Olivia Wood, BA Dance, Teaches Various Classes
Miss Olivia started dancing at the age of 3 at Position One School of Dance in her hometown of Portsmouth, RI. In high school, she joined the Newport Academy of Ballet, home of Newport Contemporary Ballet, with whom she performed in the Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion. In 2017, she graduated summa cum laude from Muhlenberg College with her BA in Dance and Spanish. At Muhlenberg she performed works by Jeffrey Peterson, Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Megan Flynn, and Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Orion Duckstein. After graduation, Olivia moved to Philadelphia, where she performed with esteemed companies and choreographers such as Anne-Marie Mulgrew, Grounded Aerial, Matter Movement Group, Asya Zlatina, and Anito Gavino. Last year, Miss Olivia joined Yu.S.Artistry as company dancer and associate director, where she performed works by Artistic Director, Yuki Ishiguro and guest choreographer, Yoshito Sakuraba. Additionally, Miss Olivia appeared as a guest artist with Aru dell’Arte in Washington D.C. and was one of Ballare Carmel’s inaugural Dance Fellows, where she was delighted to work with Alex Ketley, Nicole Hennington, and Lillian Barbeito. Miss Olivia speaks fluent Spanish, holds a Level 1 Bungee Dance Certification from Grounded Aerial, and is a teaching artist for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ CHI Dance Program.