My name is Olivia Patiakas and I am originally from Hamilton Ontario in Canada. I moved to New York City to train at the Joffrey Ballet school where I became a member of the Smiles for All team with Crafting for a Cure. I have been working with the charity for nearly 2 and a half years and I am proud and humbled to be a part of their vision. I have been lucky to be a part of the first trip to Israel with the charity and the annual High Tea. I love this charity because through something as simple as a craft kit or a small performance from one of the dancers we can make a small difference in someone’s day for the better in their time of need.