Oliver Robert Russell

Category: Artist

Oliver completed his vocational dance training at London Contemporary Dance School before joining Rosie Kay Dance Company, touring Nationally and Internationally as a soloist in 5 Soldiers, Mk Ultra, Double Points: K and Motel.

Oliver continued to perform for choreographers and dance companies such as; Victor Fung Dance Company, Polly Hudson, Mercurial Dance, Marie Gabrielle-Rotie, Room2Maneouvre and Mickael Marso Riviere, before becoming the Co-director of Vanhulle Dance Theatre.

Oliver began studying the classical Korean Martial Art Tang Soo Do, under the World Tang Soo Do Association at the age of 7. Most recently, he won Silver in sparring and bronze in Hyungs(forms) at the 2022 National Championships.
He holds a 2nd Degree Back Belt in Tang Soo Do and Kickboxing, and studies Negaca Capoeira under Mestre Chitaozhino.
During 2014, he trained intensively in Qufu, Shandong Province, China, studying Shaolin Kung Fu under the instruction of 34th Generation Shaolin Warriors.

Oliver is an Instructor for the World Tang Soo Do Association and qualified Kickboxing Coach, he has lead workshops for Temple Martial Arts, Avant Garde and Artists for Artists to name a few. Most recently, Oliver has been sharing his unique martial movement dance vocabulary to CAT Schemes across the country, including Manchester Lowry, Swindon Dance, DanceEast, Dancecity and Birmingham DanceXchange.
Oliver began working as an action performer and fight choreographer in 2017.

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