P A M E L A B O L L I N G
PRESIDENT & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
An Emmy award-winning, world-renowned choreographer and producer, Pamela Bolling began her career in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World where she worked as a dancer, singer, and actress. She then progressed to choreography and television, working with media legends like Merv Griffin, in addition to many other well-known stars. A true entrepreneur, Pamela founded Hardrive Productions, Inc. over 25 years ago and currently presides as president of the company.
Lead by her unmistakable soul and passion for the industry, Pamela uses incredible talents which make all of her productions unique and memorable. She customizes routines, then reads and studies storylines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas into moods and dance movements. She designs dances for individuals, dance companies, musical theater, film, television production, and special events. Taking things a step further, she then chooses the perfect music and sound effects. Another talent of Pamela's includes working as a highly trained voice-over professional. In possessing this skill, she can add high quality dynamic spoken narrative to her productions. Her career at Hardrive includes production and choreography for large-scale shows and industrial events for both national and international companies. Her experience and business acumen have enabled Hardrive to grow into a full-service, one-stop, internationally known company with hundreds of well-known clients, companies, and brands.
Nationally: Pamela has choreographed for popular companies including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Disney Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens, Busch Entertainment, and many others. Her television production skills led to nationally televised events including the Emmy award-winning Nashville Christmas Parade, where she worked with talents including Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, Linda Eder, JoDee Messina, Ty Herndon, Debbie Gibson, Hunter Hayes, and Sisaundra Lewis, just to name a few. Pamela led all choreography for Kesha's live performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios. She has worked closely with Leann Rimes, Mary Murphy, Johnny and Michelle Damon, Taylor Dane, Justin Guarini, and Shangela. For the past fifteen years, Pamela has been an integral part of the production and success of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant. This organization is one of the top scholarship providers for teen girls in the United States. Pamela has also worked with the American Dance Legends television series as a mentor for students and choreographers, offering advice and expertise to help turn dreams into reality for future performers and choreographers. Pamela is a co-producer for the two largest ballroom dancesport competitions in North America, the Millennium Dancesport Championships, and the PBS televised Ohio Star Ball. These events showcase many of the world's most elite ballroom dance athletes. At this year's Ohio Star Ball, Pamela is looking forward to working with David Cook, winner of American Idol's 7th season.
Internationally: Pamela's talents cross many countries, including assistance with the production of Glorioso! This $3 million Christmas spectacular held in Manaus, Brazil showcases thousands of performers, crew members, volunteers, celebrities, government officials, and many others. The 1 hour, 40-minute audio-visual performance combines 2D and 3D animations, the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra, along with more than 3 thousand other performers. A massive effort with amazing results, Pamela assisted with all aspects of the event, after which she was asked to return for three consecutive years. Crossing over into Mexico, Pamela instructs and choreographs Master Classes for students in Cancun, Monterey, and most recently from Costa Rica and Australia.
Individual Awards and Accolades: Pamela's growth as a dancer and choreographer is attributed to her love of ballroom dancing. She is ranked as one of the top Pro-Am dancesport competitors in the country and has won multiple United States 9-Dance and World 9-Dance titles.
Philanthropy: Giving back plays an important role in both Pamela and Hardrive Productions. She has produced several nationally recognized fundraising events for non-profit organizations. To name only a few, Pamela produced shows for the benefit of an organization known as Give Kids The World. This 79-acre, non-profit resort in central Florida provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses, along with their families. Hardrive has also produced all of the decor, costumes, and entertainment for an organization known as Carnavalia. This is a themed production benefitting the Assistance Fund, a national non-profit group that raises more than $70 million each year for chronically ill patients who are unable to afford their life-saving medications.
Whether it's dancing, instruction, choreography, production, or giving back to the communities in which she performs, Pamela is a true professional with an eye for success.