Fire Arts

Resume

Photo of Ananda with Fire.

FIRE PERFORMANCE, TEACHING, AND MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVE

To invite others worldwide to experience the joy of fire arts through teaching and performance.

BIO

A Spiritual Life Coach by day and Life Adventurer by night, Ananda infuses Joy into all her endeavors. She has a background in Global Sustainability, Healing Arts, Economics, and Audio Engineering. She brings these disciplines together in a unique blend of organizational skills and community building. Her fire journey started in 2012 at the Red Lion Pub in Winter Park, FL. Since then she has been a member of three performance troupes, co-founded a troupe, worked in collaboration with the local Milwaukee, WI authorities to write fire safety codes for fire performers, organized a festival, taught at several festivals, managed showcases, and is currently an organizer for several fire festivals. She is very excited to be a part of this event and can’t wait to meet you!

EXPERIENCE

EVENT ORGANIZER – FIRE DRUMS 2022

Worked at FireDrums 2022 as the Volunteer Organizer. Worked in conjunction with the other departments to staff their shifts with volunteers, managed the volunteer schedule through the “SCHED” program online, and coordinated the volunteers at the Event.

EVENT ORGANIZER – ROCK AND FLOW FESTIVAL 2018

Organized the fuel depot and fire circle to ensure the safety of all the attendees. Managed the fire showcase performance, organizing all the artists, coordinating with the audio technician, and selecting the MC.

CO-FOUNDER – PRISMATIC FLAME

(June 2017-February 2020)

Co-founded and managed a 10-person fire performance troupe that combined circus arts, prop manipulation, and dance. They performed in the Milwaukee, WI area. YouTube Link.

Ananda also wrote and reviewed the fire performance regulations and permitting for Milwaukee from 2017-2020.

EVENT ORGANIZER – 2018 SUMMER KICK-OFF

June 2nd, 2018

Organized a full day fire and circus event. Managed a team of specialized individuals in marketing, choreography, booking, teaching, fundraising, and fire performance.

TEACHER

(August 2013 – Present)

Taught courses in Juggling, Contact Staff, Ropedart, Thai Massage, and The Business of Flow Arts at the following festivals: Kinetic 2018, Campfire 2016, 2017, & 2018, Flowmotion 2014, Rock & Flow 2018, PlayThink 2022.

PERFORMER

(August 2013 – Present)

Ananda has performed as a solo fire artist since 2014. She has been a member of Brew City Fire Brigade (2014-2017), CRCL Arts (2016-2017), Renegade Fire (2017), Prismatic Flame (2017-2020), Celestial Circus Productions (2022-present).

REFERENCES

Available Upon Request

BOOKING

Contact: firewalkerarts@gmail.com 414-207-9881


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