Professional. Believable. Safe.
The MerFriends is a professional troupe of believable mermaids, mermen, and pirates.
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, face paint and apply temporary tattoos, pose for photos, and otherwise entertain children and adults.
The pirates, mermaids, and mermen are all originally from the NeverLand Lagoon. After Peter Pan defeated Captain Hook once and for all, the pirates needed a job. Merfolk are always up for fun, so they joined together and set sail for this great place called Texas to seek their fortune and adventure. We are currently docked in Arlington, Texas, but we will gladly sail or swim anywhere to be a part of your event.
The MerFriends formed in the summer of 2014 as a way for local professional mers to work together so to establish and build the Dallas-Fort Worth mer-market.
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 will be CPR, First Aide, and Lifeguard certified by March 1, 2015. All have signed up to become SCUBA certified in February 2015 as well. 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.
Current Members of the MerFriends include:
Laura The Mermaid