Olwyn is a Dublin based choreographer, dance artist and community dance facilitator, who specialises in Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance. She is a certified Dance for Parksinson’s teacher (Dance for PD® USA, English National Ballet, U.K.) and is a qualified Zumba instructor.
Olwyn has received both a BA Honours Degree in Dance (2009) from De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies (2013-2014) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.
Currently Olwyn and fellow dance artist Monica Munoz are facilitating an inter-generational community dance project, Groovy Movers in the South Dublin area with the support of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Other selected community dance projects include: Dancer in Residence of the Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2018, commissioned by CoisCéim Dance Theatre BROADREACH to co – choreography with dance artist Sibéal Davitt for their youth dance program, Creative Steps in 2017/18, facilitating the youth dance program, Dancehall Youth at VISUAL Theatre Carlow, leading hip hop sessions for a junior boys school as part of Five Lamps Art Festival 2018 project – Dancing in Dub 1.
Olwyn has successfully trained in Rudolf Laban’s principles of Choreological Studies under Choreologist Rosemary Brandt and pioneer of Choreological Studies, Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop. Here she examined Laban’s theories of human movement, which were then used to explore ways of creating, performing and perceiving movement and dance.
Olwyn has previously danced in works choreographed by David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), Hélène Cathala (FR), Sibéal Davitt (IRE), Muirne Bloomer (IRE), Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop (U.K), Luca Silvestrini (U.K.), Raimund Hoghe (Germany, Pina Bausch)