PHOENIX'S GIFT OF FIRE AND FLIGHT
LIVEN ANY SPECIAL OCCASION
Ms Phoenix has trained professionally with fire since 2008 and in aerial arts since 2012 allowing her to travel internationally with different circus troupes. She also instructs in many fields, has ground acts, favorite's audience participation, and directs major productions. Since her fiery conception in 2005 she has been known for her fierceness, fearlessness, and for mastering a variety of props and techniques. In the flow and fire arts she has expertise in fire eating, fire breathing, bo-staff/staves, hula-hoop(s), fans, and whip(s). Phoenix also specializes in stilting, fire archery, aerial silks, aerial Lyra, LED props, pyro special effects, charcoal, custom fire props, and crowd pleasing participation.
Phoenix has been featured in television, movies, and commercials both Nationally and World Wide. You have probably already seen her eat fire in the 2009-12 opening montage to Saturday Night Live. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil as a performer and instructor as well as worked beside many NYC based performance troupes and venues such as Modern Gypsies, Lady Circus/House of Yes, and Bindlestiff. She also was the resident performer and the lead fire coordinator for many of the infamous NYC underground parties such as the Danger, the Jungle, and the Lightening Society (as well as aerial performer and coordinator for LS) to name a few. Phoenix also is the soul-creator of the renegade fire posse Free Ignition (fka Got FIre?) which has over 1100 fire enthusiasts as members and free weekly meet-ups.
Phoenix has been involved in two world records including being the only known female on the planet to catch a knife thrown on a full turn by a professional knife thrower. She performs for an array of clientele including cooperate events, children's and teen's parties, weddings, bars, clubs, fundraisers, festivals, charity events, video & photography shoots, and all those EPIC underground warehouse parties that are the glitter and grind of NYC Night Life. Phoenix also discovered and branded "Fire Kissing" where she gives some audience members a once in a lifetime experience to safely taste fire. She trains rigorously with different weapons, props, and techniques and is a personal trainer for anyone interested in a fun way to become fit.
Ms Phoenix teaches classes, groups, and privates to both children and adults. Her classes available to all ages are fireless tool manipulation (known as the flow arts), aerial arts, and other circus arts including, but not limited to all the skills listed above. She also teaches adults (18+ only) tool manipulation on fire, but has since retired from teaching fire breathing and fire eating (for the purpose of attaining great health). She has taught in numerous NYC public schools and teaches hula-hooping with the Groove Hoops on Monday nights in Manhattan (one of the longest running circus classes worldwide). She custom makes props and fire gear based on individual specifications with additional tool making and fire safety courses also available.
Fire Safety is Phoenix's priority (all safety third jokes aside) and happily we can report a flawless record of safety including for all participants, audience members, and venues. Phoenix has performer's insurance on top of her flawless safety record that covers liability for both people and property for everyones' ease. Ms Phoenix has risked her own personal safety and done astounding stunts like dance in no protective gear inside a burning temple, shoot fire from her lips as great as a dragon, eaten fire while swinging on trapeze, and set ablaze the tongues of hundreds of unsuspecting audience members, and she has managed to come out of it all unscathed and has not burnt another. We thank the Gods & Goddesses of fire for this and respectfully follow their rules and wisdom when harnessing the mystery of the flame.