Olivier was born in Canada and trained as a physical theatre performer in Montréal, Brussels, Reggio Emilia and Paris. He trained at Lassaad International School of Theatre, Antonio Fava's School of Commedia dell'Arte and at École Philippe Gaulier.
In Canada, he has directed Lysistrata, played the role of Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew and has studied under the direction of Jean Asselin with Omnibus.
In Europe, he performed and created Horns, Sugar and the Sea with Antonio Fava, Oblivion with Norman Taylor, Mr Charlo, Uni Kuja and played Harpagon in L'Avare by Molière. These shows have all toured internationally, delivering physical and visual performances to audiences from all walks of life.
He teaches sporadically at Tampere Comedy School in Finland, The Chicken Shed Theatre in London and Espace Evoé in Lisbon.