Lisa Sampson is a self taught hula hoop artist who was inspired by taking her kids to a circus skills workshop in 2012. She was a very naughty mummy that took her child's hula hoop and started teaching herself from watching Youtube videos in her front room. She confesses that she has become slightly obsessed and has created a range of unique tricks and routines.
She made her debut performance at Circus Wonderland, a travelling big-top circus in 2014 and loved it so much that she wanted more. She decided to brave a second time performance in 2015 in front of a Britain's Got Talent audience of over 10 million viewers, gaining a standing ovation from the whole auditorium and 4 yeses from the judges Simon Cowell, Alicia Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.
Lisa made it to the semi finals where for the first time she was daring enough to perform with fire!
Lisa has also appeared in Good Morning Britain, lots of national newspapers and magazines and has become instantly loved for her quirky, fun personality. It has been of huge interest that Lisa has achieved such a high standard of hooping in such a short time.
Lisa is a highly skilled, fun, daring and creative hula hoop artist and loves to perfect everything she does to the highest standard possible. She can add fire and Smart Hoops (hoops with programmable light-up patterns for a dazzling glow in the dark effect) into her routines, spinning 70 hula hoops as a grand finale before turning herself into a human slinky, which is a massive crowd pleaser! During Britain's Got Talent Lisa span 50 hoops and since then she has been spinning an amazing 70 hoops. For 2016 she will attempt an amazing 80 hoops!
Over the last 12 months Lisa has been very busy touring with Haven holiday parks as part of Seaside Cirque, appearing at various corporate events for clients like The Daily Mirror, The Labour Party, Edwards and Blake and many more. She has also ran workshops for children in schools and with Girl Guides, performed at Bar Mitzvahs and hen parties. She has also performed at private events in hotels such as Hilton, Sheraton Skyline, Holiday Inn, Best Western and sports bars.
This year Lisa is proud to be perfoming again as part of Seaside Cirque. She is also learning new skills every day and by the end of the year she hopes to be really good at Western style performing arts including whips, knife throwing and trick ropes.
Lisa has developed a passion for making stage props and costumes which she will use in her performances this year. Here is a picture of Lisa's latest costumes that she hand makes -
Lisa's future ambitions are to please audiences for as long as she can but is also planning to go into theatrical and event production.