Benois de la Danse nominee
In 1999 Oliver left the company to pursue a career as a freelance choreographer. He has choreographed for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) part of the CBSO on a number of occasions, most notably The Soldiers Tale for the BBC Proms'96, and a revival of his choreography Le Renard, requested by Sir Simon Rattle for his final performance with BCMG.
Oliver has also created works for a number of vocational dance schools and their graduate touring companies as well as pieces for various concerts and events. His choreography has been performed at The Royal Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern, Sadler's Wells Theatre and on television.