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The Creative Team

The Creative Directors

Brandon Pereyda "AXLE"

Producer/Director/Host

professional highlights:

  • Performer/Acrobat on the Las Vegas Strip for over 20 years.

  • Chippendale’s 1st Aerialist, 2003-2008

  • Guinness Book of World Records Holder for Aerial Acrobatics, 2007

  • Cirque Du Soleil “Zumanity” Chains Artist and Backup MC “Axle”, 2008-2020

  • Cirque Du Soleil “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour” Straps Duo, 2012-2013

  • Event and Nightclub Director for KRAVE, SHARE, One Night For One Drop’s Afterparty and many more.

  • Realtor with eXp Realty, 2018-Current

  • Bringing IGNITE to life with Sandi Croft since 2021 and many more to come! One small spark can start a strong, beautiful fire!

WHAT IGNITES ME

performing for an audience, creating something that moves the soul, community collaboration, being around creative, enthusiastic, passionate, and loving people, finding solutions for problems that may arise

ELEMENT MOST CONNECTED TO
fire - a small spark can IGNITE a beautiful flame

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Sandi Croft

Founder/Director

 

professional highlights:

  • Artistic Director for Mystère, O and Zumanity

  • Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop

  • Producer for Purple Lotus Productions / Festival Encore in Quebec

  • Marketing Representative for Capezio Ballet Makers / Asia

  • Dancer for Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estephan

  • Creating IGNITE 2021

WHAT IGNITES ME

laughter, nature, thinking outside the box, creative minds, kind souls

ELEMENT MOST CONNECTED TO

fire

Pien Koopman

Director of Sponsorship & Marketing

professional highlights:

  • Introducing Cirque du Soleil to 6 European countries in 4 different languages

  • Moving to Vegas and landing a job with Mystère (when it was the only Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas)

  • Opening Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil

  • Starting One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil to benefit One Drop in 2013

  • 7 successful editions of One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

My kids, good food and fresh flowers, raising money for non-profits, working with creative and passionate people, live entertainment in front of a live audience!

MY ELEMENT

I aim to find as much of a perfect balance between fire, water, air and earth, but when I meditate, I'm most connected to air through my breathing and when working with others I feel most connected to fire because I enjoy working with passionate people.

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A&A

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Artistic Directors and Choreographers

 

professional highlights:

  • Paris National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance

  • Lassaad International Theater School of Brussels (Jacques Lecoq movement)

  • choreographic credits: Cirque du Soleil & Nevada Ballet Theater’s ACS, Feu! Chatterton... / assistants choreographers for Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity”, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, “So you Think you Can Dance”

  • performing credits: Cirque du Soleil “Zumanity”, One Night for One Drop, Britain's Got Talent, Lido de Paris, Carolyn Carlson, Yanis Marshall, Alexander Ekman, Olivier Dubois, Philippe Lafeuille, Marie-Claude Pietragalla...

  • workshops credits: USA, Mexico, France, Belgium, Canada, Australia

  • commercials credits: Louis Vuitton, Mugler, H&M, Paco Rabanne, Samsung, Yves Saint Laurent

WHAT IGNITES US

ocean dawns, desert sunsets, quantum field theory, chocolate-peanut butter shakes

ELEMENT MOST CONNECTED TO

watearth

The Production Team

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Melanie Allen

Stage Manager

professional highlights:

  • On-Call Stage Manager at Jabbawockeez

  • On-Call Assistant Stage Manager at "O" and "Zumanity" by Cirque du Soleil

  • graduated with an MA in Stage and Event Management from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2021

  • professional over-achiever

WHAT IGNITES ME

my dog, theatre, sour cream & chive dip, creating something new, friendship

MY ELEMENT

fire - energy, passion, spontaneity

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Victoria Arranz

Production Stage Manager

professional highlights:

  • Resident director of Superfeats at Superfrico by Spiegelworld

  • General Stage Manager Zumanity

  • Assistant Director Creation ONOD 2019

  • PSM One Night for One Drop 2018 & 2017

  • Stage Manager Zarkana, The Beatles' LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Viva ELVIS

  • General Stage Manager Alegria

  • Stage Manager Alegria, Quidam, Delirium

WHAT IGNITES ME

love, family, music, a good book, yoga, a nice glass of wine with friends

MY ELEMENT

fire - energy, passion, spontaneity

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Billy

Ticketing and Volunteer Manager

professional highlights:

  • Being in ticketing for over 25 years

  • Las Vegas Local

  • Worked for Cirque du Soleil and Spiegelworld

  • went to college in California

  • Married with 2 kids

WHAT IGNITES ME

Unique Projects, my Kids, My Company Disruption, Travel, Being a good citizen

MY ELEMENT

Earth, although I always have dreams of Flying, so maybe subconsciously it’s Air.

