After completing her undergraduate degree, Olivia worked extensively as a professional actor and director, both in the UK and Europe. Alongside her performance work, she has coached individuals for LAMDA exams and drama school entry.
She returned to university to complete her PGCE and initially taught as a drama teacher in a large secondary school in London, before moving to her previous role of Head of Drama at an independent school in North-East England. In this role she taught Drama from KS3 to A Level as well as English and Classical Studies. Olivia has also worked as an A-Level examiner and moderator for the AQA exam board in Drama and Theatre studies.