HOOP DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Finding hoop dance has been one of the most pivotal turns of my life.
If it's new to you I highly recommend getting hooked.
When I started ten years ago, there wasn't much of a community for it. In fact you could watch literally EVERY YouTube video out there in under an hour. It's a gift I caught that early wave. Since then I've been able to watch the world of hoop dance expand and evolve, fracture and explode; I've seen through "eras" in my own developments and the community's at large; and can say by now that I've traveled through well over a hundred cities and 14 countries teaching my persoanal style of hoop dance to some of the warmest and most beautiful people on the planet.
I consider the hoop a brilliant dance teacher that naturally informs our movement quality for the better and brings out our inner super-hero. My classes focus on excercises in listening, exchange, release and transitional imagery; all of which encourage a long-lasting partnership with the hoop that becomes an endless lesson in organic movement and dynamic expression.
Thanks for visiting my website. I hope I get to hoop with you.
Since picking up hooping I've gone through several eras.
Some were to solve a problem: The question of transitioning between planes, for example, led to a framework and methodology that has defined and guided my style ever since.
Some were to advance the art: Floor Hooping was a way to address the effect of the hoop on our movement while aproaching and moving on the ground.
Some were collaborative art projects: ARTheism was a live, improvised digital performance project
And some were to develop communication: Illustrating hoop movements in gestural shorthand I've called "Hoop Notation;" the goal being to develop a language that felt the same to write as it did to dance.
See more below on under Works.