So over the last few months, I have been helping my old hoop instructor with with several gigs: birthday party's, open air events, etc. And as I become more integrated into her business, I have been struggling with idea of making sure I maintained my own identity as a hooper. So I felt it was really important that I establish my own name as a hooper, through which I could draw my costume, makeup, and style choices. This became especially important when she started offering solo gigs which she couldn't attend to me. This is such a great opportunity for me, but it is difficult to maintain balance between promoting myself and her business.
Anyway, as of yesterday I have decided on a name and "persona" to go with for my hooping work: The Hoop Fairy. Most of my costume choices I have made have been fairy related already, I'm small, and it rolls well off the tongue (probably because it sounds like tooth fairy!). I am super excited to start establishing my identity this way, and I'm even making a trade with an artist friend of mine, I give her hoops and she gives me a logo! There is such a feeling of security and purpose when you have a solid identity, and this will provide that for my hooping! Has anyone else had an experience like this? How did you guys pick your hooping names, if you have one?