Olive was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland and moved to Zurich at the age of 17, to enroll in the professional dance program at “Tanz- Theater Schule”. Two years later, Olive followed her dream to become a working dancer in New York City and moved to the “Big apple”.
In NYC, Olive worked for different modern dance companies, performed in shows with Tina Turner, Ricky Martin and at the MTV Music Awards amongst many other gigs. Living in New York, Olive had the opportunity to study dance, yoga and acting from the best teachers in the world and she still loves to be a student and learn from others and believes in “ teacher follow teachers”.
Olive successfully completed the 200 hours YogaWorks teacher training in 2006 with Annie Carpenter, and +300 in 2013. In 1998, she graduated from the two year professional acting program at William Esper Studio with Terry Knickerbocker. Olive has taught Vinyasa yoga at Airyoga, Planetyoga, Holmes Place and Arena 225 from 2004 - 2008. In 2008 Olive decided to open her own studio; Yogalives”enjoy the flow”. Olive has over 15 years of teaching experience and a yoga practice that stretches over 23 years. She’s the director of the Yogalives teacher trainings since 2011.