Katherine Zhu-Tsang - Las Vegas, NV
Katherine Zhu-Tsang is a NYC based hula hoop performer, specializing in led performances. Having been mind blown by the showcase at HoopCamp 2014 in the redwoods of Northern California, she knew she needed hoop dance in her life. She began attending weekly classes in NYC and immediately became obsessed with the meditative state of flow and simultaneous stimulation from the physical and mental challenges of hoop dance . She began training intensively, utilizing the internet and practicing with local flow artists. She is now a sponsored professional, performing solo and alongside Shelby Wolf as their duo Dreaming Circles. She firmly believes in the endless benefits of using hoop dance as a form of therapy. From monthly outdoor hoop jams in NYC’s Central Park to the capital of Nepal in the Himalayan region, she is always eager to share her passion.
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My main prop is the hula hoop. I’ve been hooping a year and 9 months now. I’ve been fire hooping a few months and am currently aspiring to circus multiple on body hooping. I’ve been working on that for almost a month and a half. So far I’ve got three down comfortably for a few minutes and four is doable but not that strong.
I bought a hoop at Rite Aid after a long night out with friends and let me tell you, best $1 ever spent! Not long after I went to Santa Cruz to visit my parents and Hoop Camp 2014 happened to be going on. I was absolutely blown away by the showcase and mesmerized by this whole world I never even knew existed. As soon as I got back to NYC that October, I bought my very first Odysseys beginner hoop from MoodHoops and have never put down a hoop since then. And here we are a year and nine months later and still as in love.
The flow community has welcomed me with open arms ever since I picked up a hoop. I’ve learnt so much from so many different people with awesome individuality and I’m so grateful for what that has done for my own personal growth. There is no end to benefits of hooping and I will spread hooping as far as I can.