Willis trained as an actor, director and writer at Plymouth University and South Wales University, graduating in 2016 with a high level degree. Through his training Willis learnt by practice within the theatre and studio along with using the work of fellow practitioner methods before him, this include methods from; Konstantin Stanislavski, Steala Adler, Pina Bausch, Matthew Bourne and Bertolt Brecht. With launching OLSENtdc, Willis hopes to use techniques learnt over the years from this training and use them within the classes to ensure students are continuing to learn new skills and ways of working. Willis believe in teaching and directing students as an ensemble, working together to create a unique style of working whilst rehearsing for a production. Read more about Willis here.