Its SCUBA program, a four-way partnership with venues in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis, sponsors local artists and groups such as Salt Horse, Locust, and Amelia Reeber and puts them on a multi-city tour.
Companies founded or co-founded by Cornish graduates include d9 Dance Collective, Better Biscuit Dance Company, Locust, and Salt Horse. Notable alums include William Whitener (artistic director of Kansas City Ballet) and Holley Farmer (of Come Fly Away fame).
To borrow a phrase that the Salt Horse
duo used during one class, the teachers at Strictly Seattle hope "you'll find your specific curiosity." This is perhaps the greatest reward of the program: In the process of meeting Seattle's choreographers, you have an opportunity to meet yourself.