Tasha's performance career began with the co-creation of the Akron Flow Collective. From day hoop to fire hoop, fans, belly dancing, character acting, stilt walking and performance coordinating.
Michelle is a Georgia-born performance artist who has been involved in the flow community for over 5 years. She has been spinning fire for over 3 years, specializing in fire fans, but also spinning single and double fire hoops, palm torches and fire eating. Michelle has performed at various festivals and events all over the country, but currently resides in Columbus, OH.
Starting in 2012 Matt has immersed his self in the flow arts community. His goals are to bring fire dancing, flow and jugging into the light as a fine art. While pursuing his carrer as an entertainer/ Musican and creating show with a combination of elements. Matt is experienced in club passing/juggling, partner poi, partner fans, 2,3,&4 poi/juggling, contact staff, contact sword, and whip. His main instruments include vibraphone, drum set, keys, and voice. He has performed at events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Resonance, Rootwire, Lost Lands,Nights of Fire, Burning Man, Freakstomp, Suwannee Hulaween, Square Fest, Dead Grass Festival, Night Market Cleveland, Twinsburg Festival of Lights, Public Square, Desert Hearts, Tri-C Jazz Fest, and Electric Forest.
With her experience with traditional Filipino dance, Filipino combative training and classical music background, she has been able to combine the knowledge she acquired to become an unique performer with LED and Fire props. Juliette has been a freelance multi-prop flow artist since 2013 specializing in Fan technique.She has taught at Festivals such as MOPS Manipulation 2016 and Playthink. Past performances include festivals such as Lost Lands, Electric Daisy Carnival,Burning Man, Desert Hearts,Rootwire,Swannee Hulaween,Resonance, Cleveland Tri C Jazzfest,Brite Winter and more. Currently, Juliette has been traveling across the country creating a refreshing style of performance expression.
Over the past 9 years, Kalah's cirque arts journey has evolved her from a flow arts-fanatic to a professional cirque-arts performer. She began performing hoop dance in 2009 after dabbling with poi and fire dance, and now specializes in fire dance/eating, aerial hoop, stiltwalking, character acting, and stage and gogo dance, with or without dance props of all varieties. Kalah works alongside many talented performers and also produces her own shows, which allows her another creative outlet with costume design and creating her own narratives. She has performed at large festivals and events all around the country but she loves to share her art with people in her home state of Ohio, and she looks forward to joining us at Freakstomp.
Kristen has been involved in the flow community for 3 1/2 years, starting her journey with the hula hoop. Kristen has since performed at various different events using a multitude of props such as hoops, dragon staff, contact staff, fans, and fire eating.
Cody Bennington is a fire performer out of Cleveland, Ohio. He started his flow journey 4 years ago. He has performed at many festivals like, EST Fest, Badfish, Summerdance, and Slightly Stoopidville. His prop arsenal is very extensive. He spins levitation wand, fire sword and double swords, contact staff, poi, breathes fire, eats fire and does vapor pulls. He is owner of Rogue Fire Entertainment, who also performs all over Ohio.
Evan Sines performs out of Warren, Ohio. He started the flow escapade 6 years ago with a staff. He then moved onto devil sticks, fire breathing, and vapor pulls. He has performed at music festivals such as Starwood, Wham Bam Thank You Jam, and Summerdance as well as many others. He now performs and helps manage Rogue Fire Entertainment.
Kate Starks is an Akron-based Object Manipulator and Entertainer. Kate has performed at a variety of private and public events along with Sam Stefano in Corners of Creation, and other performance groups. Kate loves to create with almost any prop, and finds her passion the most among hula hoops and Levi-wand multi-prop combinations. She first began in 2013, and became so engulfed in this art that she can’t really remember what she used to do before.
Sam Stefano, is an Akron-based Object Manipulator who has been dabbling since his school days in the circus arts but has been honing his art for the last 5 1/2 years with true intent, along side his partner he is one half of Corners of Creation performance duo. Sam juggles, spins poi, double staff, contact staff and fans.
Ryan and Rachael have been an influential part of the performing arts community for nearly a decade in the Akron / Cleveland area. The two have performed hundreds of shows with the Ohio Burn Unit over the years and have advanced their unique style of flow using multiple props including Poi, Staff, Hula Hooping, Nun Chucks, and Levitation Wand!
After 2 years of honing their performance skills Ty Drumm and Adri'ana Sunshine have been working furiously this year getting The Soul Tribe Circle Circus up and running. Now they take a break from organizing to come juggle, jump, and jive with the good folks of The Freakstomp music festival! This is a stop on a run of The Werk out, Freakstomp, Shangri-la, WillyTown, Lost Lands and Resonance! Come see us in the burn circle and we'll earn some tips for tricks!!