Artist bios

Colleen

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Based in Las Vegas, Colleen specializes in promoting adult wellness through mindful movement and play. A lover of music and dance since childhood, Colleen found a way to incorporate exercise into her love of the arts through hooping!  Designing and making her own hoops quickly followed, and her LED hoop design evolved slowly but surely out of her penchant for little electronics projects. She has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice, is an AFAA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and creates her classes based on her own experience as well as from her Hoop Revolution and Hoopnotica Teacher Certifications.

Outside of Hyperbola, Colleen works as a live sound engineer and A/V technician for theatrical and corporate productions, and enjoys singing, sewing and cooking.

 


Jennifer

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From an early age Jennifer had a passion for art and movement. As a child she loved attending dance classes and performing in recitals. As a teenager she had dreams of pursuing a career as a professional dancer until a car accident forced her to shift her goals elsewhere.

While in college in northern California, two events brought the love of dance and movement back into her life. First, she learned to juggle and spin poi. She was a regular member of both the Damento Jugglers and Obsidian Butterfly, a poi and fire arts performing company. Second, she attended Burning Man and discovered the freedom of the playa.

After graduating from college, Jennifer moved to Las Vegas where she met Colleen and discovered hooping not only as a form expression but also as a great form of exercise. She hopes to spread the joys of movement and hooping through performance and through expanding awareness of hooping as an art form.


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Jason very generously came along for the beginning of the Hyperbola ride, advising Colleen and Jennifer on materials and manufacturing techniques and assisting in building the thousands of hoops that have gone out into the world from Hyperbola!  His expertise, gained from twenty years in live production, was invaluable to the creation, development and quality control of the hoops and LED props we’ve become known for.