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 underwrite bold, innovative, ambitious, socially conscious art in Seattle through the following programs:

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

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

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


MAKE A DONATION TODAY. Underwrite an entire new work, or join our community of supporters and sponsor a dance or project of your choice.


VELOCITY GALA VIDEO FINAL from Velocity Dance Center on Vimeo.


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
  • 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


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


SUPPORTER $250 -$499

  • Recognition in the program and on Velocity’s website



To support this vital mission, contact Colleen Borst, Development Manager, at 206-325-8773 or