Stanley Ollivier

© Matias Rocha Moura
© Matias Rocha Moura


Stanley Ollivier is a dancer, performer and maker from Paris, France. Coming from a gymnastic background, he decided to change his path from a need of creativity, and went to study dance and musical in the International Dance Academy of Paris (AID). He left to continue his studies in Contemporary Dance at the CNSMDP in Paris, and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, where he obtained his Master of Arts in Dance. His artistic practice stems from the belief that a body has infinite possibilities to generate the unexpected and challenge the abstract, imaginative, and perceptive power of the human body. He is interested in physical investigations, including but not limited to movement. He works around questions about the place of amusement in contemporary dance, context displacement, identity, humor, care and versatility.

He has collaborated with residency support, productions and international artists such as: Kamel Ouali, Tatiana Seguin, François Rousseau, Lasseindra Ninja, Iván Pérez & The Heidelberg Dance Theater, Luis Ramirez Muñoz, Pippin, Morgan Productions, Disney Channel, Lila&John, Agnes Kena, Nina Muñoz, Collective LA 360/Sarah Deppe, Cie Tabea Martin, Visual Artist & Director Brahim Tall, Geert Belpaeme, Léa Vinette, workspacebrussels, Tanzhaus Zürich etc.

He has presented his work at To Be Antwerp Festival, Cocq’arts Festival, Tic Tac Art Center, Beursschouwburg, BAMP, S.M.A.K., Design Museum Brussels, Queer Festival Heidelberg and workspacebrussels, a.o. He is a member of the Ballroom Scene, he is part of the Iconic House of Ninja in Paris/Brussels. Likewise, he recently started dj-ing under the name of STANLEY, a new passion that help him proclaiming his crossbreeding heritage and rethink possible ways of being together through music.