Princess Grace Award:
Choreography Fellowship, 2016
Danielle Agami was born in Israel in 1984, where she studied 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. In 2009, she was awarded the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. After 8 years with Batsheva, Agami moved to New York to serve as the Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A.
In 2012 Agami relocated to Seattle, where she founded Ate9—an undertaking that fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. "With intriguing imagination, well-developed craft and an eye for nuance, this budding choreographer may surprise us yet,” (Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post). Over the past three years she has created Sally meets Stu, Sheila, TacTics, mouth to mouth, For Now, Exhibit O, Exhibit B, Queen George & Kelev Lavan for Ate9. Her choreographic talent has been sought out over the years and as a result she has been commissioned to create work for companies around the globe including, the Batsheva Ensemble, NorthWest Dance Project in Portland, Oregon, Barak Ballet in L.A, and a unique collaborations with The Industry Opera. Danielle was the grand prize winner of the 2013 & 2014 Annual Choreography Festival at the McCallum Theatre and Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to watch in 2015.