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. She was featured in Northern Ballet’s children’s ballets for CBeebies which was screened on TV and in cinemas across the UK.
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 had her artwork stocked around multiple different dance shops across the UK before moving to New Zealand.
Olivia has taught at dance schools across Auckland, before becoming Head of Ballet and Lyrical at the dance studio on Waiheke Island. Olivia completed all her RAD exams with Distinction and gained a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance. She is also a qualified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) after completing her Professional Dancer’s Postgraduate Teaching Certificate.
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!