Danielle Agami

Danielle Agami

Israeli-born Danielle Agami is a dance maker, filmmaker and founder of Ate9, an acclaimed contemporary dance company based in Los Angeles, CA that reimagines traditional boundaries of movement.

Over the past nine years, she has created numerous works for Ate9, and collaborated with some of the world’s most respected artists in a variety of disciplines, including percussionist Glenn Kotche, actor Jon Hamm, composer Omid Walizadeh, designer Michele Muratori, and furniture maker Amir Raveh. Agami has staged work for companies around the globe, including Alvin Ailey Company, Ballet Atlanta, Ita Dansa / Barcelona, The Juilliard School, and more. A highly sought after choreographic talent, Agami has created This Time Tomorrow for NorthWest Dance Project in Portland, Oregon, Loose Gravel for Barak Ballet in L.A, and a unique collaboration with L.A. Dance Project for Invisible Cities by The Industry Opera, among many others.

Agami began her journey as an artist studying at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company. Between 2007 and 2009, Agami served as the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dancers Create, and functioned as the company's rehearsal director from 2008-2010. After eight years with Batsheva, Agami moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A. She then relocated to Seattle, where she founded Ate9 – an undertaking that fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. In 2015, Agami was commissioned by White Bird, Music Center, and The Industry Opera. She was the grand prize winner of the 2013 and 2014 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, and was named Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch in 2015.” Previously an ambassador of Ohad Naharin for the GaGa movement language, Agami has developed her own movement practice called Oomi that brings movers both outwards and inwards.