Commercial Queen Olivia Wong Talks Hula Hooping, Dream Journaling, and Her Love for Parris Goebel
With a combination of hard-hitting fierceness and feminine sass, L.A.-based commercial dancer Olivia Wong makes even the most intricate choreography look like second nature. Originally from New Orleans, LA, Wong moved to the West Coast to pursue a career in dance, and has since performed with J Balvin at Lollapalooza Music Festival and Becky G at the Latin American Music Awards, in addition to being a featured dancer in Justin Bieber’s “That’s What Love Is” visual album video. This spring, she graduated with a BFA in commercial dance and a concentration in acting from Hussian College, formerly the Studio School Los Angeles.
Do you have any favorite quotes or mantras?
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” —Confucius
What do you love most about dance?
It has led me through the journey of self love and discovery.
What gets you through a long rehearsal or performance?
Giving and receiving good energy with those around me.
What’s something no one knows about you?
I used to compete in hula hoop contests in grade school.
Who would play you in a movie?
Wong in Justin Bieber’s “That’s What Love Is” music video (Taylor Randall, courtesy Wong)
Have you had any embarrassing moments onstage? What happened?
During the finale of J Balvin’s Lollapalooza set, my inflatable costume began rapidly deflating.
What’s your best advice for young performers?
Life is full of the unknown. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself and patient with the process.
What are you most proud of?
Becoming a college graduate while starting my professional dance career in Los Angeles.
Who’s your dance crush?
Parris Goebel ❤️ She’s the one!
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Write in my dream journal.