celebrating 60 years of dance

Olivia Gard

Dance Teacher

Advanced 1 Cecchetti, DanceStep Level 4 First Aid Level 2. Currently studying a Diploma of Elite Dance (Patricks School of the Arts).

Olivia Gard is a passionate and determined dancer with a lifelong dream of becoming a professional dancer and choreographer. Throughout her dance training, Olivia has diligently honed her skills and gained valuable experience. Her talent and hard work have been recognized with annual scholarships and perpetual trophies from Peninsula School of Dance’s choreographic competitions.

Olivia has been a dedicated member of the PSD teaching team for a number of years and first starting helping out in classes at the tender age of 10! She has always loved supporting other students to develop their skills and love of dance.

Eager to grow and improve, Olivia has embraced various opportunities, including performances in Jason Coleman’s Humanimals from 2016 to 2020, the Victorian Dance Festival Showcase from 2015 to 2022, and leading roles in Spark Productions’ Victorian Tour. She has excelled in Cecchetti ballet and ATOD Tap examinations, consistently earning honors and distinctions. In 2021, Olivia achieved a perfect raw score of 300/300 for contemporary and 286/300 for jazz in VCE VET Dance and was invited to audition for the prestigious Top Class. 

Currently studying a Diploma of Elite Dance at Patricks Studio of the Arts, Olivia has already been employed to perform professionally in a variety of corporate settings. She has a deep love for choreography and finds immense joy in working with PSD students. Olivia’s determination, passion, and talent continue to drive her towards fulfilling her dreams in the world of dance and choreography.