Most recognizable for being an integral part of the all female dance crew 'We Are Heroes', Riquel, aka 'Riqi', is no stranger to hard work and perseverance... which has paid off in so many ways.
Riquel helped 'We Are Heroes' make history in 2009, by becoming the first all-female dance crew to win 'Randy Jackson Presents: American Best Dance Crew'. Her road to this monumental accomplishment started at an early age, in the town of Twin Falls, Idaho. She trained in all styles ranging from tap to belly dance... she quickly realized that dance was her true passion. After high school she decided to move to LA, in order to capitalize on more opportunities, train with the best and pursue a career in dance.
Riquel's various television appearances include: Oprah, Ellen, EXTRA, Alexa Chung on MTV (specifically to perform as a surprise for Rihanna herself), SYTYCD Season 7 (assisting NappyTabs), E! News, as well as returning to the ABDC stage (she was the 'face' of the Top 3 challenge in season 5, the "New Orleans Bounce" challenge). Also, along with the lovely ladies of 'We Are Heroes', she collaborated with former ABDC champions The Jabbawockeez, Super Crew, Quest Crew, and Poreotix for the Champions of Charity ABDC special.
ABOUT RO STUDIOS
RO STUDIOS is a dance studio created by Riquel Olander. It officially opened January 2011 starting off with one studio which resides in North Hollywood, CA. In time RO STUDIOS will expand and possibly be duplicating across the country.
Here at RO STUDIOS we welcome ALL ages, ALL levels, and ALL styles. Whether your interest in movement is professional, exercise, hobby, or just for fun, we make sure you are equipped with the correct knowledge, safety and technique of each art form offered. Your goal becomes our goal. We promise to make each lesson full of passion, love and dedication from beginning to end in order to reach each individual’s highest possible potential. The choreography we offer strives for nothing less than pure excellence and satisfaction and will be constantly worked on until that is met.