Olivia Mahood – 2015

Olivia attended Kerikeri High School. While there she participated in SGCNZ’s University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in the Northland region with a scene from Othello between Desdemona and Emilia, playing Desdemona.

Prior to applying for Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School, Olivia was an active and valued member of the Long Cloud Youth Theatre in Wellington for two years. She successfully auditioned for Toi Whakaari, beginning her training there in 2013. Through her training at Toi, she has discovered her abilities on screen and has great potential in that medium.

Olivia is currently overseas on secondment in LA and NYC taking classes with Joan Scheckel and Donna Morong, building her screen acting craft and planning a career that will find her back in LA working as an actor in the future.