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Delano Willemsen was born in the Netherlands and has been on the musical stage since he was ten: he played the children's roles in “Ciske de Rat”, “Mary Poppins” and “Droomvlucht de Musical”. At the Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts in Amsterdam he received a double bachelor's degree in dance and dance education. During his studies, Delano took part in various exchange programs with the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey, the Högskolan för Scen och Musik in Götheborg and the Folkwang University in neighboring Essen. Among other things, he had the chance to work with the choreographers Lloyd Culbreath and Valerie Pettiford from the Verdon Fosse Legacy. During his studies he was on stage as Pepper in "Mamma Mia!" In the Netherlands and returned to this production after graduating. With his involvement with STARLIGHT EXPRESS in Bochum, Delano is making his German debut.