Updated: Jun 13
The Woman of The Zebra Room.
Olivia owned and operated her own dance and performing arts studio, located just outside of Tallahassee, for 19 years . She established her business there after graduating from Florida State University where she majored in both theater and dance. FSU was where her love affair with Ballroom dancing began when she took a class and proceeded to assist the instructor teaching it. After making the move to Orlando, she created On Stage Studios and Raven's Wing Entertainment Company in 1995. Her first professional gig in O Town was dancing the Tango at Cafe Tu Tu Tango on I-Drive. With various dance partners she has performed at events featuring bands such as Johnny Cool and the Mobster Swing Band and Michael Andrew and Swingerhead. Although choreography and dance in it's many forms has been a primary focus of Olivia's work and interest, she is also an actor, an artist, a writer and a poet. She has performed professionally for commercials, television, special events, conventions and theater. Her writing has been published nationally in Focus In, Dancer, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher Magazines. In November of 2000, her article about ballet legend Fernando Bujones was featured as a cover story for Dance Teacher Magazine, then In May of 2003, another article about Bujones and Orlando Ballet "With a Passion for Dance and a Vision of Excellence" was featured as the cover for Dancer Magazine. During her time in Orlando, she has built a network of multi-talented entertainers whom she books for conventions, events, video and film engagements through Raven's Wing Entertainment Company, a division of Stage Studios LLC. Olivia has been a master jazz teacher and choreographer for Orlando Ballet's prestigious summer intensive program since 2002. She is very pleased to have the opportunity to manage "The Zebra Room" for her good friend Trish, while she is off to "Tinsel Town" to follow the yellow brick road to fame and fortune. We'll be watching Trish and the Snark-a-Snoops on the big and little screen sometime soon we're sure. In the meantime, Olivia is here to make sure The Zebra Room is humming along without a hitch, and providing the teachers and students with a simply fabulous place to dance their hearts out. You can check out more about Olivia and her escapades @ www.onstage-studios.com or contact her at TheZebraRoom@aol.com.