Photo by August Hoerr

For 15 years I have traveled tirelessly to teach, perform and pursue my love of International, Tribal,  Contemporary, and Hybrid dance in stage, social and sacred settings.  My experience traveling as a working artist has allowed me access to both historical and contemporary art worlds in cities and villages across the US, Europe, Russia and Australia.  I have been able to experience these regions from many perspectives; from sticky bars, to corporate events, to elaborate stage spectacles; from relationships with poor artists and students, to wealthy art patrons and intellectuals.  It is a joy to translate my perceptions of the exotic and urbane into new, experiential projects. My interests hover in that place where art, education, technology and design meet with our basic human desires for nourishment and companionship.

A (very) brief synopsis of my professional experience:

    • BAS Anthropology: University of Pittsburgh  1997
    • Masters in Arts in Teaching: Chatham Univ. 2005
    • Pennsylvania State Certified Teacher
    • 10+ Yrs Teaching Dance  Around the World
    • 15+ Yrs Teaching Visual Art & Aesthetic Education
    • 10 Yrs Co-Director: Zafira Dance Company
    • 20 Yrs Teaching and Practicing Yoga

2 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Olivia,

    You are gorgeous! As a fellow artist, I have a deep respect and regard for your reverence to ethnic tribal dance and associated art forms. You have been a joy to host, produce, and support, and I hope that others may have the opportunity to find this beauty in working with you in the future.

    Maria Caruso/AD
    Bodiography Contemporary Ballet

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