, Conduit, City Arts Festival, The Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery and Seattle Art Museum as well as by leading West Coast companies Whim W’Him, Raw Dance and Northwest Dance Project. She was a Visiting Artist at University of Washington, University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts and University of Utah.

Kate has created two evening-length works with The YC: Super Eagle produced through Velocity Dance Center’s Made In Seattle program and Splurge Land produced through On the Board’s Performance Production Program. Kate has received awards and grants from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Seattle Magazine’s “Spotlight Artist Award” and is a two-time recipient of the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. She is among Seattle’s top contemporary dance teachers, leading packed classes through her own brand of movement technique.


ANDREW BARTEE (DANCER) is from Everett, Washington. He studied on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. He was the first recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School and a 2007 Princess Grace Award recipient. Andrew danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet from 2008-2014. While in Seattle, he also performed regularly with Whim W’Him and Kate Wallich/The YC. He is currently a member of Ballet BC in Vancouver, British Columbia.


MATT DREWS (DANCER) is a movement artist who oscillates between the realms of dance, yoga + performance. His creative roles aqueous as choreographer, performer + teacher. He facilitates states of experience for bodies to investigate movement with a heightened lens toward healing, presence + ritual. He studied at Naropa University + holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. His work has been produced at Decibel Electronic Music Festival, On the Boards + Velocity Dance Center. He has collaborated with Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY, tEEth Performance, Saint Genet, Kate Wallich + the YC, The Pendleton House + Modern Recollections. His new solo work ‘The Weltgeist’ was created through Velocity Dance Center’s Creative Residency Program.


DAVID HARVEY (DANCER) was raised on Bainbridge Island, WA. He studied dance at Interlochen Arts Academy, The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, and the Alonzo King Lines Ballet School, where he was awarded the Shenson Performing Arts Fellowship by the San Francisco Foundation. He then joined Alonzo King Lines Ballet in 2008, as the first student from the school to be offered a position in the company. During his time at Lines, he contributed to the creation of 12 new works, and danced soloist roles in almost 400 performances in 140 cites across the globe. David has been teaching and choreographing for the Lines Ballet preprofessional education programs since 2009. He has also been working as a dancer for Bobbi Jene Smith since 2010. He retired from Lines in 2014, and is currently a freelance teacher, dancer and choreographer. Harvey will be presenting his newest solo work, Brake Tender, through the Northwest New Works Festival at On The Boards in June 2016. This is his first project with Kate Wallich/The YC.

THOMAS HOUSE (DANCER) was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA where he trained in dance with Denise Wall. He then continued his training at Purchase College, SUNY where he earned his BFA in dance. While in school he had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Taipei, Taiwan for four months. Thomas currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works as a freelance dance artist. Thomas has worked and performed with companies Aszure Barton & Artists, Loni Landon Dance Projects, LoudHoundMovement, Kate Wallich/The YC, TOES for Dance, Abraham in Motion and Zoe|Juniper. He has also performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Doug Varone, Twyla Tharp, Fernando Melo and many more. Thomas recently choreographed and premiered his own work “to see. [arena] reaction to you.” in NYC this past October.


PATRICK KILBANE (DANCER) is from Bainbridge Island, WA. He discovered dance at the age of 14 at Bainbridge Dance Center and went on to train at Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, LINES Ballet, Trey Mcintyre Project and with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center. Patrick has worked with Oregon Ballet Theater and most recently with Northwest Dance Project in Portland as a performer, choreographer and teacher. There he danced original roles in new works by many contemporary dance makers such as Ihsan Rustem, Olivier Wevers, Patrick Delcroix, Cayetano Soto, Didy Veldman, Gregory Dolbashian, Andrea Miller, Loni Landon, Danielle Agami, André Mesquita, James Gregg, Sarah Slipper and Kate Wallich. Patrick is now based in Seattle where he works as a freelance performance artist, choreographer and teacher. He is a member of The YC and Whim W’him.


LAVINIA VAGO (DANCER) is a dance artist from Italy, based between NYC and Seattle. She graduated Magna Cum Laudefrom Cornish College of the Arts, under the mentorship of Pat Hon, Wade Madsen and Tonya Lockyer. She has worked with Zoe Scofield, Kt Niehoff, Anna Conner & Co, Sidra Bell Dance New York and Korhan Basaran and Dancers. She currently performs & tours internationally with Montréal based Rubberbandance Group; she creates and performs with Loni Landon Projects and is assistant to the choreographer in commissions; she is also a member of Vim Vigor, a dance theater company based in Brooklyn directed by Shannon Gillen. She has been co-directing, creating, collaborating and performing with Kate Wallich/The YC since 2010. Lavinia was a creative residence at Velocity Dance Center, where she continued to develop her solo work to be further researched and presented in the future. She, along with Kate, was a Pilot artist at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, where she recently returned with the same wonderful group of artists as Residency 16.


JOHNNY GOSS (MUSIC DIRECTOR) is a composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist. He is owner, producer and technical engineer at Dandelion Gold in West Seattle. He is half of the nationally recognized duo Cock & Swan, which specializes in mesmerizing rhythmic loops and vintage electronic experimentalism. In the past ten years he has been a resource and advisor for the Seattle music community recording artists like La Luz, Lonesome Shack, Mike Dumovitch and Brad Dunn.


AMIYA BROWN (LIGHTNING DESIGNER) received her BA in Drama with a minor in Dance from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. At UIW she pursued acting, dancing, painting and lighting design. After college, she worked as a performer, lighting designer and theatre practitioner. In 2010, she received her MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design from the University of Washington. Her career is comprised of collaborations with choreographers, theatre companies, musicians and visual artists. She has toured her designs nationally to New York, LA, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Wisconsin and internationally to Rome and Perugia, Italy. Northwest collaborators include Kate Wallich/The YC, zoe | juniper, AmyO, Pat Graney, Alice Gosti, Catherine Cabeen, Kyle Loven, Cornerstone Theatre Company and Washington Ensemble Theatre.




Podcast“Art vs. Commerce, Maria Bianco & Kate Wallich.” Hosted by Civilization. Beyond This Point. October 2015.

READ Interview“Posed and Answered with Kate Wallich of The YC.” Dance Pulp. May 4, 2015.

READ Feature“25 to Watch.” Dance Magazine. January 1, 2015.

READ Interview“KEXP Q&A: Cock and Swan’s Johnny Goss.” Jacob Uitti. February 10, 2014.





Review – “Subtle Humor in Industrial Ballet.” Kaitlin McCarthy, Seattle Dances. April 4, 2016

READ Review‘Industrial Ballet’ is Kate Wallich’s Best Work Yet. Rachel Gallagher, City Arts Magazine. March 31, 2016

READ Interview“A Fiendish Conversation with Kate Wallich.” Seth Sommerfeld, Seattle Met Magazine. March 23, 2016

READ Preview‘Black Swan’ Meets Nine Inch Nails in Kate Wallich’s ‘Industrial Ballet.’ Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times. March 23, 2016




Industrial Ballet is commissioned and produced by Velocity Dance Center’s Made in Seattle new dance development program, with special underwriting from Case van Rij. This presentation is a partnership with STG.