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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 and data consultant at RentPath, 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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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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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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Rachel Kieser

With a background in accounting and taxes, Rachel helps keep SpinCo organized and within budget.  She is experienced with non-profit tax issues, and helped SpinCo obtain 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  Rachel works as a managing associate at Drucker & Scaccetti Tax Advisory and Consultiong.  She also serves as Young Proprietors Committee Co-Chair at Center City Proprietors Association, a non-profit that provides resources to businesses in Philadelphia.  Although she is new to flow arts, Rachel has a background in ballet and dance and looks forward to learning how to incorporate flow arts into dance.

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Michael Krueger

New to the Philly local movement arts community, Michael began his journey as a hoop dance performer while attending school in the frozen tundra of northern Michigan. Immediately enthralled with the culture, he wrote a thesis on the evolution of the circus and went on to study street theatre under the tutelage of, local legend and street busking sensation, Tommy Tropic. Prior to moving to Philly, Michael spent the past two years performing all over northern Michigan with Tropic’s Buskermania and with his own performance troupe, The Hoop Incident. Michael has a love of all things street art and dallies in close up magic, cardistry, juggling, and ridiculous carnival tricks. When he’s not eating fire and telling bad jokes, Michael is an avid reader, tea enthusiast, and lover of obscure and under-appreciated sci-fi films.

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Hannah Pinkos

As director of project management, Hannah is responsible for making sure nothing falls through the cracks when planning SpinCo events and workshops.  Hannah has been practicing fire and flow arts since 2012 after a friend invited her to attend the Wildfire Retreat.  However, she also was a also member of the colorguard in high school, so prop manipulation was something with which she was already familiar.  She started with staff spinning, but began hooping in 2014 and that is now her prop of choice.  By day, Hannah is a software developer and works on a team that makes an interactive 3D globe that runs in a web browser.  She has a Bachelor in Computer Science from Drexel University and a Master in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.  After work, Hannah enjoys performing and teaching hoop dance workshops around the Philadelphia area.

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