Professional. Believable. Safe.
The MerFriends is a professional troupe of believable mermaids, mermen, pirates, and fairies.
We are available as individuals or as a group, swimming or dry, for a variety of events including birthday parties, trade shows, conventions, fairs, and grand openings. We swim, play games, sing songs, teach water safety, demonstrate swordplay and nautical skills, pose for photos, and otherwise entertain children and adults. We swim with guests, swim as living centerpieces, and perform full length water ballets.
Most members of the troupe have a background in the performing arts and came with extensive training for stage and film (as well as natural born talent). Several of the mermaids are also experienced event entertainers, appearing as various fantasy, story, and heroic characters for children's birthday parties. All mermaids, mermen, and pirates train under the guidance of Laura the Mermaid, a professional mermaid since 2012.
Since forming, the mermaids and mermen have worked together to perfect basic water skills such as flips, twists, bubble shapes, extended breath holds, and underwater modeling poses. They also wrote and choreographed their various shows they are available to perform. The pirates have attended stage combat workshops, learning to adequately handle their very real swords and daggers. Each mermaid has contributed items or designs to The Merket (our online store) and participate as students AND teachers in The Mercademy. Each member of the troupe is CPR, First Aide, and Lifeguard certified. Our commitment is to be Professional, Believable, and Safe which requires ongoing training and practice.
When you book The MerFriends for your event, you can expect a very detailed contract, clearing describing the timeline of the event and services or performance material that will be provided. Above all, members of The MerFriends are PROFESSIONAL, BELIEVABLE, and SAFE.