Oliver is responsible for introducing Rueda in 1999 & Kizomba & Semba in 2007 to Sydney, was one of the instigators of linear style Salsa in the year 2000 & is now undoubtedly the pioneer of Mambo ‘On2’ in Australia.
Oliver was most recently featured in an article as one of the top 10 male Salsa dancers in the world & now directs Latin Motion alongside his wife Anastasia Drimousis.
Some of Oliver's achievements include but are not limited to -
2001 IDO World Salsa Champion - Miami (with Luda Kroitor)
2005 World Salsa Open Champion - Puerto Rico (with Luda Kroitor)
2005 ESPN World Salsa Champion - Las Vegas (with Luda Kroitor
2006 ESPN World Salsa Champion - Las Vegas (with Luda Kroitor)
2007 ESPN World Salsa Champion - Miami (with Luda Kroitor)
2012 World Salsa Champion - Hong Kong (with Vali Damaskou)
2014 World Salsa Champion - Hong Kong (Solo)
2015 World Salsa Summit Champion - Miami (Solo)
As well as being a special guest performer on Channel 7's 'Dancing with the Stars' demonstrating Salsa, Oliver was also a choreographer for Channel 10's hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" & featured numerous times on the Morning Show with Kerrie Anne.
Born in Australia and of Chilean descent, this young man started dancing Salsa at the young age of 10. Having danced for over 20 years, Oliver is now Australia's most undisputed Latin Dance talent. His unique style of dance and clear precise teaching methods make him one of the most admired and sought after Salsa dancers and instructors in the world. Due to this fact, Oliver has taught workshops in every continent at thousands of events around the world and continues to travel spreading his passion & knowledge for dance.
Upon finishing high school, Oliver received a scholarship to train in London with partner Luda in preperation for the Biggest Dancesport Competition in the world, the famous Blackpool Championship where in the under 21 Youth division, against 600 + couples, Oliver & Luda placed in the top 98 of the World.
Oliver was then granted a scholarship to attend the Australian Collage of Physical Education (ACPE) to complete a Bachelors of Dance degree.
Instead, Oliver with his 7 years of training in Dancesport chose to pursue the music and dance of his Latin American roots; Salsa. A decision that would forever change his life.
Although passionate about Salsa and Mambo, Oliver's dance experience also extends to Rueda, Merengue, Zouk Lambada, Kizomba, Semba, Samba, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Rumba, Afro Cuban, & all the Latin / Modern Dacesport Ballroom styles such as Jive, Paso Doble, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Venice Waltz & Quick Step.