2013 Hoop Troupe

Congratulations to Electric Forest’s 2013 Hoop Troupe, whose performance has inspired Toyota to sponsor them with custom LED hoops from Astral Hoops!

Now, it’s time to meet the Hoop Troupe!


 2013 Hoop Troupe

Tyler Typhoon, Grand Rapids, MI
I am so very excited to be at Electric Forest for my 3rd year and so honored to be able to take part in the Hoop Troupe. I celebrate my birthday (June 30th) with so many amazing people every year at EFF. I wouldn’t have it any other way!!! I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces my forest friends.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Ahni Radvanyi of the Electric Faeries, Venice CA
The Electric Fairies are beyond excited to bring our cirque-style, glow go acrobatic hoop dance to the Electric Forest Festival! We are amazed by the talent of this year’s Electric Forest Hoop Troupe and we can’t wait to play with our fellow team members in the forest.Keep a keen eye out for neon pink paired with neon green and you will find these fairies in the forest!

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Faeryn Pink, Venice CA
The Electric Fairies are beyond excited to bring our cirque-style, glow go acrobatic hoop dance to the Electric Forest Festival! We are amazed by the talent of this year’s Electric Forest Hoop Troupe and we can’t wait to play with our fellow team members in the forest. Faeryn Pink and Ahni Radvani of the Electric Fairies revel in the joy of spreading smiles, inspiring movement and electrifying crowds with their radient performance. Keep a keen eye out for neon pink paired with neon green and you will find these fairies in the forest!

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Mike Hayataka – That Hoop Guy, Grand Rapids MI
I really appreciate the opportunity to be in the EFF HT 2013 and can’t wait to share what I’ve learned since I started hooping. Not just some sweet moves I’ve learned, but that hooping taught me I can do anything I put my mind to. Also, I can’t wait to level up my hoop skills from hooping with all the other great hoopers! ? Thanks so much.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Libra Fairy, New York NY
I am filled with excitement & gratitude to work with Luna and all of the seriously creative & talented beings who make up the 2013 hoop troupe. The hooping community demonstrates a level of support and love that reflect the deeper human ideals that exist beyond the ego. I’m so proud to be a part of this culture and I’m grateful to be able to spread my love & gratitude for life through hoopdancing.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Matt Poretta, Clinton NJ
A year ago I started exploring the hoop, not knowing that a year later I would be madly in-love with circles. Early on in my hoop journey I set my sights on Electric Forest and the Hoop Troupe, so many of my idols had accomplished this feat and I couldn’t help but think about it a full year in advance. This has been a year in the making for me, and it is a personal victory I am honored to share with those attending Electric Forest this summer. I will be hoopin’ my heart out the whole festival, watch out! :)

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Ciara Blossom of Spunshine, Austin TX
We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this communal hoop experience. We look forward to connecting and co-creating at Electric Forest. I will be busy sewing a batch of new costumes for the occasion! My partner and I are excited to bring a splash of fresh duo flow to this enchanting event. Gratitude & Light for bringing Spunshine on board for this epic adventure. Can’t wait to meet all the other selectees!

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Caterina Suttin of Spunshine, Austin TX
I love the hoop. I love how many ways it makes me feel. I love the feeling of discovery. How everytime I learn something new I’m reminded of how much more can there is to learn. That magic, when shared with others, magnifies and becomes even more powerful. I’m so looking forward to connecting with the rest of the troupe. Thank you for the opportunity.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Dallys Newton of Kaleida Kinetic, Spokane WA
I’m extremely excited and honored to be a part of this years hoop troupe with so many other talented hoopers!!! When Natale and I learned the hoop troupe was looking for duos we considered it our call to action. It has been an amazing experience sharing the creative process with my best friend and soul sister. I am so thankful for this oppertunity! Thank you to everyone that made this possible!

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Natalie Szabo of Kaleida Kinetic, Spokane WA
To be included in this year’s troupe is truly a dream come true. It still seems unreal! I feel elated, thankful, humbled, inspired, and encouraged – to name a few. I owe so much to the people who have shown me such unconditional love & encouragement. Thank you to the beautiful, loving flow community of Spokane. You all have made me the hooper I am now! Thank you to my incredible friends, brothers, & boyfriend for believing in me regardless of my pursuits. Thank you to my dad for being the ultimate enthusiast & encourager. And of course, thank you to Dally for being the most wonderful hoop partner, best friend, & soul sister I could have ever asked for!

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Lizz Sparkle, Tampa FL
Lizz Sparkle thrives to create a positive synergy of flow, through the influence of modern circus arts and high-energy dance music.
Degrees in Costume Design and Theater also reflects in her own unique atmospheric performance style. Combining advanced Isolations, technical moves, and freestyle dancing to create a perfect flow. As an object manipulator, she is limitless and has no boundaries. When in flow Sparkle is fully immersed in a feeling of bliss and energized focus. Believing that time spent in flow makes our lives more happy and successful.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Sky, Tampa FL
I have a dance background of 17 years. I picked up hooping as a form of dance almost 1 year ago. I love feeling the energy from the hoop with the music and feeling more in touch with my flow everyday! My inspiration is my duet partner, Lizz. She’s brought nothing but positivity into my life and I learn more and more from her whenever we’re together. I believe I will add bright and positive energy to the group that I will hope will inspire others.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Emily Cakebaker, Madison WI
I am honored to be a part of the hoop troupe this year. I discovered hooping at Electric Forest in 2011 and fell in love ever since. I have always been a preforming with Cheerleading and Dance but hooping has enlightened me as a person, but more importantly a soul to love my energy and portray it through the hoop.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Natalie McFancy, New York NY
Natalie McFancy is a classically trained dancer and professional choreographer living in New York City area. She is a fire and hoop performer who has been featured at Webster Hall, House of Yes, Tammany Hall among other venues. She is currently co-choreographing a production for the Empire Fire Collective to be submitted for Burning Man Conclave 2013.

 2013 Hoop Troupe

Elli, Madison WI
I’m a very open-hearted person who loves to inspire others with my art work! I love to meet new people and learn from our experiences together, to expand our knowledge and consciousness about our world. I am extremely honored to be part of the EF Hoop Troupe this year. I’ve worked extremely hard all year for this and am proud to say I made it. I’ve been a performer all my life and cannot wait to appear on the Electric Forest stage this year! Thanks to all who have supported Emily and I through this process. May the forest be with you!<3