A B O U T
Olivia Rowe is the founder and artistic director of The Esthete Collective. She is also 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 and a 3.89 GPA.
Olivia's professional performance endeavors include companies Fuerta Dance Company, 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. In college, she was privileged to study Gaga dance technique at the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Olivia is a freelance stage manager in the Atlanta area. Her most recent productions include Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre's Translation, and the Uncaged Dance Festival, which featured professional companies Fly on a Wall, Staib Dance, Bluebird Uncaged, KitModus, and more. She 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 and more. She now works at the Kennesaw State Dance Theater as a stage manager and crew member.
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. In college, she served as Events Chair for the Kennesaw State chapter of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, a program of the National Dance Education Organization. Olivia also served on the KSU Student Arts Council her senior year.
Olivia's work has been chosen for production in local festivals such as 3 Contemporary Dance Project 2019, Excuse the Art 2020, and Femme Fest 2020. In 2019, she was chosen as a Palette Project emerging choreographer, and worked in association with Dance Canvas to produce a new work, entitled "Is time passing, or is it just me?" She was also commissioned to set her work "Matutine" on professional company Ballet Southeast in their inaugural mixed repertory showcase in 2018. Her senior capstone project, a choreographic work entitled "Dichotomic," was one of six works selected out of twenty KSU dance student works to be professionally produced at the Spring Dance Concert in 2018.
As an educator, Olivia has fostered a love of dance in students of all ages. She is experienced in teaching classical ballet, contemporary, modern, pointe, lyrical, cross-training, and pas de deux. She incorporates pedagogical and kinesiological principals learned in her collegiate studies into all classes, encouraging safe and healthy practice. Olivia has taught for Impact Dance of Atlanta, Atlanta Academy of Ballet, The Esthete Collective, Westchester Elementary, Little Forest Preschool, Spirit of Dance Company, and Smyrna Community Dance.