Banbury dance student accepted for full-time place at performing arts school in London

A Banbury dance student has been accepted for a full-time place at a performing arts school in London.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:14 pm
Olivia Quick, who is currently a student at the Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts in Banbury, has received a place at performing arts school in London (photo from the Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts)

Olivia Quick, a student from Banbury who attends the Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts, has successfully gained a place into a professional musical theatre college in London called the Redbridge Drama and Dance Centre.

Olivia, aged 15, who is off to London in September, said: “I am so happy! I really wanted to receive professional training, and I’m going too!

"It is daunting to be spending majority of my time in London in a new centre with new people, but I am ready and raring to learn and build on what I have learnt from DBATA. I will miss Danielle and the school, but will be back to hopefully, make Danielle proud.”

Olivia, who is from King's Sutton, currently attends school at Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney. She has taken part in many shows, productions and competitions around the country.

Her dance teacher, Danielle Buick, said: "I am so incredibly proud of her. Olivia is the first student I have had who has successfully gained a place at a professional college in London.

"I have taught Olivia since she was really small and it’s so rewarding to see her get this incredible opportunity. I want to wish her the very best for the future, and I will support her every step of the way.

"The training Olivia is going to get is top class, she will be taught by the very best in the industry, this will help her gain contacts for future opportunities."

Olivias mum, Lynne Quick, said: “I am extremely proud of Olivia. She has worked hard, been dedicated and received outstanding teaching with DBATA, which has given her the foundations to pursue a career in the arts.

"She is very dedicated and committed girl, whilst having great regard for others. I know she will follow her dreams.”