Brittany Berry is a professional performance artist and singer from Boulder, CO. She specializes in cirque styled fire & led performances that include various props and dance such as: hula hoops, fans, stilts, fire breathing, contact staff, levi wand, poi, aerial, burlesque, musical theater styled pieces, themed choreographed routines and multiple styles of dance. Costume and makeup ready for any event! Liability insurance and fire safety included for fire events which are crucial for an entertaining and safe performance! She offers wonderful entertainment for all age groups and events. Check out her bio to see all the services she offers for your next planned event and hire with confidence!
Brittany put on a great performance at my niece's birthday party. She was on time and very professional. I would defiantly ask Brittany to perform at other functions we have.
Was in constant communication with us. Very personable and interactive with the crowd. Handled children running up with questions with patience.
Brittany was amazing, every guest enjoyed the show and all thought she was very good at what she does. She came ready with a party hat and dress to match the theme of the party. I highly recommend her!
We hired Brittany for our holiday corporate event and she was very professional and lovely to work with. Great communication and our staff and guests were all in awe by her and her fascinating fire performances. We can't wait to have her back!!
We really enjoyed Brittney she's very friendly & her talent is amazing!!! Everyone at our party loved her! She was entertaining people of all ages all eyes were on her. She made our sons birthday party a success we loved her choice of costume she dressed up as Sonic too!!! We will definitely hire her in the future
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Professional liability insurance specific to type of performance (fire, stilts, etc.)
Brittany Berry is a fun and professional fully insured fire performer based out of Boulder, CO. She has been studying dance and musical theater for 24 years and has a passion for performing! She is a member of The Phantom Circus, LLC and Flowher Visual Art Fire Troupe, both based out of Denver, CO. She is also a 2016 Electric Forest Hoop Troupe member where she performed at a 65,000 attendee venue. She has performed and competed at the State, Regional, District and National dance team and show choir championship levels; including 1st place titles and honors.
Brittany became enthralled and sparked a passion for the flow arts four years ago beginning with hooping. She loves that it serves as an extra outlet form of dance and self expression. Additionally, Brittany has been choreographing dance/hoop dance routines and coaching dance for over 15 years. She has formal training in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, modern, belly dance, hip hop, break dance, fire performance safety, hoop dance, contact staff, fire breathing, fire eating, musical theater, poi, fans, aerial dance, singing, acrobatics and improve.
With Brittany Berry's background, she uses the skills she has learned to create performance pieces and visual art for spectators. The combination of circus art, dance and fire can create intoxicating and mesmerizing entertainment. Brittany exudes grace, style, flare, spunk, humor and excitement. She makes her own costumes, creates choreography, and collaborates with other entertainers in the area to create the best performance tailored to a client's specific event and venue. Utilizing stage props, body paint, costuming, and eye-catching performance tools, Brittany can cater the look and vibe of her performance to any kind of audience. She is available for booking events such as corporate events, parades, festivals, birthday parties, private parties, concerts, sporting events, releases, etc. Booking with Brittany is simple! With excellent communication, she is able to create the best performance tailored to a client's specific event and venue. She is sure to liven up your event and dazzle your guests!!
Additional Services Offered at Gigs:
FACE AND BODY PAINTING:
Brittany offers face and body painting at your events. She studied costume design and makeup while at school for Musical Theater and is experienced with painting bodies and faces of all ages. Supply face and body painting at one of your parties today!!
Brittany offers themed events such as princess, burlesque, bellydance, Hawaiian, halloween, childrens theme of choice, etc. character stylized choreographed pieces and costumes. As a Musical Theater student, she loves to sing and dance and incorporate all her loves of art together. Let Brittany help add to your themed event and recreate your characters or songs for your events!
Brittany is a Real Estate agent by day and performance artist by night! She also has 8 years of waitress, cocktail, catering and bar tending experience in the fine dining industry. TIPS certified! Hire a cocktail waitress, bartender, food waitress that will also entertain you at the same time, perhaps while on stilts! Hiring a private bartender/waitress/caterer for your event takes the burden off of you!
