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July 11, 2019 / 6:15pm
Jacob’s Pillow, MA

Come see us perform at Jacobs Pillow on the Inside/Out Stage! It’s free, family-friendly, outdoor and contemporary.

Jacob’s Pillow is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times). “The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.

Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 500 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow’s rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages.

More information.

July 9, 2019 / 5:30pm
Bainbridge Dance Center


Kim Lusk and dancers will be showing a 35 minute excerpt of their recent evening-length work “A Dance for Dark Horses” at BDC! Come see her company dance as they get ready to go to Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts to show the piece. The showing is informal, FREE, and open to all. We would love to perform for you and get some practice before our next big show!

“A Dance for Dark Horses” combines ballet and contemporary movement with subtle humor and 90 pop beats. It is jam-packed with big dancing and is suitable for all ages. Kim is joined by Seattle dancers Shane Donohue, Erin McCarthy and Alexander Pham. The piece features original music by Bainbridge local Ryan Hume and costumes by former Bainbridge Dance Center alums Jeffrey and Juliana Shirbroun.

Kim grew up dancing at BDC and took composition classes there all through high school. She is now teaching ballet at the dance center, as well as dancing and choreographing professionally in Seattle and beyond.

A HUGE thank you to BDC for offering us residency space and opening it's doors for a showing!

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DanceCrush Celebration
Jan 19, 2019
Erickson Theater

Presenting Award-Winning Work by:
Dani Tirrell
Kim Lusk
Cheryl Delostrinos and Fausto Rivera of AU Collective
Kimberly Holloway
Oleaje Flamenco
Amy J Lambert

Also Honoring Work By:
Noelle Price
Britt Karhoff

SeattleDances is thrilled to announce their 3rd annual DanceCrush, designed to recognize and support achievements in local dance. SeattleDances annually honors dancers, choreographers, and productions we have a total crush on. But aside from our affections each artist will be honored at the DanceCrush Celebration, followed by a feature article on each DanceCrush published throughout the year in an effort to sustain dialogue and publicity surrounding their work. It is our hope that these recognitions will help promote individual artists and create prestige for the dance community as a whole among other arts genres.   

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March 8-11, 2018
Velocity Dance Center

Kim Lusk's first evening length work presented through Velocity's Made in Seattle program. Subtle humor, technical footwork, 90s pop beats and a bit of country giddy-up in a story about the ultimate power of the unlikely winner.   

“8 things to do in Seattle this weekend”—Michael Upchurch+ Nicole Capozziello, Crosscut

“After Years Orbiting the Spotlight, Choreographer Kim Lusk Prepares for Her First Full-Length Show”—Darren Davis, Seattle Met

“‘Playful, Heartfelt ‘A Dance for Dark Horses’ to Premiere at Velocity Dance Center”—Gavin Borchert, Seattle Magazine

“A Dance for Dark Horses: Choreographer Kim Lusk’s delightful, demanding full-length debut”—Kaitlin McCarthy, City Arts

WATCH Nancy Guppy spotlights upcoming arts and entertainment events (Kim Lusk at 4:02) on KING 5’s “New Day NW”

Press Release: February 6, 2018Velocity Presents Kim Lusk’s A Dance for Dark Horses—World Premiere of First Evening-Length Work from Fast-Rising Seattle Choreographer


Dec 13+14, 2017
Giney Dance 280

Velocity joins forces with On the Boards to bring a united voice of Seattle/Portland dance to NYC during APAP | NYC, the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. The artistic directors of Velocity and On the Boards curate the Platform to reflect their shared investment in the creative process of PNW dance makers.

PNW Platform 2018, curated by Tonya Lockyer and Betsey Brock, is a showcase of some of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer.


Dec 2, 2017
Bainbridge Dance Center
844 Madison Ave. N

Join us on Saturday Dec 2nd at 1pm in Studio A at BDC for a work-in-progress showing with BDC Alum, and rising star of the Seattle Dance Community, Kim Lusk. Kim and her company members will perform excerpts of the piece they have been rehearsing at BDC during their creative residency and discuss with audience members their creative process.

Kim has been invited back to BDC as part of our new Artist in Residency Program. BDC AIR provides opportunities for BDC students and the community to interface with working professional artists while providing these artists access to the studios at BDC to create new work. Kim taught a master class for BDC Advanced Dancers in October and has returned with her company for a creative rehearsal residency in November.


NOV 3-5, 2017
Velocity Dance Center

Joanna Kotze’s Bessie Award winning trio, It has happened / It will happen / It is happening is a site responsive piece drawing from Kotze’s background in architecture and performed with Raja Feather Kelly, Netta Yerushalmy. 

It happened is in a shared evening with Velocity’s 2018 Made in Seattle artist Kim Lusk. Get sneak peek at the first evening-length work of this fast-rising Seattle choreographer - packed with “gut-busting parody”, dry humor, and physical virtuosity.

WATCH Kim giving a plug for Joanna Kotze / Kim Lusk on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
READ a preview of Joanna Kotze / Kim Lusk in Seattle Weekly
READ a preview of Joanna Kotze / Kim Lusk in City Arts

JUNE 9-11, 2017
On the Boards

The NW New Works Festival showcases fully produced 20 minute new and experimental works from Northwest performers. Curated by a panel of peer artists and arts administrators from the region, the Festival provides rehearsal time, an honorarium, documentation, and the opportunity to present the work on the stages of OtB. NW New Works has been going strong since 1984.

READ a review of NWNW in Seattle Dances

SEPT 2+3, 2016 / 8PM
Base / 6520 5th Ave S #122

A night of new experimental and exciting dance/theater produced by SleepNod. Cheap tickets, also there will be cheap drinks.  Featuring special guest choreographers Laura Aschoff and Kim Lusk, and a new set of works by resident artist Dylan Ward.


JUNE 21 + 22, 2016 / 7:30PM
Broadway Performance Hall

Come see a new trio featuring Erin McCarthy, Alexander Pham and Kim Lusk with original music by Ryan Hume. Also see work by Jade Solomon Curtis (formerly Spectrum Dance Theater), Julie Tobiason (formerly PNB/Seattle Dance Project), and Alana O’Farrell Rogers (Alana O Rogers Dance Company), and  a new festival commission by Jason Ohlberg (former Hubbard Street dancer) for Coriolis Dance.


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NOV 20, 2016 / 8PM + NOV 21, 2016 / 8PM + 10PM
Velocity Dance Center

Kim Lusk and Dylan Ward present new dance works. More info at sleepnod.org.


SEPT 24, 2015 / 7PM
Velocity Dance Center

Celebrate the official kick-off to the vibrant Seattle Dance Season Sept 24-27. The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! is one of Velocity’s most high-energy weekends of dance and performance. Each night brings together some of Seattle’s most gifted and charismatic artists to celebrate the talent and innovation of Seattle’s contemporary dance scene. 

THURSDAY / SEPT 24 // Kim Lusk / Pat Graney / Peggy Piacenza / Coriolis / Alice Gosti / Dylan Ward + Jim Kent

SEPT 5 + 6, 2015 / 7:30PM
Seattle Center Pavilion 305 Harrison Street

A showcase offering a vibrant snapshot of the nationally celebrated Seattle Dance Scene. Check out dynamic performances by  Kim Lusk, Kate Wallich, Dani Tirrell, and Anna Conner + Co.





Photos by Ryan Hume, Jazzy Photo, Marcia Davis and Tim Summers