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Project Hoop – School of Circus Sessions

Students can learn hula hooping, circus skills, dance (we teach all types), roller skating, spoken word, illustration, yoga, aerial and more…

Our School of Circus offers something different to the conventional norm in the hope of showing people that learning a physical skill, and being active, fit and healthy, doesn’t have to be confined within the traditional dance or PE lesson.

Our experienced teachers and practitioners are some of the best in their disciplines, and regularly work with professionals, as well as local schools and colleges. We understand how to enable leaners to progress at a developmental pace with guidance and support.

The sessions are open to all abilities and students don’t need any prior experience. We cater for all ages and abilities, including SEN. Perfect for activity days, enrichment, and events.

We have teachers all over the UK, here is a snippet of some of our team

RoRo – Rochene Johnston – ring leader/hoop mamma 

Hoop star, trickster, and teacher. She will happily put you all into a spin as she shows off trickery, speed and vivacity; all with a side of circus.

Rochene Johnston is an established hooper and the director of Project Hoop. In 2015, she took up hula hooping as both a hobby and a form of escapism when things were at a low point in her life. It wasn’t long before she became obsessively nerdy with hula hooping and decided to turn her passion into her profession.

In 2017 she decided to take her prior teaching experience as a schoolteacher and college lecturer and started her own company: Project Hoop. She is now a well-known Hula Hooper, teacher, and performer. She is often credited for being passionate, inventive, and motivational, bringing so much more than hoop into the lives of those she meets.

Additional to teaching hoop regularly in circus schools, and training students privately for circus, National circus, and Circomedia, she also facilitates workshops for schools, colleges, charities, communities and circus organisations around the UK.

She has extensive experience in performing both online and in-person and has taught for numerous hoop companies. She has showcased her talents at The European Juggling convention, Spinning @, Camp Wildfire, Barefoot festival, Timbre festival, Splendour festival and Gloworm festival.

Besides featuring on the BBC’s This Girl Can, she has also hosted a variety of youth outreach and charity projects (such as working with refugees as Hoops for Humanity in Athens) and has done Hoopstars charity auctions.

RoRo is a qualified teacher with QTS, a level 5 and 6  Diploma in Education and a BA Hons Media studies.

Michaela – aerial, dance, stretch & contortion

Amber is a trained dancer and international aerial performer based in the UK.

With a background in classical ballet and ballroom dancing, Micaela has trained aerial intensively for the past 4 years and placed first for the past two years in the International Pole and Aerial Tournament aerial hoop and silks categories. She has also won first place in regional competitions in the southwest.

Amber/Micaela regularly performs internationally (Maldives, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Monaco) and has built a reputation around her fast-spinning aerial hoop performances and dynamic silks routines.

She seeks to guide and inspire others who share the same passion.

Sam Davey – Multi-talented– circus workshops

Sam Davey has 30 years’ experience as a performer, specialising in circus skills to provide entertainment to a wide variety of private, public and corporate events.

In addition to this, he runs a range of circus skills workshops for all ages, including primary, secondary, and specialist educational settings. His abilities range from juggling, diablo, stilt walking, devil stick, spinning plates and poi, he can differentiate for different levels of abilities and needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

 

Rosie Roberts – Dance

Rosie Roberts, a professional contemporary dancer from Derbyshire. Progressing from Dance4′ Centre for Advanced Training Programme in 2018 she continued her professional training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London graduating with a first-class honours in 2021. She is currently studying an MA in dance performance in collaboration with Dance City and the University of Sunderland as part of the postgraduate company ‘The Collective’. She has worked with the likes of Gary Clarke, Daniel Squire and Wayne Mcgregor Company as well as Alleyne Dance, Charles Linnen and Lucy Suggate.

Matilda Rowland – Dance & Yoga

Matilda, is a dance artist choreographer and teacher. She has a first-class BA honours degree & a master’s degree in dance and choreography. She has a deep interest in teaching a variety of different age groups and abilities. She enjoys learning, and passing my knowledge onto others. She has been teaching dance for six years and has recently started her own class ‘Flowga’ at dance house Déda.

Nicole Windle – expert yogi

Nicole has been teaching and guiding students since 2015 with over 300 hours of training. She studied in India and she teaches mainly Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga styles, bringing Yin & Yang elements to her classes.

She helps people to come into the present moment, by connecting their body with their breath whilst helping to bring flow to their practice.She has mainly taught adults Yoga & Meditation throughout her career and teaches for school students on behalf of Nottingham University. She believes Yoga & Meditation is essential to help create calm, focused and less reactive people, of all ages.

Elliot Campbell – (roller) Skater Boy Et Al

 Els skate crew have extensive experience in inline skating, street skating and inline Hockey skating. He teaches inline, roller, and fitness skating. He is the founder of skating for change. He has played for the ice warriors, and he has been in few music videos. For this activity we provide the skates, so we do need shoe sizes, moreover there is always roughly 2-3 coaches.