Brittany's first love will always be singing. Studying musical theatre and voice growing up and in college, she has received amazing training and loves to share her art with others. Rock, funk, pop, edm, classical, indie, country, bluegrass, reggae and musical theatre are among genres she works with. Band available upon request!
Brittany has been teaching and choreographing for the last 15 years. She offers private lessons as well as group instruction. She is currently teaching all levels partner hoop workshop and a building choreography workshop where she teaches artists of all props how to add flavor and build levels of entertainment into your own pieces. She studied Musical Theater and Dance at West Virginia University and has performed at places such as: The Kennedy Center, Cappie Awards, Electric Forest Hoop Troupe, Arise Festival, Boulder Creek Festival, over 200+ theatric shows since she was little including Les Miserables, Annie, Evita, Chicago, A Walk Into The Woods, Footloose and Mamma Mia. Brittany will be directing and choreographing her own Burlesque Hoop Series this summer that will include singing and dancing with hoops! Contact her for your own private instruction today!
Additional Booking Notes
While producing a wonderful performance, Brittany's first priority is ensuring the safety of the audience, performers and the venue. All fire performances follow the NAFAA standards and stresses and promotes the importance of safety at all times. She works with venues to ensure that it meets safety protocol, the venue has proper ventilation and will obtain fire permits when relevant. Every event is covered by industry-standard liability insurance. Insurance certificates naming venues and clients as "Additional Insured" can be provided at no cost to the client. Please take a look at Brittany's fire safety protocol below:
Space Requirements: I require three important and distinct areas for fire performances: performance area, spinout zone and fuel station. These three areas must be secluded from any and all audience traffic.
Fuel Station: All fuel will be located in a secure 10’ square area which is manned by a trained fire safety tech. Coleman’s Camping Fuel (also known as "white gas" or "naptha") is used for fire performances and is stored in up to code non-spill metal containers. When the fuel station is "hot" (fuel is in place and being used), these areas must be restricted to fire performers and safety team members only.
Spinout Zone: A 10’ square area, located outside in a secure area. Myself or any performers will "spin-off" all excess fuel from our wicks in the Spinout Zone. Coleman’s fuel will evaporate within a minute and causes no threat to the ground. However, I can bring tarps if necessary to avoid fuel getting on the ground or bring plastic bags to spin the fuel into.
Safe Distances: There must be at least 15 feet between the performance area and the audience. There must be a clear passage way from the fuel station and spinout zone to the performance area at all times. The fuel station and spinout zone must be at least 15 feet from the performance area.
Performance Area: If myself or performers are performing on a stage, we will dance in the middle of the performance area and there must not be any fabric, curtains, banners or flammable decorations of any kind hanging on the stage unless they are specifically fire treated. There must be a clearance of at least 8 to 10 feet above myself or the performer. I mostly perform on the ground in an area that is at least 10’ X 10’, depending on how many performers are dancing at one time.
Equipment: At the fuel station, the fire team will organize their own equipment - fire tools, fuels with metal dipping cans, drip pans and other fueling equipment. Boxes with closing lids will enclose dip cans and after dipping all lids are put back on the metal cans. Also located in the Fuel Station will be orange construction cones, caution tape, chemical, water based and fire extinguishers as well as fire safety blankets, water bucket and wet towels are provided for every fire performance.
Tools: All performance props and equipment are carefully examined for solidarity before each performance. Any visible signs of wick decomposition, loose fasteners or frayed grips disqualifies the use of that tool for that performance.
Wicks: My wicks and other performers wicks are made of kevlar. According to Dupont, Kevlar fiber is 5 times stronger than steel on a pound for pound basis. In addition, it is 3 times more resistant to stretching than "E" glass, is completely non-flammable, and will not melt.