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Rachel Butas

Concierge

professional highlights:

  • Recruiting Leader for largest staffing agency in the world

  • music of all genres feeds my soul

  • lover of travel & exploration

  • positive motivator and mentor

  • creative interior design is my favorite hobby

WHAT IGNITES ME

my fiancé Brittany, family/friends, dedication, loyalty, travel

MY ELEMENT

As a Gemini, on my best days I feel most connected to Air, on every other day FIRE! ;)

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Christina Campolongo

Stage Manager

professional highlights:

  • raised in a traditional European circus circuit where I learned to ride horses from the Knie circus family

  • performer on Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, Corteo, and presently on-call at Beatles LOVE as well as having performed on various events with companies like Cirque Mechanics, Living Art of Armando, and Houck Talent

  • BA in Theatre through the University of Central Florida

  • on-call Stage Manager for Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna 2015

  • and full time mom

WHAT IGNITES ME

performing, family, love, dancing, my cute Boston terrier Pepper

MY ELEMENT

earth- I like feeling grounded

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Design KontroL

Pop Up Shop/ IGNITE Swag

professional highlights:

  • Design KontroL offers reasonably priced clothing for the ultimate athlete.

  • Primarly manufactured in Canada, with high quality textiles direct from Italy and Asia.

  • Design KontroL's clothing has all the attributes to offer you comfort, lightness, and support for your next training day.

  • Kontrol your life, your body, and your mind.

  • Be in KontroL.

WHAT IGNITES ME

unity, passion, drive, eco-friendly, durable

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Michelle DiTerlizzi

Production Manager

professional highlights:

  • Seasoned performer in Las Vegas for over 15 years

  • 5 years ago, she jumped to the production side and became a manager for KA with Cirque du Soleil

  • Now works at Area 15 as the General Manager for “Wink World”, created by the one and only ‘Chris Wink’, original co-creator of Blue Man Group

  • Honored and so proud to again be a part of IGNITE alongside her friends and colleagues

  • Thankful for her supportive family, friends and making lifelong memories.

WHAT IGNITES ME

Family, experience, knowledge, support, forever friendships

MY ELEMENT

I’m a Pisces so Water :)

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Ellen Duffy

Atmosphere Production Assistant

professional highlights:

  • 2012 graduate from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

  • 13/15 USA Synchronized Swimming National Team Member

  • Choreographer and dance artist 2019 DanceTheYard

  • Silverton Casino Mermaid 

WHAT IGNITES ME

Performing! Intellectual challenges, physical challenges, challenges in general. Passion, frustration, joy, desperation, and the unknown. 

MY ELEMENT

I’m a fire sign - through and through! But I am also incredibly connected to water - it’s my peace, my happy place, and the root of my creative core.

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Maggie Fayne

Stage Manager

professional highlights:

  • graduated from NICA (national institute of circus arts) in Melbourne Australia in 2015

  • toured internationally with one of Australia's biggest circus companies, Circa

  • produced, co-wrote, co-directed and performed in my own circus show in Adelaide Fringe Festival for multiple years

  • currently performing in Superfeats at Superfrico by Spiegelworld

  • hand to hand flyer, middle and base

WHAT IGNITES ME

my friends, traveling, hiking, performing, training

MY ELEMENT

I feel like it should be fire, but I think its earth.

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Joanna Harmon

Website and Graphic Designer

professional highlights:

  • Creative director and producer of over 2 dozen original productions

  • Production assistant on Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, 2019 (and getting to do a swim test in the ‘O’ pool because of it!)

