Performance Artists & Instructors

 

Kassandra Morrison

 mini technically, 3 hoop manipulation

 from a small arts community in Akron, OH. With her background in dance, music and art she offers a unique perspective to a developing world. Kassandra has been practicing hoop for 3 years; Just recently picking up her mini hoops in 2014 which has now become her niche and Teaching all over the U.S the past year. She offers a unique perspective combined with soulful, energetic movement that creates a potent and powerful atmosphere. Only 19 years old she has made it her mission to spread the power of the arts and create new avenues for all who share her passion.

 

Jonah Digirolamo

intro to double staff, intermediate double staff


Jonah is an artist out of Cincinnati OH. He is an instructor at the FIRE-WALKING Center and co-founder of Team Struggle, Jonah is an INSPIRATIONAL flow artist and a joy to listen to and learn from who has been teaching all over the states and in EUROPE.

 

 

 Slyboots circus with Griffin brady & Eric Borketey Ansuade

Drumming Workshops

Founder, Educator, Performer of Slyboot Circus, has a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College with a focus in Ethnomusicology and Music Pedagogy.  His masters thesis and adjoining musical method book were inspired by his work as a touring musician and educator with groups such as the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa. He serves as the director of the Slyboots Drum Ensemble and Slyboots Circus 

  

 

Extraordinary arts

Extraordinary Arts LLC is a collection of professional performance artists - primarily consisting of hoop dancers, characters, gogo dancers, fire dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, and MORE! Originally founded in late 2014 to help connect local like-minded artists with an opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Since that time, the New England Performance Troupe has transformed into a successful professional theatrical performance team, rebranding themselves as Extraordinary Arts LLC.

 

 

 

jeremiah j

3 poi juggling, 4 poi

10 years of fire performing and 8 years of teaching. i love what i do and i do what i love.

 

 

 

Juliette Antony

Intro into Tech Fan, get yo weave right

Juliette Marie Antony has been playing Oboe for 12 years and English horn for 10 years and has played with such artists as Beats Antique and preformed with them at Electric Forest 2013. With her experience with traditional Filipino dance, combative training and classical music background, she has been able to combine this knowledge to become an unique performer with LED and Fire props.I have been an experience creator since 2013 specializing in Fan technique. She later became a multi prop spinner 1 year later and is now traveling over the country creating a refreshing style of performance expression.

 

Matt O'daniel

 beginner Dragon staff, Advance Dragon Staff

Matt O'Daniel, aka. Matt O. founder of Art After Dark. Matt is a professional flow arts instructor and fire performer based out of Louisville, KY who specializes in entertainment by using fire alongside with music, dance and choreography. He has performed both locally and regionally and has taught multiple workshops on the art of fire performance across the region.

 

Kodi

Drumming workshops

Kodi has hosted workshops and facilitated drum circles for ten years , at every major venue in the us , studied african drumming under two masters ,he has performed with M.Frante,  Preach Freadom ,gorge wesly  an many others he has been on cbs cnn

 

 

 

Loki - God of Mischief

 Beginning Devil Stick, Adv Devil Stick, Morning yoga, acro yoga

My name is Austin Lokey but everyone calls me Loki. I have been spinning devil sticks for a year and a half with very high determination and uncanny progression. From developing my own unique style of body contact to learning the pre-existing styles out there, I am well versed in the art. My whole life has always been about balance and flow. Before I found the flow arts, I was, and still am, engulfed in extreme sports. Grew up skateboarding, then took on snowboarding, and now closing in the gaps of becoming a semi-pro wakeboarder. Devil sticks share a majority of the same skills needed for these sports and that's why I love them. Style and creativity is near endless with this prop and the excitement only seems to grow with time! My passion for teaching grew and grew which finally lead me to identifying my passion for Kinesiology and Physics. These passions make me an excellent teacher of the flow arts because I can explain the scientific dynamics that are involved in the art. Patience and explaining details for every different style of learning is my expertise. Charisma, charm, and a never ending smile is what keeps my clients happy even through in the face of adversity. These qualities are what makes me such a great teacher for what can be a frustrating learning process. With all that said, I'm very excited to meet each and every one of you during our experience of learning devil sticks! Happy Flowing!!!

