Edwin Olvera
Is an artist, educator and preformer who's working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including contemporary painting & drawing, modern dance, physical theatre, puppetry, installation, video, and performance.
Past Clients For Dance & Creative Services
Edwin’s past clients rang from both national & international corporations to NGO’s!
Collaborations
RadioLab -Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich
Radio Personalities
Pasek & Paul
Oscar Winning Song Writing Duo
Chita Rivera
Broadway Legend
Basil Twist
Puppeteer
Dave Foley
Comedian - Kids In The Hall
Inbal Pinto
Israeli Choreographer
Gavin Robin
Head of Movement & Circus Arts - NADIA
Debbie Rakusin
South African Choreography
Artist Bio

Edwin Olvera, a proud Wisconsinite, has spread his wings far and wide. His skill and ability has been of worldwide note as he has performed and taught in locations across the globe. After attending UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts, Edwin joined the world renowned dance company, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, where he was an integral force in the choreographic & creation process over the course of eleven years. During this time, he was featured on countless television shows and commercial advertisements including Sesame Street, Born to Dance, and the NFL Channel. Edwin has collaborated with international artists Inbal Pinto , Basil Twist, Kent Wendeland has been featured in articles by both Dance and Dancer Magazine. In 2015 under the guidance of Olympic choreographers Gavin Robins and Leigh-Anne Vizer, Edwin was a dance captain for a team of 150 performers within the 44th national Dubai Day celebration. In 2016 he was a movement artist for Britney Spear & G-Easy at the MTV VMA's in Madison Square Garden. In December of 2017 Edwin was apart of a historical moment for Saudi Arabia, when he danced on stage with other fellow female dancers of Pilobolus for the 1st ever Western modern dance company to have both man & women sharing the stage together for an evening length production! In 2018 Edwin was apart of the creative team for the grand opening of Porsche Experience Shanghai
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.
– Ken Robinson
2018
Metamorphosis by Theatrea Gigante
Edwin Olvera - Performer & Choreographer
Jan. 2018
(1 month creation)
UWM Kenilworth Studios
Milwaukee, WI

Shadowland
Edwin Olvera & Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Performer & Choreography
November 2017
2 week engagement
Performed in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Porsche Experience Centre Shanghai - Grand Opending Gala
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - Freedman - Porsche (China & Germany)
Perfomer & Choreography
2 week engagement
Shanghai Porsche Experience Center
Shanghai, China
2017
Fiddler On the Roof JR. Musical
MJDS & Edwin Olvera
Choreography
2 month creation
Feb. 2017
Shorewood, WI
Creature Tango
Edwin Olvera & Pilobolus
Performer
2 week engagement
Performanced at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
Long Island, NY
Wvosky
Edwin Olvera & Theatre Gigante
Shadow Choreography & Perfomer
2 Month engagement
UWM - Kenilworth Studios
Milwaukee, WI
2016
10,000 Lights - Christmas Special
Edwin Olvera & Pilobolus
Shadow Choreography & Performer
2 week engagement
Performed live for TV
Suhl German
Britney Spears 2016 Performance
Edwin Olvera - Britney Spears - G-Easy - MTV - Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Shadow Choreography & Performer
2 week engagement
August 2016
Madison Square Garden - NY, NY
This is for Them - Veterans Performance Day
Edwin Olvera & Carthage College
Choreography - Performer - Guest Speaker
2 week engagement
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Drawing & Dance Project
Edwin Olvera & Usdan Art & Dance Teacher
Artistic Director of Project
2 week engagement
Usdan Dance Studios
Long Island, N
2015
44th National Dubai Day
Edwin Olvera - UAE Creative - Gavin Robins
Team Captain of 100 Performers - Choreography & Performer
3 week engagement
Dubai, UAE
I Can Do That
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus - NBC Studios
Performer & Team Captain
2 week Engagement
Universal City, CA
Legally Blonde JR - Musical
Edwin Olvera & MJDS
Choregraphy & Stage mangement
2 month engagement
Whitefish Bay, WI

