Olivia Arendt

Born in Queens, NY, Olivia began her dance training at the age of three studying ballet and jazz at a local studio. At the age of fifteen, she was invited by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to become a ballet concentration in their high school program which she graduated from in 2014. Olivia then went on to earn her BFA from SUNY Purchase, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While at Purchase she performed works by George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, among many others, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Senior for Dance Award. Also during this time Olivia was selected to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she studied with and performed works by Dam Van Huynh and Iratxe Ansa. Olivia has also attended Springboard X Iconic Women and the Chautauqua Institution Ballet Intensives, among others. Olivia is thrilled to be joining EDge for their 2019 season.