I am a 11 year professional circus artist, licensed Holistic Health Practitioner, and visionary craftsmen. I am experienced in training circus arts with full awareness of how to safely bring this to the public. Come see me perform at various shows, recieve a private lesson to learn how to spin, and stay tuned for the unfolding visionary performace art videos!
The funding will be used to purchase 3 more wheels which cost $1500 a piece. That makes $4500! For start up program costs rental space fees is another $1000. The reason we need many wheels is due to the size of all the different people! 3 wheels of different heights will allow anyone 5'2" or taller to have a wheel comfortable to their height. Once all the gear and wheels have arrived I will be holding private sessions and small workshops in Portland and occasionally surrounding areas such as Seattle and Eugene.
The Perks are awesome! Backers can choose private sessions, class packages, Alchemical Bodywork sessions local to Portland, Visionary art installations custom built for each backer, visionary carpentry for larger backing amounts, and even small pendants of Spinnovation Portland's logo!
More on Spinnovation and what we have been doing:
In 2010 Spinnovatoin has helped students earn physical education requirements in the private school sector in Orange County, CA. Orange Lutheran High School.
In 2011 Spinnovation provided the ﬁrst high school in the US with an inventory of wheels to integrate with other performing arts studies. Milton High School in Atlanta, GA. We now provide ongoing support to their performing arts department. A few of their graduates will be participating at 2013 Worlds Championships.
In 2012 Spinnovation provided inventory to expand our US networks to STREB in NY. Vespertine Circus in San Francisco, Aloft in Chicago, Harmonic Hoops in Detroit and Hoop Exchange in Knoxville, Tennessee. Spinnovation also provided necessary support to both our Team Spinnovation members Eli Cherweznik and Shayna Swanson, who won National Championships for both men and women respectively.
Summer 2013 Spinnovation embarks on the ﬁrst west coast tour. Founder of
Spinnovation Sam Tribble and National Champion Eli Cherweznik bring the art and education of Mono Wheel to San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. immediately following the road tour similar workshops where held at Project in Motion in New Mexico, MHS Atlanta, GA and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Winter 2013 Spinnovation has submitted it’s outstanding curriculum to the Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA. Credited courses are scheduled to being in the Fall of 2014.
My Bio: At the age of 13 (11 years ago) I began training circus arts in a community circus know as The Great Y Circus in Redlands, Ca. My mother always encouraged us to do what we loved. Since then I have forever been a performing artist and found my love for arts flourished from there. I grew up building houses with my father learning the ways of creation and going off into the forest regularly to learn about herbal medicine and how to survive with mother nature. These seeds that were planted at such a young age have grown into who I am now.
Through college I built and designed sets for the theatre and continued training and performing my circus arts. Two days before my 20th birthday on a warm and sunny day in August I was breathing fire and felt that I had inhaled fumes and possibly had chemical pneumonia. The trip to the ER revealed a tumor in my chest and that the condition was worse... Nine days later I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma (blood cancer). Forever I was changed, turning away from western medicine I treated myself using herbal medicine, meditation, chi gong, colon hydrotherapy and other modalities over the past 4 years. In this process of healing myself I became a true healer. I flowered into a Holistic Health Practitioner, Herbologist, and shifted my building into the realm of visionary art. Crystals are a large part of my healing and they play a vital role in my work with others. I feel eternally grateful and blessed to have come on this healing journey!
Eventually I burst out of living in the city and moved to Boulder Gardens, a beautiful healing sanctuary in Pioneer Town, Ca where I built my first magical earthen home! The creation of this home sparked a huge transformation inside that led me to follow the call to build here in Portland at Onedoorland! Soon after arriving and wanting to train wheel I found there was no one spinning wheel in Portland. Now here we are bringing the art form to the beautiful north west so that we can all play, love, laugh, and create...
Founder and Director