Olivia O'Hare

Artist in Residence 

Olivia O'Hare is a movement educator who combines her extensive knowledge of improvisational dance, physical theatre, fitness, pilates, and somatics to create an unique experience in each class she teaches. She currently acts as the project coordinator for Body Shift, a mixed-ability dance project based in Austin, TX. The goal of Body Shift is to offer classes and workshops that provide a welcoming environment which empowers people of all abilities to embrace dancing in their own unique way. Olivia completed coursework toward the PhD in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin where she focused on movement theory and analysis of DanceAbility. She also holds a BFA and MA in Theatre Directing from Texas State University and has performed and worked with numerous Austin-based groups such as the Improvisational Movement Project and Actual Lives Austin.