Hi! I’m Smilie, a living-room spinner from Brissie. Although, I do like to venture out into parks every once in a while to enjoy the feeling of grass under my feet as I play. I really like to throw things and catch them again. I try to do it over and over until it’s the cleanest I can get it.
I’ve dabbled in a variety of props over the last 8 or so years, but currently contact poi and club manipulation have emerged as my favourites. What started me on this journey was trying out fire staff for the first time, but what has kept me going was the moment I witnessed a poi spinner spinning with such grace and ease that I wanted to feel what he felt. And so it began..
Ever since I’ve posted videos (even appearing in the Ladies of Tech Poi series), taught and performed at festivals in Australia, and in the last year opened the Etsy store PoiCreations, which specialises in making unique non-stretchy fabric poi.
But enough about me, less talking, more spinning!