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.
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
Choreography
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
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2009
2008
2007
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
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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