Jennifer Huffman Olivas | Webster University

Jennifer Huffman Olivas

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Huffman OlivasJennifer Olivas is from the small town of Festus, Missouri. She attended Webster University in St. Louis where she received a BFA in dance. As a professional, Jennifer has performed all across Europe and The United States, in China, Korea and Australia. She has performed with distinguished groups such as David Dorfman’s Dance out of Seasons, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal’s The Nutcracker, Paul Taylor 2 in Esplanade, Inaside Chicago Dance Company, MusicalFare's American Rhapsody and Neglia Ballet's The Nutcracker. Jennifer was a founding company member of Buffalo’s Lehrer Dance and toured for three years, before she moved to Los Angeles to dance with Diavolo Dance Theater for four seasons. Jennifer finds herself still jumping back in with Diavolo and recently appeared with the company for the final top ten performance on season 12 of America's Got Talent. Jennifer's teaching credits began when she was seventeen years old and now she continues to teach and co-teach with her husband, Omar all across the country. They have set works and taught all over the world including at Brigham Young University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Webster University, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Backhausdance, Lehrer Dance and in Fürth, Germany. Jennifer has been an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for five years and is excited to be back for another semester teaching at a Webster University. She also keeps busy as an L1 Crossfit trainer managing a local Crossfit Affiliate, coaching her Acrobatic Gymnastics team and spending time with her husband and two boys.