World Renowned Circus & Fire Performer

Calgary-Circus-EntertainerSafire is a world renowned circus and fire entertainer, skilled in a variety of movement arts, has a range of performance experience and is one of the world’s most known hoop dancers. She has performed in over 12 different countries around the world and has appeared in dozens of television spots, magazines, newspapers, blogs and more.

Performance Skills

• Traditional Circus Style Multi Hooping
• Contemporary Hoop Dance
• Fire Eating and Fire Dance
• Poi and Flag Spinning
• Single and Double Staff Spinning
• Contact Juggling
• Cane and Fan Dancing
• Trapeze (Not currently Performing)
• Stilt Walking
• Unique Roving Characters
• Audience Participation & Improvisation
• Character Acting Skills
• Accent Training
• Costume Design

Performance Highlights

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Safire has been developing skills in the circus arts since 2006 and works full-time as a professional entertainer and fire arts instructor. She continues to develop her skills through regular training sessions, workshops, theatre courses, and by attending conventions around the world.

Performance & Theatre Training

Accent Training in Russian, Distance Training
Level 1 Improv Course from the Improv Guild, Calgary, Alberta
Rock the Stage with Josh Shipp, Distance Training and Mentorship

Fire Dancing & Prop Manipulation Conventions

Juggling, Hooping, Silks, Roue Cyr, Handstands – Hoop Convergence 2012, North Carolina, U.S.
Hoop Dance and Expressive Movement – Hoop Path 2012, Edmonton, Alberta
Partner Poi, Staff, Hat Juggling, Buugeng, Aerial Silk, Dance – Spin Out Fire Festival 2011, Pigeon Lake, Alberta
Juggling, Silks, Roue Cyr, Hooping, Acro Balance, Performance – Hoop Convergence 2011, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Yoga, Dance – Return to Roots Gathering 2011, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Partner Poi, Contact Staff, Magic, & Juggling – European Juggling Convention 2011, Munich, Germany
Double Staff, Fans, Poi & Contact Staff – Fire Drums 2011, California, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Dance, Yoga – Northwest Hoop Gathering 2011, Bend Oregon, U.S.
Hoop Dance and Expressive Movement – Hoop Path 2011, Edmonton, Alberta
Partner Poi, Contact Staff, Magic, Balloons, & Juggling – European Juggling Convention 2010, Joensuu, Finland
Poi Spinning, Movement Exploration – Poi workshops with G, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Weeklong Poi Retreat with Nick Woolsey – PlayPoi Retreat 2010, Bali, Indonesia
Partner Poi, Staff, Contact Juggling – Southern Lights Festival 2010, England, U.K.
Juggling, Belly Dance, Belly Dance – Light and Motion 2010 Calgary, Alberta
Acro Balance, Hooping, Yoga, Flexibility – Hoop Convergence 2010, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping, Partner Balance, Yoga – U.K. Hoop Gathering 2010, Shopshire, England
Roue Cyr, Hoop Dance, Street Performance – Hoop Camp 2012 , Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Juggling, Performance, Hooping, Isolations, Headstands – Hoop Convergence 2010, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping, Aerial Hoop, Yoga, Performance – Hoop Camp 2009, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Juggling, Yoga, Belly Dance – Light and Motion 2009 Calgary, Alberta
Contact Improv, Dance, Hooping – Hoop Convergence 2009, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Yoga, Dance – Northwest Hoop Gathering 2009, Bend Oregon, U.S.

Gymnastics, Acrobatics & Flexibility Conditioning

Mixed Gymnastics: Floor, Balance Beam, Bars, Norfort Gymnastics Club, Fort McMurray (4 Years)
Fitness & Flexibility Classes – Pro Bodies Health and Fitness, Calgary, Alberta

Circus & Aerial Training

Introduction to Aerial Skills – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Aerials Skills Level One – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta

Dance Training

Dance Conditioning – ProBodies Health and Fitness, Calgary, Alberta
Ballet Classes – Dance Through Life, Calgary, Alberta
Jazz and Swing Classes – JitterBugs Swingapore, Singapore

Formal Education

Bachelor of Education – University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Bachelor of Fine Arts w/ Distinction – University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Visual Arts Diploma – Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Community Contributions

Produced Hoop Dance Teacher Training Program – Hoop City Teacher’s Network
Created a hooping network with 12,000+ members – Hoop City.ca
Teaches over 1,200 Online Students worldwide – Hoop City.ca
Creator of Canada’s First Fire Festival – Spin Out Circus & Fire Festival
Co-Creator of the Annual Calgary Prop Festival – Light and Motion Prop Festival

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