"To dance is to be free..." Olivia
"If you're looking for quality dance instruction and dance classes or choreography with creativity and style Olivia Gale is a perfect choice...On Stage Dance Studios can also provide access to a network of professional dance instructors, dancers and choreographers with a broad range of experience and credible credentials..." On Stage Studios serves Greater Orlando and Winter Park, FL.
Owner and Artistic Director
Olivia Gale has been a dance teacher and choreographer for over thirty years. She received a BA from Florida State University where she studied both Theater and Dance, and became a member of Dance Masters of America in 1983. She has produced, directed and choreographed for colleges and private and public schools as well as professional productions. Her students have ranged in age from three to adult and in technical level from beginning to professional. Some of her students have gone on to become teachers themselves as well as professional performers and choreographers joining the ranks of such professional associations as Actors Equity and The Screen Actors Guild.
The gift of teaching is to be able to guide someone else along the path to their own dreams... to inspire them and give them the confidence to be all they can be...to give them the skills to express all of who they are and share their light with the world...that is the gift that my teachers gave to me and my sincerest desire has been to pass it on." Olivia Gale
"The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 Pick"
"We are proud to announce that Olivia Gale and The Zebra Room has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 Pick on the Wedding Channel."
Olivia and The Zebra Room Ballroom Dance Studio has made the 2011 HOT LIST. The Hot List is made up of wedding professionals that received the top reviews on www.momentville.com in their respective categories/locations in the past year. Click this link to read the press release www.vendors.momentville.com/hot_list
"Quotes About Olivia's Work"
"Soul in Motion is how I would describe the choreographic magic style of Ms Olivia Gale. Rarely have I witnessed such diversity in one choreographer, either Jazz, Ballroom or Modern. Olivia has the uncanny talent to bring to fore a perfect marriage of song, emotion and movement to every piece of work she produces...It was always a joy to work with such an artist." ---Bruce Marshall, Brujodada Productions and Marshall Arts.
"I have observed Olivia at work in dance class and was amazed at the talent she possesses. Not only talent for dancing, but her ability to get along with so many diverse personalities. I have worked with her on many productions for our annual Florida Forest Festival. The Festival Junior Miss Program stresses excellence in high school seniors. As choreographer, year after year Olivia has outdone herself in preparing the routines and teaching them to the participations, many of which have never had any dance instruction." Cherry Goodman, Taylor County Chamber of Commerce
"I have had numerous opportunities to witness Ms Gale's talent as a set designer and choreographer. She has an incredible ability to bring the stage to life...the bottom line, always expect excitement and class when Olivia Gale's name is listed in the credits." ---Carmen Cummings-Martin, WCTV.
"We have always been delighted with Ms. Gale's work. Her choreography comes straight from the heart, telling a story with every breath. Not only does she bring solid technical training to her dancing, she also brings true passion for what she creates. She is a proven professional in every sense, a versatile and accomplished choreographer and one of the most expressive and captivating performers I've had the pleasure of working with."---Trish Sie, InFusion Dance Productions
"The Junior Miss Program stresses excellence and Olivia fits that description. She choreographs the physical fitness, opening number and poise and appearance segments of our show. We have on several occasions, won awards and acclaims for our program from the State Junior Miss. Several times we have been told the the routines we use are professional and very well taught. " ---Mary Sellars, Chairperson, Florida Forest Festival
"It was obvious Olivia had the same philosophy as The Parke House Academy...'that every student will have the opportunity to work to his/her highest ability'...everyone is challenged and encouraged to do their best. Throughout the year it is easy to see the students flourish and gain confidence when she is instructing them in the various styles of dance. Olivia has great patience with her students which I feel allows them to try new directions without the fear of failure. She herself is constantly trying new things in life and is well rounded in the arts. This comes through to her students..." Renee Dietzel, Director, The Parke House Academy
"I spent seven months beginning last January (2004) on the Disney College Program. I have now returned to my home state of Colorado to finish getting my degree in Musical Theatre. I want to sincerely let you know how special your dance classes were to me. I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon your fantastic teaching. Your classes gave me the courage and freedom to dance like I never have before." Rachael Miller, former student.
"You're the woman who dressed me in black patent leather tap shoes and a silver sequined vest and unleashed me onto the limitless stage of dance. I've been dancing in one way or another ever since. My treasured dance pictures are a testament to the work I poured into something you introduced me to. We both found out at a young enough age that dancing can set you free in a way other forms of performing can't. You helped make me a triple threat... that is incredible and has only enhanced the level of my abilities." David Carlton A triple threat indeed...David was an actor, singer, dancer as well as a creative choreographer who performed in musical theater, theater, film, commercials and print ads. He was a member of Actors Equity.
"Lisa would like to thank her teacher Olivia Gale for teaching her the most important
thing in life...to work hard to achieve your goals and reach for the stars!"
