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Olivia is from the UK and trained at the Royal Ballet School in London as well as Elmhurst School for Dance, before pursuing a career as professional ballet dancer with Royal Ballet of Flanders and Northern Ballet. Her dancing career took her to iconic cities around the world, including Paris, Venice, Belgium, Japan and China. 


Through her dance career, Olivia became inspired to capture the beautiful moments she saw on stage through her watercolour paintings and artwork. Olivia began her art journey in March 2014, creating many commissions and offering original artwork. She was featured in British VOGUE (June edition 2014) and her artwork was stocked around multiple different dance shops across the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2015.

Olivia is now a qualified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) after completing her Professional Dancer’s Postgraduate Teaching Certificate. She has taught at dance schools across Auckland and is currently Head of Ballet on Waiheke Island. Olivia completed all her RAD exams as a student with Distinction and has also gained a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance.  

More recently, Olivia’s growing passion for wellbeing and mindfulness brought her to Waiheke’s yoga studio ‘Koukoulee’. Olivia has experience teaching Barre and HIIT, as well and the creator of Flow Fit classes. Head over to the Koukoulee website to join Olivia on the mat!  

Please follow Olivia on her journey!


Professional Dancer's Postgraduate Teaching Certificate

Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher

Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD)

Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance

Royal Ballet School Graduate