2019 Winner of the Leo and Vivian Dance Scholarship

Olivia Schotte is the winner of the 2019 Leo and Vivian Dance Scholarship. Olivia began dancing at the young age of 2 in parent and tot classes and has been dancing ever since. She has trained in a variety of dance disciplines including but not limited to ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, hot hop, acrobatic, and aeiral. Ballet has been a major component in her training, in 2019 she completed her Intermediate Cocchetti exam. Olivia believes in being versatile.

Olivia teaches dance at Dancefusion Academy of Dance and volunteers at senior’s centres and lead them in dance activities. For the past 5 years she has volunteered at Terrell Edwards performances at Festival Place.

Olivia is looking to further her dance career at the Intensive Training Program at Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. She plans on auditioning for dance positions in the area or abroad. She knows that a career in dance will be hard and take dedication.

“Dance isn’t a part of my life; dance is the foundation upon which I have built my life thus far” ~ Olivia