Sarah Dancing Bear is Co-founder of The Dancing Bear Tribe and Co-founder of Circle of Life Hula Hoop Organization. Sarah sees no limits when it comes to the Arts and believes this philosophy has and will take her anywhere imaginable. Her biggest passions in life are Performance and Business which has led to many inspiring paths as founder of a Performance Art Collective. Hula hoops, Fire props, and Dance are her performance mediums of choice. Sarah is also very passionate about sewing, journaling, creating music, cooking/baking, teaching, and learning.
Rin is an artist of many forms. Her biggest joys are creating,, performing and teaching, thus she is the Co-founder of The Dancing Bear Tribe Performance Arts Group LLC and Circle of Life Hula Hoop Organization LLC. She loves to help ignite the fire that is movement art in the hearts of others as she gives her all to her performances, workshops and creations. Her favorite flows come with the hula hoop, silk fans, fire torches, and dancing! Rin is a passionate entertainer and teacher, and also loves creating in mediums including painting, music, writing and sewing.
Hennymon is a visual performance artist, professional instructor at Circle of Life Hula Hoop Organization LLC and Co-Founder & Lead Entertainer of The Dancing Bear Tribe LLC. She has captivated audiences abound with electrifying confidence and radiant stage presence since 2017. Henny primarily illuminates the stage with LED/ Smart Hula Hoops, Fire, Silk Fans, Doubles and Heart Hoops; However, she is experimenting with an Aerial Hoop & Aerial Silks for select appearances. She has shared the stage with Nahko and Medicine For The People, The Schwag: Grateful Dead Experience, Twiddle, Aaron Kamm and The One Drops, The Driftaways, Jake's Leg, Lou Dog: Sublime Tribute and more.
Hennymon holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology & Organizational Communication from Murray State University. She is a passionate Recreation Therapy Coordinator working to help children develop positive coping habits through the power of positivity and movement arts. Furthermore, she is a traveling Movement Arts Instructor and offers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced workshops nationwide.
Lana Mae is a highly skilled, passionate performer, who discovered her love for the art of hula hoop in 2010. Lana Mae obtained her certifications to teach Hoopnotica and soon after started traveling across the United States with her hula hoops. Lana Mae is a Co-Founder of The Dancing Bear Tribe LLC, as well she is sponsored by notable companies such as HoopConscious, The Spinsterz, and Monarch Hoops & Dance. She has performed at numerous events with her hula hoops, staff, buugeng, levitation wand, fans, & other various flow props that are circus related.
Lana Mae has performed with notable musicians such as Sublime and Rome, Ott., The Schwag, Infected Mushroom, and Joe Nichols. On the music festival scene Lana Mae can be regularly found hosting workshops and performing with her troupe : The Dancing Bear Tribe. She is proficient in fire, loves painting the sky with her LED props, and dances with great passion.
My name is Alyssia Ames McGoogan, I am 23 years old with a passion for uplifting others and helping fellow women see the beauty and goddess waiting to emerge. I’ve been hooping for 4 years now and have found a sense of self awareness and confidence through my flow. I’m so inspired by the female power that resonates within the Dancing Bear Tribe and I love being able to contribute and bring smiles to the faces of those that watch the performances! When in doubt, flow it out!
My name is Desirea, I've been dancing since diapers, and hooping for 5 years now. I've always had a passion for free thinking and dancing is my way of doing so. I'm always on the hunt for a new way to express my feelings and passions. Hula hooping, fans, and free style dancing are my go to ways to inspire everyone to explore beyond their own comfort zones so they can feel and be as free as I feel when I move. I encourage you all to start moving! I'm available for private parties and lessons, school and fair functions, festivals, and craft markets. I'm open and free to explore any inspiring events!
McKenzie holds her trust in energy and harnesses it immensely in everything she does. She has been experimenting with creative outlets for her energies for many years now, a few of them being: yoga, dance, drawing, painting, jewelry making, and graphic art. Nearly 2 years ago is when Kenzie decided to find a new outlet for her constantly growing and changing liveliness, hooping! It took over a year of practice, patience, and persistence to find her flow of this energy, but it has lead her to amazing and homogeneous people and opportunities such as The Dancing Bear Tribe. The DBT is her first performance group and she hopes to continue to grow along side each member in the future. Intellectually, McKenzie holds an associates degree in Communications Art (Graphic Design) and plans to go back to school for a Professional Degree in Holistic Medicine and Nutrition. Beyond this she strives to become a certified yoga instructor. She is forever growing and flowing by ways of kindness, peace, love and energy!
