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Meet The Stars of SPiN2023!

Miss Michelle Bell

Some of us may remember finding Michelle Bell on youtube nearly a decade ago sharing tutorials and videos of her dancing in her living room. With a lot of drive and hard work Michelle became Raw Chicago's Performing Artist of the Year in 2013 and propelled herself out of the windy city.

She landed on her feet and in Las Vegas, bought a busking permit, and went to work. She worked her way from busking, to outdoor stages, to performing professionally at many Las Vegas venues. She has experienced performing in and watching a wide variety of artistic presentations. We are very excited for her to bring her ideas, creativity, and knowledge to SPiN2023 to share with all the Fam!

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Dawn Dreams

This Circus Entertainer has been in the industry for 25 years paving a way for showmanship and teaching contact ball juggling through The Flow Arts Institute, The Busking Project, Costume Kit Creation, 30 day Get Your Act Together Challenge on Youtube, BallContact.org Instagram Directory and Performing, Performing, Performing! Dawn mesmerizes crowds on the street while busking and on the stage around the world.

But Wait, aren’t we a hula hooping event? Dawn can hula hoop, on stilts, yes, but we can learn so much from her experience and work curating performances, events, and reference materials to grow our hoop world, YAY! So let's learn some contact juggling this year. Dawn is going to be sharing valuable feedback on the Judges Panel with her experiences and in depth research on performances and the scientific art of play.

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Kylee Cometdancerr

Kylee loves helping other hoopers achieve their goals as much as she loves smashing her own goals. There is nothing kylee cannot achieve with some drills, dedication and practice. Her work hard play hard style is inspiring. She has worked her way to be an incredible teacher online and in person that can teach you flashy fun tricks that fit into any hoop flow.

Kylee is a current reigning 2 x World Hula Hoop Champion in the Advanced/pro 16+ single hoop category and the group category with her team the Monarch Hoop Troop. Kylee’s style is in the details and her unique vision always creates something never seen before and impossible to not love.

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Brandin Alexander

Brandin has traveled the world with his hoop looking for inspiration in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, The Bahamas and Bali to grow his hoops style. Brandin’s performance style is technical, intentional, grounded and demands attention. He captures the emotion and puts it on showcase when he performs.

For years he has attended and contributed to SPiN and is part of the culture that represents Detroiters here in Michigan. Brandin has been recognized by Donna Sparks as a Awesome Male Hooper You Should Know About. Donna, We agree. Guapoh aka Brandin is an explosive fire hoop performer ( in a good way) and should be the #1 fire hoop performer you should meet at SPiN2023.

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Nicole Raye of Rainn

Nicole Raye Rocks, She really does. Did you know she is lead singer in a rock and roll band? One of the many reasons Nicole is an amazing MC for our Throw Dow Battles on Saturday. We all know she makes incredible polypro hoops, taped designer hoops, reflective hoops, and creatively shaped hoops. She hoops with them just as incredibly!
She is an entertaining performer. She is also a friend to many hoopers online, in her town of St. Louis, MO and around the country. She has also started a new Multi-generational hoop troupe called Flow Raye Me. It is always a fun time when hooping with Nicole!

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Cerceau Sisters - Deven & Brooke

We First Met Deven Zimmer @Call_Me_Alaska in 2019 when she came to SPiN. Her love for challenging herself and constant improvement had her coming back yearly. When Brooke Hansen first came to SPiN we were all in awe of how Dynamic their Duo is! Cerceau Sisters have now produced two Live Circus Stage Showcases in Austin, Tx. Their creations boast a stellar cast and directorial vision. This year you can win a chance to be in their next production!!

Deven rocks, she has over 1 million followers on Tiktok and has been dueted by her fans including Lizzo! Her fun loving smile, impressive tricks/choreo, combined with her viral body positive message makes her a role model in our community. When Deven and Brooke join forces there is no stopping this bombshell from going off, be ready for an exciting Stage Act.

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Kenzey Simper

Kenzey has been working with hoops for 10+ years, featured on IJA countless times, and toured internationally teaching and performing. Her goal is to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone and learn new things! She feels SPiN is an important piece in our community by connecting people who can inspire and mentor others on a personal level. She is motivated by teaching and helping others find the joy that she has.

Starting out with one and two hoop tricks, she was hooked once she learned how to juggle. Her main focus became three hoop juggling and manipulation. She is one of the top hoop jugglers in the US. Her skills are absolutely mind blowing! To make the most out of your experience with Kenzey this year at SPiN, start learning or perfecting your 3 hoop juggle now. If you need help, just reach out to her. She offers a variety of hoop juggling classes, online coaching, and virtual learning material.

