ABOUT WHIM W’HIM

MISSION

Whim W’Him nurtures community with contemporary dance by cultivating space
for artists to imagine and explore the human condition

HISTORY

Founded in 2009, Whim W’Him is an award-winning Seattle-based contemporary dance company that showcases innovative dance in collaboration with global artists.

Past collaborators include: Danielle Agami, Juanjo Arques, Andrew Bartee, Adam BarruchBanning Bouldin, Jonathan Campbell, Brendan Duggan, Lauren Edson, James Gregg, Mark Haim, Joseph Hernandez, Larry Keigwin, Maurya KerrAlice KlockGabrielle Lamb, Loni Landon, Florian Lochner, MADBOOTS, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Madison Olandt, Joshua Peugh, Bruno Roque, Omar Román De JesúsIhsan RustemPenny SaundersZoe Scofield, Pascal Touzeau, Mike Tyus, Manuel Vignoulle, Kate Wallich, Dominic Walsh, Olivier Wevers and Yin Yue.

WHERE WE WHIM

We perform at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle CenterVashon Center for The Arts, and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Our rehearsals take place at Yaw Theater
The Whim W’Him administrative office is located at 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #229, Seattle, WA 98103

AWARDS

“Best Dance Organization” -TeenTix (2017)
“Best Dance Company” Seattle Weekly Readers (2017)
“Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award” -City of Seattle (2012)
“Best Arts Organization” -Seattle Weekly Readers (2011)

HISTORY

Founded in 2009, Whim W’Him is an award-winning Seattle-based contemporary dance company that showcases innovative dance in collaboration with global artists.

Past collaborators include: Danielle Agami, Juanjo Arques, Andrew Bartee, Adam BarruchBanning Bouldin, Jonathan Campbell, Brendan Duggan, Lauren Edson, James Gregg, Mark Haim, Joseph Hernandez, Larry Keigwin, Maurya KerrAlice KlockGabrielle Lamb, Loni Landon, Florian Lochner, MADBOOTS, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Madison Olandt, Joshua Peugh, Bruno Roque, Omar Román De JesúsIhsan RustemPenny SaundersZoe Scofield, Pascal Touzeau, Mike Tyus, Manuel Vignoulle, Kate Wallich, Dominic Walsh, Olivier Wevers and Yin Yue.

WHERE WE WHIM

We perform at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle CenterVashon Center for The Arts, and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Our rehearsals take place at Yaw Theater
The Whim W’Him administrative office is located at 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #229, Seattle, WA 98103

AWARDS

“Best Dance Organization” -TeenTix (2017)
“Best Dance Company” Seattle Weekly Readers (2017)
“Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award” -City of Seattle (2012)
“Best Arts Organization” -Seattle Weekly Readers (2011)

DANCERS

  • MICHAEL ARELLANO
  • LIANE AUNG
  • JANE CRACOVANER
  • NELL JOSEPHINE
  • JIM KENT
  • ANDREW MCSHEA
  • KARL WATSON

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Originally from Brussels, Belgium, Olivier is the founder and Artistic Director of Seattle’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company Whim W’Him. In 2012 Olivier was honored with the City of Seattle’s Mayor’s Arts Award and in 2011 he received the Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship. In both 2011 and 2010 Olivier’s work took home the grand prize award at the Annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in California and he has also been named by Dance Magazine as one of their 25 to watch.

DANCERS

  • MICHAEL ARELLANO
  • LIANE AUNG
  • JANE CRACOVANER
  • NELL JOSEPHINE
  • JIM KENT
  • ANDREW MCSHEA
  • KARL WATSON

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

he/him/his

Originally from Brussels, Belgium, Olivier is the founder and Artistic Director of Seattle’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company Whim W’Him. In 2012 Olivier was honored with the City of Seattle’s Mayor’s Arts Award and in 2011 he received the Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship. In both 2011 and 2010 Olivier’s work took home the grand prize award at the Annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in California and he has also been named by Dance Magazine as one of their 25 to watch.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

they/them

Keri is an art maker and advocate who finds joy in collaborating with artists, organizations and horizontal coalitions to create spaces where justice, creativity and community thrive. Keri offers over 25 years of experience in organizational culture, strategy, human resources, finance, fundraising and communications, and strives to bring cultural awareness, cultural humility and ongoing learning to their work.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

they/them

Keri is an art maker and advocate who finds joy in collaborating with artists, organizations and horizontal coalitions to create spaces where justice, creativity and community thrive. Keri offers over 25 years of experience in organizational culture, strategy, human resources, finance, fundraising and communications, and strives to bring cultural awareness, cultural humility and ongoing learning to their work.

OPPORTUNITIES

Find out about our audition process

Find out about our call for choreographers for our annual CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG

PAST CREATIONS

Learn about the 75 new contemporary dance creations that Whim W’Him has premiered since 2010

OPPORTUNITIES

Find out about our audition process

Find out about our call for choreographers for our annual CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG

PAST CREATIONS

Learn about the 75 new contemporary dance creations that Whim W’Him has premiered since 2010

VISION

Enriching lives by investing in imagination,
illuminating that art exists within each and everyone

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