Imagine a place beyond your imagination. Where magical mermaids play, swashbuckling pirates search for treasure and mythical Viking storytellers weave tales of fantasy and wonder to delight guests of all ages. Come with us where the sky meets the sea and be a part of the legend.
Set in the scenic heart of the California coast, Nymphia: Mermaid of the Nautilus brings together the realms of fantasy and the performing arts to create a unique experience to enchant and delight. With each gig booked with Nymphia: Mermaid of the Nautilus, a 25% donation will be made in your honor to help aid in oceanic conservation efforts and rehabilitation of endangered ocean species.
We booked Nymphia for my (mermaid obsessed) daughter's 5th after seeing her first at the festival of sail this year. I had been impressed then with how she always stayed in character even while I was asking about her availability and services.
For our event she was very communicative beforehand, letting me know what to expect. She worked with us to do a stealth entry and exit so that the kids would not see her out of costume. She looked very convincing, and one of the 5 year olds who had been told by friends that mermaids weren't real turned to her mom upon seeing her and said "See, I told you mermaids were real!".
My daughter was entranced by her. Nypmphia sat with her telling her stories and answering all of her questions. She did a lovely story time, sang some songs, and deftly fielded all kinds of questions (you have to think fast on your feet, er fins, when a kiddo asks you if you have a cell phone!).
All in all it was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend Nymphia for your next birthday party!
Response from Nymphia: Mermaid of the Nautilus:
It was absolutely amazing to get to celebrate with Nyssa for her 5th birthday :) Send her lots of mermaid hugs ❤️
As Co-founder of the OB Merpod, it is extremely important for me to find performers that are not only dedicated to their craft, but also committed to being professional and enthusiastic. I had the pleasure of meeting Mermaid Nymphia at the Escondido Renaissance Faire last year. I was immediately blown away by her grace, amazing singing voice and ability to engage guests of all ages at the event. We were nothing short of honored when she accepted the invitation to join our group.
The OB Merpod is an organization that provides mermaid and pirate performers for events all over Southern California. In the last two years Mermaid Nymphia has joined us at several events hosting thousands of visitors. Her costuming and ability to transform is simply amazing! The magic she brings is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend hiring her to add that special something to your occasion.
Response from Nymphia: Mermaid of the Nautilus:
It's truly an honor to work alongside the OB Merpod for their events! Can't wait to see what more mermaid adventures will come to pass <3
Price Range: $325 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 500 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $650 - Should anything go wrong, we do have a liability fee for any damages to our sets, costumes or any harassment of our performers. Should the need arise, the client is responsible to pay the liability fee in full.
What to Expect
Whether it be providing ambiance or theatricality to a corporate event or being the center of a child's birthday party. Our services can provide a range of options for any special occasion. As a mermaid, all of our events have different pricing depending on certain services, traveling distances and making sure that we provide the very best. Just as no two fish are the truly the same, every event will be catered differently depending on the event planner and I do my utmost to try to work hand in hand with our hosts to create a more personable experience.
If you have any questions in regard to certain services and certain things regarding your event. Please feel free to request a quote. All quotes come free of charge and can provide an in depth detail of your event and certain services you may want.
Let Mermaid Nymphia create a surprise appearance for your little one to celebrate their special occasion. Our mermaid comes in style in her inflatable seashell throne and photo backdrop that serves as the perfect spot for photo opportunities with guests of all ages. Our birthday party packages are fully customizable to create the perfect experience for your little mermaid or merman. We can also perform on land as well as in water!
Pool Games/ Underwater Treasure Hunt: Have you ever played underwater charades or raced a mermaid when in water? Nymphia loves to play and would love to entertain younger swimmers with pool games meant to build swimming skill and water-worthy, educational fun for everyone.
Story Time Session: Let Nymphia recount the tales of one of her many adventures. From sailing the seas with a renegade pirate to falling in love with a handsome Nordic prince from the Viking kingdom, Nymphia will be delighted to share a special tale with your guests.
Ocean Explorer Chest**: For our curious little seafarers who love the ocean, we'll bring the ocean to you. Our mermaid's Explorer Chest is filled with many different objects for children to touch and feel. From live seashells, starfish, sand dollars, a real natural jaw from a shark, as well as various species of sea fans from the ocean to educate children about the dangers of pollution.
Glitter Tattoos/ Mermaid Makeover: A perfect add on to any land party! Our mermaid comes ready with a whole assortment of glitter tattoos, face paint and an assortment of glitter and stick on gems of all colors. Perfect to add a little flair and finny fun for any dry land event.
Sea Shanty Sing-Along: Everyone knows mermaids love to sing! Nymphia has learned many musical shanties from her travels across the seven seas, let her perform a small live sing a long consisting of famous sea shanties of old as well as some familiar nautical favorites.
