Founder of Hooping Mad, Emma has been obsessed with hooping since summer 2007 while she was writing up her PhD in Immunology. After completing her PhD, Emma hung up her lab coat and became a full time hooper. She has been teaching hoopdance since 2008. Emma is a hugely experienced teacher and has run regular classes and workshops across Europe for the last 5 years and now teaches worldwide through her online workshops. She has trained with some of the world’s top hoopers and spin artists in Europe, the USA, Australia and Indonesia.
She almost single-handedly built the Bristol hoopdance community to the multiple award winning state it is now (Best Hooping Community Hoopie and Revolvie 2012). She was short-listed for Fire Hooper of the Year and Female Hooper of the Year in the 2013 and 2014 Hoopies and is the creator and main coordinator of the SWhoop (South West Hoop Conference), Hooping Mad’s hugely popular Autumn Hoop event. The 2013 event attracted participants from 14 different countries and is widely acclaimed as one of the best hoop conventions in the world.
Emma is currently concentrating on filming and editing workshops for the Hooping Mad Online workshop store! Emma is currently obsessed with learning to handstand and with her ukulele and is excited about hoop ukulele fusion 😛