  • Spokesperson in numerous Best Buy commercials

  • A member of The Interactive Deep Dive, an international cohort of individuals dedicated to the craft of interactive storytelling

  • Stage manager for R.U.N. by Cirque du Soleil

WHAT IGNITES ME

My teammates, creative ideas that manifest into existence and that are experienced by others, creating genre-expanding work, seeing “lightbulbs” of inspiration go off in those around me, and rocking climbing

MY ELEMENT

water

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Wyatt Hopkins

Concierge

professional highlights:

  • Professional Dancer/Acrobat for over 10 years.

  • A lover of family and wine. An owner of 3 bulldogs.

  • Recently engaged to his lifetime partner at Ignite 2021.

  • Former Vice President of the Dixie State University Ambassador Program.

WHAT IGNITES ME

food, drinks, flips, kicks, and paw prints

MY ELEMENT

water

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Leland

Website Engineer

WHAT IGNITES ME

Interacting with my local community, humans living at the beat of their own drum, sharing a laugh, listening to a mourning dove with a cup of coffee in the morning, being around local individual artists and their art

MY ELEMENT

water

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Holland Lohse

Acrobatic Director

professional highlights:

  • Born Venezuela, raised in Colorado and has found his home in Las Vegas

  • SportS background iN trampoline gymnastics and spring board diving

  • National champion on Trampoline in 2007

  • Worked around the world since 2007 for companies like Royal Caribbean, Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Mechanics, Dragone, and many more

  • 2020 winner of the bronze medal at Cirque De Demain in Paris for his duo straps act

  • Currently, an artist and artist coach at The Beatles' LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

circus, art, music, love, finding the flow zone in life

MY ELEMENT

water

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Chelsea Linares

Administrative Assistant

professional highlights:

  • RYT 200 Registered Yoga Instructor

  • IIN Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

  • Advocate for the mind | body | soul connection

  • Lover of traveling and the exploration of cultures & traditions

  • Creative: jewelry maker and novice photographer

WHAT IGNITES ME

health and wellness, raw and genuine connection with others, finding passion through purpose, mother nature and all of her awe-inspiring gifts, selfless and compassionate help for the community

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Travis Maynard

Lighting Designer

professional highlights:

  • a world-traveling producer, designer, and technician originally from Maine

  • worked in over 15 countries, giving him a unique world view that he integrates into his projects to this day 

  • worked with notable companies such as Cirque du Soleil, The Velvet Crane, Dragone, Marvel Universe Live, NFL Super Bowl Half Time Show, Off-Broadway productions, as well as many others 

  • experience has spanned from lighting design, pyrotechnics, and video production to web design, graphic design, and marketing

WHAT IGNITES ME

live performance, travel, music, cooking, stunning design

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Fota Mulitalo

Concierge

professional highlights:

  • Capricorn

  • Professional people person at a tech company

  • Amateur automobile co-pilot

  • DJ Fashion connoisseur

  • Pomeranian Mom to Louie Pure Shadow Vuitton

  • Partner to an Aquarius

WHAT IGNITES ME

laughter, an album I can listen to all the way through without wanting to skip a song, meeting fellow night owls, tiki drinks and movies with a strong female lead

MY ELEMENT

Earth - if you stay grounded, you don’t have get grounded.

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Roberto Reyes

Teeterboard Coach

professional highlights:

  • creator, acrobat, artist, actor, coach and performer with +20 years of sports experience and +14 years on stage for different companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Resorts Wolrd and Universal Studios, 5th generation circus artist

  • current Mystère teeterboard and poles specialist

  • Back Up Main Charachter “Le Baron” in Saltimbanco and “Vache Au Lait” in Mystère

  • Co artistic director of Circus Couture

  • several times National and PanAmerican Champion in Trampoline Gymnastics

  • expert in several circus art such as Russian Swing, Teeterboard, Chinese poles, Trampwall and Cyr Wheel

  • director of the professional teeterboard development program, successfully placing several teeterboard artists in different entertainment companies such as the 7 Fingers, Virgin and Cirque Du Soleil

WHAT IGNITES ME

performance, creation, imagination, photography, mentoring

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Ianb Seidenberg

Technical Producer

professional highlights:

  • Top 500 event professionals in US by Biz Bash - My Vegas Magazine Top 100 Men of Success

  • achieved the coveted CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) certification

  • produced event for President Obama

  • Co-Producer for Star Studded VIP One Night for One Drop - Imagined by Cirque du Soleil