Performance: Immediately prior to taking the stage, I will dip fire tools into the fuel dip cans and enter the spin out zone to spin out all excess fuel until no spray emits from the tool. White gas evaporates very quickly, so the spin out zone is usually dry in under a minute. The performer or myself then goes to the performance area, and prior to performing, they check in with one of the Safety Team to approve the costume and tool. After the performance, they return to the fuel station to store the fire tool.
Costume Safety: Myself, any extra performers and the fire safety team wear only natural fibers such as leather, cotton, wool, silk, hemp, bamboo and other materials treated with flame retardant spray. Onstage fire performers and safety team never wear fur, fake fur, feathers, polyester, etc. Hair and costumes are sprayed down with water prior to performance for safety.
Fire Safeties: At minimum there is one safety at each performance area unless there are many fire dancers at once dancing then I will provide 2 to 3 safeties. Each safety has fire safety knowledge and training and will have a large wet towel and water bucket and extinguishers. Chemical, water based and fire extinguishers are inspected frequently and have current tags. All fire performers and fire safety team members have been trained in fire extinguisher usage and basic burn first aid.
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|August 19, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 10, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Festival|
|July 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Suboctave Music Festival|
|July 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Suboctave Music Festival|
|July 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Suboctave Music Festival|
|July 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Quinceañera|
|June 30, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|June 09, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|June 04, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Religious Celebration|
|June 03, 2017 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Bridal Shower|
|May 16, 2017 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Festival|
|May 06, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 27, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Phantom Circus Show|
|February 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Burlesque Event-Mesmerie Entertainment|
|January 26, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Phantom Circus Show|
|January 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||UllrGrass Festival|
|January 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||UllrGrass Festival|
|January 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||UllrGrass Festival|
|December 23, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Performance at Boulder House|
|December 17, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Twins Birthday|
|December 16, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||LED performance for Templo @ Fox Theatre|
|July 23, 2016 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
Set the night on fire with a variety of acts including: fire hula hoops, fire fans, fire eating and breathing party tricks, fire poi, fire contact staff, fire dragon staff, fire batons, fire palm torches and fire levitating wand!
Stilt Walking and Character Work:
Liven up your event with a stilt walker or character work! A variety of different characters, whose actions and costumes can be tailored to your event, will interact with guests while roaming throughout the party, pouring drinks (TIPS certified), or as a greeter at the door!
Dazzle your guests with the mesmerizing glow of LED hoops, mini hoops, LED fans, LED levitating wand, LED isis wings, LED contact staff and black-light reactive fabric props!
Wow your guests with the entertainment of all the above combined! Brittany can hoop, sing, dance and do some character work for your party guests all at the same time!
Fabric/Non-Fire and LED Tools:
Throw in some extra fun entertainment with silk fan veils, dyed silk wings, fabric wings, day hula hoops and mini hoops, veil, staff, baton, levitating wand, tailed and flag poi!
** I offer family friendly performances! However, if you would like your event to appeal to a more adult demographic (burlesque), I have that experience as well! **
Whether on an actual stage, middle of the dance floor or in your backyard, these acts are designed to be the center of attention. She makes her own costumes, creates choreography, and collaborates with other entertainers in the area to create the best performance tailored to a client's specific event and venue. Utilizing stage props, body paint, costuming, and eye-catching performance tools, Brittany can cater the look and vibe of her performance to any kind of audience.
Myself or any other performers can engage your guests while wandering throughout the venue or as greeters at the entrance. Characters and costumes can be tailored to specific events to fit a theme or style. Staged interactions can also be arranged.
Whether standalone or paired with live musical acts, atmospheric performances will add a remarkable ambiance to your event.
Birthday Parties (Adult & Child!)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party
Cruise Ship Event
House Event or Party
Wedding Cocktail Hour
If this is a stilting walking event, please have some sort of large stool, tall chair, tall table or apparatus of sorts to sit on to properly get stilts on in green room or changing area
Performance area, fuel station and spin out zone
Safe distance of at least 15 feet between fire performance and audience
Admit 1 fire safety to event
A green room or changing area is required for events longer than 10 minutes in duration to properly store props and personal belongins, get changed and makeup/costume ready before performance
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