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KELSEY OLIVER (Founder/Artistic Director)

Kelsey Oliver, an Austin native, is a freelance choreographer and performer in the digs for ridiculously experimental theatre, film, and concert dance. She likes durational stuff, and devised stuff, and stuff that gets athletic as fug.


Kelsey has choreographed/created for Fusebox Festival, Frontera Festival, SVT's Three Headed Fest, Austin Dance Festival, Beijing Dance Festival, Cohen New Works Festival, Boss Babes ATX, Underbelly Theatre Company, Ground Floor Theatre, MoHA, The Contemporary Austin, Erica Nix, CB Goodman, Heartland Theatre Collective, UT New Theatre, University of Texas at Austin’s Dance Repertory Theatre, McCallum Fine Arts, and has created much commercial and concert work within the United States and beyond.


She has performed in several productions, music videos, and film pieces world wide, including work with The Rude Mechanicals, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Heloise Gold, Nino Soberon, Urzulka, Thee Gay Agenda, The Reverie, Capyac​, Meow Wolf, Wunderbaum, Dance Theatre X, Body Shift, Performa/Dance, Ventana Ballet, Paper Chairs, The Theorists, Betty Mansion, THIS IS SLOANE, Raw Paw, Ministry of Muse, Vibe Vessel, Body Art Movement, Years & Years, Mother Falcon, Cordova Quartet, + more. 


Kelsey received a B.F.A. in Dance in 2015, studying at the University of Texas at Austin and Le Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France. Once upon a time she was a studio kid and a drill teamer. She has also been an adjudicator, choreographer, and dance instructor for studios and teams throughout Texas.


Kelsey gets perked by work that inches toward the absurd, cross-breeding multi-fielded and mixed-ability artists' curiosities. Her desired trajectory includes immense travel and research into repurposing spaces.

Kelsey Oliver
photo credit: SWNG Productions

ALEXA CAPAREDA (PR and Marketing Director)

Alexa is a classically-trained contemporary dance artist centered on unaffected virtuosity, versatility, and the earnest and playful. She trained in her native Philippines, Austin, and Montreal before joining Balet Bratislava in Slovakia. She received 3rd prize at the 2013 Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Serbia.


Ballet Master for Ballet Austin II and the Butler Fellows, Alexa also works with Performa/Dance, ARCOS, BLiPSWiTCH, Magdalena Jarkowiec, and Jennifer Sherburn. Her solo work has been featured in collaborations with sound artists/musicians Steve Parker, Brent Baldwin, Houston-based Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, Austin Camerata, and LOLA Austin.


In 2017, Alexa received an Austin Critics Table Award for Excellence as a Dancer. ​She is co-producer with Frank Wo/Men.


Alexa holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre and Dance from UT Austin.

Alexa Capareda
photo credit: Sarah Navarrete

ROBERTO DI DONATO (Associate Artistic Director)

Roberto is a multi-ethnic, multi-disciplinary, technology-loving, polyglot and autodidact. He grew up in Tejas, a son of an immigrant father and Louisianan mother. After studying theater at UT Austin, Roberto moved to NYC where he did some strange theater and performance art. From NYC, Roberto was plucked to join Ohio University's MFA directing cohort where he began a deep reclamation of his Venezuelan roots and acknowledgment of the history of the colonized South American country. 

He is in love with Germany's Freie Szene (free scene) and Post Dramatic Art. His current investigative interests are surrounding future technologies that artists can utilize to produce new pieces. The practice that Roberto is developing in theater is centered around an anti-imperialist structure; therefor, he calls himself a collaborator and generator.


Beginning in 2018, Roberto has been developing new translations of the Nobel Laureate, Luigi Pirandello.

Roberto Di Donao
photo credit: Jenna Horn

CHRIS CONARD (Technical Director)

Chris is a Austin based artist, designer, carpenter, and scenic painter. He graduated from SFUAD in Santa Fe, NM with a BFA in Technical Theater design in 2014. Since graduation, Chris has focused on expanding his skill sets, talents and exploring the intrinsic connection between art and the viewer. He is interested in creating original work that challenges the viewer, the institutions of normality, and prospectives of reality.

Recently, Chris won Best Set Design in the 2017 Austin Critics Table Awards for his designs of The Totalitarians/The Drowning Girls.

Chris is currently pursuing his MFA in Design and Technology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Chris Conard
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