Oliver Paulsson is a professional dancer and choreographer from Sweden, working mainly in Norway and currently living in Oslo. His entry point to dance was through various street styles such as popping and locking, but his interest in dance quickly widened to include a plethora of styles and soon led him to pursue his passion abroad. He is educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts with a bachelor in contemporary dance, a journey which has led him to work with choreographers such as Jonathan Burrows, Hooman Sharifi, Mia Habib, Janne-Camilla Lyster, and Ina Christel Johannessen.
After his education, Oliver has worked with companies and artists such as Nagelhus Schia Productions, De Naive, Stamsund Internasjonale Teater, ODE Ung, and Malin Bülow, and choreographed his own independent works as well. Throughout the years he has also pursued a commercial dance career, working as a dancer and choreographer with brands such as the Korean K-pop group BTS, Melodi Grand Prix, Wallmans, and Stjernekamp, as well as being represented by the world-renowned casting agency Mark Summers in London. His artistry has been rewarded with many grants, including ones from Anders Sandrews Foundation, Carina Ari Foundations, and Statens Kunstnerstipend.
Today, Oliver is working in Oslo as an ensemble member in the musical Moulin Rouge, and in TV shows such as Maskorama. He is also a participant in the Northern Norway-based talent development program Uredd organized by Davvi – Senter for Scenekunst, where he is working on a solo, an interactive multimedia performance with dance, photography, and programming as important building blocks. For this project, he has received this year’s Young Artist Scholarship from the festival Festspillene i Nord-Norge, who will co-produce, fund, and host its premiere.