Violet, the newest member of Candy and the Sweet Tooths

Nicole Wong (AKA Violet)

As a member of Candy and The Sweet Tooths, Nicole combines her training in hoopdance, her background as a kindergarten teacher, and her penchant for silliness to create the lovable "Violet."

Nicole is the founder of Cherry Hoops, the East Bay's premier resource for hula hooping classes, parties, performances, and professional hoops. She recently received the honor of "Newbie Hooper of the Year" in's 2008 Hoopie Awards.

When she is not hooping, Nicole is a full time graduate student at U.C. Berkeley, where she is earning her Ph.D. in Education. In her free time, she loves reading, eating, and hanging out with her feline friend Moogie Bear.

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