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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma () - Dance Productions , Box 189


Alexander Petit Olivieri (they/he) is an artist and educator from Delaware. They are currently an assistant professor of dance at the University of Central Oklahoma, teaching contemporary approaches to modern dance, dance film, dance science courses and creative dance-making. Additionally, their live performance, video art, film and choreography have been a part of numerous concerts and festivals nationally and internationally. As a performer and educator, Olivieri was a company member with the New York City-based dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, and his freelance credits include performing works of reputable choreographers such as Stephen Petronio, Doug Elkins, Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly, Christopher Williams, Yoshito Sakuraba, Mike Esperanza, Yin Yue, and Shawn Bible. His research has been published in the International Journal of Screendance, exploring the ‘kinesthetic exchanges’ between cinematographers and dancers, and he holds an M.F.A. in dance from the University of Washington. 

Education and Certifications

  • University of Washington, M.F.A. in Dance
  • Boston College, B.A. in Theatre Arts and Philosophy

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

"Kinesthetic Exchanges between Cinematographers and Dancers: A Series of Screendance Interviews" - International Journal of Screendance 

Classes Taught

Modern Dance I II & IV,  Composition I & II,  Anatomy for Dancers, Dance Film, Portfolio Development, and Dance Appreciation.

Professional and Community Involvement

Faculty Senate 2022-25
CFAD Curriculum Committee

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