(Grande Prairie, AB)
The circus panda, also known as Amanda Panda, or simply Panda, is native to Grande Prairie. She is easily recognized by her fantastical height, bright colouring, and spinning hula hoops. A pioneer of hoop dance within Grande Prairie, AB, Amanda’s an entertainer and circus skills instructor nominated as one of Canada’s Most Influential Flow Artists in the 2016 CanSpin Awards. She’s the author of the illustrated children’s book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, which is based on her original performance character. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda has been sharing her love of hoop dance since 2009.
FACEBOOK | @hulahoopcircus
INSTAGRAM | @panda.hoops
WEBSITE | www.hulahoopcircus.ca