Local dancer and choreographer Nicole L Olson captured audiences with a site-specific sunset performance on both Saturdays of Canal Convergence.

Descending Fables

Presented on the Waterfront walkway by the art installation Globoscope, Descending Fables is about the different ideas of the word “falling.” Starting with “Ring around the Rosie,” six dancers will portray falling in love, falling from play, and falling from other life situations.


Presented along the Marshall Way Bridge, Nomad will conceptually involve elements of time and travel. Starting from man and evolution, the dancers will move their way across the bridge, creating scenarios of movement through time, work, life and relationships.

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Artist Bio

Olson started her training in ballet and classical jazz at Milwaukee Ballet School. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from University of Wisconsin, she performed 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. Olson received the 2016 Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award for Dance the Phoenix New Times named her “Best Dancer” in its 2016 list of 100 Creatives.