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Lola Loops

Lola is a natural event host who lights up the room with her contemporary edge and impromptu humor when she is on the mic. An outspoken performing artist, her fluency is the language of audience engagement. Lola is a multi-faceted performance artist. Lola has been practicing and performing hoop artistry for 10 years, teaching and facilitating workshops for 7 years. She is energized by her passion for exploring new dance styles and body movements incorporating them in her quest of self expression.

Lola is a current member of two dance groups: Omnika in Motion and The Lighttwerkerz. Lola actively performs in the Pacific Northwest, Gulf Islands, Alberta and beyond. Her creative style is a mosaic of movement influences woven together with a touch of her signature personal spontaneous sass & silliness sure to entertain.

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Chuck Clark

Talent + Humor = Classic Rufus The Dufus. You will be entertained. Your hands will hurt from clapping. Your jaw will hit the floor in amazement. You'll have tears in your eyes from laughing. You'll catch yourself telling all your friends. SPiN gets the best

Rufus show because we make him perform between ALL the performances. We get all the incredible acts he is really good at along with all the crazy acts he has been working on that he may be not so good at. We may never know if it is a fail or part of the act but what we do know is wow that was crazy talented and omg that was funny. We're not laughing at you, we are laughing with you Chuck!

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Hooptimism

Hooptimism is a hula hoop dancer, fire dancer, and flow artist with 10+ years of experience in single hooping, double hooping, fire hooping, and acrobatic hooping. She is a member of multiple professional flow groups including The Firemingos and Lumia Dance Company, where she also serves as a board member and choreographer.

Hooptimism believes that connecting to oneself and others through flow arts brings about a sense of pure joy and hope, which leads to a certain optimism about life and the world that can emerge from taking the time to dance and flow.

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Marianna DeSanctis

Marianna is in the world but not of the world, not because Marianna is a saint but for another reason: because she is an artist. She studied at "FLIC" circus school in Italy, and in the school of circus "LE LIDO" in France. Having started this skill just for fun, she now works using her own personal style, where the simple turn of hula hoop, is sometimes forgotten in the corner of her brain.​

What we learn from Marianna can be taught by no one else except for Marianna. You cannot come to know Marianna and be inspired by her fully until you share the same space and share a side eyed smirk. But most of all, come to SPiN and feast on the magnificent pancakes that will be presented to you straight from the frying pan of Marianna, just a taste will free your soul and empower you to make the most of this day that is upon you. This pancake is in the world but not of the world.

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Oshiana

Oshiana is forever grateful for the opportunity to share her passion with the hoop community irl and learn from some of the best hoopers in the game. Hailing from the pacific Northwest, since teaching at SPiN2022 she has landed international gigs in Toronto, Canada and Costa Rica.

She is a very talented performer on stage. Her smile and cheerful personality makes complicated tricks look easy. She is an inspiration to all new hoopers that you can quickly become an ‘up and coming’ hooper and beyond with a positive attitude, practicing your craft and going for your dreams.

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Nomi Hoops

Naomi is an up and coming circus style hoop artist from Toronto, CA. She spends most of her days exploring 3 hoop concepts and pushing the boundaries of hoop juggling. She loves sharing her knowledge of hula hoops and juggling with anyone who wants to learn! Nomi believes that anyone who wants to can learn to juggle and hoop. Nothing in life makes her happier than seeing others learn and grow with their flow.

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Katie Kitty Deluxe

Kitty Deluxe is the Hula Hooping Queen of Cleveland, Ohio, and the SPiN Stage. Katie loves to put on a great entertaining show. A talented Multi-Hoop Artist, she has been spinning them for over a decade. She currently does Multi-Hoop Character shows. Her style is classic circus mixed with pop star and impersonations. Katie can also make you a beautiful crochet hoop bag. Contact her before the event to have a custom there waiting for you.

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Jenny Wags

If you wake up in the morning at SpiN and feel like you might need to find your balance, be realigned, find your new center, then be sure to catch Jenny's YogaRoundNow class. She has innovated her very own brand of yoga that is practiced with a hula hoop!

Jenny uses hoops, yoga and meditation to find our center and the type of peace in ones self that can heal the world through her company Yoga Round Now based out of Lansing, Mi. Her classes will keep you focused on realizing your intensions at SPiN and letting go of any anxieties you may have, creating the best possible you when it's time to perform.

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Photographers of SPiN2023!

Andrew DiGiugno

The Fun and Friendly Photographer and hooper from Connecticut!

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Vendors of SPiN2023!

Katie's Crochet

Loveable one of a kind crochet items including crochet Hoop Bags!

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Higher Ground Wire

I am a wire wrap and lapidary artist. I carve gemstones and create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and accessories. I specialize in pendants, rings, and earrings. Everything i create is made with intention and completely by hand.

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Monarch Hoops and Dance

All things hoops, bags, tape and supplies. Spinsanity Merch too!

