Olivia Shivas

Board Member

Since becoming a “Jammer” in 2005, Olivia Shivas has gone through the ranks from participating in workshops, shows and representing StarJam as a “Jambassador” to joining StarJam’s board in 2016. Olivia has a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons) and works as a Digital Producer at Stuff. Prior to joining Stuff, Olivia was a Digital Producer at Attitude Media, an international, award winning, multi-media company, recognised for creating expert, empowering and thought-provoking content relating to disability and chronic health issues.

Because of her lived experience of having a disability and being a Jammer, Olivia brings a unique perspective to the StarJam Board of Trustees and is passionate about seeing young people’s lives transformed through performance.


Where young New Zealanders with disabilities unleash their full potential through the magic of music, dance and performance.