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Olivia Ancona

L-E-V Sharon Eyal | Gai Behar

Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however, grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon.
After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015. Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s L-E-V and has worked with Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman), and Luca Veggetti, amongst others. Most recently she was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the upcoming film, Suspiria. She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches workshops and classes internationally, in addition to creating her own work. She is currently based out of Berlin.

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