Olivia started her Divine journey in 2016, and has been dancing since she was sixteen in all styles of dance. Having been a thespian in her hometown she made a journey to Seattle where she lost dance. She came back wanting to try something new having bounced back from a past life she not only found dance again but found Divine Movement. Never did she think she would find a place where she could blend both of her passions. Dance and Sensuality. Having moved to Seattle and never really feeling like she fit in, it’s nice to find a place she can call home. Now she’s in the Boudoir and Pole world and you can probably catch her slithering across the floor and hair tossing her way across the room.
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Why do you love Divine Movement?
I love that there is a community made up of feminine empowerment dedicated to catering to individual needs. There is such power and support of sisterhood through the freedom of dance, self love and expression. I love that no matter what is happening in life I have a place that I can walk into and feel taken care of and leaving with no worries, just a full and happy heart.
What do you consider your teaching style?
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion”- Martha Graham
I want all my students to find passion in their dance and have fun!
What music is on your Divine playlist right now?
Wow what isn’t?! Usually starts with some amazing Rock & Roll and melts into some emotional goodness. Some Faves are… Depeche Mode, Lana Del Rey, Portishead, The Weekend, David Bowie, INXS, Scorpions, Muse, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Niykee Heaton, Cardi B, Drake, G-Easy, Led Zeppelin, Chris Cornell, The Neighborhood, Daughter, Florence + The Machine, Rhianna, Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Mazzy Star, Deftones, Cigarettes After Sex, Jewel, Sade, Selena, the list is non-stop!
Homemade Mexican food especially… TACOS!
What is the farthest you have been from home?
When was the last time you cried?
I cry all the time, but this morning when I was watching a clip from a wedding, I’m such a crier at weddings.
Guilty Pleasure: ”Total Divas”. I love these wrestling chicks throw down while still looking hot!
Favorite Article of clothing to dance in?
I love coming to class in my dance apparel. Oversized sweaters, wraps, leggings/ shorts with leg warmers. Reminds me of my early days of dancing…and I love how I feel dancing it!
Its ok if you fall down and lose your spark, just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire”- Colette Werden
“if you stumble make it part of the dance”