AMY WEAVER | Choreographer | Dancer | Finance Director
Amy Weaver earned her BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. While there she worked with Deborah Wolf, Wade Madson, and Donald Byrd, among others. She has also toured extensively in the US with Impact Productions in the off Broadway show, The Masterpiece, including dancing with them in China for the International Festival of The Arts. Since graduating in 2005, she has been privileged to work with Cheronne Wong, Northwest Dance Syndrome, Jerboa Dance, Chimera Dance Theater, as well as The Northwest Sinfonetta. Amy formed Weaving Dance company with Karen Grady-Brown, and they have choreographed and produced two concerts together.
VICTORIA JACOBS | Choreographer | Dancer |Writing Director
Victoria has been a multi-disciplinary artist in Seattle for 3 years, creating dance choreography that bridges multiple dance techniques and working with composers, musicians, visual artists and filmmakers to make deeply inventive collaborative work. As a trained dancer in traditional and contemporary Spanish flamenco and bellydance, as well as an American college-educated modern dancer, she explores the intersection of cultures and styles with a quizzical and playful eye to gesture, character, rhythm and relationship. She is deeply grateful to her mentor, Aileen Passloff, with whom she performs at Judson Church in New York City. She has also traveled to Spain and Senegal to study dance with local teachers. Victoria is also a writer and a teaching artist. She performs solo work and collaborates with her multi-disciplinary trio Dar Sirena. She has appeared in the work of local modern dance luminaries Jessica Jobaris, The Test Pilots, KT Niehoff and Amii Legendre, the Tumbleweed Bandits, Aiko Kinoshita, Sarah Mercer, Amy Weaver, Lilah Steece and Ariella Brown.
LILAH STEECE | Choreographer | Dancer | Marketing & Communications Director
Lilah Steece is a dancer and choreographer from Boston, MA. Lilah earned a BA from Bard College in 2006 where she studied Dance and Environmental Studies. She has worked as a dancer and choreographer since then in both the Northwest and on the East Coast. Her passion is for creating work that is emotionally honest and is particularly taken with work that humanizes dance by putting it in context through the use of recognizable objects and settings that take on new meaning. She has presented her work at Siteworks (Tacoma), Beyond the Threshold (Seattle), Arts in Nature (Seattle), Built on Stilts (Martha’s Vineyard, M.A.), Fringe Festival (Vancouver, B.C.) and more. It has been a pleasure to perform and work with choreographers, artists, and groups including the Asterisk Project, Michael Hoover, Echo Norris, Walrus Dance Company, Serendip, Danny Herter, Victoria Jacobs, Amy Weaver, Sarah Mercer, Matt Witschonke, and others. Outside of dance Lilah enjoys her work in communications and development for several non-profit organizations including CityClub and the Seattle Good Business Network.
SARAH MERCER | Choreographer | Dancer |Fundraising Director
Sarah Mercer has been dancing in Seattle for 3 years. She danced in and co-founded Barrio Flamenco in 2007-2008 and has performed in work by local artists including Aiko Kinnoshita, Kristina Dillard, Dayna Hanson, Danny Herter, Ariella Brown, Lilah Steece, Victoria Jacobs and Amy Weaver. Sarah is a graduate of Bard College where she majored in dance and psychology. She is currently a choreographer for Taproot Theater, and Everett Village Theatre Kidstage, and teaches dance at All That Dance, Rainier Dance Center and The Dance School. Sarah’s choreography reflects the large variety of dance disciplines she has studied, including: ballet, modern, flamenco, African American/ Afro-Carribean, West African, musical theater, and swing.