This is for Them - Veterans Performance Day
Edwin Olvera & UWM Union Gallery
Choreography - Performer
2 week engagement
UWM Union Gallery
Milwaukee, WI
Human Pushcart
Center Street Daze Festival - Pushcart Races
Edwin Olvera & Bradley Blasier
1 week engagement
artistic direction - performer
Milwaukee, WI
Cinderalla Musical
Cedarburg High School Music & Theatre Department & Edwin Olvera
Choreography Creation
3 month engagement
Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
Cedarburg, W
James and the Giant Peach Musical
Edwin Olvera & First Stage
Choreography
3 month engagement
Marcus Center for the Art
Milwaukee, WI
2014
Midsummer In Midwinter
Edwin Olvera & Theatre Gigante
Choreography & Performer
2 month engagement
UWM Kenilworth Studios
Milwaukee, WI
100 Day Count Down to Sochi - NYC
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - USA Olympic
2 week engagement
Shadow Choreography & Performer
Time Square NYC,NY
Giants Have Us In Their Dreams - Play
Edwin Olvera - UWM Theatre Program
Choreography
3 month Engagement
Pecks School of the Arts Main Stage
Milwaukee, WI
Almost Maine - The Fall
Edwin Olvera - Cedarburg High School Music and Theatre Department
1 week engagement
Stylization with physical movement
Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
Cedarburg, WI
Marching Band Choreography
Edwin Olvera - Cedarburg High School Marching Band
2 week engagement
Stylization Movent & Choreography
Cedarburg High School Football Field
Cedarburg, WI
Glass EP Music Video
Edwin Olvera & DJ Symmtry
3 week Engagement
Artistic Direction & Choreography
YouTube Video & Website
Milwaukee, W
Soar - Chair Dance
Edwin Olvera & MKE Veterans Creative Arts Festival
Choreography
2 week Engagement
MKE VA Center
Milwakee, WI
Strange Dude - Dance
Edwin Olvera & MKE Veterans Creative Arts Festival
Choreography
2 week Engagement
MKE VA Center
Milwakee, WI
All Shook UP - Musical
Edwin Olvera - Cudahy High School Music & Theatre Department
2 week engagement
Stylization Movent & Choreography
Cudahy High School Performance Art Center
Cudahy WI
Pippin-Musical
Edwin Olvera - Cedarburg High School Music and Theatre Department
3 month engagement
Choreography & Stylization with physical movement
Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
Cedarburg, WI
2013
Centrum Multi Vitamin - NYC
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - Centrum Multi Vitamin Italy
1 week engagement
Shadow Choreography & Performer
Brooklyn,NY
Electra
Edwin Olvera & Theatre Gigante
Choreography & Performer
2 month engagement
UWM Kenilworth Studios
Milwaukee, WI
SE7EN Performance Art Series
Edwin Olvera & MKE Park System
Artistic Director & Talent management & Promoter - Producer
1 month Engagement
Milwaukee, W
MJDS Flag Dance
Edwin Olvera & MJDS
Artistic Director & Choregraphy & Manager of talent
3 month engagement
Whitefish Bay, WI
MOCT Lounge NYC Party Performance
Edwin Olvera & MOCT Lounge
2 month engagement
Artistic Director - Talent Scout - Artists Management- Choreography
MOCT Lounge
Milwaukee, WI
2012
Radiolab In the Dark - USA Tour
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - NPR Radiolab
1 year engagement
Choreography & Performer
USA Tour
Da Big 1 - Promotional Puppet
Edwin Olvera
1 week engagement
Puppeteer- Choreography & Performer
Green Bay, WI
2012 Pridefest show - Pumpworks
Edwin Olvera - IG Design - MKE Pridefest
3 month engagement
Artistic Direction - Talent management- Choreography
Summerfest Grounds
Milwaukee, WI
Dementia - Fashion Show & Performance Fundraiser
Edwin Olvera & Dementia Fashion Show
2 week Engagement
Choreography & Performer
Grand Ave Mall
Milwaukee, WI
Edwin Olvera Showcase
Edwin Olvera & MIAD
Artistic Director - Perfomer- Choreography
2 week Engagement
MIAD & Plaid Tuba
Milwaukee, WI
Art Milwaukee - Wedding Night Performance
Edwin Olvera & Art Milwaukee
2 week Engagement
Choreography & Performer
Milwaukee, WI
The Olveras
Edwin Olvera - Roberto Olvera & Beowulf Sheehan
1 week Engagement
Performer & Dancer
New York, NY
Morbus Video & Photoshoot
Edwin Olvera & Robert Whitman
Model
1 Day Engagement
New York, NY
Big op Showcase
Edwin Olvera - IG Design - Discovery World & Bartolotta Restaurants
2 week engagement
Artistic Direction - Talent management- Choreography
Discovery World Showcase Tent
Milwaukee, WI
Blues Brother - Pantel Tele Kom
Edwin Olvera - Solaris management- Pantel Tele Kom
2 month engagement
Artistic Direction - Choreography- Talent management
Chicago, IL
ASAP Summer Camp - Anasi
Edwin Olvera & ASAP
1 week Engagement
Perfomer & Physical Movement Creation
Washington Middle School
Washington, CT
2009
NFL Network - TV Commercials
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - NFL Network
2 month engagement
Choreography & Performer
Mystic Conne
2008
Pilobolus & Sesame Street - TV Show Episode
Edwin Olvera - Pilobolus Dance Theatre - Sesame Street
1 week Engagement
Performer & Choreography
Brooklyn & New York City, N
Craig Stevenson
Director Product Developement & Sourcing at Hy Cite Enterprises LLC

