ethnicity: Belgian - Polish
Olivia Grassot - Mouvement Artist
Olivia Grassot always had a particular interest in sensations and movements therefore she specialized herself into Dance. However her curiosity drives her to go beyond her comfort zone. She believes that artistry does not only consist in restricting ourselves in one sector but to be open-minded, ready to collaborate and to meet the unknown- to question ourselves and what surround us to then create authenticity. Thus we are not only looking at an artwork but an experience, a happening.
Olivia Grassot is a freelance movement artist. She originally comes from Belgium where she started her beginning on stage at Les Beaux-arts with the Conservatoire de la danse de Bruxelles. She continued her training in London where she graduated from the Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary dance.
Since then, Olivia performed works from Jason Mabana, Oscar Schlemmer, Magnus Westwell, Lin Wen-Chung, Cheng Yi-wen, Karolin Stächele. - Around the UK, Europe and China. She has worked with different companies such as Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre, Equilibrio Dinamico ensemble, Royal Opera House and B21 Company.
In 2019 She participated in a choreographic and intercultural exchange project: ArtsCross - ‘Beyond the clouds’ in collaboration with the Beijing Dance Academy, the Tapei Dance University and the Middlesex University of London. In the same year, Olivia has worked as a movement artist and restaged a choreography at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery and London Frieze Fair 2019 for the exhibition of ‘Oskar Schlemmer -Baubaus Dance’. She worked in parallel with the company Syntrex Project as a guest performer.
In 2020, Olivia has joined the Equilibrio Dinamico Ensemble and she had participated in the creation of ‘Kick Start’ a choreography turned into a dance film, under the direction of Roberta Ferrara.
In 2021, Olivia collaborated on the creation of three dance film in UK: ‘Unearth’ - directed by Magnus Westwell, in collaboration with Max Cookward and House of Mass; ‘Deep Blue’ - directed by Louis-Jack; ‘Hiddentity’ - under her own direction and in collaboration with Impermanence Dance.
In September 2021, She assisted Choreographer Kennedy Muntanga and performed 'Greater Than Lion' at Messums Wiltshire Gallery. And in October 2021, She performed an extract of this piece at the 'Ballet Nights' hosted by Jamiel Laurence. In October/November 2021 Olivia joined the production of Macbeth Opera choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan with the Royal Opera House. In 2022, She worked on the creation of 'Credo' a dance production by Chantal Kohlmeyer. Later she performed 'Utopia Room' by AOmaon Collectif at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre. She is currently working on the new creation of Matsena Productions as a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer.
Alongside performing, Olivia creates her own work, teaches and choreographs. She taught as a guest teacher/choreographer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Studio Pro Arte, Dance Emotion Academy, Synopsis Youth Ballet, prevocational Rambert school,... She is developing her project AOmaon collective with Adélie Lavail as well as working for Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre as a creative associate and performer since 2019.
Through dance we can open dialogues and build strong concepts with different creative fields. Dance is a body language that people uses to share their ideas to express their emotions and to celebrate their values. It represents a collective strength and an environnement where complexity of the world is translated into sensations and vulnerability.
2016 - 2019
2014 - 2016
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance
Conservatoire de la danse de Bruxelles
Hiddentity, Dance film in collab. with Impermanence Dance Company
Little Evenings, Smooth Feelings, Dance Emotion Academy Freiburg
Utopia Room, The Place London
Mozart Requiem, Palais des Congrès Perpignan
To win, To lose, Lilian Baylis London
Do you wonder why?, Anya Linden Theatre London
Depending the weather, Royal Academy of Music London
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Studio Pro Arte
Dance Emotion Academy
Synopsis Youth Ballet
London Boys Ballet school
Some body parts in motion