Olivia Yoch began dancing in her native town of Richmond, Virginia. She was a trainee with the Richmond Ballet, performed with the Butler Ballet at Butler University, and spent last season as a member of Tulsa Ballet II. Her repertory includes Principal and Soloist roles in Coppélia, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero, and Ma Cong’s Match Point. She also performed Ma Cong’s choreography in Tulsa Opera’s production of Aïda. In 2012, she received a Performance Award from the Butler Ballet. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a B.A. in English Literature.