WHAT IGNITES ME

my kids, traveling, producing events, the beach, mexican food

MY ELEMENT

water - I am cancer sign

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Nico Lambros Smith

Stage Manager

professional highlights:

  • currently ASM for Cirque du Soleil’s O and Mystère

  • has previously worked on Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, Kooza, Totem, Zarkana, Ka, and Volta

  • more than 20 years experience as a musical theatre performer, designer, producer, and director

  • holds an MFA in stage management from UC San Diego

  • born in Texas, raised on tour, settled in Portland, OR for a decade, then came to Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

The feeling of creating something new, learning new skills, having passion and being around passionate people, exploring the beauty of the world around us, and recharging by spending time with my partner & our cat.

MY ELEMENT

Water — constantly changing and adapting while staying fundamentally the same. The source of life, able to be peacefully still or immensely powerful depending on the forces around it.

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Dasha Sobelman

Social Media Director

professional highlights:

  • Moscow Circus School

  • “Lucy” in the Beatles' LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

  • One Night for One Drop by Cirque du Soleil - PR and Social Media Coordinator

  • A Choreography Showcase -PR and Social Media Coordinator

  • Mom of an Alaskan Malamute

WHAT IGNITES ME

my husband, creative people, space, the ocean, adventure

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Kristina Lum Underwood

Atmosphere Director

professional highlights:

  • Atmosphere coordinator for IGNITE 2021

  • Captain and performer at Le Reve- The Dream

  • Assistant artistic swimming coach for One Night for One Drop 2019

  • 2000 US Olympic team, 2015 World Championship silver medalist in Artistic Swimming

  • BA in Art from UNLV, diploma in Hospitality Operations and Events from TISOH

WHAT IGNITES ME

family and friends, traveling, anything artistic, entertaining, cooking

MY ELEMENT

Water. Whether it's submerged in a pool or by the ocean, it creates such an inner calm and gives me peace of mind.

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Brooke Vreeland

Graphic Designer / Creative Cultivator

professional highlights:

  • Graphic designer/ creative cultivator (10+ years)

  • Brand Creation, Video Production, UI/UX designer

  • Owner and founder of Origin Marketing Group

  • DIY enthusiast

  • Digital Nomad

WHAT IGNITES ME

my loved ones, traveling and experiencing new places, salty air, music, creating visuals that invoke feelings and make moments.

MY ELEMENT

water

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Brittany Walker

Concierge

professional highlights:

  • passionate people person

  • athlete turned creative, human

  • dog mom of 4 (Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Elle, Elvis)

  • cat mom of 2 (Chance the Rapper, Notorious B.I.G.)

WHAT IGNITES ME

my fiance Rachel, fresh air, human connection, vulnerability, teamwork, family/friends

MY ELEMENT

an intricate combination of Air and Water

The Artists A-Z

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Oliver Belzile

Duo Straps

professional highlights:

  • Hundreds of street performances in my early career

  • Graduate from the national circus school in Montreal as a diabolo juggler

  • Various variety shows in Berlin, Germany for a year

  • Went back to school to get an engineering degree and fabricate stage props

  • Porting duo straps from now until forever

WHAT IGNITES ME

bringing ideas to life, fabricating props, imagining the future, programming robots, expressing on stage

MY ELEMENT

water

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Marta Brown

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • Multiple collaborative show creations in Seattle

  • Performed Russian Bar with Circus Bella in San Francisco

  • Performed twice at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival

  • Toured with Cirque Mechanics show Pedal Punk

  • Circo Bello in Switzerland

WHAT IGNITES ME

being thrown in the air, expression through movement, collaborating with friends, being outdoors, ice cream

MY ELEMENT

Earth, I like consistency and feeling grounded

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Rebekah Bubnar

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • former artistic and collegiate gymnast at University of New Hampshire

  • studied Sustainable Environmental Design and Planning

  • loves watching and working on ensemble creation and performances

  • recently finished a revival performance of Trajectoire with Diavolo in L.A.

WHAT IGNITES ME

authenticity, human connection, compassion, plants, movement

MY ELEMENT

earth

 
 
 
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Gaby Castro

Water Nymph / Aerial Straps

professional highlights:

  • Cirque entertainment performing artist

  • Sea World San Antonio performing artist

  • Uprise Circus staff and volunteer

  • studies with Cirque du Soleil artists

  • YES circus performer

WHAT IGNITES ME

determination, inspiring others, performing and entertaining, volunteering, aspiring to be in cirque du soleil.

