As an instigator of fun & merriment, Soolah Hoops brings joy and a sense of play to the community through her love of sharing her hoops with everyone.
Soolah is Hoop & Fire Dance Performer as well as a Hoop Dance Instructor and facilitates classes and hoop meditation workshops around the country. Hoolah hoops officially entered her life in 2007 with a beautiful group of friends as she shared Reiki by using a hoop as a healing tool. After putting the hoop down for a year she picked it back up in hopes of working with fire in 2008. She began fire dancing in 2009 and Soolah has performed at many festivals and events bringing the love and art of fire to the public. Soolah performs with a fire hoop, staff, "s" staff, poi, orb, swords and umbrella.
Soolah Hoops is fully insured to perform and teach workshops. Soolah did her beginning teacher training through Safire Dance.
Soolah was featured in the Frederick News Post about hooping and how it has changed her life.
September 26, 2015 Frederick News-Post Article about Soolah.
May 23rd, 2014 Frederick News-Post Article
September 23, 2013 Frederick News-Post Image
February 2012 Frederick News-Post Image
A feature photo on Hooping.org posted by Philo Hagen of Hooping.org from Flying Dog's Merry Firkin Christmas event and posted the FNP article on there as well - thanks so much Philo!
Soolah also organizes Pyrophoric Fire Dance Troupe out of Frederick, Maryland.
Pyrophoric has been featured in the Frederick News-Post and Gorilla Magazine!
You may have seen Soolah at the following events:
2016: Downtown Frederick Partnership First Saturday: Fire In Ice, Mayfest, Stars and Stripes and Home for the Holidays, Grace Episcopal School Demonstration, Brookhill Preschool Demonstrations, Brookhill Preschool Dad's Day, The Festival of Legends, Spoutwood Farm May Day Fairie Festival, Baltimore Faerie Faire, Milkhouse Brewery Brewfest, Maryland Faerie Festival, Free Spirit Gathering, New York Faerie Festival, The Banner School Discovery Camp, Frederick Community College Kids on Campus, Rosemary House Fairy Festival, Lazy Lizard Glo Night, Crumland Farms Screamland Farms, Strasburg Railroad Steampunk unLimited, and more to come! Check out Soolah's Events Page & Calendar for details!
2015: Downtown Frederick Partnership's Fire In Ice at Ananda Shala Yoga & Pilates Studio, Mardi Gras Masquerade at The Faux School, Beers & Gears Steampunk at Battlefield Brew Works March & November, Spoutwood Farm May Day Fairie Festival, Baltimore Faerie Faire, Frederick Festival of the Arts, Maryland Faerie Festival, New York Faerie Festival, Summer Camps and Enrichment classes at Banner School Discovery Camp, Frederick Community College Kids On Campus, Frederick County YMCA, Frederick County Libraries, Return to Roots, Mythmusica, Rosemary House Fairy Festival, Crumland Farms Screamland Farms, Strasburg Railroad Steampunk unLimited and more!
2014 events: Polar Plunge Annapolis, Urban Institute, Ananda Shala First Saturday, Girl Scout Night Out in Gettysburg, Dublin Roasters with Mr. Jon, FL.Arts Flow Festival at the Fabulodge, Fertile Ground Gathering, Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Frederick Keys Games, Frederick Beerfest@Stillpont Farm, Elk Run Winery, East Coast Sturgis, Frederick County YMCA Camps, Banner School Discovery Camps, Frederick Community College Kids On Campus Enrichment Programs, New York Faerie Festival, Rosemary House Fairy Festival, Tara Winery 25th Anniversary Celebration, Strasburg Railroad Steampunk unLimited, Brunswick Railroad Days, Screamland Farms and FaerieCon!
2013 events: Steampunk@Gettysburg, Ananda Shala First Saturday, DMV Fire Arts, Fertile Ground Gathering, Frederick Keys Games, Frederick Beerfest@Stillpont Farm, Matsunaga Milk Run, That 70's Bike Day at Battley Harley Davidson, West Frederick Farmer's Market, Elk Run Winery, Frederick County YMCA Camps, Banner School Discovery Camps, Frederick County Parks & Rec Summer Camp Program, Frederick Community College Kids On Campus Enrichment Programs, New York Faerie Festival, University Town Center/Breasia Productions Summer Concert Series, Floyd Fest 2013, Hearthstock 2013 - Stardust Festival, Fort Ritchie Community Center Family Health Expo, Brunswick Railroad Days, Screamland Farm at Crumland!!
2012 events: A Pole New You Resolve This! Expo, Fire & Ice Downtown Frederick Partnership's First Saturday, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Avon Breast Cancer Walk Fundraiser, Earth Day Slaptacular, 4/20 Holiday at Flying Dog Brewery, Fertile Ground Gathering, Wisteria Summer Solstice, New York Faerie Festival, Spirits of the Earth Festival, Alive at 5, First Saturday with Downtown Frederick Partnership, Briggs Chaney Greencastle Farmer's Market, YMCA of Frederick Summer Camps, Frederick County Parks and Rec Summer Camps. Frederick Keys Baseball games, Harmony Arts Jamboree, Hearthstock 2012: The Stardust Music Festival, West Frederick Farmer's Market, Crumland Jam, and more to come! Please check out Soolah's Events Page for details on where you can find Soolah!
2011 events: Wicked Faire with the Gypsy Nomads, Frederick Keys Games, Fertile Ground Gathering, Be Well Community Wellness Faire, Frederick Brew Fest, Rock the Farm at Crumland Farm, The Swinetastic BBQ at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Celebrate Frederick's Summer Concert Series, Downtown Frederick Partnerships's Alive@5, The Great Frederick Float, Frederick's 4th of July fireworks pre-show with Pyrophoric, and as one of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Hula Girls for Sturgis 201! ! Please check out the Events Page for where Soolah will be next!
2010 events:The Western Maryland Blues Fest, Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Alive@5, Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturday’s, Celebrate Frederick’s Summer Concert Series in the Park, In The Streets at That Cuban Café, In the Streets Light the Creek, Mother Earth Harvest Faire, FaerieCon, Flying Dog’s Brewery’s Merry Firkin Christmas, Local Drum Circlesincluding the Frederick Baker Park Drum Circle Crew, John’s Hopkins University Nursing School Garden Party, and National Institute of Health’s Fall Health and Fitness Festival.
Soolah is on the cover of the novel "The Prey" by Andrew Fukuda. The cover art was shot by Stephen Carroll. We did this last year and after several running moments jumping over cow pies, into prickly things on the ground, we had several shots. This is the one that ended up on the cover of the book. You can order your copy today on Amazon! Check out Andrew Fukuda's website for more details on his vampire series The Hunt! Checkout more about photographer Stephen Carroll on his website!