Photo by: Stephen Keith

Andrea Olsen, dance artist, author, and educator, has been a Professor of Dance at Middlebury College in Vermont over the past three decades and is author of a triad of books on the body: BodystoriesBody and Earth, and The Place of Dance with colleague Caryn McHoseShe currently teaches at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California bringing embodied awareness skills into graduate courses on global communication.  Recent projects include co-hosting the first-ever arts series at the Institute with Tangut Degfay ’18 (, facilitating an Embodied Intelligence series of films and lectures with colleague Nükhet Kardam (, continuing the Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions film project with Scotty Hardwig and Caryn McHose including new translations (, and investigating / making an hour-long dance Awakening Grace: Six Somatic Tools by the Pacific Ocean. See “new publications” for updates.

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