Olivia Jacobus


Joined KCB in 2022

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Olivia Jacobus discovered her love for ballet at age 9, training with Romy and Zippora Karz of New York City Ballet, and continues to work with them today, professionally. At age 15, Ms. Jacobus was accepted into Colburn Dance Academy’s pre-professional program in downtown Los Angeles where she performed works from George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, including Valse Fantasie, The Four Temperaments, Sleeping Beauty, Who Cares?, and Antique Epigraphs. In 2020, she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division where she spent two years performing works such as Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast, Divertimento No. 15, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, alongside the company.

Ms. Jacobus is excited to return to Kansas City Ballet for a second season, ready to work and grow alongside the company. Some of her favorite moments from the 22/23 season were the classical challenges of Devon Carney’s Giselle, the creative process that came with dancing a brand new production of Cinderella, and learning iconic works like Cacti, Petite Mort, and Sandpaper Ballet.

Ms. Jacobus attends online college as she works towards a degree in business, and in her little spare time, she has enjoyed reading, baking, photography, video editing, and creating ballet-themed social media content that resonates.

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