Alyssia is 23 years old with a passion for uplifting others and helping fellow women see the beauty and goddess waiting to emerge. She has been hooping for 4 years now and has found a sense of self awareness and confidence through her flow. Alyssia is so inspired by the female power that resonates within the Dancing Bear Tribe and loves being able to contribute and bring smiles to the faces of those that watch the performances! When in doubt, flow it out!
Desirea has been dancing since diapers, and hooping for 5 years now. She has always had a passion for free thinking and dancing is her way of doing so. She is always on the hunt for a new way to express my feelings and passions. Hula hooping, fans, and free style dancing are her go to ways to inspire everyone to explore beyond their own comfort zones so they can feel and be as free as she feels when she moves. She encourages everyone to start moving! Desirea is available for private parties and lessons, school and fair functions, festivals, and craft markets. She's always open and free to explore any inspiring events!
McKenzie DeRennflaux (Day-Ren-flow) 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, flow arts, fine arts and graphic art. Flow arts is something she has enjoyed for nearly 3 years now, being a stage performer for 1 of those years. Hoop is her first love, but she has recently found home in other props including fans and staff. Her flow is fluid, full of emotion and seemingly effortless.
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!
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Once Alex he entered the juggling universe in 2015 he hasn't left since. Juggling helped eliminate the negative in his 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.
Ahoy!! Derek here, but most call me Grateful Guy. Sailing from place to place making and selling tye dyes is his trade and expressing himself through different arts in all forms has taken center stage in his life. Grateful has been tie-dying for two years now, with his first dye being on January 9, 2016, which changed his life. He first got into making them because he has always been amazed by the art of dying and the more he got into it the more he began to realize the infinite possibilities of this art medium. Ever since then its been a passion of his to share his tie-dye Treasures and the ever changing art work that is Grateful Guy 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 his main voyage.
"There is nothing more prophetic that when you're 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."
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.
Katie has been spinning poi for about 10 years. She fell in love with the geometric shapes and the dance at first sight. She will give you a great fire or glow show! She also practices with double staff, contact staff, devil sticks, levi wand, and anything else she can get her hands on. You can find her on Facebook @poibear or Katie Kay performing arts.
Alison's biggest dream is to see everyone she knows doing what they love, and loving what they do. She is Yoga Certified, a musician, a creator of many artistic things, and the Owner of Wonderland Farms.
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.
Like a butterfly taking her first flight out of the cozy cocoon where she awakened form, Nina Butterfly is breaking into the flow performance arts scene with an open heart and a free spirit in 2019. Nina has been performing with The Dancing Bear Tribe since the summer of 2017 but has been hoop dancing for 7 years. In 2017 she performed for groups like The Schwag, Nahko Bear & Medicine For the People, Useful Jenkins, The People's Brother's Band, Twiddle, Jake's Leg, Lou Dog, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and others. In 2019 she hopes to awaken others to the flow state of being through demonstrating her passion and rhythm on stage with her flow props as well as teach hoop workshops. Nina is the founder of Gracious Creations, a sustainable clothing and jewelry company as well as the co-founder of Earthen Foods, a raw vegan food company.Through flow performance, community outreach, and heart-centered mindfulness she hopes to spread love and the drive to serve humanity and the environment to everyone she crosses paths with
Victoria Caligiuri is a multifaceted visual performer with several theatrical personas she artistically portrays through the Performing Arts.Victoria's roots stem from belly dance, burlesque performance, as well as theatric character & prop use. She is a very driven & career oriented individual, with several years of experience working in childcare as a Preschool Teacher while balancing her life as a performing artist. Victoria is also working to cultivate a disciplined practice within the Healing Arts, building an apocathery, as well as attaining her Yoga Instructors Certification through the Yoga Alliance this Spring!
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.
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.
Jennifer 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.