Artist in Residence
In House Artists

eXit SPACE introduces a new program 2014 | 2015 called "From Studio to Stage". eXit SPACE will award one choreographer an Artist in Residence position which grants them free rehearsal space for the 2014-15 season and support from the eXit SPACE community. And, two additional artists, the In House Artists, will be housed and supported by eXit SPACE at a highly discounted rental rate. eXit SPACE is focused and passionate about supporting the creation of new dance works by Seattle based artists. By offering free or discounted space to choreographers/directors we are able to help the artist move their works From Studio to the Stage.

2014 | 2015 Artist in Residence: AMY JOHNSON
Amy Johnson is a dancer, performer, and choreographer who has great love for the work of Charlie Chaplin and Kurt Vonnegut.

In the last three years her choreography has been presented throughout Seattle, WA by Velocity Dance Center, Seattle International Dance Festival, On the Boards (NW New Works, 12 Minutes Max), Centerstage Theatre, the Seattle Center at the Intiman Playhouse Studio, GreenStage, Bellevue College, and eXit SPACE. In January of 2013 Amy was selected as a choreographer for Velocity Dance Center's Bridge Project, an artistic residency for emerging choreographers. From 2012-2014 Amy has been one of the working artists at Seattle's performance space Studio Current.

Starting this fall and through the following year, Amy will be creating a new evening length dance work full of quirky wonder, powdered wigs, and a landscape fit for dreamers. This new work will be rehearsed with the generosity of eXit SPACE and will be performed in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and presented by Center Stage Theatre in Federal Way, WA this winter.

Amy J is a current company member of Marlo Martin's BadmarmarDANCE. She has had the pleasure of working with and performing works by Merce Cunningham, Robert Battle/Battleworks, Tonya Lockyer, Daniel Linehan, Amy O'Neal, Markeith Wiley, Maya Soto, Deborah Wolf, and Tim

Smith-Stewart, among others. Amy J received her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. For more information visit

2014 | 2015 In House Artists: Alicia Mullikin | Maya Soto/Nico Tower

Alicia Mullikin is the founder of ENTROPY, a performance ensemble interested in challenging the traditional relationship between music and dance. ENTROPY's evening length work Iron Daisies premiered at Velocity Dance Center in October 2013, and toured to Conduit Dance, Portland this past June. ENTROPY was recently featured in this year's BOOST Dance Festival presented by eXit SPACE. Alicia holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, where she was the recipient of The Outstanding Dance Major Award. She received an artist residency from Velocity Dance Center for the development of her work in The Bridge Project, 2012. In 2009 Riverside City College, CA selected her piece Breath Before Failure for adjudication in the American College Dance Festival at the University of Southern Utah. Her work has since been presented at On The Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Cornish College of the Arts, The Arts in Nature Festival, and a number of other venues on the West coast. She has been a guest teacher and choreographer at Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences for the past two years and has a sincere love and passion for dance education.

My impetus to create comes from a deeply emotional, curious center, and a need to explore and expand my reality..."

MAYA SOTO/NICO TOWER: Intergalactic Soul Mining
A movement fiend and a dance-loving songstress join forces to excavate the caverns of the human condition, and examine the vestiges of joy and hardship. In a clash of grit and whimsy, two intergalactic heroes travel among various territories seeking understanding of inner space. Intergalactic Soul Mining is an episodic evening length duet performed by Nico Tower and Mother Mirage (Maya Soto). It features an original score composed by Nico Tower and choreography by Maya Soto. They will generate movement through improvisation, sourced from lyric, imagery and olfactory senses. The work will include live scoring, dance, and film projection. It will be excerpted and presented in a series of multi-disciplinary performances throughout the stages of its completion. For more information about the artists visit and