Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance
Olivia Miller is a dancer who studies at The School of Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology during the day and DANCE! By Debra DiNote at night. Olivia has been dancing since the age of two and has studied many styles of dance. She has been a dancer for the Soul Arena Football League and has danced in Disney World four times. At her studio, she has won the GRAM Award Scholarship for Excellence in Dance, Brenda Pollock Memorial Scholarship for Leadership in Dance, and the Connie M. Bowman Memorial Scholarship for Dance Technique. Olivia was “Wendy” in her studio’s 2020 production of Peter Pan, as well as Princess Anna in the studio’s production of Once Upon a Jingle Bell. She has performed in DANCE!’s annual dance recitals since 2006. Also, she performs at many community services events with her studio. As a GCIT dance student, and member of the 1360 Dance Ensemble, she has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of formal and informal concerts. Olivia has performed a variety of works choregraphed by faculty, guest artists and students. In addition to the annual dance concerts, she is also heavily involved with the National Honor Society for Dance Arts at GCIT, volunteering for a variety of community service projects including the annual “Dancing for Humanity; I was Here” benefit performances and The Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention. Olivia hopes to keep dance with her throughout her life by taking college dance classes and being on a collegiate dance team. She has not made her choice on which college she wants to attend or exactly what her career will be, but Olivia does know she wants to pursue a career in the biochemistry field.