Catherine Bird is a hula hooper, belly dancer, and fire performer who has over a decade of experience. Her shows fuse the grace of her extensive dance background with humor and excitement. Whether your event is a small birthday party, corporate event, large festival, wedding, or other occasion she will create the spectacle that is right for you. She can also provide entertainment with poi, silk fans, and swords. A set can be catered to your event's theme or mood, feel free to ask for more information. You can also be a part of the show, ask about the interactive hoop or belly dance parties available for ages 7 to adults. Perfect for bachelorette parties!
We reached out to GigSalad pretty last minute (within 72 hours of the event) for entertainment for a cub scout blue & gold banquet of about 70 people in a church fellowship hall. Catherine not only came in competitively priced compared to other folks with similar offerings, but she provided a shorter (lower budget) show and a longer one, which gave us some options. Catherine made communicating with her easy and was very responsive, and best of all, the show itself wowed the kids (and adults)!
Catherine Bird is the epitome of a well-rounded performer. She exudes a level of professionalism and poise even when she's clowning around (pun intended).
Catherine performed at my circus themed wedding and was an absolute delight. She took the time to pick out music and a costume that would go with the theme and mood of my wedding. And when we had technical difficulties (gawd weddings are stressful), she remained poised and patient.
And then she gave a jaw-droppingly amazing performance. I was mesmerized by her skill and technique (and so was everyone else). She was spinning 1, 2, then 3 hoops. I thought that would be it, but she kept adding more!
For such an amazing performer, she's also super personable. After her performance she offered mini lessons to anyone who wanted to hoop during the reception.
I am so, so, so glad I hired her to perform at my wedding. She helped make the day extra special. I highly recommend her for any event where you need a hoop artist, bellydancer, fire dancer, etc. She's amazing.
We have a young girls group that meets once a wk in the summer to inspire girls to dream fearlessly. We met with Cathy at the Chinese reconciliation Park in the Pagoda for hoop lessons. After words she share life experiences and the journey of finding your calling or art of dance. This was so special and unique. Cathy is so special and so willing to create something one of a kind. Thank you for Teaching us about hoola and the journey it took to Follow your talents and gifts.
What to Expect
Catherine Bird can provide single or multiple acts, roving entertainment, or hoop or belly dance parties for your next event.
Acts can be anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes and can include hoops, multiple hoops, poi, fans, fire, or belly dance.
Roving entertainment for ambiance is priced hourly starts at a minimum of 1 hour.
Hoop or belly dance parties can be anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes and are for ages 7 to adults. Following a short performance, participants will learn basic moves and a short choreography.
Catherine Bird is a hoop dance performer, fire dancer, and tribal fusion belly dancer based out of Tacoma, WA. Her love of movement began when she saw fire poi spinners for the first time in 2003 at a small house party. With electronic music as her soundtrack she began to explore the flow arts, delving into poi, hoops, fans, and fire eating. In 2010 she began belly dancing, studying with many fine local instructors and traveling multiple times a year to continue her dance education. In 2011 she started performing professionally with the troupe Flair Entertainment. Since then she has brought her love of fire and flow all over the Puget Sound, entertaining for everything from children’s events to corporate occasions to music video shoots to burlesque shows.
Additional Booking Notes
Dancing with props requires space, at least 30 square feet and up. If your venue doesn't have much space no worries! Contact Catherine and she can work with you.
Music can be played through a laptop or Ipod.
Lighting is varied depending on the type of show.
Past Booked Events
|March 03, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 25, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 21, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||House Party|