Kali is a multi-prop spinner based out of Dayton, OH. She began spinning 4 years after seeing a woman hooping at a concert. After befriending the woman, she was told how hooping had changed the woman's life. And upon hearing that, she began her journey of healing & flourishing. Kali has continued her journey by continuously challenging herself in new ways, constantly breaking through her own limiting beliefs, and to instill the same empowerment she has found in others. Flow arts rekindled passion in her life, building confidence enough to return to playing music and painting.
In addition to hooping, Kali also spins poi, fans, levi-wand, sabre, and double staffs. She also has several side show acts including fire eating and fire walking.
Facebook: Kali the Courageous
Megan is a multi-prop spinner based out of Nashville, TN. Megan had been a majorette throughout high school, so in reality her obsession for props started there. That was the first place that she was introduced to juggling and the "3 beat wave", that they called slingers then. It wasn't until after she graduated and moved to Utah a few years later that she discovered fire spinning, but even then she wasn't that awe struck with it. But that changed after moving to Nashville and attending her first regional burn, Alchemy. It was there that she saw the true potential of prop manipulation and how dedicated each spinner was to their craft. She immediately made a set of sock poi when she got home from Alchemy and started training & connecting with the local community. That was 6 years ago and she hasn't stopped pusing herself in the realm of prop based dance and fire manipulation. It is more than just spinning fire to her though. It's training everyday, uplifting others to do the same, accepting that there is always more to learn, and pushing the boundaries even when you are uninspired.
Megan spins with poi, mini hoops (doubles and triples), dragon staff, and double staff. In addition, she is a fire eater and fire breather with experience in partner work with all of the above. She also performs sideshow work including blockhead and glass eating.
Facebook: Stone Fox
Zeus is a multi-prop spinner based out of Nashville, TN. He began spinning 2 1/2 years ago with poi and stayed with it as a distraction. At the time he was going through withdrawals from a 6 year substance addiction. The satisfaction of nailing a trick was enough to keep him distract from the cravings. He says that flow arts quite literally saved his life.
In addition to poi, he also spins double staff, fans, triads, nunchucks, clubs, and dragon staff. He is also a fire eater & fire breather.
Facebook: Singe City Circus
Will 'Krumbz' Hill is a multi-prop spinner that is a North Carolina native but recently transplanted to Nashville, TN. He has been spinning for the past 7 years and he began his journey after witnessing fire breathing first hand. He fell head first into flow arts after he saw it, fire manipulation was something that he needed in his life.
He spins dragon staff, poi, devil sticks, clubs, and mini hoops. In addition he is also a fire breather, fire eater, and juggler.
Facebook: Modern Mistik Entertainment
Natalie is a multi-prop spinner based out of Nashville, TN. She began spinning in Fall of 2013 and although poi was her first prop, it never stuck. it wasn't until contact levi-wand that she really got into spinning and she has continued to learn because of the emotional release it gives her.
In addition to contact levi-wand she has begun spinning double staffs recently & is excited to incorporate it's techniques into double wanding.
Morgan is a hooper based out of Columbus, OH. She began spinning in 2013 when she first met her best friend at a bonfire, her friend had just started out too so it allowed them to bond over flow arts all summer. While in college she experienced a family tragedy & dance helped her heal.
In addition to hooping, she also dabbles in poi, dragon staff, leviwand, and pretty much anything she can get her hands on.
Facebook: Morgan Ford Visual/Performance Art
Ty is a multi-prop spinner based out of Dayton, OH. He began spinning in 2016 after witnessing a good friend spin dragon staff. He's been spinning fire since day one, after he learned how to do a chi roll.
In addition to dragon staff, Ty spins double staffs & juggles.
Facebook: Ty Drumm
Amanda is a hooper based out of Chicago, IL. She began hooping 5 years ago after being amazed by the first hooper she saw at a concert in 2012. She continues her hooping because it has benefited her life in so many ways. It broke her out of her shell and made her into a much more confident person. She has also met many inspiring people throughout her hoop journey.
In addition to hooping, she started practicing with fire fans last year.
