Olivia Kleynhans

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City: 
Toronto
Province/Territory: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada
Type: 
Choreographer
Dancer
Teacher
Dance Styles: 
Ballet
Contemporary
Creative Movement
Jazz
Lyrical / Musical Theatre
Modern
Pointe
School: 
No
Exams offered?: 
No
Scholarship offered?: 
No
Degree or Diploma offered?: 
No
Bio: 

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Olivia started competitive dancing at age 8. A year later she was accepted into the National Ballet School of Canada’s full time training program. She went on to be trained by Allain Lupien at Canadian Dance Company until she was 13 years old, competing internationally in Riesa Germany, on the

Canadian National Dance Team, as well as performing in shows for Mary Kay and winning titles such as 1st place overall at both Regional and National Showstoppers.

 

At age 14, Olivia was invited by Adrienne Dellas Thornton the current Artistic Director of the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C and founder of Universal Ballet in Seoul to train privately with her in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After a year of intensive Vaganova ballet training she was accepted into The Kirov Academy of Ballet on scholarship during which she was apart of the Kennedy Centre Master Class series where she took company class with the Mariinsky Ballet, as well as was featured in an exhibition on Edgar Degas for the Smithsonian Mueseum.

 

During Olivia’s ballet career she performed leading roles in Giselle, La Bayadere, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Cinderella, and had the opportunity to work with Nadia Veselova Tencer (stars of the 21st Century Ballet), Melanie Hamrick (American Ballet Threate), Debbie Allen (Debbie Allen Dance Academy), Edward Ellison (Ellison Ballet), Sandy Carlino (Pennsylvania Regional Ballet) and Sandra Balestracci (Eastern Virginia School of the Performing Arts).

 

 

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