Olase Freeman is a dancer/choreographer/teacher making home in Rhode Island, while currently serving full-time on the faculty of Rhode Island College. He is lucky enough to both teach and perform with his partner Kathryn McNamara, together forming BaldSoul:adancecompany. (They await the arrival of the third member of their family this fall.) A partial list of the companies he has worked with include Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance and Marlies Yearby's Movin' Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, Leah Stein Dance Company, and the Richard Bull Dance Theater. Heavily influenced by his late friends and mentors, Cynthia Novack and Richard Bull, he continues their spirit of investigation through the employ of spirals, rhythm and breath. Olase's choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link's Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek, American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University), as well as Rhode Island College. As a teacher Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes internationally at the Firkin Crane, Cork City, Ireland, Curitiba and Londrina, Brazil, Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, and domesticly at Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link's Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), University of Montana, Missoula.