MY ELEMENT

Earth.

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Nelson Chimed

Shaolin Kung Fu

professional highlights:

  • A student of Contortion and Martial Arts with his family at K-STAR Training Academy

  • Performed his skills on ABC's Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish

  • Acted in the original stage play "The Seven Elements"

WHAT IGNITES ME

training, family, friendship

MY ELEMENT

fire, water

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Scott Cooper

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • Live performer for the 2019 Emmy Awards

  • Performed with AcroArmy, Cirque Dreams, etc...

  • Performer on the 2017 tour of Pippen: The Broadway Musical

  • Primary training under Master Lu-Yi & Arthur Davis III

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University

WHAT IGNITES ME

performing on stage, new challenges & puzzles, passion for adventure, music that moves me, the roar of applause

MY ELEMENT

fire & water

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Valeria Cruz-Colón

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Performer and Model for various gigs in corporate events, private events, parades, and shows

  • Trained in styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop, Salsa, Modern, Heels, etc.

  • Youth Ballet Instructor at Jordance Studios

  • Hubbard Street Professional Program Graduate

  • Certified DK Balanced Body Pilates Mat and Equipment Levels I, II, and III

WHAT IGNITES ME

discovering a new song favorite song, listening to someone talk about something they're passionate about, helping someone develop a new skill, genuine laughter, unexpected adventures

MY ELEMENT

water

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Tiffany "Violet" DeAlba

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Usher Residency “Backstory Pass” choreographer

WHAT IGNITES ME

love, injustice, food, travel, eye contact!

MY ELEMENT

🔥

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Jamilla Deville

Aerial Pole Artist

professional highlights:

  • Pioneer of the Pole Industry, international award winning instructor and former Miss Pole Dance Australia

  • Creator of the award winning and best selling series, The Art of Pole

  • Creator of Jamilla Deville Pole Studio Sydney and now instructor at Shine Alternative Fitness in Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

live performance, the first strong coffee of the day, desert mountains, diving into the ocean, creative projects

MY ELEMENT

air :)

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Julian Dominquez

Shaman

professional highlights:

  • social anthropologist

  • warrior path,  2nd dan Karate master

  • shamanic ceremonies: Opening of the Path to the 7 Doors

  • studies of the ancestral knowledge and traditions

  • Guardian of the fire and second word of the Cueremillo Mountain

WHAT IGNITES ME

tensegrity, magic, nature, meditation, alchemy

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Casey Ely

Acrobat

professional highlights:

  • Was on Great Britain’s national acrobatic team for 5 consecutive years

  • Performed in the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony

  • Performed in the world skills opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi

  • Le Rève - The Dream

  • Spiegelworld’s Absinthe in Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

creativity, painting, trying new things, being on stage, and the circus community

MY ELEMENT

water

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Alio Fan

Fire / Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • Originally from Alaska, moved to Las Vegas to pursue performing arts

  • Currently performing pyro at Tournament of Kings

  • Performed fire sword for One Night For One Drop

  • Toured with Cavalia as a jumping stilt acrobat and aerialist

  • Performed teeterboard at halftime shows

WHAT IGNITES ME

fire, motorcycles, cool flips, 2+ people doing synchro jumping stilts, any kind of weaponry I could potentially manipulate

MY ELEMENT

Wind. I love and respect fire, but the freedom of the wind and its infinite skies fill me with admiration and amazement.

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Nicky Faubert

Duo Straps

professional highlights:

  • Worked with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Les 7 Doigts, & Circa

  • Jury's choice award at the Nikulin circus festival in Moscow

  • Performed at the 40th international festival Cirque de Demain in Paris

  • Graduate of the national circus school in Montreal

  • Competed for the US national team at the 2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

WHAT IGNITES ME

music, design, challenge, space, & an acrobatic partner

MY ELEMENT

air

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Tammy FireFly

Fire/Aerialist

professional highlights:

  • International performing artist, seen with Cirque Du Soleil, AGT championships,

