ABOUT OLIVIA 

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 before becoming Head of Ballet at the dance studio on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Read more about Olivia's dance background here.

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More recently, Olivia’s growing passion for wellbeing and mindfulness brought her to Waiheke Island’s yoga studio 'Koukoulee' in New Zealand. Olivia was given opportunities to lead the fitness classes teaching Barre and HIIT, as well and the creator of Flow Fit classes inspired by her ballet background.

 

In 2021, Olivia took some time to return to the UK and reunite with her family along with completing the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program in London. She is now focused on Olivia Holland Pilates and entering the next chapter with her Pilates career! You can sign up to Olivia Newsletter here to get the latest updates on her Pilates journey and updates on upcoming classes.

CREDENTIALS

Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies - BASI

BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher

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