Olivia Holland

Dancer

Olivia Holland

Olivia was born in London and raised in Bath. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and completed her training at Elmhurst School for Dance. She joined Royal Ballet of Flanders before moving to Northern Ballet in 2012.

Learn more about Olivia

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in London, then I was raised in Saltford near Bath where I spent most of my childhood as well as at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond.

At what age did you start dancing?

8 years old.

Where did you train?

I began studying ballet in Bath at a local dance school called Dorothy Coleborn, where I took tap, jazz and modern classes too. I also started classes at Royal Ballet junior associates, before joining the Royal Ballet Ballet School at aged 11 and completing my last two years of training at Elmhurst School for Dance.

Previous companies 

Royal Ballet of Flanders.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I enjoy touring and performing in different places.

What is your favourite book?

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

Anything from M&S! Comes in handy on tour.

How do you like to relax?

I like to paint and draw as well as sit down to a good film or spend time with my friends and family.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

I’m interested in artistic yet ‘business’ careers like graphic design. I’d also like to get into illustration.

Olivia is sponsored by James Hare Limited.