  • 10 years innovating the art of fire manipulation

  • Creative director for CirqueTrainCation Retreats - Montezuma, Costa Rica

  • Owner and designer for FireFly Wear

  • Talent coordinator for corporate events, including amazon tv series, Heineken Cass commercials and club NHL

WHAT IGNITES ME

pushing boundaries with fire, training my physical body, creative art projects and collaborations, producing retreats in the jungle, eating healthy, outdoor adventures, and traveling

MY ELEMENT

Fire and Air in my performing and Vegas life and Earth and Water in my personal and Costa Rica home life

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Ray Gillis

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • 10 years of competitive gymnastics up to Level 9

  • Years of circus and gymnastics coaching up to national level

  • Freelance performance work including with Spokane Aerial, corporate performances, and charity events

  • Specialization in tumbling, aerial net, partner acrobatics, and teeterboard

  • Former musical theatre student and previous competitive Irish dancer with experience in a range of dance styles including modern and ballet

WHAT IGNITES ME

movement, music, intimacy of live performance, being onstage, adrenaline

MY ELEMENT

Air, I love not being tethered by gravity.

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Jeremy Kasper

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • Attended circus school at the National Centre for Circus arts teeterboard shows at Seaworld San Diego

  • Various street shows and gig work

  • Proficient in numerous different disciplines

WHAT IGNITES ME

spending time in nature, teeterboard, juggling, watching movies, spending time with friends

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Trevor Kwart

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Started his journey with dance at the early age of 8 years old!

  • Trained in styles ranging from jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, acrobatics, ballroom, partnering, etc.

  • Began his professional career with Royal Caribbean Productions when he turned 21!

  • Performed in 17 different production shows!

  • Now resides in Las Vegas where he is a part of Mystére as a dancer

WHAT IGNITES ME

art, love, expression, passion, culture

MY ELEMENT

water

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Charles Keidel
Teeterboard
 

professional highlights:

  • Graduated circus school for wire walking at Aloft Circus Arts 2018

  • acrobatics coach at Circus Smirkus 2018-2021
    teeterboard artist for SeaWorld San Diego 2019

  • created and performed acrobatics and wire walking in Coated 2019

  • produced, performed in, and acrobatics director for Manxome Foes 2020

WHAT IGNITES ME

music, acrobatic research, sharing joy, storytelling, and movement

MY ELEMENT

Water, without it we flounder with it we thrive.

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Design KontroL

Pop Up Shop/IGNITE Swag

professional highlights:

  • Design KontroL offers reasonably priced clothing for the ultimate athlete

  • primarly manufactured in Canada, with high quality textiles direct from Italy and Asia

  • Design KontroL's clothing has all the attributes to offer you comfort, lightness, and support for your next training day

  • Kontrol your life, your body, and your mind

  • Be in KontroL

WHAT IGNITES ME

unity, passion, drive, eco-friendly, durable

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Carolyn (Caro) Lajara

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Performer for a range of gigs including music videos, corporate events, and shows

  • Dance instructor for over 9 years at various dance schools in a variety of styles

  • Electric Daisy Carnival, Liberty Mutual, DMD Dance Collective Member, J Balvin, Cherchez La Femme

  • BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • Owner of Carosfootprint LLC a visual arts, multimedia company featuring films, photography and choreographic pieces

WHAT IGNITES ME

my desire to leave a mark on this world, learning and growing, challenging myself and others, being open to life experiences, and love/compassion

MY ELEMENT

I am definitely connected most to Water, I am a water sign (scorpio), was on the swim/dive team growing up, was a lifeguard for 3 years, and one of my favorite feelings in the world is being underwater.

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MAGIC SANDS

Sand Artiste

professional highlights:

  • My name is Sharon MICHELETTY.

  • Born into the world of circus on Billy Smarts Circus in the United Kingdom

  • Worked various acts such as trapeze, rolling globe, roller skating, but now I continue my artistique career with one of my passions, art.

  • I hope you enjoy watching my sand art performance "Magic Sands"

WHAT IGNITES ME

life in general, my family, friends and meeting people, my work that I consider a passion, laughter and good humor

MY ELEMENT

earth

www.magic-sands.com

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David Mayorga

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Xtina Aguilera's "Santo" & "Pa Mis Muchachas" music videos - assistant choreographer

  • AR Rahman's "The Journey Home World Tour" - lead dancer

  • Dani Maloney Dance Collective - dancer (always wanted to be part of a contemporary company!)