All birthday party packages include a special gift for the birthday child as well as a complimentary 9x11 photo in a sleeve signed by Nymphia herself after the party.
For a touch of the theatrical to create something truly exquisite
A two act structured performance that tells the story of Nymphia, a young girl who abandoned her humanity to become one with the sea. Featuring various styles of lyrical and ballet dance, synchronized swimming, beautifully orchestrated music, LED light effects and some fun audience participation . Our live shows are truly a spectacle that add a bit of a dramatic flair to any type of event.
Each live show performance comes with a 15 minute meet & greet photo opportunity after the show with our mermaid and any of our other performing characters. For character specific shows, All of the performances will be listed below.
Song of the Sea (Solo)
A beautifully orchestrated piece that recounts Nymphia's story of transformation and transcendence. Featuring lyrical and ballet dance, LED light effects as well as synchrognized swimming to provide a truly magical experience.
Forbidden Kiss (Solo)
For a more contemporary touch, This act includes beautifully orchestrated music some modern favorites, Includes synchronized swimming as well as a more sultry belly dance styled routine to provide a more exotic flavor to any event.
Flames of the Spanish Maine (Character)
Nymphia along with her mischevious pirate companion Garrett dance to the passionate rhythms of the Spanish Maine. Complete with live Spanish guitar, orchestrated latin rhythms and a swashbuckling flamenco style influence that will leave you breathless.
Nordic Waltz (Character)
For the dancing and dreaming. Nymphia and her Viking prince, Thor of Valhalla create a truly magical waltz inspired by the classic fairy tales you all know and love. Featuring a combination of lyrical dance, sweeping scores and a truly romantic waltz that will truly make the spectacle come alive.
Ever wanted to visit a mermaid in her natural habitat?
Imagine vacationing in the warm, sunny California coast when you are visited by a real, life mermaid perched on the beach! This is a special one-of-a-kind meet and greet experience that's specially tailored for any one on one event.
This package is great for smaller scale birthday parties, beach parties, surf competitions and events or to contribute a fun, fantasy-esque flair to any beach visit.
Beach Visit Packages Include:
Mini Story-Time Session
Special Gift for the Child/ Guest of Honor
*Beach Appearance Packages are tailored to be short. Usually they start at about an hour minimum, however they can be extended to a maximum of two hours.
MERMAID CLASSES & LESSONS
Ever wonder what it's like to be a mermaid and to live the mermaid lifestyle? Well now you can in this fully interactive classroom setting designed for both little mermaids as well as mermaids at heart.
Learn the art of swimming like a mermaid through this fun course. We provide our own fabric tails or for a little more fun, you can bring in your own tail. We teach everything from essential swimming skills to flips, tricks as well as fun games in the water with your tail. For the full experience, we can also provide both underwater video and photography showcasing your fun memories and you'll be able to take home five complimentary photos, including a group photo of the entire class, as well as a special keepsake video .
Mermaid classes are of limited space and can fill up to 10 students per class. Each of our provided tails are from our lovely friends at Mertailor(C) and Body Glove (C) If you do have your own mermaid tail that you can swim with, feel free to bring it in.
Each student MUST sign a safety waver before enrolling in the class.
*To attend this class, you or your child must be able to swim comfortably without the use of a mono fin and must be at least 5-6 years old. To demonstrate certain skills needed to enroll, Please take a look at the following video.
PADI Open Water Scuba Diving
Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Certification & Water Safety.
I suppose you can say my story is very similar to a lot of other professional mermaids that are out there. Watching Disney's The Little Mermaid at the ripe, young age of three years old and growing a fondness of the ocean. However I have a bit of a more interesting approach to the tale that most people can't exactly say.
Born and raised in San Diego county, definitely one of the "beachiest" areas of the California state, I was always fascinated with the realms of fantasy and imagination. I always felt a bit of kinship with the mythology surrounding mermaids and I was extremely fascinated with them. I developed the character of "Nymphia" when I was in my first or second year of college during my time working at Seaworld. I imagined the many adventures this young mermaid would go on, meeting pirates, falling in love with a Viking prince in the midst of a sacred kingdom in the mountains, my mind was completely engulfed in writing her story. Thanks to an amazing friend of mine in the realms of mermaiding, I discovered the mermaid community and started not only making friends but in an odd sense, finding myself as a person.
