The Place to SOAR periodically features young people starting their journey of soaring into their destiny and walking in their purpose – the very reason they are on the planet. The first to be featured is my daughter, Olivia Russell, a senior Musical Theatre major at Howard University. Over the years I have watched this young lady grow into her gifts and talent and I am a very proud mama!
Olivia Russell: One Classy Lady
Olivia Russell was born in Trenton, NJ on July 8th 1992. She grew up in a household with her mother, Anita, and sister, Hillary. From a very young age, Olivia displayed characteristics of a thespian and a promising future on the stage. Frequently, she would find herself choreographing dances, writing songs, and short stories in her spare time. She was active in the local theatre community, acting in several of Mill Hill Playhouse productions, as well as writing her own plays and performing in the Trenton Children’s Chorus. All throughout her teenage years she attended the Professional Center for The Arts where she was enrolled full time in their Senior Company, taking classes than ran the gamut from Pointe to Musical Theatre. Continue reading