OLIVIA RUSSELL-BOTTO is a soprano in the first year of her master’s degree here at CU Boulder, studying with Abigail Nims. She recently performed with Utah Vocal Arts Academy’s 2021 Summer Festival where she performed the role of Cupid in "Orpheus in the Underworld." During UVAA, she won the competition Death by Aria, sponsored by Deborah Voigt. She completed two tours as a young artist for Natchez Music Festival’s outreach series in 2019 and 2020. She also has professional credits in musical theatre, such as Sister Mary Patrick in "Sister Act" and Laura Jane Kirk in "Band Geeks." She completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Mobile.