Olivia Bevilacqua previously attended the Graduate Program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She received her formal dance training in Rochester, NY, at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, where she performed with the Rochester City Ballet.
Olivia was a contestant on season 13 of So You Think You Can Dance. At Youth America Grand Prix she was a recipient of the Grand Prix Award along with numerous awards in both classical and contemporary categories. She also received the Legacy award at Universal Ballet Competition.
She has had the opportunity to travel to Peru and perform at the International Ballet Festival de Trujillo.
Since joining Ballet Pensacola in 2021, Olivia has danced featured roles such as Dew Drop in the Nutcracker, the Wicked Witch in the The Wizard of Oz, Madame Giry in Darren McIntyre’s The Phantom of the Opera, and Hermia in Darren McIntyre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
She was promoted to Leading Artist last season and is looking forward to her 3rd season with Ballet Pensacola.
“I dance because it is an escape from reality for me. I feel free, happy and it brings joy to each and every day. My favorite part is sharing dance with the world and bringing that joy to the people around me!”
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Happiness"
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Role Danced: The Dew Drop, The Nutcracker
Dream Role: Giselle
Favorite Choreographer: Jamey Leverett
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Giselle
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Greek Salad
Favorite Hobby: Walks with my dog/hiking
Fun Fact About Me: I like skateboarding and all sports!
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performance: A sense of freedom/escape from reality.