Morgan Jenkins - Los Angeles, CA
Morgan (Miss Mo’Jangles) is a Los Angeles-based hoop performer, international instructor, and was recently named the 2016 USA Hooper of the Year. She is Known for her sassy Hoopography performances, creating the Hooptown Hotties and for her award-winning hoop videos (Despondence, Halo, Bang Bang, Portal, Flowmance, Dark Paradise) Morgan loves teaching others how to express their personality & creativity through hoop dance. Learn more about Morgan at her website.
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Hoop, fire hoop, more hoops…and….hoops.
I am passionate about inspiring other hoopers to express their creativity fully through hooping. One way I express my most creative self is though my hoop videos. I blend my love for cinematography and editing with music and hooping in a way that focuses on cinema and dance as storytellers. Seeing the positive reaction of the hoop community to these videos pushes me to create more, and I take so much inspiration from the stories of the community. To have a voice in a community so large is a beautiful privilege and I want to use that voice to make a positive impact on hoopers and their prop choices.
I would call my style: “Pop-tech”. A little bit of flow, some tricky tricks, and a whole lot of sassy hair whips. The Britney Spears of hooping.
My gym, Crunch Burbank. Also, my 400 sq ft. studio apartment where I have knocked over countless wine glasses.
I started hooping in 2012 after seeing hooper Ellen Phillips (@hooprebel) light up the stage at an LA event. I picked up my first hoop that night (which was a moodhoops Luna LED that belonged to Ellen) and I never looked back.
I don’t think I understood what a “community” meant until I became a hooper. It’s amazing to connect with people who have the same passion as you, and who understand that our passion is a tool for growth, fun, freedom, and healing. The flow community can make an positive impact on the world by keeping it’s arms open to those who need it most. Hooping seems to find people more than they find it, and new hoopers should be celebrated and welcomed unconditionally. I see myself as a influencer who may inspire others to pick up a hoop, but also as a source of creative inspiration for those hoopers looking to create routines and level up their performance techniques.