Name

Olivia McPherson

Biography

Originally from the far south coast of NSW, Olivia is a 2016 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Whilst at the VCA, Olivia performed in Singapore at the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2015: Continuum Dance Exchange and travelled to France to participate in workshops at the Camping Festival (Centre National de la Danse, France), Micadanses and the Montpellier Dance Festival, connecting with multiple dance artists, including David Hernández and Nina Vallon. Olivia presented her own work Render in the 2016 VCA danceON season, and was awarded the Orloff Family Trust Scholarship for most outstanding dancer in her graduating year at VCA. In her graduating year she also performed in Melanie Lane’s work, Remake, as part of Chunky Move’s Next Move program and a durational gallery work Handovers and Translations by Prue Lang, Fayen d'Evie and Sophie Takách. Olivia performed as an intern with Yellow Wheel Youth Company in Chunky Move’s It Sounds Silly and has been involved in independent folio projects with artists from VCA and RMIT. This includes her feature in a dance film presented in the 2015 New York Waltzes World Premiere and Mini Dance Film Festival and performance in the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival.