Following local dancer and choreographer Nicole Olson’s performance, she will engage the patrons of Canal Convergence with an exciting workshop.

Site-specific dance/performance is work created in response to a particular place or site, inspired by its architecture or design, its history, its current use, and by the natural environment.

This project-based workshop focuses on the creation of live site-specific choreography and performance works for conception and performance. Nicole will lead a quick warmup, then guide you through a process of creating a concept and producing movement and phrases to see the beginning of your own site-specific piece.

Artist Bio

Nicole Olson started her training in ballet and classical jazz at Milwaukee Ballet School. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, she continued performing for Kirby Reed (Chicago), Bauer Contemporary Ballet (Milwaukee), and Emergence Dance Theatre (Chicago).

Currently, she is the Associate Director/Principal Dancer of Scorpius Dance Theatre, and performs nationally and internationally with the company, and is Guest Artist/Soloist for Center Dance Ensemble. This past season, Ms. Olson was awarded the 2016 Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award for Dance (Cliff Keuter Award), and was selected as Phoenix New Times’ “Best Dancer, 2016” for their annual “Best Of Phoenix” and one of their “100 Creatives” for 2016.