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Mermaid Gem is Cleveland, Ohio's first professional mermaid, available to make a splash and enchant you year round!
Available to hire for:
- Birthday Parties
- Community Events
- Charity Work
Services include (but not limited to):
- Pool Swims & Tank Performances
- Meet & Greets and Photo Ops
- Stories, Songs, & Crafts
Mermaid Gem has been performing since 2013. She is trained in acting, singing, and diving, and is wonderful with people of all ages. She strives in making a magical, sparkling impression, and loves leaving others with a smile!
Member of The Ohio Mermaids.
Cleveland Magazine - 2017 Best of Cleveland Award Winner.
Gem made my daughter’s birthday so special! She was wonderful to work with, very professional. She was timely and called ahead to make sure her appearance was a surprise for my daughter! The kids were so excited to meet a mermaid in the pool! My daughter said it was her “perfect birthday.” My son’s best friend could not believe we knew a real mermaid! Thank you so much Gem!
Mermaid Gem was part of a Mermaid Party we had at my library. I read a few books and did a couple of songs then had several mermaid activities for the kids. As the kids were working on the activities, Gem entered about 30 minutes into the event and the kids were so excited. Gem sat for pictures with the kids and spoke with each child one on one. It was a great experience and my library patrons LOVED the program. I look forward to working with Mermaid gem again in the future!
She was beautiful and excellent. The kids loved her.
Mermaid Gen was amazing ! She made my daughters 8th birthday the best ever. All the kids loved her and I would highly recommend her for all your mermaid needs.
First of all my daughter said "it was the best B-day party ever!!" and the favorite part for her was "to swim with the mermaid"!!
As a parent, Mermaid Gem came on time, all prepared. Very profesional on her show. She made the magic! All the kids were asking her questions about herself and her stories kept the kids and the grown ups engaged all the time!! She sang and swim with the kids. Not only the 5 years old were amazed, but also the older kids!!
She made a special gift for my little girl and she loved it!
I highly recommend Mermaid Gem to any pool party you want to make special.
She is adorable and when she swims and dives, the tail just looks like what you see in a movie!!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Mermaid Gem presents herself in the way you would imagine a real mermaid would! She has a custom, full silicone mermaid tail created by Sirenalia, and custom accessories by Siren Allure. Her style is whimsical and glittery.
Gem brings a handler, or "mer-tender" to every event. Their job is to standby and ensure the safety of the mermaid and guests. They also assist with transporting the mermaid on land, as it's not possible to walk in a tail.
For events with a large turnout, Gem brings a treasure bowl filled with "magic" gemstones and seashells to hand out to guests. Birthday events include a special, handmade gift for the birthday child.
Gem offers a variety of add-ons for events that are available at an additional cost. Including glitter tattoos, a jewelry making activity, and professional photography, among more. Contact for the full list and pricing!
Gem will occasionally bring a box for tips, depending on the nature of the event.
Gem performs both wet and dry. A pool or tank must be provided by the client for any swimming/water services.
Mermaid Gem is more than happy to work with the client to provide any services compatible to their needs.
A professional mermaid since 2013, Mermaid Gem (aka: Gemma Lascio)'s passion for children, the ocean, and her extensive background in theatre helped motivate her to make her dream come true. She's Cleveland Ohio’s first mermaid, and has appeared publicly at many local venues including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and Great Lakes Medieval Faire. She’s also made a splash at events throughout the rest of Ohio, across the midwest, and as far south as Florida. She's been a member of The Ohio Mermaids, LLC since its founding in 2016. In 2017, her work was recognized and awarded Best of Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine.
Mermaid Gem hails from the South Pacific, but due to her curious nature, she began traveling and loves to hang out in Lake Erie. She is called “Gem” because some sailors she met noticed her magic gemstone pendant...as well as her sparkly tail and sparkly personality! You can almost always find Mermaid Gem smiling and making new friends everywhere she swims. She also enjoys singing beautiful songs, hunting for treasures, and helping creatures in need.
Past Booked Events
|January 25, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 12, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 15, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 30, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 04, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 20, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 18, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Child)|