The MerFriends is a professional troupe of believable mermaids, mermen, and pirates.
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 adventure.
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. Several of them are also experienced event entertainers, appearing as various fantasy, story, and heroic characters for children’s birthday parties.
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. The pirates have attended stage combat workshops, learning to adequately handle their very real swords and daggers. 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.