Spiral- Hoop Dancer and Circus Artist

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I perform acrobatic hula hoop dance, aerial fabric, aerial hoop, contact juggling, fire arts and living statue. An extensive list of performance credits and formal circus training follows...

Live Performances spanning 2003 to present:

Resident weekly Fire Performer (December 2003-May 2007)

Much Restaurant, Greensboro, NC

fire hoop, fire staff

LACMA- Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art- private event ( June 6, 2008 )

with Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque

hoops, contact sphere

The Edison , with Lucent Dossier- Los Angeles ( May 28, 2008 )

hoops, contact sphere

Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Santa Barbara , CA ( May 26, 2008 )

Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque guest performer

hoops

Private party, Charlotte , NC ( May 17, 2008 )

Mermaid character, LED hoops

Private party, Charlotte Mint Museum ( May 10, 2008 )

Living statue, LED hoop

Kentucky Derby- private party for Thornton Inc. Louisville, KY ( May 4, 2008 )

hoops, fire hoop

Hoop Convergence, National Hoop Conference, Carrboro , NC (Apr. 2008)

Senior instructor and performer

Green Fundraiser- Duke Mansion Charlotte , NC ( Apr. 10, 2008 )

Living statue

Art Outside for SXSW Festival, Austin , TX (March 2008)

LED hoops

Tribeca Ball-Fundraiser for New York Academy of Art, NYC ( Feb. 12, 2008 )

LED hoops, sphere

New Year's Eve Benefit for Carolina Theater, Charlotte , NC (Jan.1, 2008)

hoops, fire hoop, contact sphere

Club Neumos, Seattle , WA (Dec. 2007)

Hoops, sphere

Dante's Lounge- Portland, OR (Nov. 2007)

hoops

The Garden Club- Vienna , Austria (Oct. 2007)

LED hoops, sphere

Forevermark Diamond Show- Hong Kong (Sept. 2007)

LED hoops, flow lights, ensemble piece

Capital City Carnival- Washington D.C (Sept. 2007)

LED hoops, sphere dance

SCI Farewell Shows-Red Rocks Amphitheater, CO (Aug. 2007)

LED hoops, fire hoop, double hoops

Floydfest World Music Festival- Floyd , VA (July 2007)

Hoop dance, sphere dance, fire, workshops

Shentai Carnival (June-July 2007)

aerial hoop, sphere dance, hoops: fire, LED

Health & Harmony Festival- Santa Rosa , CA (June 2007)

hoop dance, sphere dance

NASA- Yuri's Night Gala San Francisco (April 2007)

LED hoops, sphere & hoop

COSM, Alex Grey Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Gallery- NYC, New York (Jan. 2007)

hoopdance

New York City Decompression- NY , NY (Nov. 2006)

hoops, fire hoop

Mortgage Lender's Conference, Orlando , FL (2006)

single, double hoop performance, fire staff

Human Rights Campaign Fundraiser (2006)

single, double and fire hoop performance

Cirque de Cure, Fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (2006)

hoop, sphere performance

Heart Ball Fundraiser for the American Medical Assoc. (2006)

single, double, LED hoops

Nike National Cross Country Invitational, '03,'04,'05

hoop demo and instruction

Furniture Market Expo (2006)

fire hoop

Duke Mansion Conservationists Fundraiser (2006)

hoop, sphere, LED hoop

Picnic People's Talent Expo (2006)

hoop performance and instruction

NBA Team Charlotte Bobcats, pregame (2005)

hoop performance and instruction

Professional Educators Conference (2005)

single, double & LED hoop performance

Hummer H3 Promotion (2005)

hoop performance and instruction

Cirque Night Equifirst Mortgage Gala (2005)

UV hoop performance

NV Nightclub- Cirque Night (2005)

single, double, LED hoops and sphere

Harvest Ball w/ Michael Franti &Spearhead-

Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco , CA (2005)

LED hoop

N Club- Greensboro , NC (various dates 2004-2007)

UV hoops, fire hoop, sphere

Red Room Lounge Greensboro, NC (various dates 2004-2007)

hoop, sphere

Private Christmas Party- Chapel Hill, NC (2005)

LED hoop

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser- Chapel Hill , NC (2004)

fire hoop

Martin St. Music Hall Variety Show- Durham , NC (2004)

UV hoop performance

Triad Stage play opening- Greensboro , NC (2004)

UV hoop performance

Charlotte AdClub Addy Awards- Charlotte , NC (2004)

UV hoop, ensemble light show

Absolut Vodka & Flavorpill Magazine Anniversay Party, NYC (2004)

hoops and sphere

NYC Decompression- New York City , NY (2004)

single, double hoops

Miami Winter Music Conference '04

hoops and sphere

Big Summer Classic 04

single, double hoops

ARTIST ACCOMPANIMENT-

The strength of my improvisational skills allows my hoop dance to be a powerful visual accompaniment to live musicians. I have had the privilege of performing alongside many talented musical acts including: India.Arie, Michael Franti and Spearhead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bassnectar, Fishbone, De La Soul, Josh Wink, Cyro Bapista, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Toubab Krewe, Dubconscious, the Glitch Mob, Zilla, Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque, and the String Cheese Incident.

FESTIVALS-

Capital City Carnival- Washington D.C.- 07

Floydfest- Floyd , VA- '04, '06, '07, '08, '09

Smilefest- Harmony, NC- '03,'04, '05

Bonnaroo , TN- '03, '05

Floyd Fandango- Floyd , VA- 06

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Silk Hope, NC- '03, '04, '05, '06, '07,'08

LEAF, Lake Eden Arts Festival- Asheville , NC- '04

Evolve Festival- Nova Scotia - '04

Earthdance- Northern California- '05, '06

AllGood Music Fest- West Virginia '07

Sonic Bloom - Colorado '08

Rothbury Festival- Rothbury, Michigan - '08

Lightning in a Bottle- Santa Barbara, CA- '08

Health & Harmony Festival- Santa Rosa , CA '07,'08, '09

I have studied aerial dance and acrobatics at several schools with many gifted coaches. I am currently in residency at NECCA continuing my training. Formal instruction includes:

New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) Professional Track Program

Sept 2008- May 2009

aerial fabric, lyra, acrobatics, tumbling

instructors: Elsie & Serenity Smith, Deena Markham-Frank, Aimee Hancock

Hollywood Aerial Arts

March 2008

corde lisse, lyra

instructors Sagiv & Maximiliano

School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, Seattle , WA

Nov 2007-January 2008

acrobatics & pre-professional intensive aerial program (cord lisse, lyra, trapeze, tissu)

instructors: Kari Podgorski & Chuck Johnson

Circus Center , San Francisco

Intermediate Acrobatics

instructor Yu Li

June 2007

Xelias Aerial Dance

instructors Meg Elias-Emery & Nina Black

Feb-March 2005

lessons & private lessons in tissu and lyra

Firefly Aerial Dance

instructor Cypher Zero

private lesson July 2004

classes March 2007

fabric, rope, lyra

Canopy Studios- Athens , GA

December 2003

instructor Nicole Merman

aerial tissu private lesson

 

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