Jennifer Huffman Olivas

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Huffman OlivasJennifer is from Festus, Missouri. Growing up, she spent most of her time upside down, dancing and flying through the air as she traveled and competed in dance and sports acrobatics. Jennifer graduated from Webster University with a BFA in Dance, and since then has performed all across the United States and Europe, in China, South Korea and Australia. She has performed with distinguished groups as: David Dorfman’s Dance Out of Seasons, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal’s The Nutcracker, The Slaughter Project, Paul Taylor 2 in Esplanade, Inaside Chicago Dance, Neglia Ballet’s Nutcracker and MusicalFare’s "American Rhapsody.”

She was a founding company member of Lehrerdance and continued with them for three years before she spent four seasons dancing with Diavolo Dance Theater, and still continues to join the company as an understudy. Jennifer's teaching credits include: 14 years experience teaching dance and acrobatics around the world, including Academy of Dance in Fürth, Germany, Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and currently at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Webster University in St. Louis. Jennifer and her husband, Omar Olivas, joined forces in choreographing works for Orange County High School of the Arts, Bringham Young University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Webster University, University at Buffalo, & Salt Dance Company.