Olivia Venable
Olivia Venable, winner of the title “Miss Petite Ultimate Dance” Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance National Competition 2011.

Meet Olivia Venable

Eight-year-old Olivia Venable, of Elgin, started dancing with Dixon Dance Academy when she was just 3 years old at the Centre of Elgin studio. She is currently a 3rd grader at Lincoln Elementary, whose hobbies range from gymnastics to playing drums. Most of all, however, her passion is dance! Although Olivia has a very intense practice schedule, she still manages to excel in her schoolwork and finds many exciting performance opportunities in which to participate. In her free time, Olivia enjoys attending professional productions of musicals and ballets. Her heart lies in lyrical and in ballet and she can often be found competing her talents in both regional and national dance competitions.

In March of 2011, Olivia competed in the Cathy Roe Regional Dance Competition at Elgin Community College. She was awarded the title of “Regional Miss Petite 1st Runner Up, Soloist”. She was also invited to perform in the Dance Spectacular at the Cathy Roe National Dance Competition as a V.I.P dancer, where she performed in the opening number with over fifty other advanced dancers chosen from across the country. At the national competition in June, she won the title of “Miss Petite Ultimate Dance”, was the youngest to perform in the Dance Spectacular, and was even awarded a scholarship to a ballet master class.

Olivia has also placed 1st high score solo at regional and national competitions such as Celebration Talent and Dancemakers. This year alone, Olivia has achieved a total of $450.00 in dance awards and plans to save this money as part of her college fund.

One of Olivia’s many dreams is to become a professional ballerina. She aspires to continue challenging herself in the dance world. She hopes to push herself to gain the best technique and experiences possible. Olivia can be found here on Dixon Dance Academy’s Jr. Jazz Team, and is frequently rehearsing various solos for competition and performance. Keep an eye out for her this year! Way to go Olivia!

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