Olivia Smart Biography – Olivia Smart Wiki
Olivia Smart is a British-Spanish ice dancer and Pro Skater on Dancing on Ice. Smart began skating at the age of seven at IceSheffield before moving to Canada as a teenager to pursue her career. The British-Spanish ice skater is a four-time Challenger Series medalist, and a three-time Spanish national champion.
In 2010, Smart paired up with Joseph Buckland and together they won three British national junior titles. Their greatest international finish came in 2014, when they finished in the top 10 at the World Junior Championships.
However, on December 13, 2015, Olivia and Adrián revealed their intention to represent Spain. On January 15, 2016, she was released by the British skating association, and the pair began training in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Smart is a dual national who represents Spain after being granted Spanish citizenship in 2017 to compete alongside her skating partner Adrián Diaz.
Smart teamed up with Adrian Diaz in 2016 and have since won 2 Spanish National titles and placed twice top ten at European championships. They won silver at the 2017 Spanish Championships, their first national title at 2018 Spanish Championships, and bronze at 2018 Skate Canada International.
Smart and Adrian represented Spain at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The duo will compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics’ rhythm dance and free dance categories.
In an interview with ITV, the three-time Spanish national champion told how is hoping to make both her home nations proud at the 2022 Winter Olympics. She said: “I have the country of Spain on my back and I have the country of the UK on my back, so it’s double the support, double the love from everybody.”
Olivia’s former coach, Kelly Buddery, stated that the British-Spanish ice skater had the greatest potential since she began skating. She said: “She had that X factor where she could perform, she loved her skating, and it just shone through in everything she did. There are not many Olivia Smarts in the world.”
Olivia Smart Age
Figure skater Olivia Sophie Smart was born on 1 April 1997 in Sheffield, England. She is 25 years old as of 2022.
Olivia Smart Family
British-Spanish ice skater Olivia Smart’s grandmother, Sue Bishop, and mother, Sam Smart, are based near Sheffield. Despite being thousands of miles away from the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, her grandmother and mother cheered her on by wearing special T-shirts and waving the Spanish flag.
Sue said: “Regardless of what comes of it, and we hope the best for them, the fact they’ve achieved what they wanted, that’s worth it all.
Sam added: “The dream is always the Olympic dream. To say you are there it’s unbelievable.”
Olivia Smart Husband
Is Olivia Smart married? She is unmarried.
Olivia Smart Zachary Donohue Split
British-Spanish ice skater Olivia Smart previously dated American ice dancer Zachary Donohue. It is unclear when the couple split. Donohue’s current love interest is Australian figure skater Chantelle Kerry.
American ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue once dated before breaking up to focus on their career as an ice dance team. Hubbell is now engaged to Adrian Diaz, a Spanish ice dancer, who was partnered with Olivia at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Olivia Smart Grease
Smart and Diaz took 5th place at Nebelhorn Trophy, which was held in Oberstdorf, Germany. After the free dance, Olivia commented on their rhythm dance.
She said: “Our rhythm dance is from the movie “Grease”. We use three pieces of music, the first one being “Grease opening”, second being “You’re the One That I Want”, third being “Hand Jive”.
“Our free dance is the story of a sad clown’s one and only love. We took this idea from a sad clown, and, then, we found a piece of music to go with that theme. And then it evolved into being something evolving, a love story between two people in a circus performing together.”
Olivia Smart Dancing on Ice
Sheffield-born ice skater Olivia Smart is a professional skater on Dancing on Ice. She will make her Dancing On Ice debut in January 2023.
She wrote on Instagram: “First day and welcomed with open arms to the amazing team of @dancingonice. I’m so happy to have finally met all the amazing pro skaters and team behind the show!”
The Dancing On Ice professional skaters returning for the 2023 series include Matt Evers, who has been part of the programme since it launched in 2006, Fan favourite Sylvain Longchambon, Alexandra Schauman and her husband Lukasz Rozycki.
Olivia Smart Height
How tall is Olivia Smart? She stands at a height of 5’5″ (1.65 m).
Olivia Smart Nationality
Smart is of British-Spanish nationality. She obtained Spanish citizenship in July 2017.
The figure skater’s Instagram is @oliviasmartx.