Maria Jacob began hooping after attending a music festival at Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park in the summer of 2010. Fast-forward to 2013 and you can see how it has changed her life in truly amazing ways and has opened many doors. She is currently the president of the hula-hoop club at the University of Cincinnati, The Hoopdance Flowcats. Integrating beginner hoopers into the world of flow arts, the club has weekly hoopjams to socialize and share tricks. Maria has performed for Relay for Life, University of Cincinnati school events/parades, and The Cincinnati Circus Company.