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Olivia Reed

Olivia Reed (B.M. Musical Theatre, The Catholic University of America) is enthusiastic about being a faculty member at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute! Having developed a successful career as a professional actor, teaching artist, and educator in the DMV and New York areas, Olivia is excited to create a home base with the Lee Strasberg Institute.

With a strong background in all three disciplines of singing, dancing, and acting Olivia is trained in Ballet, Theatre Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern, and Jazz. Vocally, Olivia is a legit Soprano and has studied withDoug Bowles in DC and Sara Ford in NYC. While in undergrad, she studied Meisner, Alexander, Linklater, Viewpoints, and Stanislavski techniques. Before joining The Lee Strasberg Institute, Olivia was on faulty at Catholic University teaching Tap and Theater Dance. In addition to being a higher education lecturer, she is a teaching artist and faculty member at a private performing arts studio on Long Island. Olivia offers private/small group lessons to students of all ages as well!

One of the beauties of being a teaching artist is that Olivia can bring what she is learning and experiencing in real-time as a performer to her students. That way, the perspective is always fresh and the information accurate for what the business is currently seeking. Select credits credits include: Broadway: Monty Python’s Spamalot; International Tour: Dreamgirls; National Tour: Mamma Mia!; Select Regional Theater: She Loves Me, Freaky Friday, West Side Story (Signature Theater); Miss You Like Hell, Singin’ In The Rain (Olney Theatre Centre); Evita (MSMT). Commercial: Fidelity, Washington Nationals Baseball.

It brings Olivia immense joy to pursue both careers as a performer and educator, and deepen her commitment to creating art, and sharing stories. More than anything, Olivia is passionate about helping students cultivate their abilities to create art and find security in their skill set. By establishing strong technical skills, memorization techniques, mental and physical preparedness, and discipline, Olivia believes that no matter what field her students may find themselves in they can instantly recall the discipline that it takes to master new skills. The theater and film industries are multi-faceted, and Olivia believes her students should be as well. It’s a privilege to create with her students every week.