Olivia Eng’s greatest passions are dancing, music, traveling, photography and poetry. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, focusing on Dance Performance and Sociology. She is grateful to have studied with and performed works by Donald McKayle during her time there. She loves and continually studies West African, House, Hip-Hop, Modern, Bhangra, Bollywood, Afro-Brazilian, and Salsa dance. She has performed throughout the U.S., Singapore, Mexico, Cuba, and New Zealand, with various companies and has studied dance in Africa and Europe. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area as a freelance dance artist, performer, choreographer, and teacher. During a hiatus after a series of traumatic surgeries for a congenital spine defect, she was inspired to begin developing the S.C.A.R.S. (Strength, Courage, and Resilience of the Soul) Project, with a mission to highlight the power of healing through the intersection of art, dance, storytelling and cross cultural exchange. She is deeply grateful to be dancing and performing again. She also dances with See Through Soul and Duniya Dance and Drum Company. Dance and art is a healing practice for Olivia and she feels blessed to share her creative passion as a way to overcome struggles, bring together community, connect people from around the world, and offer a platform for others to heal. Olivia also teaches Pilates, with an emphasis in rehabilitation, to help people heal from their injuries.