Ola graduated from Rose Bruford College with a First Class Honors BA in Theatre Directing. Since graduating she has worked at a number of prestigious Theatres such as St. Ann’s Warehouse (Brooklyn,New York), Lyric Hammersmith, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Young Vic, Bush Theatre, Finborough Theatre and Bolton Octagon.
In 2015 Ola became a BBC Performing Arts Fellow and Resident Associate Director at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. She is the 2016 Genesis Future Director Award winner and Artistic Associate at Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Direction includes: Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (The Gate Theatre), Intimate Apparel (RWCMD), Start Swimming (Young Vic Theatre & Summerhall), White Sky (RWCMD & The Gate Theatre), Broad Shadow (Dorfman, National Theatre), Dutchman (The Clare, Young Vic Theatre), Access Denied (National Theatre, Staged Reading), Cutting it (National Theatre, Staged Reading), Rachel (Finborough Theatre), Treading Air (Bush Theatre, Staged Reading), HOT (Hightide Festival, Invertigo Take Over), A Piece of Cake (Tristan Bates), Back Home Contemplation (Finborough Theatre, Staged Reading), The Soft of Her Palm (Finborough Theatre), Pets Corner (Arcola Theatre), One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (The Clare Theatre, Young Vic), Games (Pleasance Theatre).