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ImaJENation Hoop Revival

Jen's eclectic booth has many great one of a kind treasures and creative upcycled items , find the special item she made just for you! Hoops too!

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Sponsors of SPiN2023!

Monarch Hoops And Dance

Hula Hoop go to place in Michigan

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LiviJoy Hoops

Fire Spectacular Sponsor. LiviJoy's online shop offers fully custom hoops in a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to advanced dance and flow hoops, even fire hoops!

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Michigan Entertainment

Stage Sponsor. Entertainment & Talent Group ( MET). Professional performance and entertainment booking services.

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Hoopologie

Workshop Area & Ticketholder Giveaway Sponsor. Worldwide distributor of hoops & supplies.

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Breakout Escape Rooms

Breakout donates 40% of the ticket price to Spinsanity when you use 
Promotion Code : SpinOut

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Volunteers of SPiN2023!

Emily Flownaut

5th year. Thanks for your help Emily!

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Sam Eversole

3rd year. Thanks for your help Sam!

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Emma Synnestvedt

2nd year. Thanks for your help Emma!

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Production Team

Tylor & Dan

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Breanna Crissman

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Rachelle Emerling

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Meet The Stars of SPiN2022!

Angela Presnell

Angela generates a unique hoop style with her tech work, musicality, and shuffle hooping. Not only is she an international hoop instructor, but an online hoop entrepreneur for 100+ hoopers around the world! Her energy shines bright as you learn the ‘secrets to her magic.’ As much as she loves performing and teaching, she looks forward to watching others connect to their flow and providing feedback. Angela is ready to bring the heat this spring and help others tap into their own special flow!

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Lola Loops

Lola is a natural event host who lights up the room with her contemporary edge and impromptu humor when she is on the mic. An outspoken performing artist, her fluency is the language of audience engagement. Lola is a multi-faceted performance artist. Lola has been practicing and performing hoop artistry for 10 years, teaching and facilitating workshops for 7 years. She is energized by her passion for exploring new dance styles and body movements incorporating them in her quest of self expression.

Lola is a current member of two dance groups: Omnika in Motion and The Lighttwerkerz. Lola actively performs in the Pacific Northwest, Gulf Islands, Alberta and beyond. Her creative style is a mosaic of movement influences woven together with a touch of her signature personal spontaneous sass & silliness sure to entertain.

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Image by Alexander Shatov

Kylee Cometdancerr

Kylee loves helping other hoopers achieve their goals as much as she loves smashing her own goals. There is nothing kylee cannot achieve with some drills, dedication and practice. Her work hard play hard style is inspiring. She has worked her way to be an incredible teacher online and in person that can teach you flashy fun tricks that fit into any hoop flow.

Kylee is a current reigning 2 x World Hula Hoop Champion in the Advanced/pro 16+ single hoop category and the group category with her team the Monarch Hoop Troop. Kylee’s style is in the details and her unique vision always creates something never seen before and impossible to not love.

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Image by Alexander Shatov

Oshiana

Oshiana is forever grateful for the opportunity to share her passion with the hoop community irl and learn from some of the best hoopers in the game. Hailing from the pacific Northwest, since teaching at SPiN2022 she has landed international gigs in Toronto, Canada and Costa Rica.

She is a very talented performer on stage. Her smile and cheerful personality makes complicated tricks look easy. She is an inspiration to all new hoopers that you can quickly become an ‘up and coming’ hooper and beyond with a positive attitude, practicing your craft and going for your dreams.

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Fer Sumano

Fer is not only a world champion juggler from Cancun, Mexico, she is packed with energy and enthusiasm with plenty to share. Her sense of humor translates in her perfected mind blowing performances. With out of this world talent she breaks pretty much every record se sets to beat in the SPiN Records competition.

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Deven Zimmer

Deven's helpful feedback from the judges table in 2021 proved she knows what it takes to masterfully choreograph and present live routines. She has proven this on social media with almost 100k followers on tiktok. In person devon shares her ear to ear smile, she inspires us all to be confident and have fun! For Deven's classs she will be teaching with Brooke, her partner in Circuea Sisters.

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Nicole Raye of Rainn

Nicole Raye Rocks, She really does. Did you know she is lead singer in a rock and roll band? One of the many reasons Nicole is an amazing MC for our Throw Dow Battles on Saturday. We all know she makes incredible polypro hoops, taped designer hoops, reflective hoops, and creatively shaped hoops. She hoops with them just as incredibly!
She is an entertaining performer. She is also a friend to many hoopers online, in her town of St. Louis, MO and around the country. She has also started a new Multi-generational hoop troupe called Flow Raye Me. It is always a fun time when hooping with Nicole!

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Maria Moves

Maria's Flow has SO MUCH vibrant energy and excitement. Her mind-body connection comes from a strong dance background and knowledge of movement and alignment. The knowledge she can share will not only improve your performances but the enjoyment you get from hooping.

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Jenny Wags

If you wake up in the morning at SpiN and feel like you might need to find your balance, be realigned, find your new center, then be sure to catch Jenny's YogaRoundNow class. She has innovated her very own brand of yoga that is practiced with a hula hoop!

Jenny uses hoops, yoga and meditation to find our center and the type of peace in ones self that can heal the world through her company Yoga Round Now based out of Lansing, Mi. Her classes will keep you focused on realizing your intensions at SPiN and letting go of any anxieties you may have, creating the best possible you when it's time to perform.

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Hula Hooping Hannah

Hannah has wowed us with her sass on the stage at SPiN since 2018 <3 Her drive for greatness in her art is an inspiring journey to watch. Hannah has perfected traditional circus style, pointed toes, and dissecting what tricks make an audience go "OOOOOHHHHH"

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Chuck Clark

Talent + Humor = Classic Rufus The Dufus. You will be entertained. Your hands will hurt from clapping. Your jaw will hit the floor in amazement. You'll have tears in your eyes from laughing. You'll catch yourself telling all your friends. SPiN gets the best

Rufus show because we make him perform between ALL the performances. We get all the incredible acts he is really good at along with all the crazy acts he has been working on that he may be not so good at. We may never know if it is a fail or part of the act but what we do know is wow that was crazy talented and omg that was funny. We're not laughing at you, we are laughing with you Chuck!

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Ellen Hoop Rebel

Ellen has been lighting up the stages in Memphis for many years. Her experience in the spotlight on the local stage led to her winning last years Performance Showcase and Freestyle Throwdown at SPiN2021. Ellen is a firecracker of fun and talent and we are ready to learn how she does it!

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Erika Greatful Hoop Mama

Erika has a new bag of tricks this year! Her flow challenges hoopers to use tricks in ways that they may not have thought of before and actually pull off that tricky trick! The journey of the circle has no dead ends: It is forever evolving and the tricks to master are infinite, but that wont stop her from trying.

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Shahna Jones

Shahna has been in the SPiNfam since 2018 representing the love we have for a big hoop and the spicy slow flow! Her style connects hoopers who want to dive deep into the big hoop possibilities. Every personality has the potential to shine through at SPiN and Shahna gives those with a big hoop the confidence to find their inner diamond and SHINE!

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Breezy Hoopz

It's Breezy Hoopz puttin' Youngstown, Ohio on the map ever since she won the First Ever Spinsanity Performance and Freestyle competition in 2018! She has a unique energetic powerful dance flow drenched in big fun stage presence. She has been disecting the art of the perfect stage performance for five years now and cant wait to share tips and advice that will make you the rockstar you want to be.

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Zach Lambert

Zach has been making a big name for himself in the hooping community for 7 years making friends at festivals and events across the country. His passion for sharing is just as inspiring as the skills he has as a hooper. His style is technical, progressive and tricky!

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lyv

Lyv is an up and coming Instructor and performer from Chicago! She teaches in person and online. We are in love with her fun dance style and impressive inventive hoop combos.

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Marianna DeSanctis

Marianna is in the world but not of the world, not because Marianna is a saint but for another reason: because she is an artist. She studied at "FLIC" circus school in Italy, and in the school of circus "LE LIDO" in France. Having started this skill just for fun, she now works using her own personal style, where the simple turn of hula hoop, is sometimes forgotten in the corner of her brain.​

What we learn from Marianna can be taught by no one else except for Marianna. You cannot come to know Marianna and be inspired by her fully until you share the same space and share a side eyed smirk. But most of all, come to SPiN and feast on the magnificent pancakes that will be presented to you straight from the frying pan of Marianna, just a taste will free your soul and empower you to make the most of this day that is upon you. This pancake is in the world but not of the world.

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Photographers of SPiN2022!

Andrew DiGiugno

The Fun and Friendly Photographer and hooper from Connecticut!

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Steve Chase

Steve captured amazing video of our performances, battles, fire and more during SPiN2021 ! He also has some pretty rad yoyo tricks.

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Sponsors of SPiN2022!

Astral Hoops

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BC Sound and Stage

Stage, Lights and Audio

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Breakout Escape Rooms

Breakout donates 40% of the ticket price to Spinsanity when you use 
Promotion Code : SpinOut

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HulaLab

Nutrition Sponsor

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Hoopologie

Workshop Area & Ticketholder Giveaway Sponsor. Worldwide distributor of hoops & supplies.

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Monarch Hoops And Dance

Hula Hoop go to place in Michigan

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Eaton County Fairgrounds

Great place for events and great people to work with

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Mood Hoops

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