Company: Whim W’Him
Location: Seattle, WA
Compensation: $3,500.00

Whim W’Him Choreographic Shindig 2017


Whim W’Him dancers, under the artistic direction of Olivier Wevers, seek choreographers to create new dance works for the company’s fourth “Choreographic Shindig 2018.” Selected choreographers will be invited to Seattle to create original dances with the Whim W’Him dancers. Choreographers share three to four weeks residency, which culminates in eight public performances in Seattle, at the Erickson Theater in September 2018.

We are offering an opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to develop works on our dancers. The dancers will be involved in selecting the choreographers for the residency, which culminates with performances of the new creations. This approach gives the dancers a voice in curating the program, becoming fully involved in a new aspect of the artistic process. 

Past choreographers: Adam Barruch, Banning Bouldin, Austin Diaz, Jonathan Campbell, Lauren Edson, Joseph Hernandez, Maurya Kerr, Joshua L. Peugh, Ihsan Rustem, Bruno Roque

+ Choreographers will receive a $3,500 stipend; travel and housing will also be provided

+ Selected choreographers will have 50 hours of rehearsal space with the Whim W’Him dancers

+ Budget for costumes and other technical needs is limited and shall be discussed with Artistic Director

+ Residency weeks during June, July and/or August 2018



Since its creation in 2009 Whim W’Him has become Seattle’s hottest dance company. Led by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal dancer and choreographer Olivier Wevers, the company is committed to innovation, collaboration, and high caliber relevant art that engages and challenges audiences. Whim W’Him is both “entirely classic and entirely now”. Voted 2011 Best Arts Organization by Seattle Weekly readers. Grand prize winner of the Palm Desert Choreography Competition for an unprecedented two years in a row. Recipient of a 2011 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and a 2012 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Submission must be received by JUNE 30, 2017

Email current resume along with online links of recent choreographic works and a brief proposal including ideas and intent to Please submit your material electronically only.

Whim W’Him
3417 Evanston Ave N. #229
Seattle, Seattle, 98103


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