Velocity Hires New Development and Communications Director Sabrina Sieger

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Velocity has announced that Sabrina Sieger will be joining the Velocity team as the new Development + Communications Director. Sieger comes to Velocity after working as Grants Coordinator on the Wallace Foundation Grant in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of the Seattle Public Schools. She brings to Velocity a wealth of experience from twelve years working with non-profits and arts organizations. She started at Ballet West as the Internal Sales and Donations Manager then worked with The Leonardo, Salt Lake City's museum of Art and Science where she was the manager in both Marketing and Development. Sieger held the position of Events Coordinator at The University of Utah's Middle East Center and was the Interim Development Director of Asian Week Foundation. Dance and the arts have always been the focus of Sieger's life and education. She attended the University of Utah where she studied Political Science and Gender Studies. She is a world-traveler and is fluent in German.

"We are thrilled Sabrina Sieger is joining the Velocity Team. Sabrina's years of Development and Marketing experience and invested commitment to dance, social engagement, cultural diversity and community building is the perfect match for our growing organization." -Tonya Lockyer, Velocity Executive/Artistic Director

Sabrina Sieger comes to Velocity Dance Center after a year of many great successes for the organization.

Velocity 2012 Highlights:

Velocity starts 2012 closing out a successful Capital Campaign for its new space on the 12th Avenue Arts Corridor on Capitol Hill.

Velocity introduces three new programs: Seattle Youth Dance Collective, the online journal STANCE, and Made in Seattle for commissioning and presenting evening-length dance works.

Velocity successfully commissions 27 new works and presents 62 original performances, films, and installations by leading regional talent and international innovators. Velocity gives over $130,000 in direct and in-kind support to artists.

Velocity presents a packed Seattle dance showcase at Bumbershoot and is featured at The Stranger Genius Awards.

Velocity's success is recognized by The Seattle Times in Seattle dancemakers claim a spot on the national stage. 15 out of 17 artists mentioned are intrinsically linked to Velocity Dance Center.

Velocity commissions and presents the premiere performance of Danielle Agami/Ate9 (City Arts 2013 "The Future List"); and produces and expands Velocity's 7th annual Next Dance Cinema.

Velocity is honored by The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce with a Star on Broadway.

Mayor's Arts Award and Genius Award winning Velocity Dance Center is Seattle's forward-thinking laboratory and essential incubator for dance and emerging ideas. With artist-driven, community-centered artistic programs, Velocity is instrumental in making Seattle a destination city with one of the most active dance communities in the nation. With artist-led classes and workshops every day, performances every week, ongoing humanities programs that activate thoughtful conversations, as well as weekly community events from social dances to family-style dinners, Velocity is a portal for those new to dance and an important community resource. Home to hundreds of independent dance artists and renowned for producing innovative, cutting-edge work, Velocity has featured performances and master classes by art stars Pat Graney, Reggie Watts, Miguel Gutierrez, Tere O'Conner, Anouk van Dijk, Deborah Hay, Faye Driscoll, 33 Fainting Spells, KT Niehoff, Zoe Scofield/Juniper Shuey, Danielle Agami and many more. Velocity is Seattle's only dedicated contemporary dance venue where groundbreaking work and disciplined practice coexist.

Velocity Dance Center - www.velocitydancecenter.org - 206.325.8773.