Who We Are

Au  (latin:   Aurum)   is   the   symbol   for   the   chemical   element   Gold. Gold   is   a   cultural   symbol   for   celebration.  We   are   golden.

We are dance   artists of color,   women artists, and   queer artists.

We create dance   that celebrates the   voices and visions   of our artistic   family.

Together we are   realizing the world   we want tolive in.

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Photo: by Russell J Young


Au   Collective   develops    relatable    and    engaging    dance art   that   reflects    our    multi-faceted    family    of   dancers.    We    highlight    the    creative    perspective    of   all our   members   including    people of color,    queer people,    and   women.


To    create    a    human    connection    that    extends    beyond    our    family    of    dancers    and    into    the    many    communities of   Seattle    and    afar.

Dancing in the street with Seattle Pridefest

By    bringing    empowered    people    of    color    and    allies    on    stage,   we   create   multi-racial   dance   art   that   is   accessible   to   all   audiences    regardless    of    age,   race,   or   class.   In   doing   so,   we   support   our   dancers’   holistic   development   while   making   dance   accessible   to   marginalized   communities,   our   families,   and   our   friends   through   interactive   workshops,   open    rehearsals,   and  performances.