Olana is a multi-disciplinary dance artist based in Holyoke, MA. She holds an MFA in Experimental Choreography from University of California, Riverside and a BA from Hampshire College. Her work looks at improvisational movement and technologies for looping and layering such as 35mm photography and electronic music in relation to liminality and memory. She is a founding member of LOCULUS, a dance and performance collective also based on Western Massachusetts, that creates performance in non-traditional (for dance) spaces and publishes The Loculus Journal. Olana has held faculty positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Springfield College, the University of California Riverside, and has been a guest artist at a number of high schools, studios, and festivals.