Lisa Arrowood owner of Taylor Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Dance
Formerly The Dance Workshop
It's the supreme art of
the teacher to awaken joy in creative
"Farewell to a Friend"
Fernando Bujones March 9, 1955 - November 10, 2005
Photo: Andrew Terzes
Fernando Bujones, international dance icon and Artistic Director of Orlando Ballet, passed away Thursday morning, November 10th, 2005. This is a devastating loss to the dance world, but an even greater loss to all those who knew the man. Fernando's passion and energy were contagious. He inspired all those around him to be better than they ever imagined they could be, to reach beyond self imposed limitations. He gave them permission to fly, to let go and reach for the stars. His warmth and generosity of spirit endeared him to everyone who knew him. This is a man who got it right. He understood that by treating those in his world with respect and acknowledging the value of each person's unique gifts, the whole would become greater than the sum of it's parts. He understood that by contributing to and applauding each person's success, our own success is not diminished, but magnified a hundred fold. That is the foundation and premise that he built Orlando Ballet upon, a company that would be a reflection of the passion, spirit and vision of a great artist, a great leader, a great man. That is the foundation and premise that he lived his life by as well. He gave freely of his knowledge and his artistry, but his greatest gift was the gift of himself. I was privileged and honored be able to chronicle and share with the world through my writing what I saw unfold over the past five years of Fernando's journey with Orlando Ballet, and to serve Fernando as his personal representative for two and a half of those years, but my greatest honor and truest blessing was to have him as a friend.
"Fernando came to Orlando Ballet and took an average local company and made it into a world-class organization. He was an exceptional gift to the world of dance - not only as a performer but with the legacy he leaves." ...Immediate Past President of Orlando Ballet Tricia Earl
"Bujones, one of the finest male dancers of the 20th Century, leaves behind a legacy of international accomplishment in performance, choreography and teaching in addition to a world-class ballet company." www.orlandoballet.org
"The Extraordinary Journey of Fernando Bujones" is definitely a labor of love...Fernando was not only an incredible dancer and teacher but one of the most amazing human beings I've ever met. That is why I choose to write about him. I felt that his was a story that must be shared with the world. This is the same kind of motivation that Israel Rodriguez had to create his chronicle in film of Fernando the artist and the man...This is a film not to be missed...
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel Movie critic wrote in his article reviewing the film..."Israel Rodriguez's The Extraordinary Journey of Fernando Bujones uses generous samples of the dancing of the late Orlando Ballet artistic director and interviews with his peers to remind us how special Bujones was. Landing Malcolm McDowell (who starred in Robert Altman's ballet film The Company) to give the film its triumphant narration, scoring interviews with those who raised Bujones, taught him dance, were inspired by him and loved him, Rodriguez has made a film that will open the eyes of those who didn't realize the giant who lived and worked in our midst."
And now Fernando's long awaited autobiography in now available. To order your copy send check or money order to: Bujones Book - 5243 NW 94th Doral Place, Doral FL 33178 or call 305-471-0511
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BA Florida State University (Theater and Dance)
A Member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. in 1983
DANCE INSTRUCTION, DANCE CLASSES AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Credits in North Florida, Central Florida
and the Greater Orlando Area
"Private, Semi-Private and Group Dance Lessons taught by Olivia Gale at the Following Dance Studio Spaces..."
The Zebra Room
Olivia Gale / Manager
2609 Gowen St, Orlando, Florida
(At the intersection of Michigan & Bumby, turn onto Gowen Street, located on the Right next to A Child's Place Day Care Center)
The Zebra Room has been nominated as one of the Orlando area's top businesses in the Best of the WESH 2/ CW18 A-List Contest.
"The Zebra Room is the best studio I've danced at ever! Olivia is the greatest teacher - she made my ballroom lessons fun, challenging, and exciting! She tailored each lesson accordingly and encouraged me to do my best. The studio itself is so cute and welcoming - a great place for beginner or advanced dancers alike. I wish I was still living in Florida, because I would still be taking lessons with Olivia. I have yet to find a studio in the North East that gave me the same comfort and quality Olivia and The Zebra Room gave me." Debbie Lutz
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, Salsa...Group and Private Lessons, Wedding Couples getting ready for their big day with custom choreography for their first dance or just for fun...Entertainment for Conventions, and Events as well as Studio Space for Teachers and Amateur dancers...
Orlando Ballet School
Fernando Bujones Orlando Ballet Artistic Director 2000-2005
Robert Hill/ Artistic Director
Fernando Bujones / Former Artistic Director
Dierdre Miles Burger / Director Orlando Ballet School
"Accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools"
Orlando Ballet wins "Best School" at National Competition "Youth International Grand Prix"
CENTRAL LOCATION: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
1111 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 4,
Orlando, Florida 32804
Telephone: Office: 407-426-1733 ext. 11
SOUTH LOCATION: 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. - Suite 28 (In The Marketplace)
Orlando, Fl 32803
NORTH LOCATION: 1811 West State Road 434 (In The Longwood Village)
Longwood, Fl 32750
Olivia Gale teaches pre-school dance classes at the Early Childhood Learning Center at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando (Voted Best Pre-Schools)
851 N Maitland Av, Maitland, FL 32751
Contact Jodi Alter at the ECLC for enrollment informaiton
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P O Box 1453, Winter Park, Fl 32790
2609 Gowen Street, Orlando, FL 32806
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