Chima Olujie is a professional dancer, dance educator, Pilates instructor and model. An accomplished and versatile performing artist, Chima is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and The Ailey School. Known for her long lines, brilliant technique and dynamic performance style, she is a well known face of Brazilian dance in Australia and is proficient in many other genres including classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Street Latin and West African.
Chima has spent significant time training in Brazil and paraded as an official Passista in Rio Carnaval with Imperio Serrano. She has a wealth of experience in Brazilian shows in Australia and has performed at several benchmark events and on major media networks such as Channel 7 and Fox Sports. She has performed at prestigious local events for the FIFA World Cup, Rio 2016 Olympics, Brazilian Carnaval, the NRL as well as for a host of corporate clients and brands including Camilla with Love, Kia, Optus, Honda and many more.
Chima has performed in numerous theatre productions, live stage shows and commercial work throughout Australia, Brazil and the USA. Some recent credits include: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sony Music, Timomatic, Manu Crooks, LAOLU Senbanjo, Aryana Sayeed, Rolling Loud Miami, The Empire Strips Back tour and Keune.
Chima is privileged to work closely alongside Iquail Shaheed Johnson and Alvin Rangel. She plays a significant role in preserving the integrity of the Horton technique in Australia and is currently a resident trainer at NAISDA Dance College.
With extensive training in the modern dance technique known as the Lester Horton technique, Chima is privileged to have had many opportunities to refine her skills in the professional division of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre School. Chima possesses a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Certificate of Independent study from the Ailey School, and is STOTT Pilates and Lagree fitness certified, all of which provide her with a vast knowledge of dance artistry and body mechanics.