Dallas Olberding was born to perform. Whether he’s on stage in a musical or ballet or on the football field with the Mount Vernon Marching Mustangs Color Guard, his energy and talent always shine through.
Olberding is a multi-year honoree at All State Speech, a three-year color guard captain (and the school’s first male color guard performer), and a frequent cast member and student choreographer for his school’s theater productions, including Oklahoma!, Tuck Everlasting and Bright Star. He also performed in Theatre Cedar Rapids’ productions of Mamma Mia! And Hello, Dolly! He has also performed with Revival Theatre Company in their productions of Chaplin: The Musical, Oklahoma! And Brucemorchestra. Olberding is a longtime student at Dance Arts Iowa and is currently teaching two beginning classes there. He is known as a role model at the studio, a caring teacher, and a hardworking student who is dedicated to improving his craft.
Olberding is also a journalist at the Mustang Moon, Mount Vernon High School’s news site, and a section editor for the school yearbook. Last year he was recognized as one of Iowa’s top 10 emerging journalists by the Iowa High School Press Association.
After graduation Olberding plans to move out East and continue inspiring others through his art.