Karly has always had a passion for dance since she was a child and found an amazing thrill in the expression of art through body movement. When she discovered a hula hoop as an extension of that expression, so many things clicked, like her life came full circle. Since that moment about 4 years ago she's extended her focus and passion on the sacred circle through l.e.d and fire props, along with finding the magic behind all flow arts. Slowly but surely shes been exploring the wonders of other props such as contact staff, silk fans, and levi wand, extending her repertoire, and working on collecting as much knowledge under her belt that the universe will allow. On the journey to grow as an individual and take advantage of all the opportunities put in her path as well as on a mission to spread the light and love she's found through these passions and manifest the magic with others through workshops, events, and performances.
The name is Alex Supergan but everyone calls him Soup. Once he entered the juggling universe in 2015 he hasn't left since. Juggling helped eliminate the negative in my life and replaced it with positive energy. Putting the united in United States is the slogan he shot for. Therefore red, white, and blue is a common scene. Juggling comes in all shapes and sizes. For example, one can use rings, clubs. balls, and soup cans. It is up to the imagination on how funky one can get. Juggling fire is the most captivating but LED are the go to. Defying the laws of gravity is the biggest thrill when juggling. Juggling has led to many events and workshops. There is nothing better than seeing the face of one when they learn to juggle. While the journey has just started it has led to many place across the United States. From Michigan to Arkansas, Arkansas to Minnesota, Minnesota to St. Louis, St. Louis to Florida, there is a realization that juggling can take him anywhere when he pursue dreams.
Miss Ella finds herself connected into many different forms of performance and creation. She is an artist of many types and has an immense passion for her artistry. Ella makes sure that her swords are sharp, which makes her very skillful. She has been dancing since a child and has taken a liking to all genres of music. Being a musician, she has brought the music into any journey she endures. She has also brought into light her love for helping others and has taken on massage therapy and teaching under her belt. Ella is quite innovative and uses this skill to help with whatever anyone needs and also to keeps things flowing. She takes passion to all of her everyday paths, which include: singing, dancing, hooping, rapping, cooking, teaching, massage, business, performance, and more. Ella gets her hands into everything and anything.
Paigypoodles is a 26 year old performance artist. She first began her journey in 2015 when a co-worker showed her the wonders of hula hooping. Hoop dance has been a passionate exploration of herself through the years and through her dance she shares her passion with her audience. She has performed both with LED and fire props at Anime St. Louis and The St. Louis Luau. Through online networking she became sponsored by both TheHoopCompany and MintyFreshHoops. She founded the Saint Charles Hoop Group, which connects hoopers all around, encourages community growth and will now be joining The Dancing Bear Tribe in a new journey.
Ahoy!! my name be Derek but my Friends call me the Grateful Guy. And sailing from place to place making and selling tye dyes is my trade and expressing myself through different arts in all forms has taking center stage in my life. I’ve Been tie-dying for two years now, did my very first dye January 9, 2016 an it changed my life!! First got into making them because I’ve always been amazed by the art of dying and the more I got into it the more I began to realize the infinite possibilities of this art medium. Ever since then its been a passion of mine to share my Tie-dye Treasures and the ever changing art work that is myself and my life with the world and everybody in it. Making this world more beautiful and colorful one dye or one dance at a time and bringing a smile to peoples faces is my voyage. Theres also nothing more prophetic that when your in the zone, in the flow with fire an the sound waves of ones heart beat; in short it’s ecstasy. Flowing with led is fun but with fire it’s church. It feels primal, like an “auto Magic” response. Like home. Just your friendly neighborhood Space Pirate bringing his Tye dye Booty to earth for all to enjoy.
Molly Adamson is a singer and acoustic guitarist with a love for all things music. Her performances include passionate songs from many genres and artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Pearl Jam, Janis Joplin, and many more. Part of her show also includes songs of original material. Molly Adamson has been performing solo acoustic across the midwest for the last four years as well as singing part time with Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag. Molly enjoys working with the Dancing Bear Tribe to provide music to their skilled visual performances. Find out more about Molly at www.mollyadamson.com !
Aust'in The Sauce/ Astral Awzten
Aust'in The Sauce is a 19 year flow artist who practices daily to come up with new and creative ways to express himself. His flow of choice is Poi and thrives in the energy that Poi surrounds him with. For him, performing is an opportunity of growth; A new journey of exploration in meeting new friends, stepping out of his comfort zone, and reaching his max potential. Besides Poi, Astral Awzten dabbles in other arts such as Contact Staff, Diabolo, Hacky Sack, Juggling, Flow Wands, and HulaHoops. As a new member of The Dancing Bear Tribe, he is ecstatic to be performing among like-minded individuals along with great musicians this coming year.
Photo: Life As a Photo
Crispy Flow Arts
Photo: Sadie May Photography
Crispy is a passionate flow artist from STL. The hula hoop is her dominant prop, but she enjoys branching off and practicing with dragon staff, poi, and fans. Dancing and flowing with her hoop since 2014, Crispy has come across wonderful opportunities and made many friends. As she traveled across the country attending various different festivals, she realized how much happiness her hoop had brought her. Being able to share her passion with others has affected her immensely. She is beyond excited to perform and create with all the Dancing Bears.
