Ally Bourne - Denver, CO
Aurahoops, aka Ally Bourne, is a specialty performance artist based in Denver, Colorado. She discovered hula
hooping in early 2012 and instantly fell head over heels in love with it. Over the years, her love for hooping
evolved into exploring different props such as dragonstaff, levi wands, and fans. Completely inspired by flow arts,
Ally began performing all over the united states making it to festivals such as Electric Forest, Suwannee Hulaween, Sonic Bloom,
Arise, Okeechobee, and more! Alongside her love for performance, Ally has traveled across the country teaching
hula hoop workshops managing to co- create a "Folds and Rolls" workshop tour in 2019. Shortly after her tour, Ally
began teaching private hula hoop lessons at Xpression studio based in Denver. Ally's current projects are creating
a patreon which can be found as "Aurahoops" and creating her own performance troupe.
q & a
Hula hoops, dragonstaff, levi wand, fans, silk fans, and fire.
I am very passionate about performing and teaching. I envision my influence being different forms of teaching and I want to see how far I can go with that.
My unique style consists of a lot of fold technical movements exploring different planes and gridwork. I love incorporating different dance styles into my flow such as tutting, hip hop, lyrical, and shuffling.
I practice in a studio the most.
I began my flow journey in 2012. I saw a hula hooper at a music festival that I was so amazed by and I asked her where she learned that from and she said to go home and look up hula hoop tutorials on YouTube. I went home looked it up and have been obsessed ever since.
Being a part of the flow community has helped me live a healthy and creative life. Starting flow arts has brought more awareness to my body and has inspired me to challenge myself with other things like yoga and tai chi. The flow community impacted the world by giving people a sense of community and helping people find a fun way to stay healthy.
One of my favorite things about performing is being able to connect with the crowd and feed off of their energy.
There's something extra special about being about to transform someone's experience with your art.