Spades is a graceful NINJA capable of astounding feats of balance and fire entertainment! He is a master manipulator of fire, swords, staffs and more. These props used alongside his circus skills of stilt-walking, juggling, and acrobatics allow him to compose jaw-dropping shows for any event.
Fully insured entertainment for all events from corporate gatherings to private parties. Day acts, large-scale outdoor fire shows, and intimate indoor fire and LED routines.
~Large-scale choreographed stage shows as a solo act or with numerous dance partners
~Improvised background performance
~Willing to travel
One thing I can always count on from Spade is professional performance excellence. Of course he provides a unique and highly engaging entertainment experience, but on top of his skill as a circus performer, he is on-time, stage ready, and always handles his props with safety and the audience's needs at the top of his mind. I'm always thrilled to say I've hired Spades!
My son asked for a fire ninja for his fourth birthday party. Spades did an amazing job and was super professional. He did a big fire sword fight at the end that my little guys still talks about. I definitely would recommend him.
Spades was hired to perform at a public fire showcase in Portland, OR. His dynamic stage presence and technical expertise won over our crowd as one of the evening's favorite performers! We would absolutely have him back!
Price Range: Inquire for Rate Card
Gig Length: 6 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $5,000,000 - Specialty Insurance for fire and circus performance
What to Expect
Fire Show -
Spades will arrive in a customized costume to your event with everything needed to wow your audience including proof of insurance and local permit for fire entertainment. After setting up a dip station and establishing the locations of safety equipment and his safety partner, he will create a visual barrier for the audience to gather around if one is not already provided by a stage or stanchion. Then the show begins.
Spades uses a variety of props in his solo fire performances including fire swords, fire staffs, fire juggling clubs and unusual fire props to create large flame effects and intricate patterns appropriate to the venue. Each fire prop provides a unique show lasting between 2 and 6 minutes.
Solo performances can last up to 15 minutes uninterrupted, but duet and group performances can last much longer by giving each performer time to rest and prepare their next props. Shows can be designed for OUTDOOR & INDOOR VENUES.
This show looks best in low light.
LED Show -
Same as Fire Shows but with dazzling LED lights instead of fire props. Great for roving entertainment at crowded events or stage shows requiring a small performance area. Can be combined with fire shows for a more diverse performance.
Includes Juggling Clubs, Swords, Canes and Staffs.
Day Entertainment -
Stilt walking, knife juggling, clowning and club juggling, hat and can manipulation, ninja staff spinning, workshops, and MORE!
GROUP SHOWS AVAILABLE including bellydance, acrobatics, sword swallowing, group juggling, and more!
Spades is a fire performer from Portland, Oregon. He teaches circus and movement art classes every week in town and tours internationally performing and leading workshops.
He has been featured on NBC's "Grimm" and has won several awards for his fire dancing. His performances are suitable for audiences of all ages and he utilizes a blend of martial arts, comedy, acrobatics, juggling, and amazing feats of balance to create an unforgettable show.
Performer of the Month (Flow Arts Institute: February 2015)
Most inspirational Staff Spinner of 2014 (FIRE Arts Magazine)
The Ultimate Ninja 2013
Sexiest Fire Performer of Burning Man 2012
Monthly Columnist for FIRE Arts Magazine.
Toured with Spark Circus 2013 teaching workshops and performing for Burmese refugee children on Thai/Burma border.
Featured instructor and performer at Gem and Jam, Lucidity Festival, Envision Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Fire Drums, Pacific Fire Gathering, Kinetic Fire, Madskillz Vancouver, Spin Out, Spin Summit, Spin In, Southern Illinois Flow Festival, FlowStorm, FLAME Festival and Portland Juggling Festival
Taught workshops and performed throughout Costa Rica, Thailand, USA, and Canada
Spades takes his flow on the road often and has performed on stage with hundreds of amazing musicians.
Additional Booking Notes
Indoor and Outdoor shows available
Willing to travel if expenses are paid for
Shows can be tailored to fit your event including length of performance, number of performers, costumes, music, and props to fit your environment!
Influences & Inspiration
Cirque Du Soleil
access to water on site
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