Gabriela Green Olea
Gabriela is an activist and dance artist who works across many mediums, with all people and within inclusive environments. As a daughter and granddaughter of a refugee family, her work responds to the ideas of cross-cultural identity and the transitional space of belonging to community and place. Gabriela is currently residing in the Canterbury/Bankstown area, where she grew up. She is a graduate of dance from the Victorian College of the Arts, 2014.
In 2018 Gabriela was awarded a Young Regional Artist Scholarship and choreographed her first social arts project Continued Process, Altered Location for the This is Not Art Festival in Newcastle, 2018 mentored by Rebecca Hilton. In 2019 she choreographed WHO WE ARE with dancers in regional NSW, living with and without disability mentored by Vicky Malin (UK). In 2020 Gabriela performed at the Sydney Festival in ENCOUNTER by Emma Saunders for FORM Dance Projects. Gabriela was a 2020 Dancehouse Emerging Choreographer in Melbourne and is finishing the program with a collaborative sound and movement work Memoria del Cuerpo Vivo premiering at Dancehouse in March 2021. Locally, Gabriela is working in Western Sydney with Emma Saunders on her Curated Program and the We Are Here Company.
Videographer fo Gabriela's Juxta video: Emma Harrison