Olivia grew up in California and studied ballet at San Jose Dance Theatre and San Francisco Ballet School. At age 14, she was accepted in the professional ballet program at North Carolina School of the Arts. She studied here through high school. At 18, Olivia moved to New York to further her dance education to tap, and musical theatre. She also studied at musical theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School. Olivia began dancing professionally in musicals at age 19. She has performed in shows such as "Chicago", "Footloose", "Sweet Charity" (among others) at distinguished theatre's such as Maine State Music Theatre, Weston Playhouse and Downtown Cabaret Theatre (among others.) Olivia left New York to dance in the National tour of "The Producers". After a year of tour, she decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and audition to be a Las Vegas showgirl. She was cast in the world famous "Jubilee!" at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. While in Las Vegas, she performed with their regional theatre in "Damn Yankees" as the role of Gloria, as well as several roles in "Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding". She recently moved to Los Angeles and is excited to get to know the West Coast dance community.
National tour of “The Producers”, Bally’s "Jubilee!" in Las Vegas, showgirl for many cooperate event in Las Vegas, dancer and choreographer for a London based commercial.
FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO”
Strong, professional shoe. Reliable and won’t let me down.
FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM
Capezio Chorus shoe- My standard. Always strong and looks good on my feet.
BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS
Dance for yourself! If this is really what you want, you will need to put in a lot of hard work but in the end it is worth every minute and ounce of energy that you give it. Don’t give up. When someone tells you no, use it as fuel, and work ten times harder. Believe in yourself; believe in your family; believe in love; believe that anything can happen. That’s why I have a tattoo on my wrist that says ‘Believe’ – That is my motto and I truly feel that if you believe in yourself and work hard you can accomplish anything and everything!
UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW
I am also a yoga instructor, speak fluent Spanish, I have a pitbull. I’m also a writer and my favorite superhero is Batman.