Heather Olsen
Space Grant (2011/2012)

Heather Olson is a dancer, choreographer, and mom working in New York City since 1997. As a performer, she has received Bessie Awards for sustained achievement with Tere O’Connor (2010) and for her performance in Yanira Castro’s Dark Horse/Black Forest (2009). Olson worked with O’Connor from 1997–2015, with Yanira Castro from 2000–2009 and has also has also had the pleasure of working with Karl Anderson, Jennifer Allen, Ivy Baldwin, Faye Driscoll, Levi Gonzalez, Stacy Grossfield, Heather Kravas, Susan Rethorst, Vicky Shick, Donna Uchizono, and Larissa Velez-Jackson. 

Olson’s choreography has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory, the Olgas Zitluhinas Dejas Kompanija in Riga, Latvia, Sugar Salon, and Dance Theater Workshop. Her work has also been presented by Danspace Project, Dance Roulette, Galapagos Art Space, La Mama, Movement Research at Judson Church, MR Fall Festival, Catch!, Solonova Arts Festival (at P.S. 122), the International Computer Music Conference, Gorillafest and LIT at 100 Grand, and Creature Feature in Berlin, Germany. Olson received a BFA in dance from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1997.