ethnicity: Belgian - Polish
Olivia Grassot - Mouvement Artist
Olivia Grassot always had a particular interest in sensations and movements therefore she specialised 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, Roberta Ferrara and Brandon Lagaert. - 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, Matsena Productions and Dagada dance company.
Alongside performing, Olivia creates her own work, teaches and choreographs. She is developing her project AOmaon collective with Adélie Lavail. Since then, AOmaon Collectif has created and performed in France, Germany and Uk: The Place Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Freiart festival, Theatre mairie de Perpignan, Festival Tautavel and Messums Wiltshire. AOmaon became an associate artistic collective of the Gallery Messums Wilthsire in 2022. She also worked as a rehearsal director for Matsena productions, KMDT and Magnus Westwell (Sadler’s wells young associates). She restaged 'Pink Moon' (Imre Van Opstal) for the young Ensemble of Equilibrio Dinamico.
She taught as a guest teacher/choreographer at Equilibrio Dinamico Ensemble, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Place London, Profit training Freiburg, Edmc Danse, Studio Pro Arte, Dance Emotion Academy, Synopsis Youth Ballet, prevocational Rambert school, ...
In 2023, AOmaon collaborated with Quill Kickers, a storytelling platform, on a Dance film 'Amorphous Intention (IA)'. She then joined Equilibrio Dinamico for the new creation of Roberta Ferrara and Brandon Lagaert that will be presented in Aterballetto and Bari University Theatre. She is currently restating 'Pink Moon' a work from Imre Van Opstal, for the Equilbrio Dinamico Ensemble. In April, She will be performing 'Plague of Doubt' with AOmaon collective at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées.
In 2022, She performed 'Utopia Room' by AOmaon Collectif at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre. She then worked on the new creation 'Shades of Blue' of Matsena Productions as a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer. She performed the work at the Sadler's Wells Theatre. In July 2022, she co-created & performed with her collective AOmaon for the festival '4by 20 Dance', organised by the Gallery Messums Wiltshire. They then got invited to perform at the Frei Art festival 2022 in Freiburg. After that she assisted Magnus Westwell for his final creation at the Sadler's Wells Theatre as a Young associate artist. In November 2022 she joined Dagada company for her new creation 'How Soon Is Now?' at the E-werk Theatre.
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. She then performed 'Hiddentity' on stage in Freiburg (D). 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 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 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.
2016 - 2019
2014 - 2016
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance
Conservatoire de la danse de Bruxelles
Amorphous Intention (AI), Dance Film
Plague of Doubt, Perpignan/ Wilthsire
Hiddentity, Dance film and live performance, Freiburg
Little Evenings, Smooth Feelings, Dance Emotion Academy Freiburg
Utopia Room, The Place London/ Bristol Old Vic
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
Equilibrio Dinamico Ensemble (It)
Edmc Danse (FR)
The Place London (UK)
Atelier Chorégraphique (FR)
Frei Art Festival (D)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (UK)
Studio Pro Arte (D)
Dance Emotion Academy (D)
Profitraining Freiburg (D)
Synopsis Youth Ballet (FR)
London Boys Ballet school (UK)
Rambert School (UK)
Some body parts in motion