  • Pitchfork Film, assistant director (I learned so much about production)

  • Currently working as a movement coach and artist development for a new artist

WHAT IGNITES ME

creating especially movement, exploring new ideas, music, the connection between my loved ones, a really good tea.

MY ELEMENT

water

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Gregory McElroy

Duo Aerial Pole

professional highlights:

  • An acrobat and aerialist specialist in duo Chinese pole, duo aerial pole, roue cyr and cube spinning

  • As a child, he grew up living in and traveling to many countries along with his parents who had a unique lifestyle as falconers

  • Toured the globe performing with companies including Cirque du Soleil, Aerosmith, Clones, Cirque Mechanics, Cirque Le Noir, Circus Couture, Zippos, and Helena Fischer

  • Performed for shows on the strip including David Goldrake’s Imaginarium and Aerosmith’s residency, Deuces are Wild

WHAT IGNITES ME

Passion, Fear, Art, Vulnerability, and Uniqueness

MY ELEMENT

wind or fire

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Chris McGreevy

Artist

professional highlights:

  • Artistic coordinator and performer at 'The House of Dancing Water' by Franco Dragone

  • Performer and artist coach at 'Paramour' by Cirque Du Soleil

  • Performer at 'Messi 10' by Cirque Du Soleil

  • Bachelor of art from Leeds College of Music

  • Published photographer and filmmaker

WHAT IGNITES ME

transporting an audience to a place beyond their regular lives, passionate coworkers, a common challenge to overcome, a cheering audience, giving myself to a character

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Lisbeth Mikoleit

Contortion

professional highlights:

  • Performer with Spiegelworld in Las Vegas

  • Performed with Strut n Fret Productions in Australia

  • Performed in the professional gala at the International Contortion Convention in 2016 and 2018

  • Contortion stunt work for Netflix

  • Professional online and in-person contortion coach

WHAT IGNITES ME

good music, surprising myself when the hard days push my previously conceived limits, the beauty and complexity of human anatomy, watching my cats discover the world, and definitely coffee

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Mariko

Cellist

professional highlights:

  • Madonna "Madame X" Tour

  • Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

  • Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil

  • Billboard Awards for Madonna /Latin Grammys for Karol G

  • STARSET world tour

WHAT IGNITES ME

music, being on the stage, challengeable projects, family, friends

MY ELEMENT

water

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Marina Nicole

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Lead character and dancer at Le Reve - the Dream

  • Touring company member with Ballet Hispanico of New York, NY

  • Latin Grammys - dancer for Pit Bull and Wisin y Yandel

  • IGNITE 2021 - Dancer

  • Certified Personal Trainer/Nutritionist and Certified Sauna Master at Resort World of Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

learning new skills, making someone laugh, performing, my family, LOVE

MY ELEMENT

earth

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David Oliveri

Guitarist

professional highlights:

  • Performed and coached in Le Reve

  • World, US and British titles in competitive Ballroom Latin

  • Transitioned from dance to playing and composing music in 2019

  • Performed as a guitarist for John Fogerty, the National Guard and toured with Soulfly

  • Composes and edits music for Artists in Las Vegas

WHAT IGNITES ME

music, nature, movement, swords and the color purple

MY ELEMENT

air

www.nokturnalsound.com

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Jonathan Rinny
Rolla Bolla
 

professional highlights:

  • Performing since the age of 5; clowning as a child in a family-owned circus in Argentina, established by his grandparents

  • Being a part of his family's troupe entertaining in Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, and the majority of South America

  • Featured in renowned circuses, fairs, variety productions, and TV shows Such as Americas's Got Talent, The Go Big Show and most recently the Festival Internacional de Circ Elefant d'Or In Girona Spain

  • Touring the world with his wife, Caroline and assistant Maxime-Piché-Luneau

WHAT IGNITES ME

being on the edge of balance, accomplishing something new, delivering under pressure, making my loved ones proud, and my beautiful wife Caroline Huang

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Henry M. Rivera

Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Donny Osmond Las Vegas residency

