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Alex Olsen

Alex Olsen

BA in Dance, minor in Psychology, University of Kansas

Experience: Directed, produced, and choreographed a dance production entitled Boundless. Intern at the American Dance Festival working closely with dance companies such as Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones, Pilobolus and more.

Areas of Interest: Music, Visual arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Company Director for a dance company with a focus in community involvement and inclusivity

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? The MSLCE program is the only program I could find that was interdisciplinary. Collaboration is vital in the arts world, and I am excited to learn about more fields!

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? My favorite dance/performing arts company is Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre

What are you most looking forwards to about the MSLCE program? I’m excited about the internship portion because I will be working with Lucky Plush Productions

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? My favorite thing about Chicago is all the good food!

If you had to describe yourself in three words they would be … Organized, excitable, ambitious

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Seattle, Washington

If someone made a movie about your life, what would it be called and who would play you? It would be called Through Muddy Water, and I would be played by Emma Stone.

What award would you most like to win? If there was an award for being like Leslie Knope, that’s the award I’d want to win.

Where are you from? Rogers, Arkansas