Olivia Ansell, Head of Contemporary Performance
Olivia Ansell is a leading curator, performer, director, choreographer, programmer and producer with more than 20 years’ experience.
Voted one of Vivid Sydney’s Top 100 Creative Catalysts, Olivia’s extensive experience includes roles as the co-executive producer and driving force behind the hugely-popular, immersive experience Hidden Sydney, Artistic Director of Sydney Comedy Festival at Sydney Town Hall and Curator of Kings Bloody Cross for Vivid Ideas.
In 2016, she produced Nigel Jamieson’s HOME, Perth International Arts Festival’s largescale concert spectacular featuring 500 artists, including Tim Minchin, John Butler Trio, The Waifs and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Previous roles have included the inaugural Executive Producer of Shaun Parker & Company, touring Parker’s dance theatre works across the globe including Sadler's Wells, 2012 London Olympics and NYC’s Summerstage, and Manager of Development for the newly formed Hayes Theatre Co., generating support for Australia’s independent home for musical theatre.