Audition for Quicksilver Dance!

     Thursday, December 10
     1:00-3:00 pm
     Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Oakland

     Saturday, December 12
     3:00-5:00 pm
     ODC Dance Commons

     (Part of ODC's Audition Class-Series: $15 at the door,
      or one class on a class-card)

Quicksilver is looking for 5–7 inquisitive and passionate dancers (women and men) with training in modern and/or contemporary dance to become the inaugural group of “Quicksilver West.” Dancers must be comfortable and confident improvising as part of the creative process. An interview will accompany the audition.

The initial performance is April 22 & 23, 2016 in Oakland; but Mariah is also looking to develop a “pool” of dancers for future projects, including a residency at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Fall 2016!

Rehearsals – three hours once a week – will start in January and will take place during a weekday morning or afternoon, in San Francisco or Oakland. Pay is $12/hour for all attended rehearsals and performances.

Come to one (or both) of the auditions to be considered. If you are interested but can’t attend, please email Mariah at

Images 2016
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
February 4–7, 2016

Mariah is delighted to be a guest choreographer for the fall semester at Santa Clara University, where she is making a dance exploring the students' experience of California's drought. Mark your calendar and come see the piece premiere at SCU's annual Images Concert: February 4 - 7, 2016!

Quicksilver is thrilled to be a recipient of the

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center's Seasonal Residency!

From September through December 2016, the company will be in residence at this esteemed Oakland organization. Stay tuned for more details!

We now have a tax-deductible donation option!

Quicksilver Dance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Quicksilver Dance must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Fractured Atlas has both online and check donation options. If you prefer giving online, please do so through our page on Fractured Atlas’ website:

If you prefer donating by check, the check should be made out to “Fractured Atlas,” and then mailed to:
  Mariah Steele
  454 60th Street
  Oakland, CA 94609

Thank you in advance for your support!

Interested in dance and peacebuilding?

Mariah is available to give lectures about using dance in peacebuilding, based on her thesis from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A successful guest lecture at Emerson College was described by the professor as "Fascinating, well-delivered and compelling because it brings out the hidden power of dance." Please email with inquiries.

Want to commission a dance?

You can join in Quicksilver's creative process while supporting the dancers by commissioning a dance or a dance-on-film! We'll work closely with you to create a unique collaboration. The dance-on-film also makes a wonderful, memorable gift for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Please enjoy our first dance-on-film, commissioned in 2012, and our second dance-on-film, commissioned in 2013; and contact us for more information.

Mariah Steele/Quicksilver Dance is a modern/contemporary dance company with roots in
New York City, based in Cambridge, MA from 2010–2015 and now in Oakland, CA, directed by
choreographer Mariah Steele. Using anthropological inquiry and artistic exploration, our dances
delve into contemporary and timeless issues to inspire reflection and imagination
and to spark new perspectives and cross-cultural dialogue.

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