Podcast 29 - Riquel Olander - Self-Booking, Dancing for Oprah & Breaking History on America's Best Dance Crew
In Episode 29 of DanceSpeak, you will meet Riquel Olander, who came to Los Angeles with a dream, and conquered her lane of the industry without ever being booked through an agent. Riquel and I talk about what worked for her as a dancer who relocated from Idaho to become a professional in one of the most competitive fields around (dance, of course).
Riquel shares about being a part of the We Are Heroes dance crew, which won season 4 of America's Best Dance Crew. We learn about her ascent from being a life guard who sometimes had to call out of auditions, to holding the record of appearing on ABDC for five seasons. What intrigues me the most about Riquel, is how she has confidently maintains a thriving career in dance, while working a full-time job and maintaining a balance. This episode gives you a delicious dose of hustle inspiration, confidence in your path, and how to stay on top of your career.
After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.