Raised in Davis, California, Olivia Stroud began her dance training at the age of 12 at the Davis Arts Center with the Hanneke Lohse & Co. Ballet. Stroud continued her dance education at The School of the Sacramento Ballet where she was exposed to tap and contemporary dance in addition to her ballet training. She was awarded a scholarship for the Joffrey Ballet School summer intensive in 2015 and was accepted for consecutive years into the school’s trainee program. Currently, Stroud is attending the University of California, Irvine and is pursuing a Dance B.F.A. with a specialization in performance.