Facebook: Amanda McGlade Performance Art
Nichole is a multi-prop spinner based out of Chicago, IL. She began with hooping three years ago and began fire spinning after discovering fire fans. She has had a fascination with the way Asian culturs incorporated fans into their dancing, so when she found fire fans it felt right.
In addition to fire fans, she also spins single & double hoops, and palm torches.
Facebook: Elemental Enchantress Visual Arts
Sophie Spakowicz is a fire performer based out of Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI that began spinning props in 2011. For the first few years it was simply a hobby and was used as a form of self-care and meditation. After about three years she was inspired to further advance her flow and turn it into a disipline. That transition was inspired by circus and she has continued with hooping as her main prop because she loved it and she wants to be a master of her craft. She now has ~10,000 hours of practice with the hoop.
In addition to hooping, Sophie is also a ring juggler. Aside from that she also works with various props within object manipulation, clowning, stilt walking, and dancing.
Facebook: Sophie Spacegypsy
Elizabeth 'Liza' Moore is a hooper based out of Dallas, TX. She began her journey into the world of flow 5 years ago after witnessing a friend hoop. After seeing how free and happy she was, Liza became determined to have that same feeling. She finds hooping to be a beautiful form of dance and expression, while also being a form of meditation after she found her "flow."
Although primarily a hooper, she has begun to experiment with poi and Dragon Staff. She see's how those props can also give the same sense of meditation and self expression. And she is looking forward to adding them more and more into her flow practice.
Liza currently doesn't have a performer page on Facebook or Instagram.
Dalton is a multi-prop spinner based out of Arlington, TX. He began spinning props back in 2014 and has continued doing so to keep him happy. He's always needed creativity in his life, and spinning has just the right balance of athleticism, complexity, and visual elements to continously stimulate him. In addition, the leviwand illusion has always held his fascination.
He spins leviwand, double staves, and contact staff. In addition he is a fire eater & fire breather.
Facebook: I am U Performance Art
Taylor Duffrin is a fire performer out of Milwaukee, WI. Taylor began her journey with hoop in 2014 and continued with hoops due to the freedom of dance and space within flow, in addition to how there is no true right way to get lost in your movements.
In addition to hoop, Taylor also spins fans, levi wand, and is a fire eater.
Facebook: Taylor Flows
Colleen is a multi-prop performer based out of Chicago, IL. She has been spinning props since 2012 but it wasn't until a few years into spinning that she connected with mini hoops. Mini hoops have been her prop of choice because she finds balance between two props.
She spins hoops, poi, dragon staff, double staff, and contact staff.
Facebook: Colleen Pecho Performance Arts
Austin is a multi-prop spinner based out of Chicago, IL. He began spinning a year and a half ago after picking up double staff mostly due to his inclination towards symmetry and geometry. Although he spins multiple props, he is predominately a double staff spinner because it allows him to take advantage of being able to stop at any point. It has also taught him to slow down and explore every opportunity that can stem from a certain point. That notion has carried over to more places in his life than just flow arts.
Austin spins double staff, contact staff, fans and occasionally poi.
Facebook: Austin Aitken
Samantha Weldon is a traveling multi-prop performer & aerialist based out of Houston, TX. Although she has 20 years of dance experience and has been spinning props for the past four years, fire dancing stole her heart. Fire dancing made her want to practice hoop & leviwand with more tenacity to have an increased confidence in sharing her art.
Samantha performs with hoop, fans, dragon staff, levi wand, and is also a fire eater. In addition, she performs on stilts, aerial silks, lyra, and Trapeze.
Facebook: Samantha Sapphire Performance Art
Izzy May is a multi-prop spinner based out of Houston, TX & Dallas, TX. She began her journey into the world of flow in 2012 after a life of theater. Izzy found that hula hooping positevely impacted her mentally and physically, in addition to loving how free she felt in exploring new movements she also found that it benefited her in so many ways.
In addition to hooping, Izzy also spins dragon staff, is a fire eater, as well as a fire breather. She is continously training on more props to add to her arsenal.
Facebook: Izzy May Performance Art