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.

DESIREA

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Desirea Alicia Rose Papp has been playing with flowart props & hula hooping since 15 years old. The first time she picked up a hula hoop was at Camp Zoe ! Desirea has recently performed with bands such as The Schwag, The Driftaways, & Surco at The Dam Jam Festival earlier in 2017. She has a love for old music like Led Zeppelin, Pink Flloyd,Jjim Croce, CCR, & Grateful Dead that really stands out in her dance style! She is certainly making her name in the flow community this year!
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ALEX 'JUGGLING SOUP'

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Alex Supergan, better known as Juggling Soup has been performing his amazing juggling act all over the country sporting his red, white, & blue since 2015!

BOYSCOUT
 
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Ethan 'Boyscout' Smith is a talented performer from Arkansas. He is proficient with every prop across the grid, but some of his most powerful performances are with his fire staff and fire juggling clubs!
ASHILAY

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Ashilay has been spinning since 2008. Her love for poi started after seeing it for the first time at her first festival at Camp Zoe. She has performed with notable acts such as : The Schwag, Lou Dog, Alexis Tucci, The Hindenburg Project, & many more!
KATIE
  
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Katie started spinning poi with her two oldest & dearest friends around 7 years ago. She was inspired by the people she saw dancing at a festival & that's where her passion to learn was born. Katie spins fire & glow poi and also loves dancing with hoops. She also loves to perform with double staff, devil sticks, darts and anything else she can dance with.
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Past Performers
Miss Maggie May, Lana Mae, Jenny Hart, & Austin Barnhart (Byrdfest 11 - Pirate Night)
Olive Leraa, Jenny Hart, Lana Mae (Byrdfest 12)
Stacy Pants creating art at Byrdfest 12

MATTHEW HENRIE

MATTHEW HENRIE

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Lana Mae
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Don Carter
Jordan Neumeier

Olive Leraa
Amanda Frealy
Austin Barnhart
Jordan Neumeier