Who We Are

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 is the Vice President of SpinCo and has been involved since 2013. She initially started working towards making the organization stable in its financial activities and now is heavily involved in engaging people in the movement arts community and other like-minded people in working with SpinCo, either as instructors, partners, or team members.  She is passionate about bringing artists and spectators together, no matter what prior experience they may have. During the day, Becca is a researcher and arts advocate, providing 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 a member of X Nihilo, a Philadelphia-based aerial repertory group.

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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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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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Jo Ryn

Jo Ryn is the main liason between our ever changing Street Team and the rest of the SpinCo board of directors. She coordinates the Street Team to be engaged ambassadors of all things movement-arts related. Jo is an experimental juggler, apprentice aerialist, hooper, fire performer, and practicing massage therapist for 4 years, she understands the connectivity of body and mind through movement and applies this concept in all teachings. Jo has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Arcadia University and practices her New Jersey State Massage Licensure at a small local spa, “untangling the knots that people manage to make in their muscles.” She has performed at many local events including Mt. Holly’s 4th of July Fireworks, Burning Leaves, and Bangarang. Jo is an avid humanitarian and master networker, building relationships through participation in many associations like Dance Strong Dance Academy.

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