Olivia Payton started training with AGHDT in 2011. In 2014 she joined the pre-professional company, G2, and will forever cherish her 6 seasons spent dancing alongside the other talented student dancers. Throughout her time in G2 she has been privileged to dance with the company in productions such as The Casket Girls, Exodus, SUPERHERO, and The Violin Under the Bed, and Once Upon A Time. In the summer of 2018 Olivia attended Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive on a full scholarship. Olivia was the first recipient of the Florence Marie Hancock Memorial Scholarship in 2014 and is grateful to have received the scholarship again in 2019.
Olivia is currently working towards her degree in Business with Indiana University. She is thrilled to be dancing with the rest of the talented GHDT dancers and thanks Mr. Hancock for all of the opportunities she has received.