A StepBeyond

Artistic Director

Jennifer Oliver, Artistic Director

Oliver holds a B.A. in dance from University of California, Irvine, and a M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School.  Oliver has choreographed and performed both locally and internationally and received a Sator Arts Grant for her performance series Artful Happenings Abound!  As an educator and therapist Oliver has provided creative dance education and artful practices for students and adults for 20 years.  From 2005 – 2015 Jennifer served as the Associate Director for Young Audiences of San Diego where she co-founded and directed the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO) and the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego.  Oliver was the San Diego representative for the statewide initiative, Teaching Artist Support Collaborative and served on the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts.