Olivia Ancona

Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015.

Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman), Luca Veggetti and Örjan Andersson. She was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the film, Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino. 

She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches research/repertoire workshops and classes internationally. She also sets Sharon Eyal’s works on companies throughout Europe. 

Most recently she premiered in two new creations, one with New York based choreographer Bryan Arias and another with Norwegian creator Alan Lucien Øyen’s project company, Winter Guests. She is currently based out of Berlin.

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