Originally from Edgworth, Manchester, Olivia studied under Lorna Cloherty and was a member of North West youth dance company Ludus Dance.
Olivia moved to London in 2012 to study Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban and graduated with a First Class Honours degree. Her solo atlas was selected for the Degree Show in June 2015; she also performed the work at the Lost Forever exhibition opening and at the Live event at London’s Gallery223. Most significantly she has worked with dance makers Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams and Kate Johnson. Olivia is a member of Clasj Collective, a dance/movement quartet with performers from Italy, Norway and the UK. Her continued interest in the body as an archive and the artist as a collector have and will continue to fuel her creative practice. Throughout her year in Transitions Olivia is interested in continuing to investigate the role of the performer, and is looking forward to developing her practice and performance with those she works and collaborates with.