In my work life, I am privileged to work with creative talent from around the world, so I like to think I may be qualified to make the following observations. Edwin Olvera knows he was put on this earth to be an artist, and a blessing to all those he meets. But more than that, he understands at an instinctive level that by helping others succeed he & we all succeed better together. This makes him more than JUST an artist, but also a mentor and shaper of creative processes. In my circles he would be called an extremely talented practitioner of Open Innovation. The future is his. Keep an eye on him and learn from his methods. Finally, you want to be there when the curtain rises.

Victoria Benson Hora
Music Department Chair & Drama Coordinator

As Music Department Chair and Drama Coordinator at Cedarburg High School (a 2014 Department of Education National Blue Ribbon school recipient) I have had the honor of working with Edwin in two musical productions.His creative choreography combined with his uncanny ability to reach all types of students has had a great impact on the development of our program. Ever the consummate professional, he is a delight to work with.We are proud to say we had Edwin on the staff!

Mary Ellen Beaudreau
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Movement Director

Edwin and I worked together as performers and teaching artists at Pilobolus Dance Theatre. From toddlers to the elderly, school groups to professional dancers, Edwin is a master at performing, teaching movement and crafting dance pieces for all types of people. Edwin has a gift of incorporating his military work ethic with a contagious sense of humor to make any work seem fun and interesting. His positive attitude and openness to communicate with collaborators make him an invaluable asset in any company. He is a natural born leader with the ability to engage a group's attention immediately and actively listen to everyone's input. When creating lesson plans together he was encouraging of new ideas while making sure the class had a clear trajectory. He is a professional in every sense of the word and would always give 100% of his energy and time to the work and his team. I recommend Edwin without any hesitation and look forward to his continued success in the professional dance-theater community.

Emily Kent
Education & Community Outreach Coorinator - Pilobolus Dance Theatre


I watched Edwin perform with Pilobolus for many years. As a fellow performer, I appreciated his physical skill, his theatricality, and stage presence. When you are a performer with Pilobolus, you are not only hired for your physical skill, but for your ability to generate ideas, and be fully present in the creation process. Each dancer that performs with the company is permanently given collaborative credit for each piece they participate in creating because of the great importance we place on a dancer's ideas both mentally and physically. Edwin was chosen as a performer for all these reasons. Edwin has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. His ability to connect with his students and his talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more abstract skills, are truly superior. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, and reliable. Edwin is dedicated to the students he teaches, reaching out to each one on his or her level and ensuring that they are engaged in the class. He works with great initiative and with a very positive attitude.

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2333 N Oakland Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: +1 414-324-0333
E-mail: edwinolvera@gmail.com
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