Nick Broyd is an award winning hoopdancer from Bristol, UK, and one of the most in demand instructors on the UK and international circuit.
Picking up the hoop in 2009 and inspired by the local scene in Bristol, he quickly developed an innovative and unique style, mixing original tricks with a fluid dance style, where he links technique to rhythm and musicality.
He has won numerous awards, including 2015 Male Hooper of the Year at the Hoopies (hooping.org) and was the inaugural Hooping Idol winner (hooping.org) in 2011, where he is now one of the main panel judges. He is backed by a number of popular online videos, as well numerous media appearances, most notably performing live on Loose Women (ITV), a UK national television show.
In his capacity of teaching hoop to adults, his classes and workshops focus on three key themes: learning tricks, providing transitions for them and developing movement. Using this focus in his teaching delivery, his workshops are highly regarded, which has led to high teaching demands across the international scene. He has been present on the international teaching circuit for the past 4 years, teaching at almost every hoop festival going in Europe and further afield. 2015 has been an incredibly busy for Nick and 2016 is showing no signs of slowing down, with work already booked in Turkey, Israel, Spain, Holland, Austria and the US.
Back home Nick has built a highly successful youth hooping programme, fusing his love of hooping with his background in education and youth work. He has a long list of regular clients, including schools, colleges and youth groups, where he delivers creative and playful workshops.
Hooping compliments his other interests of dance, fitness and music. He is a swing dancer, a guitarist of over 20 years, a history geek (having previously been a history teacher) and has a deep passion and love of playing and studying cricket.