 

 

Samantha Sapphire

STILTING FOR SHORTIES (BEGINNER STILT WALKING)   LEGS FOR DAYS (STILT FITNESS)

SAMANTHA SAPPHIRE IS A TRAVELING PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND INSTRUCTOR BASED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. STARTING AT AN EARLY AGE, 3 YEARS INTO HER LIFE SHE BEGAN TRAINING IN DANCE (BALLET/TAP/JAZZ) AND CONTINUED FOR 9 YEARS. AFTER DISCOVERING COLOR GUARD IN HER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH PROP MANIPULATION, WHICH LED HER TO PICK UP A HULA HOOP, CIRCLING HER INTO THE WORLD OF CIRCUS ARTS. SAMANTHA HAS BEEN TRAINING FOR OVER THREE YEARS NOW AS AN AERIALIST, FIVE YEARS OF FIRE DANCING, AND 2015 MARKED THE BEGINNING OF HER JOURNEY AS A STILT WALKER. SINCE THEN SHE HAS TAKEN HER LONG LEGS ON INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES, PERFORMED WITH INSOMNIAC EVENTS, AND HAS BEEN GROWING STILTLINGS ALL OVER THE WORLD! SAMANTHA HAS ONE THING TO SAY TO NIGHTS OF FIRE 2017 : "NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR STUPID DREAMS AND COME GET HIGH WITH ME!!"

 

 

Eton

beginner contact staff, advanced contact,

I’m Eton Barrett, and I like to play with fire. With over ten years of experience practicing flow arts, four of those with toys that I set on fire, I can put on a show. I’ve performed for audiences of under a dozen and as large as several thousand, and haven’t set anyone on fire. Not every fire performer can say that! I specialize in fire staff and acrostaff work, but have been known to perform with a variety of props and tools. Fire staff (and dragon staff) Contact staff Poi spinning Contact juggling Devil sticks Batons Acrostaff Rope dart I’m based in Ohio, but travel throughout the United States year round, and am almost always willing to take on a performance. Let me light up your private party or corporate event. I’m fully bonded and insured, and a certified fire safety. Remember what your parents taught you. Don’t play with fire. Let me do it! Do you want to learn to play with fire yourself? I’d love to teach you to do it safely. Classes are available to small groups (I prefer to keep them under 5 so I can provide individual attention) by the hour and to lead workshops. Learn Basic fire safety Contact Staff for Beginners-advanced Fire Staff for Beginners-advanced Your First Burn(burn safty Basic Poi Beginners’ and Intermediate Yoga Acro Yoga (Advanced) Contact me for info CLICK HERE!!

 

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Austen Cloud

Beginning poi, contact juggling

Austen Cloud is a fire performer, musician, magician, and juggler residing in Chicago Illinois.

 

 

Hightops

 beginner Hoop

Rachel Hightops is a performer originally from Buffalo, NY,  manipulating hula hoops, flag poi and magic wands by day, and dancing with fire by night. 
Hightops fabricates hand-sewn clothing and custom patches, as well as installing and maintaining dreadlocks.

 

 

Adam Smith

 beginner puppy hammer, Puppy Hammer transtion

He is from Barbourville Ky, I started my flow journey May 2014. I specialize in puppyhammer, though I enjoy teaching both puppyhammer and poi to friends. I am most passionate about exploring and sharing new puppyhammer ideas, it makes me very happy to make an impact on the flow of others.

 

 

Official Crew Break Dancers

Break Dancing

Official Crew founded by B-boy Tick Started in early 2000 and quickly became a close nit group of guys who love to dance and perform. The crew is made up of several members from Niagara Falls and Buffalo N.Y. everyone has there own style of dance and flare and have been dancing for some time. We have done many performances throughout the years, in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto Canada. From street performances, festivals and large halls, to battles at the Verve Dance studio, Canal fest, Glamour and Glow, Rapids Theater just to name a few. We have opened for vocal performers, and performance artist like fire eaters and the likes, that's just to name a few. As a group we train hard to deliver our best performance and stride for excellence in our dance. Our objective is to live our dance dreams in a professional and uplifting manner and to inspire with our A game.

 

 

Chrystal Parker

Levi Wand Dance

Chrystaline is a passionate performer and teacher of multiple disciplines. Movement arts has been a part of her life since she was a very young child; starting with gymnastics and dance then later moving on to object manipulation, fire dancing, and circus arts. she now travels all over the United States teaching workshops and performing with the goal of putting a smile on people's faces.

 

 

Briona VooDoo

movement therapy through flow arts

Beginning at age 4, she was trained in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco, and ...hip hop, Irish Step Dance, and more. She has been dancing for 10+ years. Since then, her talents have evolved; Briana first picked up flow arts in 2011 and fire in 2013. She has performed on stage in front of hundreds of of people at some of New York's favored night life events. Her talents range from multi-prop fire spinning, LED hula hooping, Belly Dancing, and more.

 

 

 

Samela Aguirre

Mornign yoga

Samela Aguirre was born first generation American, in a Spanish speaking Peruvian and Dominican household, on the south shore of Long Island, NY.  A 40 minute train ride from Manhattan and a 20 minute drive from the beach.  She has been practicing yoga for ten years, from Iyenegar in Florence, Italy to Vinyasa in Times Square, NY and has her 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teaching Certification.

 

 

Cody Hughes

Graceful elements with hoops

just a man doing what he loves