Olivia McDermott
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Personal Statement

Olivia began acting when she was four years old, following in her sister's footsteps by attending Stagecoach Performing Arts. With a love for acting, singing and dancing, Olivia aspires to a career as an actress in films and theatre. Keen to develop her experience, Olivia has worked on the production of multiple short films, two of which have been screened at an international film festival. In 2021, Olivia took a lead role in a low-budget independent feature film, Optics. These experiences have provided Olivia with acting challenges that have expanded her range and exposed her to the mechanics of making a film. Olivia is also confident performing in-front of a live audience, and has greatly enjoyed participating in various shows at the New Theatre in Oxford.

Training

  • 2014-Present: Stagecoach Performing Arts

  • 2019-2021: Mini Professionals Dance Academy - Contemporary Dance

  • 2017-18: Amanda Alder Dance Academy - Ballet and Tap

  • 2013-14: Amanda Alder Dance Academy - Ballet

Credits

Film

Theatre

  • 2022: Dancer and Vocalist, THE PROM (Shaftesbury Theatre London)

  • 2020: Extra, LA BOHEME (New Theatre Oxford)

  • 2015: Dancer, LOOKING FOR ELVIS (New Theatre Oxford)

Other Live Performance

  • 2019: Danced in pre-parade and sang outside Castle at Disneyland Paris (with Stagecoach Performing Arts)

Achievements

  • 2020: THE CHRYSALIS CHILDREN included in the Top 40 Official Selection of the Quarantine International Film Festival 2nd Round and nominated for 'Most Creative'

  • 2020: CHOPANOC INVESTIGATORS AND THE CRYSTAL OF LIFE included in the Top 40 Official Selection of the Quarantine International Film Festival 1st Round

  • 2019: Won Cartoon Network 'Apple and Onion Wicked Slice' dance competition

  • 2018: Participated in Stagecoach Performing Arts’ Beauty and the Beast show which was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest number of simultaneous shows

  • 2018: Passed with Merit Ballet and Tap Grade 1