Olando: Born and raised in Accra, Ghana. Loosing his father at a very young age and living on the streets, he had to grow up under difficult social conditions and fight his way through. His ambitious character and strong capability to focus on the right things, made him become a successful dancer, model, choreographer and now ... singer!
Olando was engaged for the National Ghana Dance Ensemble and danced on public events such as the Ghanian reception for the former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
Finally his way brought him to Europe and Germany, where he founded his first dance studio. Soon after the groups he trained made it up to winners of national and international championships.
As the creative head and Arts director of the Dynamic Dance Studios (International dance school), Olando helped a generation of dancers, models, and singers to fulfill their dreams for more than 15 years up until today.
Olando is a dancer and choreographer, who offers highly energetic dance classes and shows that contain a unique mix and crossover of dance styles such as Hip Hop, Salsa & Afro. Olando's repertoire is multifaceted!
His works are influenced by his experience with different rhythms, music and dance styles, such as Electric Boogie, Streetdance, Jazz, Contemporary Dance, traditional African Dance, Salsa, Bachata and Show Dance. Based on his experience Olando created his own energetic and soulful “Dynamic Dance”. As a choreographer Olando worked for several known artists in the music business. For the german edition of the famous US Dance Show “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” he was hired as a guest choreographer for an amazing Afro Show. Olando displays an engaging, motivating and fascinating character.
With his debut single “Grind it” the native Ghanian, Olando presents the new Summer-Hit!
The new track that calls for some heavy dancefloor action is written and performed by Olando and David A. Tobin. It contasins powerful, contagious rhythms, African-inspired beats and refreshingly cheerful melody! Olandos voice is as unique as his look is – extremely convertible and multi-facetted.
Throughout his career Olando worked with a number of musicians such as e.g. Paul McCartney, Sasha and the German pop group NoAngels. Olando coached entertainers and presenters such as Fernanda Brandao and his unique style and talent became the template for motion capture films, such as the cinema movie “Back to Gaya”.
Olando´s energy, creativity and sense for details is visible in various shows. In his past, Olando connected rhythms and music and he choreographed numerous shows for Live Acts as well as videoclips. Now, finally is the time he wants to bring out his holistic talent. With his first single “Grind it” Olando proves that he is not only a fantastic dancer and choreographer, but moreover, he has the talent for great dance music. Olando composed a captivating song about his own life story. His personality is inspiring and his aim is clearly focused on doing exactly this: encouraging young talents to believe in themselves, leave drugs and alcohol aside and make the best of what they have been given by nature.
Olando´s Motto: „Follow your dreams. Dare to make mistakes. Learn out of them! Have fun and never let yourself down!“ Definately something we could all make use of.
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