BYRDFEST PERFORMERS
THE DANCING BEAR TRIBE & FRIENDS
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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 & soon after started traveling across the United States with her hula hoops. She is a co-founder of The Dancing Bear Tribe LLC. Lana Mae has been sponsored by notable companies such as HoopConscious, The Spinsterz, and Monarch Hoops & Dance. She has performed at countless 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.


VICTORIA VIXEN


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Victoria Caligiuri (Raven Vixen) is a model & an independent performer. She is an active member of both The Dancing Bear Tribe, and The Lewd Awakening Revue. Her style of performance includes Burlesque, Belly Dancing, and various flow arts such as silk & fire fans, hooping, fire & LED staff. She is working to specialize in prop and costume design, as well as theatre arts ~ All the way from Fayetteville, Ar. This Vixen travels all over the midwest to bring her passion & inner flame to the stage
 ELLA B
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Miss Ella Bauer has grown up performing out of the womb. From piano to dance, she has expression on her mind 24/7. She is an artist of many forms and loves to spread a wonderful message with her art. Whether it be her songs, food, dance, or drawings; she wants to help the world in some way, shape, or form. She has been performing with The Dancing Bear Tribe for a little over a year now. She has a few more tricks up her sleeve. So, look out; she's coming for you.
Feather Lillie

Feather began her journey with hoops in 2015. She fuses her prior experience with movement and dance into her flow to create energetic and expressive performances. Along with hoops, Feather has been expanding her journey in movement to aerial arts and other forms of flow. She teaches private hoop lessons, hoop workshops, and has performed with the Dancing Bear Tribe as well as at her aerial studio in Texas. Her passions lie in the flow arts, yoga, conservation and environmental protection, as well as her studies in environmental philosophy at the University of North Texas. Feather is thrilled to return to Byrd fest, where she attended her first festival years ago, as a member of and performer for the Dancing Bear Tribe.
JOSH HAAS

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Josh Haas has been performing for 10+ years. His unique style stems from a hip-hop background. The combination of pop-n-lock style dancing with the Flow Arts. his unique style is known as "Liquid Fire Dancing or Liquid Light Dancing". He has performed with The Schwag at least a dozen times. He also has performed with The Dancing Bear Tribe many times and he is looking forward performing with them yet again.

RINJAMIN BUTTON

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Rin is an artist of many forms. Two of her biggest joys are 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 and workshops. 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.

FLOW THROUGH WONDERLAND


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Alison Kable (Flow Through Wonderland)
Needing some sunshine in your life? This woman definitely brings it! Lighting up the world as she moves, you'll always catch Alison with some sort of artsy agenda! From music to fire spinning, her range of creative expression stretches for miles! She'll always pack a smile for you, and looks forward to connecting with you!On top of the artistry, Alison is also Yoga Certified and loves to change lives one breath at a time! Catch her travelling with The Dancing Bear Tribe, Rockin' up on stage, spinning fire, or dancing the night away!
HAE HAE

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Hailey 'Hae Hae' Medlin has been hooping since 2010. With a passion for hoop dance paired with her amazing artistic abilities, she puts on a breathtaking performance. Hae will be flying in from Colorado to perform at Byrdfest 17 & we could not be more excited!
CARLY GETZLOW

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Carly has been pursuing her passion for hoop dance/flow arts since 2014. She is 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.

MCKENZIE DERENNFLAUX

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McKenzie (DeRennflaux) holds her trust in energy and harnesses it immensely in everything she does. In April of 2016 is when she decided to find a new outlet for her channels of energy, hooping! This flow art has lead DeRennflaux to amazing opportunities and homogeneous people a such as The Dancing Bear Tribe. She has been performing with the DBT for nearly a year now, while working gigs of her own.
Intellectually, she holds an associates degree in Communications Art (Graphic Design) and plans to go back to school for a Professional Degree in Holistic Medicine & Nutrition. Beyond this she strives to become a certified yoga instructor. She is forever growing and flowing by ways of kindness, peace, love, & energy!

KATEY


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Katey Little is a performance artist based in northeast Arkansas, but has performed in four different states over the country. She specializes in hula hooping and stilt walking, but also has a love for fire eating and dancing. Katey is also apart of the burlesque troupe Forbidden Arts Revue along with an experienced costume designer and flow arts teacher. She aims to do it all!
PHIL


Passion and heart manifested in art. This pretty much sums up the life of Renaissance man, Phillip Swafford. From jewelry making to Skydiving, Phil pours his all into whatever he does. With early beginnings in alternative dancing, he started going to underground Rave parties at 12 in Colorado in the 90s. It was then that Phil started to put together his fluidly aggressive combination of break dancing, liquid, body pooping, and robotics that has refined into a very unique style over the last 20+ years. Proud inventor of the flaming top hat, Phil has pushed top hat flow into the public eye and is continuously evolving this budding flow art with new tricks and combinations that really wow an audience. Alien energy and cosmic awareness with dark, passionate, and very real showmanship, Phil was destined to entertain.
SARAH FLOW BEAR

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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.

STASIA


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Stasia is a passionate performer and body art artist. She considers herself her canvas. There are no limits for her, and she thrives on trying new things and doing the impossible. Creating a creative life is her full time occupation. She believes there is also no limit when it comes to body art and self-love. She has a love for cosplay and believes you can create any type of cosplay or creation if your mind is set to it. She has been dancing since she was able to walk. “I feel the best when I am hooping or dancing because I can feel myself spreading my good energy to those around me, making them feel the way I feel, getting them in the groove and feeling my positive uplifting energy. For me dancing and performing for the first time was like learning to walk or giving someone a hug; I immediately knew it was something I was going to want to do for the rest of my life.” “I will live with all my heart, for all my life.”
MARYBETH LOVETHELAND MERRIMAN

A multi-talented performance artist, specializing in fire and ambient performing.. Starting her journey nearly ten years ago she has performed on and off stage with large and small bands across the Midwest.. Known for cracking jokes and also being a pirate, the smiles will just keep coming with her, either from awe and wonder or from laughing at her terrible jokes & heckles.. Her main focus is her patented Fire Flag, but she also eats fire, spins fans and double staffs.. A "one of a kind" performer who will surely give you one one of a kind & fun performance.
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LAZY LAZZ

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Lazy Lazz is the creator and owner of Lazy Labels, he specializes in fire using contact staffs, poi, and torches for fire eating. He's traveled as a performer and a massage therapist/reiki practitioner for 3 years now, as well as writing and producing conscious edm hip hop and playing instruments in various music projects. An entrepreneur, artist, and first and foremost a light worker.
ADDI RAY

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Addi is an 18 year old flow artist who lives in a small town in Arkansas. Leviwand is her favorite prop, and she loves when it is set on fire. Hoping to spread love and promote self expression through music and dance, she feels inspired every day and is grateful to be apart of such a positive and uplifting community. She sings and writes music on her ukulele, and is always working towards broadening her flow by learning fire fans and how to become both a better hooper and performer.
LILY KAY

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Lily Kay is a passionate performance artist who began spinning in circles in 2014. She has found a unique love for flow arts and dance. Hooping has given her an outlet to express her creativity, and a desire to pursue and master multiple props. Lily Kay 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.
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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)




Jordan Neumeier
Olive Leraa
Amanda Frealy
Austin Barnhart
Jordan Neumeier