BunnyHoopStar is the Director of Hoop Empire. She is a multimedia artist, hoop teacher, and founding member of The Hoopaholics hoop troupe. She has been hooping for over a decade and now performs and teaches in Australia and throughout the world. Drawing inspiration from both the Circus Arts and from the US 'Hoop Dance' scene, Bunny merges the two influences into a unique 'hybrid' hooping style.
Her training includes classic circus hoop technique, American Hoop Dance, Nia Technique /Spirited Movement, Yoga and self-directed dance land groove. With an emphasis on movement and flow her classes range from learning the basics of how to spin a hoop or two... or three or four... to more advanced Hoop Dance moves. She has been teaching the hoopla to both adults and children over the past six years and is accredited with the Australian Sports Commission. Her current passion is combing the Mayan Dreamspell Calendar and shamanic Dreaming practices with hoop dance. She explores this mostly on her frequent journeys in Bali.
Deanne's desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fueled the creation of HOOPLOVERS in 2007. Deanne's mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance.
Since 2011, Deanne has lived in Melbourne, Australia and currently teaches weekly Hoop Dance classes in Melbourne, including active and creative lessons for adults and children. She has taught in schools and dance studios both in Australia and Japan and brings her passion for international education and life long learning to every class she is engaged in. Deanne regularly performs Hoop Dance shows for corporate and private parties as well as kid's events and a variety of celebrations. She has traveled the world sharing her individual style of hoop love and performed on stages in Sydney, Thailand and Tokyo.