Jennifer Oliver

Artistic Director
A Step Beyond
La Mesa, California

Oliver received her B.A. in Dance from U.C. Irvine and M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from The European Graduate School. Oliver has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for over twenty years and is an advocate for the creative youth development (CYD) field. Oliver served as the Associate Director of Young Audiences of San Diego, is the founder and a past director of the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego, the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO), the Teaching Artist Support Collaborative, Arts Empower, served as a National Arts Education Council Member for Americans for the Arts, and leads The Carrie Anne Fipps Memorial Scholarship.