Miss Olivia

Pointe Instructor

Miss Olivia began taking dance lessons at the age of three at Position One School of Dance (now Creative Motion) in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In high school, she supplemented these classes with ballet and pointe at the Newport Academy of Ballet, Island Moving Company’s school. Taking classes there allowed her to participate in IMC’s Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion. She received my BA from Muhlenberg College in Dance and Spanish. There she studied ballet/pointe and modern extensively and performed works by Megan Flynn, Jeffrey Peterson, Teresa VanDenend Sorge, and former Paul Taylor dancer Orion Duckstein. Thanks to the Muhlenberg Dance Department, she spent a semester abroad in Arezzo, Italy focusing on ballet, modern, Laban movement analysis, philosophy, and choreography. Since graduating, she has danced as a company member for Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company for three seasons, worked as an intern for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Company, and performed works by Grounded Aerial and Matter Movement Group. In 2018 she traveled to Lyon, France where she earned my Grounded Aerial Bungee Technique certification and performed at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Last fall, I worked as a trainee for the Ballet X Dance Xchange program and completed a National Dance Institute training session.

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