Olivia Lou is a Jacksonville, Florida native who received her pre-professional dance training from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (high school). She graduated from Jacksonville University’s BFA dance program in 2011, where she had the opportunity to perform works by Jennifer Muller, David Parsons, Také Ueyama, Adrienne Clancy, and Christian Von Howard. Olivia has toured nationally and internationally as a company member with Jennifer Muller/The Works of New York City, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre of Florida, Clancy Works Dance Company of D.C. , and Company Danzante of Virginia. Her career also includes over fifteen years of teaching, choreographing, and writing and implementing curriculum for various styles and ages. In addition to her teaching and choreography career, Olivia travels nationally teaching master classes, is a guest choreographer for many studios and schools, and is a judge for dance competitions. She has lead dance departments as a Production Manager, Prop Manager, and an Assistant Director of the ADC dance company. Olivia is very excited to be joining DAL this year!