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OLIVIA ROWE

Artistic & Executive Director, Founder

Mediums: Choreography, Dance, Teaching, Stage Management

 

Olivia Rowe is a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and stage manager in the Atlanta area. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

 

As a choreographer, Olivia seeks to discover and reflect the beauty of the human experience through expressionism. Some of her choreographic credits include "Is time passing, or is it just me?" presented in association with Palette Project, a program of Dance Canvas, in 2019. Her work, “Matutine,” was set on professional company Ballet Southeast in their inaugural mixed repertory showcase in 2018. Additionally, her senior capstone project, a choreographic work entitled “Dichotomic,” was one of six works selected from twenty KSU student pieces to be professionally produced at the Spring Dance Concert in 2018. During her time in college, she also premiered two works for Choreoloab, a student dance concert promoting site-specific choreography. She has also choreographed and directed two Dance for Camera films, “Eunoia,” and “Half.” 

 

Olivia's recent professional performance endeavors include companies City Gate Dance Theater, Ballet Southeast, and Gotta Dance Contemporary where she has performed both classical and contemporary works. At Kennesaw State, she has been honored to work with choreographers such as Christine Winkler, Martha Goodman, Lisa Lock, and Dr. Ivan Pulinkala.

 

In high school, Olivia trained at Atlanta Academy of Ballet as a professional trainee, as well as Balletmet Columbus and Nashville Ballet. She received her early dance education at Impact Dance of Atlanta, where she was certified in American Ballet Theatre technique. In college, she was privileged to study Gaga dance technique and repertoire at the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. At KSU, she also trained under professors such as Christine Winkler, McCree O'Kelley, Momchil Mladenov, and Mara Mandradjieff.

 

Olivia received her dance production training at Kennesaw State under the guidance of David J. Tatu and has gone on to work for well known dance productions such as the Vail Dance Festival. She now works as a freelance stage manager in Atlanta for companies such as Terminus Modern Ballet Theater, Staib Dance, Fly on a Wall, ImmerseATL, Bluebird Uncaged, and the Kennesaw State Dance Theater.

 

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Olivia is passionate about bringing the joy of dance into her community. She is the Director at projectENCORE, a local charitable organization that collects and redistributes gently used dance costumes and attire.

You can find out more about Olivia here.

ARTIST STATEMENT

"Dance is just another language. Through it, we describe our culture, our ideas, our emotions, and our sensations. It isn’t a universal language; as spectators, we all interpret movement in our own unique ways, shaped by personal experience, environment, and nature.

 

The best we can do as artists is try to create something that makes audiences think and feel— that is what I seek to do."

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