Fabrício Breeze Olsson
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M.F.A., Digital Arts & New Media – U.C.S.C – 2006-2008
BA in Design: Graphic Design Emphasis – Brigham Young University – 1994-1999
Academic Minor in Portuguese: Brazilian Literature
Saucon Valley High School – Hellertown, Pa – 1990-1994
Three-time Siggraph Annual Conference Attendee – 1999, 2003 & 2007
Men’s Gymnastics Judging course (National Rating) since 1998
USAG Safety certified since 1998
Four time Region 1 Gymnastics Congress Attendee
Graphic Art & Design:
ArrowBreeze.com: Page layout for websites and traditional print media, photo and video editing, web content management and support – since September 2001.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Advertising Department: Ads and page layout – October 2001 through October 2003.
BYU Men’s Gymnastics team: Page layout design, logo, poster, newspaper ads, flyers, t-shirts, credentials and gymnasium signage – September 1998 through April 1999.
UCSC Theater Department Teaching Assistant: Intro to Design – Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008, Intro to Acting – Winter 2007, 20th Century Commercial Design – Winter 2008.
Mount Madonna Middle School and Renaissance High School ArtsBridge Scholar: Digital photography, video production, editing and distribution – Winter 2008.
Pisces Moon Educational Theatre: Children’s theater, acrobatics and circus instructor – Summer 2004 & 2005.
Orchard Elementary School: Circus arts and acrobatics camp instructor – July 2005 & 2007.
Computer Support: Equipment purchase, hardware and software installation, maintenance and support.
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center – since October 2000, Santa Cruz Sports Central – since November 2003, WEST Performing Arts – since June 2004, and Santa Cruz Art League since July 2005.
Kinko’s Downtown Santa Cruz – September 1999 through June 2000: Quality control, customer service, supervisor of large accounts, customer file troubleshooting, LAN (Win/Mac) troubleshooting.
Trampoline and Gymnastics Coaching: boys and girls recreational (all ages) and competitive (levels 4-10).
Brigham Young University: Sakamoto/Vidmar Gymnastics Summer Camp – July and August 1998
Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center: Competitive Boys (8-12 yrs.) Gymnastics – Sept. 1999 through July 2000.
Hawaii Academy of Gymnastics and Trampoline: boys and girls of all ages, recreational and competitive – October 2003 through January 2005
San Diego Gym Stars: Olympians (Sakamoto/Vidmar) Gymnastics Summer Camp – July 2004.
Santa Cruz Sports Central: Trampoline and Gymnastics: Competitive boys and girls – Since February 2005
Performing: Gymnastics, Trampoline, Acrobatics, Dance and Acting
Tandy Beal and Co. (Starstuff Productions): corporate events and Songcircus, with SoVoSó – since 2002.
Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble: MathDance, acting, dance and acrobatics – since 2003.
Moving Storage & Crash Burn and Die Dance Co.: Modern Dance and Acrobatics – since 2003.
New Pickle Circus: Various corporate events – 1999 through 2002.
Legoland®, Carlsbad, Ca: Acting, acrobatics, dancing, and public relations – July through September 2001.
Sea World®, San Diego, Ca: Acrobatics and dancing – July through September 2000.
Save Our Shores: beach cleanups and workshops – since 2014
Ecology Action: Recycling, compost and vermicompost – since 2003.
Santa Cruz Animal Services: Dog walker – since August 2008.
Siggraph: Bjorg, Lectures, Membership, Posters – 2007 and 2008
Brazilian National Team Liaison: 2003 World Gymnastics Championships, Anaheim, CA.
Pennsylvania Special Olympics: Gymnastics coach and “Buddy” – 1993 and 1994.
COMPUTER PROGRAM PROFICIENCY:
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash (Mac & Win); QuarkXpress (Mac & Win); Microsoft: Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel, Front Page and Works (Mac & Win); Corel: Draw, Word Perfect and Presentation (Win); Netscape Composer (Win); Animation Master; Maya; Alias/Wavefront 3d Studio; MotionBuilder.
Fluent in English, Portuguese (spoken and written) and Spanish (spoken).
2008: Siggraph Selected among top 10 Volunteers of the Year
2007: Siggraph Volunteer of the Year
2007 & 2008: Recipient of Florence French Scholarship
2005: Coached two athletes qualify to National Trampoline Championships in Houston, TX
2002: Circus Performance Showcase to sold-out crowd at Davis Hall, San Francisco, CA
1998: Brazilian Gymnastics National Champion
1998: National Gymnastics Team member – Competed at World University Games in Sicily, Italy
1997 and 1998: Cougar Club Academic Athlete
1995: National Gymnastics Team member – Competed at Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina
1994-1999: Full athletic scholarship (gymnastics) from BYU
1994: Senior Academic Award – Physics; Art; Service (Library)
1994: Painting selected for Saucon Valley Permanent Collection
1992: Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership: Sophomore Seminar representative for Saucon Valley H.S.
1988: National Gymnastics Team member – Junior Pan American Games in Puerto Rico
1988: 1st Place AA Tri-country (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) Competition held in Rosario, Argentina
1985-1989: Five time All-around Brazilian National Gymnastics Age-group Champion
SHORT PERFORMING BIO:
Fabricio (Breeze) Olsson: As a gymnast, Breeze was National Gymnastics Champion of Brazil and member of the national team that competed in 3 different continents. In college, while receiving a full athletic scholarship, he qualified 4 consecutive years to NCAA National Championships, representing BYU, school where he earned a BA in Graphic Arts. He also received a U.C.S.C. D.A.N.M. M.F.A. (Digital Arts and New Media Masters in Fine Arts from University of California Santa Cruz). Recently, Breeze has performed as an acrobat, dancer and actor with companies such as Dr. Schaffer & Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble, Moving & Storage/Crash Burn and Die Dance Co., and T.B. & Co. and West Performing Arts. Nowadays he’s seen balancing his time/energy as a gymnastics & trampoline instructor (Ohana Gymnastics and Rising Star Gymnastics Center), freelance graphic & web designer (i.e. AlohaDance.com & SoVoSo.com) and the endless pursuit of becoming a master goofball.
Fabricio (Breeze) Olsson: As a gymnast, Breeze was National Gymnastics Champion of Brazil and member of the national team that competed in 3 different continents. In college, while receiving a full athletic scholarship, he qualified 4 consecutive years to NCAA National Championships, representing BYU, school where he earned a BA in Graphic Arts. He was also handed a fancy-long-name degree, U.C.S.C. D.A.N.M. M.F.A. (Digital Arts and New Media Masters in Fine Arts from University of California Santa Cruz), which he keeps at the bottom of one of his chalky backpacks in the shed.
Breeze lives in Santa Cruz where he has been a gymnastics & trampoline instructor since the last millennium. Currently he can be spotted spotting at Ohana Gymnastics (Santa Cruz) and Rising Star Gymnastics (Monterey). In his spare time he dabbles as a freelance graphic designer and videographer (shameless plug: AlohaDance.com), performer (acrobat, dancer and actor) and the endless pursuit of becoming a master goofball.