Pamela Bolling began her career in Orlando, FL as a dancer, singer, and actress working for Walt Disney World. Shortly after, Ms. Bolling moved on to television, where she began choreographing and directing live shows for Merv Griffin and many other well-known stars. A true entrepreneur, she founded Hardrive Productions, Inc. 25 years ago and currently presides as the company’s President and Creative Director. Her career with Hardrive Productions includes conceptualizing and choreographing large shows and industrials for national and international companies. By using her vast experience in all aspects of the entertainment world, as well as her business acumen, Pamela consistently creates inventive and passionate performances, which have helped Hardrive grow into a full-service, one-stop, internationally known company which continues to grow to new and mesmerizing heights.
Lead by her passion for the industry, Pamela possesses incredible and diverse talents that make all of her productions unique and memorable. She customizes routines by reading and studying story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas into moods, then into dance movements. She designs dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, film, television productions and special events. She even takes it a step further and chooses the perfect music, sounds effects, voice overs and spoken narrative to accompany the routine. Pamela’s growth as a dancer and choreographer is attributed to her love for ballroom dancing. Pamela is a 9 Dance United States Champion and a 9 Dance World Champion three years in a row, and is ranked one of the top Pro-Am competitors across the country.
Nationally, Pamela Bolling has choreographed for well-known companies including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Disney Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens and Busch Entertainment, and many others. Her production capabilities and skillset led to nationally televised events, including the Emmy winning Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade, for which she is also the telecast’s voice over artist, and the Nashville Christmas Parade where she worked with such talents as Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, JoDee Messina, Ty Herndon, Debbie Gibson, and Linda Eder, just to name a few. In addition to staging and choreographing the television special, Pamela has also won an EMMY as one of the Executive Producers for the Nashville Holiday Music Special. Pamela has created choreography for Kesha’s live performances, and has worked with Leann Rimes, Taylor Dane, Johnny and Michelle Damon and others. For the past fifteen years, she has worked on production numbers for the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant – one of the top scholarship providers for teen girls in the United States, and has filmed a MTV show based on the reality of the business of show choirs. Ms. Bolling also worked with the American Dance Legend TV series as a mentor for students and choreographers offering advice and expertise to help make the dreams of future performers and choreographers a reality. In 2021, in collaboration with JM Best Entertainment, Ms. Bolling was the staging specialist and choreographer for Gaylord Resorts’ Save Christmas Flash Mobs, which synchronized performances in 4 cities (Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver) simultaneously
Internationally, Pamela’s talents cross many countries, including assisting with the production of Glorioso! This $3 million Christmas spectacular held in Manaus, Brazil showcased thousands of performers, crew members, volunteers, celebrities, and officials. The 1 hour and 40 minute audio-visual performance combines 2D and 3D animations, the Amazonas Philharmonic and more than 3 thousand performers. The production was a massive effort with amazing results. Pamela assisted with all aspects of the event and she was asked to return for three consecutive years. Additionally, Pamela instructs and choreographs Master Classes to students in Cancun and Monterey and most recently, students from Australia. In 2022, led by Pamela Bolling’s creative direction, Hardrive will be partnering with the Launch Group to create an arena scale live event for the international financial company MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table), which will premiere in Boston in June 2022 and then in Australia in August 2022. The event will combine dance, music, video, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, musicians and international DJs into one spectacular display.
Philanthropy is very important to Ms. Bolling and is an important part of Hardrive Productions. She has produced several nationally recognized fundraisers for nonprofits. Headdress Ball, coined “Orlando’s Most Outrageous Event,” featured a black-tie spectacular and Las Vegas style show that has raised millions over the years for the Hope and Help Center, an AIDS service organization. She choreographed production numbers for One Magical Weekend in Orlando, one of the largest LGBT Events in the world. Pamela produced and choreographed the inaugural We Are One benefit at the House of Blues in Orlando for the KindRED Pride Foundation. Hardrive also produced all the décor, costumes and entertainment for Carnavalia. Carnavalia is a themed production for the Assistance Fund, a national nonprofit that raises more than $70 million each year for chronically ill patients who are unable to afford their life-saving medications. In addition, Pamela produced several shows for the Give Kids The World foundation, a 79-acre nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Pamela Bolling is well known for her heart and soul. Her passion shows through in every event produced by her and the Hardrive Productions’ team. Ms. Bolling’s experience in dance, acting, writing, music, design, lighting, specialty acts and all aspects of entertainment make her the perfect collaborator. With her positive energy, talent and knowledge, she is able to work with her staff on every aspect of a production to help produce the best experience for her audience as well as her performers, which has no doubt helped her company expand in all directions, not just in Orlando, but in the US and internationally.
Whether it’s ballroom dancing, instructing, choreographing, producing or giving back to the communities in which she performs, Pamela is a true professional with an eye for success.