Olivia Ilano Davis

Olivia Ilano - Davis

Founder & Artistic Director

Olivia Sabulao Ilano-Davis was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in western Massachusetts. She holds a BFA in Theater and Dance from Smith College.

She studied and danced at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, The Clarke Center for the Performing Arts, and Henry Street Settlement.

She began teaching as an adjunct instructor at the University of Massachusetts presenting a course entitled Third World Dance Theater Workshop, a response to affirmative action. Her signature warm-ups attracted athletes – football players in the spring, baseball players in the fall.

She is the former Director of Dance Programs City Youth at Dance Connecticut and Hartford Ballet.


I Am Because We Are.

Meet the Team

Rosi Docal – Pizutto

Master Ballet Instructor

Henry Seth, Jr.

Senior Faculty

R. Masseo Davis

Film Editor & Digital Manager

Thulani Davis

Director of Programming

Board of Directors



Catherine Corto-Mergins

Robert E Davis

Olivia Ilano-Davis

Emmanuel Diaz

Rev. Mia Douglass

Tristan Drummond

Stephen Haynes

Carol Terry


Rev. Andrea Avaysian

Jill Henderson

Kari Njiiri

Rachna Ramya

Kim Stroud

Stephanie Sum

Leadership Team

Elma Acosta

Thulani Davis

Ashley Fitzmeyer

Myane Harris

Nydia Moreno

Rebecca Ross

Henry Seth Jr.

Miranda Stephenson