OLI MATHIESEN
Performer

Oli is a queer Māori choreographer and dancer based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Manu, Ngāpuhi). He is an emerging artist, graduating from Unitec in 2020 with a Bachelor in Performing & Screen Art – Contemporary Dance. Since graduating Oli has worked alongside companies and independent artists with performances ranging from shows and developments to gigs, cabarets and dance films. Oli has been working with Atamira Dance Company since 2020 performing in Te Wheke (2021) and Kaha - Tripleboost (2022). Oli has worked with Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), Michael Parmenter, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Vospertron, Chrissy Kokiri, Elektra Shock, and Sharvon Mortimer in recent years. He has also taught for the New Zealand Dance Company while continuing to develop his own technique.

Oli has produced choreographic works including installation Divine Estate (2022) for The Performance Arcade 2022. He premiered his new work Arero Ma (2022) on Atamira Dance Company for Kaha - Tripleboost (2022). Still Solo (2020), a choreographic photography exhibition was presented at Tempo Dance Festival 2020 followed by the debut of his work Night and Mortar (2021) in choreographic and performative partnership with Sharvon Mortimer part of New Zealand Fringe Festival 2021. Oli, Sharvon, and Bruce Bohao Feng were awarded ‘Best in Festival’ for their work FOSSE (2018, 2019) in Short+Sweet Dance Festival 2019 and was remounted by Sarah Foster-Sproull for Unitec’s 2018 Activate tour. Oli will also be working with Movement Art Practice in residence in 2022 to research Full Digital Upload (2023).