Lily Kay is a 22-year-old passionate performance artist. She began spinning in circles in 2014, and since then has found a unique love for flow arts and dance. Hooping has given her an outlet to express her creative side, and a desire to pursue performance art. Lily Kay has experience in fire and LED hooping. Although her hoop is her primary skill set, she has immersed herself in various props; such as spinning poi, and levitation wands. Lily Kay is a full-time graduate student studying Behavior Analysis and Therapy. She loves to learn and grow with each experience and opportunity that the universe sends her way. She's beyond grateful to be a part of the DBT and have the opportunity to grow with various artists alike.
From the swampy lands of Lousianna, deep in the south, a place where magic, culture, diversity, and history collide...is where the Bayou Swamp Kitty truly made her name. You can catch her in the French Quarter performing for tourtists and locals to enjoy, you might catch her marching down a parade every other couple days during Mardi Gras, you might even see her at some flow events throughout Atlanta, Chattanooga, & Florida outside of New Orleans or you might even have taken one of her workshops before, or you might be interested in her Flow Festival "Funky Flowdah" in North Florida, either way, she is always ready for an oppertunity to flow and have fun through movement arts. October 2017 was Flow Kitty's third year anniversery for hula hooping (fire aswell), levi wand, palm torches, batons, mini hoops, double hoops and kendama. All the other flow props accumulated after 2016. Flow Kitty absolutely loves performing, from dressing up sometimes in the most wicked costumes, she gets to be free and wild and make people smile, the only other thing that brings me that much joy is teaching flow arts! Flow Kitty teaches a couple really benefitical workshops, her most well known being her Advanced AcroInversion hula hoop class!
Carly has been pursuing her passion for hoop dance since 2014. Growing up she was always trying to find new ways to express herself in the most organic way possible. Carly uses her prior dance and cheer skills to spice up her flow and engage with the audience. Music is her biggest inspiration because of the emotions it evokes. She harnesses that energy and translates into dance. When Carly isn't hooping, she loves to crochet and do yoga.
Audrey started hooping nearly 3 years ago with the help of her best friend and immediately fell in love. Hoop dancing has changed her life in such a beautiful way that she never could have imagined. It has helped Audrey not only connect more with her mind and body, but also change the perception of the life around her. She now finds flow in everything around her and everything she does. Not just hooping, but all flow arts in general. Along with single poly pro and led hooping, Audrey also uses a pixel whip and dabbles a bit with double hoops. She is in the process of getting fire spinning insurance and is also looking into silk fans as a new prop. Audrey also is a yogi and is teaching herself the art of contortion. She couldn't be happier to have become a part of this extremely loving community and to have been given the opportunities she now has. This year will be Audrey's first time ever performing and words can't express how nervous and excited she is! The stage is calling her name and it's only a matter of time until she can call it her home. Audrey is so grateful to have such a lovely, creative outlet and something that has helped her create a space that is uniquely her own.
I'm Katie! I've been spinning poi for about 10 years. I fell in love with the geometric shapes, and the dance, at first sight. I'll give you a great fire or glow show, and I also practice with double staff, contact staff, devil sticks, levi wand, and anything else I can get my hands on. You can find me on Facebook @poibear or Katie Kay performing arts
Katie Kay Performing Arts
Victoria Caligiuri (Stage name Raven Vixen) is an artist, performer, and model with a great passion for being involved with the community and encouraging others to follow their creative spark and get into the groove!
My name is Alison, (Flow through Wonderland entertainment)
My biggest dream is to see everyone I know doing what they love, and loving what they do. I am Yoga Certified, a musician, a creator of many artistic things, and the Owner of Wonderland Farms.
Alsion (Flow through Wonderland)
Feather has been dancing with hoops for three years. She has performed alongside the Schwag and The Dancing Bear Tribe, at the Twisted Bodies studio, and has taught children’s hoop classes and hoop skype lessons. She has been expanding her love of dance and flow into the aerial arts of silks, as well as into other props such as poi. Her love of growth and expression through movement is also expressed in her yoga practice, and she continues to cultivate her creative performance outlets as both a passion and hobby. In addition to her love of flow arts and dance, Feather is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in environmental philosophy. She wants to make an impact on how humans interact with nature, and believes getting out under the stars to celebrate life and music is a viable path to reinstating the human-nature connection.
Courtney Schwenck is a bubbly spinner that’s from STL but now lives in beautiful Colorado. She loves to perform and share her passion with people. Her favorite part about hooping is inspiring other people to start their own flow journey. She flows with single hoop, doubles, silk fans, and fire fans but would love to continued to find her flow through other props.