BYRDFEST PERFORMERS
THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE & FRIENDS

If you would like to apply as a performer email your application to lana@byrdfest.com

THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE

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LANA MAE

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Lana Mae is has been performing flow art dance expressions since 2010. Lana Mae obtained her certifications to teach Hoopnotica and soon after started traveling across the United States with her hula hoops. Lana Mae has been 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, and various flow props.
Lana Mae has performed with notable musicians such as Sublime and Rome, Ott., The Schwag, Infected Mushroom, & Joe Nichols. On the music festival scene Lana Mae can be regularly found hosting workshops and leading performance troops at Byrdfest (Arkansas), LakeLights (Illinois), and Still Grateful Fest (Pennsylvania) a couple times a year. She is proficient in fire, loves painting the sky with her LED props, and dances with great passion.


SARAH FLOW BEAR

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Sarah Bear (Stage Name Flo Bear Hoops) is an independent performing artist, member of The Dancing Bear Tribe, and co founder of Circle of Life Hula Hoop. Flo Bear specializes in Fire and LED entertainment and children’s Hula Hoop education. For the past four years Sarah has been showcasing her skills at music festivals and events all over the country as well as bringing the Circle of Life Hula Hoop Program to numerous Urban Elementary schools in Saint Louis and Surrounding areas during the Festival off season. She is sponsored by Celestial Body Hoops and Monarch Hoops and Dance. Performing and spreading the love of movement arts is where her heart lies. Sarah picked up a hula hoop in 2012 and will never stop dedicating herself to this movement and her growth as a visual artist.

ERIN RINSPINS

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Erin (Stage Name RinSpins) has been hoop dancing for 3.5 years now. She loves to paint the sky with her lights through spinning fire props. A huge passion for Erin has been teaching children the joy and benefits that hula hooping can bring into a person's life. Erin has been seen performing on stages in the Midwest showcasing her inner flow through her captivating dance. She loves to perform to a wide variety of different music genres and enjoys to teach people how to flow to any type of music like she does. Erin also dabbles in many different types of arts as well as painting and creating handmade clothing when she is not busy spinning up smiles with her hula hoop.

JEN 'HENNYMON' SMITH

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Jen (Stage Name Hennymon) has practiced movement arts for three years. She began hula hooping in 2014 & is skilled with double hoops, LED, and fire performances. As a traveling performer from St. Louis, she appears on stage at music festivals around the midwest. After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Jen found her passion in helping children grow into their limitless potential through the power of positivity. During her experiences as a teaching assistant across the midwest, she helped children cope with traumatic events through art and creativity. She is currently teaching hula hoop workshops and encourages self-expression through movement arts.

Past Performers
Miss Maggie May, Lana Mae, Jenny Hart, & Austin Barnhart (Byrdfest 11 - Pirate Night)
BOYSCOUT - ETHAN SMITH
Olive Leraa, Jenny Hart, Lana Mae (Byrdfest 12)
Stacy Pants creating art at Byrdfest 12

MATTHEW HENRIE

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Lana Mae
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Don Carter
Jordan Neumeier

Olive Leraa
Amanda Frealy
Austin Barnhart
Jordan Neumeier