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 in the Nutcracker and Cinderella.
Olivia was a contestant on season 13 of So You Think You Can Dance, where she was invited to the Academy. She has won numerous awards at Youth America Grand Prix in both classical and contemporary ballet. She was awarded the Grand Prix Award at YAGP in 2019 and participated in the final round. In 2020 Olivia was awarded 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. She has attended summer programs and scholarship visits with San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, The Rock School and Indiana Ballet Conservatory.
“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.