Introducing Katina Olsen

Katina OlsenEarly bird Expressions of Interest are now open for the Beyond Technique Residency #3. Joining the Dance Integrated Australia team is Sydney-based indigenous dancer, Katina Olsen.

The Beyond Technique Residency is on again at Bundanon Trust’s Riversdale property and is scheduled between 1 – 8 November 2015. This all inclusive, live-in dance residency will be led by Philip Channells (Creative Director) with associate artists Laure Bachelot, James Brown, Sam James, Lee-Anne Litton, Katina Olsen, Kellie O’Dempsey and Dominic Rado.

I’m so excited to work with Philip and this incredible team on the Beyond Technique Residency #3 in Bundanon! It’s such a tranquil part of the world where we’ll get to do what we love most in an integrated, creative, open and challenging atmosphere. I cannot wait! Katina Olsen

Early bird Expressions of Interest close Friday 24 September and will receive $100 discount. For an Expression of Interest form, click here. For more information visit the Facebook event or contact the Project Manager, Sean Campbell at or telephone +61 432 714 534.


Katina Olsen is a descendant from the Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri people in Queensland and also has Norwegian, German and English Ancestry. She holds a BFA (Dance) from Queensland University of Technology and a Diploma in Dance from Queensland Dance School of Excellence.

Highlights in Olsen’s career to date have included Long Grass, performer (Vicki Van Hout, Sydney Festival), Walking into the Bigness, movement director (Directed by Wayne Blair and Chris Mead, Malthouse Theatre), Bone Woman…when all is gone (bwsene !nmotion Australia), Big Dance in Small Chunks choreographer/performer (Dance Makers Collective), Long Grass development (Vicki Van Hout), Cultivate (Force Majeure), Murder (Erth Visual & Physical Inc.), Dinosaur Petting Zoo (Erth Visual & Physical Inc.), I Am Eora (Wesley Enoch), NO COLD FEET (De Quincey Co), DanceWEB scholarship recipient at ImPulsTanz Vienna, Forseen (Frances Rings/Narelle Benjamin). From 2007 Katina performed nationally and internationally with Bangarra Dance Theatre in works Clan, True Stories: X300 and Emeret Lu, Mathinna, Rites of Spring (Australian Ballet/Bangarra Dance Theatre), Awakenings, Fire – A Retrospective: 20th Year Anniversary and Of Earth & Sky.

In 2014 Katina received an Australia Council JUMP Mentorship with Philip Channells in disability inclusive dance, choreographic practice and community arts in Norway/Australia and is also a Group JUMP Mentorship recipient 2014 as part of Dance Makers Collective with Michelle Silby, Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.

Photo: Matt Cornell

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, AMP Foundation and Bundanon Trust. This project is endorsed by the World Dance Alliance. Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW 2016 – 2018.

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