ShanDien LaRance is a Native American Hoop Dancer originating from the Hopi/ Assiniboine on her fathers side and Tewa/Navajo People on her mothers side. Growing up in Arizona with her artistic family, she was taught how to Hoop Dance by her eldest brother Nakotah at the age of 8. Through the years the LaRance Family traveled around America showcasing their fine arts and performing the Hoop Dance.
At the age of 18, ShanDien followed in her brother’s footsteps and ran away to Cirque Du Soleil’s Big Top show “TOTEM” where she toured the world for 8 years. When ShanDien is not under the Big Top she returns to her home on the Tewa Reservation of Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico where she teaches the Hoop Dance to the Indigenous Youth. ShanDien is now pursuing a career in Film and Television as well as Modeling.
In 2020 her Older Brother Nakotah tragically passed away, which as inspired ShanDien to rededicated her Hoop Dance Career in his Memory.