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I'm Olivia (she/her), a Filipina American theatre maker, actor, and musician. Since 2004, I've performed on many stages throughout the country, including many of the theaters in Dallas -- Ft. Worth where I lived most of my career. Some of my favorite on-stage memories are playing a two-year long run of Avenue Q (over 250 performances), making my Off-Broadway debut (at PTC Performance Space for NYMF), and being one of 3 puppeteers operating a 15 foot tall abominable snowman (I was the best Right Arm in the show). 

While creating and performing has always been my calling, teaching is one of my passions. For more than 15 years, I've taught classes, workshops, and private lessons in music and acting, for adults and children. I also began coaching and teaching from my own studio in 2013. 

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and/or eating, going on camping adventures, winning board game nights, and watching stand up comedy. I believe in the healing power of karaoke. I was once a professional escape room designer. In my lifetime, I've caused 2 people -- on 2 different occasions -- to literally pass out from laughing. It's fine, they were only unconscious for a few seconds.

I currently live in Miami with my husband, Jeff, and our Italian mastiff, Enzo.

 

photo by the talented Cam Frontain

Im the little tapper on the far right. Always ready to work, always a flair for the dramatic. 

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commercial voiceover demo:

VO DemoOlivia de Guzman
00:00 / 01:04

clips from previous on-camera projects:

Clip from Hedda Gabler. Dir. Blake Hackler

Clip from Hackers. Dir. Rob McCollum

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Dallas-Ft. Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards

Outstanding Design or Creative Contribution

Olivia de Guzman & Justin Locklear, Original Music

Doom McCoy & The Death Nugget, Ochre House Theater

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast

Avenue Q, Theatre Three

"[De Guzman’s] performance is haunting and heartbreaking. As the patient, she pulls the audience down the uncomfortable path almost as if directly speaking for Kane." 

Kris Noteboom, TheaterJones, on Olivia as The Patient in 4.48 Psychosis

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I am an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in the Department of Theatre at Florida International University in Miami. 

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Over 15 years teaching, other places at which I've worked with students include:

  • Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts: acting

  • KD Conservatory, College of Film & Dramatic Arts: musical theatre showcase, acting, voice, singing technique, acting the song, music theory

  • Dallas Theater Center: adult acting program, summer stage acting for children, summer stage musical theatre for teens and children

  • Public Works Dallas: theatre after--school programs

  • The Music Academy: private lessons in voice & piano ages 5 - 65, musical theatre program, garage band program

  • and others

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That's my dog, Enzo, and me. We'd love to hear from you.

Thank you.

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