Olivia Brookes (she/her) is a dance artist from the Atlanta metropolitan area. Brookes trained at Sugarloaf Performing Arts in Suwanee, GA and deepened her training as a dance major at Point Park University. Her training consists of various styles, such as ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and African. She has had the opportunity to perform works by various renowned choreographers, including Hope Boykin, Justin Peck, Jessica Lang, Paul Taylor, Martha Nichols, Stephanie Pizzo, and Rocker Verastique. Additionally, Brookes was an ensemble member and featured artist in Detroit Opera's Ainadamar (2023) and an ensemble member in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar (2022). She was an apprentice with Eisenhower Dance Detroit under the direction of Stephanie Pizzo from 2022-2023.
Brookes’s choreographic style blends the fluidity and airiness of her prominent ballet background with the groove and grounded nature of contemporary and hip hop. She is heavily inspired by music and values musicality, which can be seen in her choreography. Through her art, she works to inspire dancers to embrace their individuality to unlock their potential. Brookes hopes to help dancers cultivate an inner faith, allowing for self-worth, discovery, and freedom to thrive.