Peggy Olislaegers (1966) is a leading consultant in Europe and provides artistic and strategic advice to leaders in the performing arts. She became an established consultant during her directorship of Festival Nederlandse Dansdagen (2010-2016), during which she co-created innovative European projects such as Act Your Age, Performing Gender and Pivot Dance and worked as a consultant in the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. From 2015 to 2019, Peggy Olislaegers was Artistic Associate at Rambert, Britain's national dance company. Since 2019, she has been Associate on Research and Development at Dutch National Ballet.
Trained at the Fontys Dance Academy, Peggy Olislaegers has experience in almost all aspects of the performing arts, from performer and maker to programmer and general director. In Europe, she is seen as a pioneer in dance dramaturgy. She is known for her broad knowledge and sensitivity to new developments in the performing arts, and advises leaders in hip-hop, modern dance and ballet. She is currently working with choreographer Joseph Toonga (UK), artistic director Alida Dors (Netherlands) and choreographer and festival director Omar Rajeh (Lebanon/France).
In the UK, she was one of the faces of the national project Surf The Wave, in which she trained programmers and festival directors (2018/2019). For many years she was involved in the programme of the Italian festival B-Motion and she supported choreographer Nanine Linning in important steps in her international career in Germany and the USA. In 2020, she helped shape the programme of Beirut International Platform of Dance. In the 2020-2021 season, she assisted the team of Theaterfestival Boulevard (NL) as interim managing director and prepared this organization for the next leadership.
Peggy Olislaegers questions what seems obvious. With her broad knowledge of international developments in the arts and culture sector she identifies and articulates ways of making and working. She has a broad experience in facilitating cultural change in teams and organizations.