As a mermaid, I've performed for a variety of events from Renaissance Faires and maritime festivals, to simple birthday parties and smaller scale events. However, a part of me felt like I can take the idea of the mermaid performer and raise it up to the next level. Providing full scale shows and aquatic "mer-formances," that will astound and amaze any level of guest, the young or the young at heart. My goal as a mermaid is to not only give awareness as an ambassador of the ocean, but to provide kids with the gift of acceptance. The ability to believe in themselves and giving them the idea that they can do anything they set their mind to, regardless of their race, gender, orientation, religion. Everyone, regardless of who they are, have the power to chase their own passion. To show love with their whole heart and to remain humble and kind to those think otherwise in our troubled times, a gift that I think is one of the most important in today's day and age.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical requirements usually only apply to any of the live show packages.
Any of our live show packages must be performed in a venue with access to a large pool or a large body of water. For optimum results, a large pool that ranges to about 7-10ft deep would be the most appropriate as well as a small spot to place the inflatable seashell prop to use for photo opportunities both before and after the live show.
Meet and Greets can be performed both on land and in water. As long as I have a rather large space to perform, I should be perfectly content. If your meet and greet takes place in water, the pool venue must be able to accommodate both a large group of children as well as a rather large mermaid tail. My fluke measures about 30 inches across which makes maneuvering through crowds a bit difficult.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 28, 2018–April 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Escondido Renaissance Faire|
|May 19, 2018–May 20, 2018 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||Mermaid Weekend Sacramento|
|June 01, 2018 • 9:30am - 7:00pm||Anime Conji (Swimming Mermaid in Pool)|
|June 29, 2018 • 10:00am - 5:00pm||Long Beach Pirate Invasion|
Past Booked Events
|December 02, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Meet and Greets come with a large inflatable seashell prop that serves as the mermaid's perch while performing. The seashell prop is also decorated with a fishing net adorned with seashells for a little nautical flare.
SETS COMING SOON
TRAVELING MERMAID GROTTO
Perfect for Meet and Greets and Public Appearances.
Our traveling mermaid grotto set is one of our larger set ups and more complex set ups that is better suited for meet and greets! Our grotto comes with a large nautically decorated cabana that includes our mermaid's signature seashell throne, A beach like setup with an interchangeable background for any theme you have in mind, your choice of nautical decor from more treasure chests filled with goodies to beautiful scenic lamps and decorations to make this a mermaids paradise.
At night, watch our grotto come to life with an ocean LED light effect that truly makes you feel like your underwater or a jellyfish fiber optic canopy for a little bit of glamour.
SUNKEN SHIP GROTTO SET (COMING SOON)
Perfect for Corporate Events, Public Appearances and Larger Scale Parties and Events
Our deluxe version of our traditional mermaid grotto and probably one of the larger set ups we have available. The centerpiece that ties this set together is the large sunken ship prop that serves as the base for this grotto set, complete with nautical decorations and beautiful arrays of sea plants, ocean effect LED projectors, music, and pop up decorations, as well as our mermaid's signature seashell throne makes this large set perfect for making any party nautical. This area can also serve as a complex photo area as well.
Influences & Inspiration
Though the idea of mermaid events and acts have kind of been around for a while, performing meet and greets with children and events is really nothing new, but I wanted to give some influences on where the live show ideas came from.
Song of the Sea:
Song of the Sea is meant to be a mix of both lyrical dance performance as well as an aquatic performance. I grew up watching a lot of the animal shows at Sea World and the show that this particular sketch was influenced by was Blue Horizons, a show that both takes place on land and in water giving an interesting perspective to the genre.
A show that's meant to appease a slightly older crowd. The story behind this particular act is actually kind of funny, I was on my way to work one day and I happened upon the song "Dive In" by Trey Songz and I had a good laugh with my family on turning it into a performance. I figured it would be a fun compilation so I added a few more songs to the mix including Talk Dirty by Sam Tsui and featured a few of the songs to have a more gypsy or "bohemian" vibe but with a more modern soundtrack.
Flames of the Spanish Maine:
The first song that inspired this particular act was a song from Riverdance that combined both Celtic influence with that passionate latin rhythm of Spain. Incorporating a Spanish guitar and some slight variations of partner dancing in various styles of flamenco and salsa seemed like the perfect compliment. But then I had the mad idea to light it up! So I wanted to incorporate actual fire dancing into the mix.
Nordic Waltz: The Nordic waltz in an interesting one. I've gone through numerous song changes because I've gained so much affection for the characters and their love story. I wanted this waltz to be reminiscent to that of a Disney fairy tale with a sweeping score, gorgeous dancing as well as dazzling costumes to match.
Inflatable Seashell w/ Fish Net Decoration
Treasure Chest for Grab Bag Goodies
Storybook (For Storytimes)
LED Belly Dance Wings ( LIVE SHOW)
LED Floating Water Lilies (LIVE SHOW)
Large Pool 7-10ft Deep ( LIVE SHOW ONLY)
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