  • Donny and Marie show

  • Step one dance company

  • Rock the ballet: bad boys of dance

  • Fusion tv & univision commercial

WHAT IGNITES ME

movement, music, performances, Life, and my family

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Grzegorz Ros

Teeterboard

professional highlights:

  • From small town Zlotoryja in Poland, which has long traditions related to Acrobatic Gymnastics and circus

  • Champion of Poland and winner of several medals for his country at European and World Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics

  • Joining Ocelot, a Polish modern circus company, in 2022 where he discovered his passion for creative and performing arts

  • Member of the creation team of Le Reve in 2004

  • Creator within the acrobatic quartet called Adagio in Luzia by Cirque du Soleil

  • Certified acrobatic instructor by Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw Poland and a Doctor of Physical Therapy by A.T. Still University in Arizona

WHAT IGNITES ME

human smile, effort, stories, music, movement

MY ELEMENT

hope

 
 
 
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Philip Sahagun

Shaolin Kung Fu

professional highlights:

  • Accomplished Artist and Teacher of the martial arts

  • Founder of K-Star Training Academy in Las Vegas

  • Former martial arts coach / choreographer for Cirque Du Soleil

WHAT IGNITES ME

Family, legacy, tradition, innovation

MY ELEMENT

earth, water

www.kstarlv.com

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Keara Scannell

Mother Nature / Clown

professional highlights:

  • Known playfully as Tumbleweed, she is a professional roller skater of 16 years

  • Expert in combining skill with silly

  • Years of experience performing across the country, on stage and in the streets

  • Graduate of the renowned circus center’s clown conservatory

  • Master of fun

WHAT IGNITES ME

movement, new horizons, music, play and the human condition

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Rivers Schwenn

 Dancer

professional highlights:

  • Theater Arts Preparatory School Alumni 2021

  • Former competitive dancer trained in contemporary, modern, jazz, and ballet

  • Currently in the cast of Fantasy at the Luxor

  • Has worked several gigs at various hotels on the Strip

  • Originally from Kansas City, now residing in Las Vegas where she trains dance and aerial straps by day and is a showgirl by night

WHAT IGNITES ME

performing, meeting and connecting with other artists, taking on new challenges, cold brew coffee

MY ELEMENT

fire

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Dillon John Dean Vance

Teeterboard

 

professional highlights:

  • acrobat/performer since 2016

  • performed Trampwall in both Volta and La Nouba by Cirque Du Soleil

  • one of 12 children learned to backflip at age 4

  • first generation acrobat

WHAT IGNITES ME

performing, coaching, creating, learning, growing

MY ELEMENT

air

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Marley Tré Webster

Teeterboard

 

professional highlights:

  • acrobat/performer since 2014

  • worked with Cirque Eloize, Cirque du Soleil, The Catwall Acrobats and Zero Gravity Arts

  • trampwall specialist

  • toured with traditional circus for 3 years

  • first generation acrobat

WHAT IGNITES ME

live performance, creative freedom, problem solving, acrobatic artistry, human connection

MY ELEMENT

air

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Steve Weiss
Drummer/Percussion
 

professional highlights:

  • Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity 

  • STOMP

  • Recycled Percussion

  • Monday's Dark

  • pilates / fitness / yoga instructor

WHAT IGNITES ME

meticulous detail, authenticity, groove, competition, compassion

MY ELEMENT

earth

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Tyler Williams

Music Director/Bassist

professional highlights:

  • Tyler Williams is a bassist and composer living in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Prior to the COVID shutdown, he was the musical director and bassist for Le Rêve (Wynn Las Vegas)

  • He has worked with several artists including Dirk K, Peter Erskine, Andrea Bocelli, Clint Black, Kenichi Fujiwara, Richard Oberacker and Karina Gauvin

  • He has performed in several broadway style production shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q and Monty Python's Spamalot

  • Tyler is a diverse musician with a passion for collaboration

WHAT IGNITES ME

love, rhythm, harmony, peace, the color orange

MY ELEMENT

water

TylerWilliamsMusic.com

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Corinne Zarzour

Singer

professional highlights:

  • Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity (16yrs)

  • Esmeralda in the french musical Notre-Dame de Paris

  • Lady Capulet in the french musical Romeo and Juliette

  • Guest on Late night with Conan O'Brian, the Tonight show with Jay Leno, America's got talent, etc...

WHAT IGNITES ME