By Kaylee M. King
DONALDSON, IN – Olivia Green, the daughter of Andy Green and Shari Kreft, recently signed her Letter of Intent to continue her dance career at Ancilla College.
Green has been in organized dance since she was two, when she performed in her first recital with her arms crossed and not performing the routine that she actually knew very well. She has advanced from that time to now doing solos, duets, trios, and group dances with competitive dance teams. Her dance journey has taken her through different studios/gyms throughout her career. She spent her first years at Debra Collier’s School of Dance where she was a part of the Class Act Dance Troupe. Then, her freshman year, Green made the decision to transition to the hip hop dance team at Midwest Extreme. At the end of her first year on that team, she had been introduced to Astound Dance Academy, which at the time was a new studio coming to her town. So the next fall, she decided to try doing both Midwest and Astound where she was able to continue being a part of the competitive hip hop team and continue back into dance.
Green has traveled to many dance conventions including CNADM, DMI, and Adrenaline where she has learned from numerous choreographers including Kathryn Mccormick from the movie Step Up Revolution. She has received several awards in dance including Gold’s, High Gold’s, and even Platinum’s on her solos, duets, and group dances and has even received jackets while on the hip hop team at a National Championship.
Green recently earned the position of teacher’s assistant under Miss Alex at her current studio, Astound Performance Company. While attending Warsaw Community High School, Green has been a part of the dance curriculum which has helped her advance her dancing and performance skills.
“The Ancilla College Dance Team is excited to welcome Olivia to our new program,” said Head Dance Coach Mewsette Cartwright. “Olivia brings with her a well-rounded dance training background and a passion for dance that will be a great addition to our team.”
As Olivia takes the next step in her dance career by joining the Ancilla College Dance Team, she will plan to major in Elementary Education and continue to build her dance skills.