Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2017; alum of the Joffrey Academy of Dance
Olivia Duryea was born and raised in Haslett, Michigan. She received her early training at the Happendance School under the direction of Diane Newman and Patricia Villanueva and performed for several years with Capitol Ballet Theatre of Michigan under the direction of Gregory George. Accepted into the Joffrey Academy, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, in 2014, Duryea danced as a Trainee from 2014-2016. She was then invited to join the Joffrey Studio Company for the 2016-2017 season.
During her time with the Academy, Duryea performed in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Gerald Arpino’s Suite Saint-Saens, and George Balanchine’s Serenade. She also had the privilege to perform with the Joffrey’s main company in productions including Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker, and Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet.