Tiina – Hand Balancer & Hula Hooper | UK
Tiina started with circus as a hobby when she was 14. She soon realised circus was her great passion and at 19 she went to study circus arts full time in Lahti College of Arts and Crafts for two and half years, gaining a general grounding in circus arts but specialising in hula-hoops.
She felt she wanted to learn more and got a place at The Circus Space in London where she specialised in hand balancing. She graduated from there in July 2008 with BA(Hons)Degree in Circus Arts. Tiina has solo acts with hula-hoops and hand balancing, but is also a member of La La Hoopers’ performing trio.
Tiina is a versatile circus artist, being a hula-hooper as well as a handbalancer and contortionist, she has a lot of skills to offer. This multitude of skills is evident in her acts; she can do a fast moving, fun act with dozens of hula-hoops, finishing with spinning a large stack of hoops. Or a beautiful, stunning act with one hoop using a lot of impressive contortion elements.
Tiina’s handbalancing act is a combination of handbalance and contortion. The act is slow moving, flowing from incredible pose to incredible pose with skillful acrobatics and smooth transfer between the handbalance tricks. Tiina makes use of every available surface for this elegant and impressive display.
Standard Length of Performance: 1 x 5-6 minute set. Can have up to 5 sets. Walkabout – 1 x 20 minute set. Can have up to 3 sets.
” For me the stand out was Tiina. Whether in one-legged backbend while spinning a hoop around her ankle, or balancing and contorting on a pair of handstand sticks, this young woman never loses her poise nor a sweet, secretive smile of pleasure.”
– The Times
“Handbalancer Tiina is carried on looking gorgeous and slinky in a striking red outfit, and her performance on two canes demonstrates her strength and suppleness with real style.”
– The Stage
“I have seen many light performance at our events, but never seen anything so spectacular, this young lady is very talented and also enjoys what she does and has a passion for her creative skills, this shows in her performance, truly breath taking. She left me speechless!! The performance got the crowds cheering for more. That evening Illumini attracted over 3,300 visitors, Tiina performance was the one of the highlights of the night. I highly recommend Tiina, she was punctual and very professional and a pleasure to work with. Illumini can’t wait to work with Tiina again and can assure you, she will create a truly amazing performance that you will never forget.”
“Tiina was great on Saturday – the girls really enjoyed her performance. She was really friendly, polite and it was great having her….Thanks for your help on everything.”
– The Football Association Ltd (via Contraband)
“Tiina was lovely and her show was amazing!!! She impressed everyone. She was very patient as well as we were running behind schedule slightly but she was very understanding. If you could pass on to Tiina our thanks for her amazing show and her patience. I will certainly think about booking Tiina again, and using Contraband again in the future, very impressive!”
– Rajapack (via Contraband)
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