Olivia Foa'i is a New Zealand-born singer, songwriter, dancer and choreographer (Tokelauan, Tuvaluan and British background) best known as the lead female singer/dancer for award-winning Polynesian band, Te Vaka and for her vocals on Disney's "Moana" soundtrack (Tulou Tagaloa, Logo Te Pate, Know Who You Are...).
She has had a lifelong career as a dancer (first live concert appearance at age 2) and, shortly after, a vocalist, both on stage and in studio. Her live performance credits span 40 countries and include such prestigious events/venues as The World Premiere of Disney's Moana at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, The 2015 Disney D23 Expo, The Byron Bay Blues Festival, The Beijing Olympics, The London Olympics and The Rugby World Cup in Paris.
She choreographs Contemporary Polynesian dance for Te Vaka as well as for her own personal projects. Watch her video to Lukitau from the recent Te Vaka Beats album HERE.
She also choreographed, directed and starred in Te Vaka's latest music video "Lakalaka", released through Walt Disney Records.
As a songwriter, Olivia began in 2010 when was asked to compose the theme song (What Are We Fighting For) for the 'Domination 4 - Australia vs The World' Muay Thai fighting event.
Shortly after that, she co-wrote a song with her father, Opetaia Foa'i, on Te Vaka's 7th album called Kofu O Lakau and in late 2015, she released a solo R&B single (under stage name Livy Clay) Never Let Me Be Myself Again which became a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Songwriter Competition (ISC).
In 2017 Olivia was nominated for Best Pacific Female Artist in the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards (alongside Aaradhna and La Coco) and she won the Best Pacific Language Award for Tulou Tagaloa from the "Moana" soundtrack.
Olivia wins "Best Pacific Language Award" at the 2017 VPMA's
On the "Blue Carpet" at the World Premiere of Moana
With Dwayne Johnson at Disney's