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SpinCo Board Members

Meet the amazing, talented group behind the Philadelphia Spin Coalition.

Our Board Members

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Kelsey Lee

Kelsey’s mantra is to change a life. In 2010, Kelsey taught herself how to hoop using a laptop and YouTube. Combined with her musical background as a classic pianist, movement arts served as a catalyst for many present day artistic projects; she fire dances in productions like The Ghostly Circus while organizes and promotes festivals like Return To Roots Gathering and Fahrenheit Flow Arts.

Kelsey enjoys connecting individuals with commons goals. She practices this daily as an advertising professional at Philadelphia Weekly (PW), designing and scheduling marketing campaigns that help businesses grow. She finds serenity from her fast paced city life where she grew up, an old farm house and acres full of adventure.

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Becca Johnson

Becca has been living in Philly for 8 years; she first picked up a hoop inside an artist warehouse where she was taught by a SpinCo founder.  Since 2013, she has been working to help build a positive environment for those new to the movement arts. She is passionate about bringing artists and spectators together, no matter what prior experience they may have. She also does this full-time as a researcher at DataArts, where she provides the arts sector with data to strengthen the national case for the arts in education and in government policy.  Becca also is a member in Philadelphia's Setu Tribe and an burgeoning aerialist.

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Peter McCall

Peter is a practicing attorney living and working in Philadelphia. He seeks to promote arts in the community through education and volunteer service. He has written articles and put on webinar presentations to help provide artists with the legal tools they need to properly exercise and preserve the rights they hold in their own work. Peter’s passion for the arts was instilled by his parents, both of whom are classical musicians. He understands the strength and dedication necessary to succeed in the arts and seeks to help SpinCo transform the Philly arts scene through its unique educational events and community centered workshops.

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Noel Yee

One of the most important figures of the modern flow arts scene, Noel Yee has had a strong hand in the evolution of flow arts culture and brings a unique understanding of object manipulation to the table. As an instructor, Noel has had thousands of students over his eleven years of training. In addition to his performing career and quality instruction, Noel is part owner and founder of many notable events, performance troupes and flow arts companies including Flow Arts Institute, FireDrums, Kinetic Fire, Vulcan Crew, Foreways Project, Vulcan DVDs, Give Props Documentary, is the director of the Flow Show Project and is a board member of the International Juggling Association. Noel is Featured in numerous instructional videos: All VulcanDVDs, Staff Manipulation with MCP, Doubles Staff Manipulation with MCP, Fire Groove Fire Dance All Stars, Encylo-poi-dia 1 and 2 with Zan Moore, and Circles of Light 2007-2011.

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Marianna Parisano Hunter

Marianna is a lifetime native of South Philadelphia. After attending her first class two years ago, Marianna quickly developed a passion for hoop dance. She is also a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor who loves to spice things up and create a party atmosphere while guiding you through a great workout. Check out her upcoming classes at mariannahunter.zumba.com.

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Lauren Magness

Lauren first discovered hooping at an Atlantic City nightclub. She saw one of the dancers using an LED hoop and knew she had to learn this amazing flow art. She picked up her first hoop in May 2012 and found SPinCo when she moved to Philly. One of her favorite places to hoop is at music festivals, where she's connected with many members of the flow arts community throughout the U.S. Lauren now teaches children's hoop classes with the Philly HoopStarz. Flow and show enthusiast at heart, but during the day you can find Lauren in the field of community mental health and medical social work.

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Matthew Brenner

Matthew is a professional mechanical and systems engineer by day and a performer and innovator at night. Recently, Matthew introduced to market Flow-Labs, a new high tech LED prop company that adapts the latest in material technology in all designs. He's a jack of all trades, a true handyman, and a fantastic problem solver. He is responsible for the stage, lighting design and logistical safety for SPinCo events while donating time and product for fundraising needs and the tools for learning during classes. 

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