Olivia was born and raised in New Zealand to an Irish family. She started competitive Irish dancing at age 5, where she quite literally stumbled upon her love of performance. She competed internationally through her youth and adolescence, winning a world medal in Ireland at the age of 16.
Prior to NIDA, Olivia started studying a Bachelor of Communications, and worked as a radio journalist, hosting and producing a weekly news show. This alternative form of storytelling fed her fervent interest in the exploration of humanity and justice.
During her time at NIDA, Olivia has continued cultivating a sense of artistry and direction. Olivia feels passionate about bringing queer representation to life whilst challenging stereotypical narratives on stage and screen.
Roles played at NIDA
Goldilocks - Sweeney
LOVE - Tanya
The Women - Nancy
The Way of The World - Lady Wishfort
Chekhov - Olga
Richard II - Queen
Antigone - Antigone
Showreel written and directed by Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes