Ambassadors

Our amazing ambassadors of 2021!

 

Emilija - Sydney, NSW.
IG: @magicmandalas

The enchanting Emilija, also known by her stage name, Magic Mandalas, is a mesmerising fire, LED and hula hoop performer that bewitches audiences with her charisma and jaw dropping skill set! Emilija has performed internationally as well as at events and festivals across Australia. Emilija created Eclipse Flow Entertainment, a small business serving an impressive list of clients, with her partner Joe in 2017. In 2021, her strong passion for the hoop community called her to become Bayside Hooping's social media manager, marketing and customer service assistant. Emilija is excited to continue performing and travelling across the world post-pandemic, chasing the snow-capped mountains and forests that have her heart!

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Olive - Melbourne, VIC.
IG: @pixie.olive

Blooming from a background in a vast number of dance styles such as hip-hop, street jazz and burlesque, Olive brings a unique flair to hooping with her finely crafted fusion of sass, dance and hoop tech. Olive began hooping as a way to keep fit after an injury and within years flourished into the centre and focus of her life, taking her to events and communities around the world. Hooping has helped Olive to reconnect with her love for movement and performing, when she isn't creating sassy hoop videos, you can find her lighting up the stage with attitude or teaching hoop-dance to hoopers across the world and in her home city of Melbourne. 

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Hannah Indigo - Newcastle, NSW.
IG: @hannah_indigo

“Vibrant, sassy, bold, brilliant, powerful.” Hannah Indigo is a highly skilled hula-hoop entertainer with a penchant for dropping jaws and a style that’s as rock ‘n’ roll as it is glam metal and 80s. With 6+ years’ experience, she’s as comfortable on stage at a crowded stadium as she is in front of kids drooling with excitement at a community event. Hannah delivers an unforgettable superstar performance every time, leaving audiences awestruck. Gracing stages around the globe, she’s entertained companies like Google and performed at world-class events such as Dark MOFO and Vivid. If you want WOW, Hannah is it.

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Hannie Helsden - Melbourne, Vic
IG: @hanniehelsden

Living doll Hannie Helsden is a real life circus sweetheart. Dancing fluidly through the genres of circus, burlesque and drag Hannie can only see fit to describe herself as a YUMMY performer, a  personification of the genre-busting smash-hit cabaret of the same name of which she is a core cast member and co-producer. She has a Bachelor of Circus Arts specialising in hula hoops, which becomes evident as soon as she starts to spin 50 hoops in 7-inch glitter platforms. Her hooping has taken her across the globe  to see her performing in events such as Stockholm, Berlin, and Prague Burlesque festivals, as well as performing with La Soiree, Circus Oz, Stockholm's Nalen Theatre and London’s Underbelly Festival Southbank. Keeping it family-friendly (occasionally), she  is also a long-standing cast member of Circus Quirkus which tours Australia annually. When she's at home in Melbourne, you can find her teaching pole dancing, hula hoop, and aerial hoop at Pole Divas.

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Natasha - Melbourne, VIC.
@natashabjmerrick

"Discovering the art of flow has got to be the best thing to happen to me, it’s made me a happier and healthier person. If you had told me a year ago that my hobby would be playing with hula hoops I wouldn’t have believed you! I’m still very new to hooping but it has already become a part of who I am. It’s a way to express myself and lose myself at the same time. I can’t wait to see what adventures hooping brings!"

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Hayley Hoopla - Melbourne, VIC.
IG: @hayleyhoopla

The vivacious Hayley Hoopla aka HoopDogg is a dynamic performer, hula hoopist, costumier, choreographer, circus arts teacher & innovator in her field. With her myriad of unique solo characters, Hayley is known for her kooky facial expressions and stage presence at large, often sporting an oversized boombox, wearing a pineapple on her head, or leading her Hoop Army as they spin hula hoops by the hundred in a kaleidoscopic display. Her distinct style blends dance genres with hoop tricks such as bellydance, pop ‘n’ lock, urban, swing, dancehall & flamenco, and also calls upon circus style hoop tricks & multi-hooping. Often described as “Betty boop meets Snoop” her character Hoopdogg emerged solely as a hoop act before becoming a hoop-hopping rap-star! 

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Tahni - Perth, WA.
IG: @tahniroseflows

"I started hooping nearly 4 years ago and instantly became addicted. Music definitely plays a huge role in my love for hooping! Hoops gave me the tools and confidence I needed to creatively express the feelings music gives me. 🥰 Throughout my hoop journey I've had plenty of experiences performing and teaching others and the positive affects it has had on my life is incalculable!"

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Ashleigh - Melbourne, VIC.
IG: @ashtomcircus

“Hey, my name is Ashleigh Tomasini and I’m a circus performer from Melbourne! I trained gymnastics my whole school life and then got more interested in circus at age 18 when a circus school arrived in my home town Ulladulla, NSW. I was then accepted into NICA and completed my Bachelor in Circus Arts! My two main specialties that I trained were Hula Hoops and the German Wheel. Since then I have performed German wheel at Ferrari world, Abu Dhabi and Hula Hoops in a travelling circus around Australia! Now I train to keep fit and healthy and I never plan to stop because hula hoops and circus in general is so much fun!”

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Lenka - Sydney, NSW.
IG: @misslenka

Miss Lenka hails from over the pond and has been in sydney for 7 years. She’s an English born n bred white bread slice of multi prop madness! She’s been hooping for four years, inspired by her hoop mama Hannah Indigo, and now also spins fans, double staffs, dragon staff, triquetras and fire eats and breathes. Alongside her favourite circles (30” 3/4 travel polypro if you’re asking) she climbs, pole dances and does roller derby. You can find her at any festival by looking for her signature blue hair and bubbly British voice!

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Michelle - Bali, Indonesia.
@mishiehoops

Mishie Hoops is Melbourne-born, Bali-based and has hooped in 18 countries & international waters. She is founder of The Hula Hoop Institute, dreamer-upper of Hoop Dream Retreat, and has run hoop retreats in Bali, Malaysia & Sri Lanka. She is international Hoopie award winner of 2016 Hooper of the Year - Asia. Mishie loves teaching & performing hoop, she is also a Breathwork facilitator & sound healer, but her greatest passion is bringing people together from around the world to play with hula hoops in beautiful locations.

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Charissa - Melbourne, VIC.
IG: @charissadeville

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Jessi - Melbourne, VIC.
IG: @inkhabited

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