When Disney On Ice’s newest show entitled ‘The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice’ lands at GrandWest next week, audiences will get to see local husband and wife performers, Johannesburg-born Konrad Giering and Pretoria-born Yolande Giering, skating within the company. The production will show at the at Grand Arena from Wednesday to Sunday, July 19 to 23.
This young and talented couple have known each other since they were five years old and are excited to return to South Africa to skate in front of local audiences as well as their family and friends for the first time. Both Konrad and Yolande are proud to represent their country as part of the Disney On Ice family, and aside from the excitement of performing at home, they are pleased their fellow skaters will have the chance to experience Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town firsthand.
Also an accomplished dancer, Yolande began skating at the age of seven years old and went on to achieve her Gold level test, Level 6 Skating Skills and Level 1 Coaching Test. Becoming a skater came about by accident when taking medical advice to correct a problem with her feet, but she enjoyed it so much, she made it her career.
Yolande joined Disney On Ice in 2009 and has performed in the USA, Canada and Asia. She says the best part of performing is seeing a full crowd enjoying a show.
Konrad started ice skating at just four years old and held the title of SA National Junior Champion from 2000-2004 and then again in 2007. Training at the Gauteng North Club in Pretoria, he then went on to represent the country at international competitions, including Four Continents and Junior Worlds.
Along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, Yolande and Konrad will take to the ice with beloved characters from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ and Disney●Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Toy Story’. In addition, for the first time in South Africa, Disney’s ‘Tangled’ will debut on the frozen stage. More exciting news is the return of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa from Disney’s ‘The Lion King’.
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