Olivia McPherson

Olivia McPhersono

Originally from the Far South Coast of NSW and a member of fLiNG Physical Theatre Youth Company, Olivia is now based in Melbourne, having recently graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2016.

Olivia has worked with Yellow Wheel Youth Company, performing in various projects, including her involvement as a Yellow Wheel intern and performer in Chunky Move’s It Sounds Silly in 2014. Olivia has featured in independent folio projects with artists from VCA and RMIT. This includes her feature in a dance film presented in the New York Waltzes World Premiere and Mini Dance Film Festival in 2015 and her performance in the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Her visit to France in 2015 saw her participate in a range of workshops at the Camping Festival (Centre National de la Danse), Micadanses and the Montpellier Dance Festival, connecting with multiple dance artists, including David Hernández and Nina Vallon. 

Whilst at the VCA, Olivia performed in Singapore at the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2015: Continuum Dance Exchange.

Following this she was the recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship for excellence in her study.

Olivia was chosen to present her work Render in the 2016 VCA danceON Season and was later awarded the Orloff Family Trust Scholarship for most outstanding in her graduating year at the VCA.

During her graduating year, Olivia performed in Melanie Lane’s work, Remake, as part of Chunky Move’s Next Move program and also participated in Handovers and Translations, a durational gallery work choreographed by Prue Lang in collaboration with Fayen d'Evie and Sophie Takách.

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