"An intoxicating lead."
Sunday Herald Sun
Newcastle-born Olivia Bell competed in the Prix de Lausanne competition and won a scholarship to the Paris Opéra Ballet School, where she graduated in 1995. Joining The Australian Ballet the same year, Olivia would go on to dance some of The Australian Ballet's most coveted lead roles, hailed variously as 'imperious and sinuous', 'truly exquisite', and for her 'cool, sensitive precision'. In 1996 she was awarded a Khitercs Foundation scholarship, enabling her to study abroad. Olivia's acclaimed performances in everything from the most classical of ballets to contemporary pieces have shown her great versatility. A career highlight was her debut in the title role of Manon in 2008. Olivia was promoted to principal artist in 2007.
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Olivia took time out to travel and see the world in 1997, rejoining the company in 1999.