Marlon ‘Ovamarz’ Hardy is a dancer of the “Above a dem Squad” and a former member of Ravers Clavers (the dance group which has been formed by Ding Dong). His nickname ‘Ovamarz‘ has been given him by his friends in 1998, because of his great skills as a football player in highscool and his fascination for the popular Dutch world-cup football player Marc Overmars.
He comes from Nannyville, Kingston (Jamaica) and started dancing at the age of 12. He is a kind of Dancehall dancer ‘legend’ and known for his ultimate talent and energetic creative moves.
As he started dancing, he was inspired by watching ‘Fowla’ who would dance to music from the popular Caveman Sound System at the Market Shed Centre. He then went home and practiced the steps to perfection and performed them in different arenas. The young Jamaican dancer gained fame later on when he was called in the dancing ring by ‘Fowla’ at an outdoor party together with Ding Dong. He did the “Raging Bull“ dance and received an overwhelming applause and has been declared ‘good to go’ by ‘Fowla’. His popularity rose even more while competing with a top dancer ‘Shortman’ at the Asylum Club in Jamaica. Ovamarz act caught the attention of the late dance icon ‘Bogle’ and he was invited to go places with the famous dancer along with the other members of the dance crew.
He has also been featured in several music videos together with artists such as Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Voicemail, Elephant Man, Kiprich, Q-Sean, Lady Saw etc…
He has performed in Antigua, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Barbados, Trinidad, Canada, England, USA, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Poland and Belgium.
His dancing experiences are unlimited as he has danced beside the best of Jamaican dancers and with his many creative sources and untapped potentials, this dancer’s purpose is to take it to the next level and create an impact all around the world.
Ovamarz has founded the “Above A Dem” Dance Group in 2008, and in 2009 the group was awarded with Stone Love’s best new dance group trophy in Jamaica. In the same year the dance group has been nominated for the USA IRAWMA AWARD (International Reggae and World Music Award) for best dance group.
Ovamarz is the creator of the followin dances: Raging Bull, Conquer Dem, Paper Bag, Kiki, Footloose, Virus Spin, Formation, Nuh Linga, Nuh Behaviour, Now You See Me Now You Don’t, Best Pon 2 Foot, Dancing Phoenix, Adam & Eve, Hotrice and Show Dem Up.
Ovarmarz was truly honored to see Olympic Gold Medal Champion Usain Bolt doing his dance move “Nuh Linga” as he celebrated his world record breaking victory in Beijing.
Ovamarz toured Europe teaching his hit dances in 2015. He taught classes in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Poland and Belgium.
The multi-talented performing artist Ovamarz is currently teaching dance workshops in Jamaica and recording various singles. He hopes to achieve enough success, that will make him possible to assist his family, his dance crew “Above A Dem Squad” and the future upcoming dancers worldwide.