​Faculty & Staff

Sarah Olson

Assistant Professor - Dance



Sarah Olson is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches ballet, jazz, and dance history.  She holds an MFA in Dance and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Iowa and a BFA in Dance Performance, magna cum laude, from Butler University.  Prior to coming to UWSP, Sarah enjoyed a thirteen-year performance career, working with ballet and contemporary companies including among others the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Inaside Chicago Dance, and Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre.  Her choreography has been commissioned by Chicago-based companies such as Nomi Dance Company, Project606 Dance, and RASA Dance Chicago as well as presented at festivals including Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance Chicago, and the Choreographer's Showcase at the College of DuPage.  As an educator, Sarah has taught for the University of Iowa, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Academy of Dance, West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, and Lou Conte Dance Studio.