Developing artists in NZ & USA the swarm artist development team consists of Elly Hanssen & Andre Hanssen.
With access to some of the industries ‘important players' such as friend, mentor and collaborator Nate ‘Billionheir’ Butler (go ahead and google him) as well as grammy award winning engineer Dru Castro and stylist Provi Fulp, not to mention many local (NZ) artists, choreographers and producers as well it's no wonder getting direction from these guys can really jump start careers.
Elly was employed by the then ‘Real Deal Records’ team led by Evander Holyfield himself working with his artists roster alongside Chris Flournoy. She has also worked on other artists at Atlanta's Icon Studios.
Elly was also in a girl group based in Atlanta with now R&B recording artist Keri Hilson which taught her a lot about rehearsals, business, and team dynamics.
Elly is an artist that will work hard for any given project - she is a recording artist, dancer, choreographer and show director and has had experiences that most artists in Australasia are yet to have.
Andre is a pioneer in the arts/entertainment industry injecting self-belief, confidence and performance skills as well as networking into a new generation of artists who otherwise would go unseen. He is a ‘concept guy’ with big vision creating and overseeing large projects & bringing the imagination to life.
Swarm Artist Development have worked with or produced: