Peggy Olislaegers (1966) has been the artistic and general director of the Dutch Dance Festival since 2010. She is one of the leading mentors for the European projects Act Your Age and Performing Gender and is also working as a dramaturg for, amongst others, Alessandro Sciarroni, Italy and Rambert, London.
Peggy Olislaegers studied at Dance Academy Brabant. For ten years she led her own company, Olislaegers & Co, with which she developed and produced family productions. She worked as a director and dramaturg in not just dance but in the worlds of music and theatre, and was responsible for setting up and supervising diverse pilot productions and projects in the arts. Her work has been described in various publications. From 2005 to 2010 she was the dramaturg for choreographer Nanine Linning and from 2007 to 2011 she was the inhouse dramaturg for Dansateliers Rotterdam.
Amongst her other roles, Olislaegers is chairperson of the Advisory Commission for the theatre and dance departments of the Amsterdam School of the Arts and member of the advisory council of the Dutch public broadcaster, the NTR.