Safire’s Circus and Fire Training

Formal Education

Bachelor of Education – University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Bachelor of Fine Arts w/ Distinction – University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Visual Arts Diploma – Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Performance & Theatre Training

Accent Training in Russian, Distance Training
Level 1 Improv Course from the Improv Guild, Calgary, Alberta
Rock the Stage with Josh Shipp, Distance Training and Mentorship

Fire Dance Conventions

Juggling, Hooping, Silks, Roue Cyr, Handstands – Hoop Convergence 2012, North Carolina, U.S.
Hoop Dance and Expressive Movement – Hoop Path 2012, Edmonton, Alberta
Partner Poi, Staff, Hat Juggling, Buugeng, Aerial Silk, Dance – Spin Out Fire Festival 2011, Pigeon Lake, Alberta
Juggling, Silks, Roue Cyr, Hooping, Acro Balance, Performance – Hoop Convergence 2011, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Yoga, Dance – Return to Roots Gathering 2011, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Partner Poi, Contact Staff, Magic, & Juggling – European Juggling Convention 2011, Munich, Germany
Double Staff, Fans, Poi & Contact Staff – Fire Drums 2011, California, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Dance, Yoga – Northwest Hoop Gathering 2011, Bend Oregon, U.S.
Hoop Dance and Expressive Movement – Hoop Path 2011, Edmonton, Alberta
Partner Poi, Contact Staff, Magic, Balloons, & Juggling – European Juggling Convention 2010, Joensuu, Finland
Poi Spinning, Movement Exploration – Poi workshops with G, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Weeklong Poi Retreat with Nick Woolsey – PlayPoi Retreat 2010, Bali, Indonesia
Partner Poi, Staff, Contact Juggling – Southern Lights Festival 2010, England, U.K.
Juggling, Belly Dance, Belly Dance – Light and Motion 2010 Calgary, Alberta
Acro Balance, Hooping, Yoga, Flexibility – Hoop Convergence 2010, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping, Partner Balance, Yoga – U.K. Hoop Gathering 2010, Shopshire, England
Roue Cyr, Hoop Dance, Street Performance – Hoop Camp 2012 , Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Juggling, Performance, Hooping, Isolations, Headstands – Hoop Convergence 2010, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping, Aerial Hoop, Yoga, Performance – Hoop Camp 2009, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Juggling, Yoga, Belly Dance – Light and Motion 2009 Calgary, Alberta
Contact Improv, Dance, Hooping – Hoop Convergence 2009, North Carolina, U.S.
Hooping Workshops, Yoga, Dance – Northwest Hoop Gathering 2009, Bend Oregon, U.S.

Gymnastics, Acrobatics & Flexibility Conditioning

Mixed Gymnastics: Floor, Balance Beam, Bars, Norfort Gymnastics Club, Fort McMurray (4 Years)
Fitness & Flexibility Classes – Pro Bodies Health and Fitness, Calgary, Alberta
Contortion – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Contortion & Acrobatics – Flip Factory, Calgary, Alberta
Acro Tumbling – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Handstands & Acrobatics – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta

Aerial Training

Intro. to Aerial Skills – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Aerials Skills Level 1, 1B – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Trapeze and Hoop Level 1B – FireFly Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Private Aerial Hoop Lessons – Hoop Convergence, North Carolina

Dance Training

Dance Conditioning – ProBodies Health and Fitness, Calgary, Alberta
Ballet Classes – Dance Through Life, Calgary, Alberta
Jazz and Swing Classes – JitterBugs Swingapore, Singapore

Community Contributions

Produced Hoop Dance Teacher Training Program – Hoop City Teacher’s Network
Created a hooping network with 12,000+ members – Hoop City.ca
Teaches over 1,200 Online Students worldwide – Hoop City.ca
Creator of Canada’s First Fire Festival – Spin Out Circus & Fire Festival
Co-Creator of the Annual Calgary Prop Festival – Light and Motion Prop Festival

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