OUR INSTRUCTORS

  • CLARISSA OHM Instructor

    Clarissa Ohm has been expanding her practice through a multitude of props for a total of 5 years. After helping form an ongoing weekly jam in her hometown she has migrated south to focus more intently on body movement.

  • JULIAN WALLACE INSTRUCTOR

    Julian Wallace has been a nunchuck enthusiast for about two years and is excited to share his knowledge and experience with the larger flow community.

  • AMBER RAVENBANE Instructor

    Amber Ravenbane has been working and performing with fire since 2010. She is an advanced fire eater and fire breather and spins a range of other fire props. She is also a registered nurse and incorporates teaching health risks into her classes.

  • KALI THE COURAGEOUS Instructor

    Kali the Courageous (Kali Hill) is a visual/performance artist, focusing on object manipulation for a over 5 yrs and spinning fire for 4. Although hoop reawakened her, she has a background of dance, baton and guard.

  • MATEUS Instructor

    Mateus (Matt Russell): has been spinning all sorts of funny shapes for close to 5 years, beginning in Australia where he fell in love with poi and promptly began street busking and becoming active in social flow arts groups across the country.

  • CAT BREEN-BULLIS Instructor
    Cat Breen-Bullis is a local CT spinner and performer who is a wiz at fan spinning. She has been spinning and performing for many years as well as teaching at various events throughout the Northeast.
    Cat will be teaching Intro to Russian Style fan spinning and Fan Drills.
  • DJ – “THE CANE MAN” Instructor

    DJ – The Cane Man is a member of Ravebane’s FireCraft based out of Albany NY and has been spinning for many years.

  • GAUL RAVENBANE Instructor

    Gaul Ravenbane – aka Brian Goll has been spinning and breathing fire for ~5 years now. He joined Ravenbane’s FireCraft in 2013 and has been performing ever since.

  • TEAM WILLCO Instructor

    Team WillCoCatherine and Scott are the teaching and practice duo Team WillCo – A Collaboration of Will.  The richness of the practice for them lies in the space they create when they collaborate, not merely in the tricks that they master.

  • HEATHER O’BRIEN Instructor

    Heather O’Brien is a personal trainer from just outside Philadelphia who is addicted to being upside down.

  • ELEKTRA Instructor

    Michelle Ridley “Elektra” is a talented fire performer from Buffalo NY. She performs with many fire props but has a special love and talent for levi-wand. We are excited to have her teaching Intro to Levi-wand at NEFA this year.

  • JOEL MELENDEZ Instructor

    Joel Melendez is a co-founder of the touring duo Matica Arts.  He has traveled the Americas performing, collaborating and training. He is a gifted performer known for his unicycling, clowning, improvisation, and acrobatic skills.

  • KATASTROPHI Instructor

    Katastrophi aka Katie Morrisey is a skilled choreographer and fire performer with six years’ experience in multiple styles of prop manipulation.

  • JILLERY HOOPS & PATRICK BELLUCCI Instructor

    Jillery Hoops and Patrick Bellucci have been hooping together since 2010. As organizers of the Rochester, NY spin jam Whirly Wednesdays, they are very active in the Western New York flow community bringing together Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo flow artists.

  • CHARLIE HUGHES Instructor

    Charlie Hugheshas been spinning poi for roughly 3 years and loves to teach techniques and patterns to any of his friends willing to learn.  Charlie has found that the teaching aspect of flow arts is just as much a learning experience for the instructor as it is for the student.

  • LADY BLAZE Instructor

    LB Steinicki -has been performing since she was a child, going all the way back to her parents’ living room. She started seriously hooping at age 16.

  • MARK RAVENBANE Instructor

    Mark Ravenbane picked up his first prop about 7 years ago one night when work was slow and soon after started spinning fire.

  • HEIDI KIRCHOFER Instructor

    Heidi Kirchofer has been a performing and teaching artist since 2000. Heidi has traveled internationally performing, collaborating and training. She is inspired by the moving body and its vast capabilities. She loves the synthesis of creativity and physicality that circus explores.

  • SCOTT RODLIN Instructor

    Scott Rodlin has worked as a historical armored tournament sword fighter, a fight director and fight choreographer since 1998.

  • SARA SEPTEMBER Instructor

    Sara September has been belly dancing for over 10 years and performs professionally with her troupe Haus of Paradigm in Bangor, Maine.

  • NICK WONDO Instructor

    Nick Wondolowski – Wondo has been spinning and juggling for roughly 8 years (maybe) and teaching for 5 and has enjoyed numerous different props along the way.

  • SHANE RAVENBANE Instructor

    Shane Ravenbane has been manipulating and performing with fire for over 7 years. He is the owner of Ravenbane’s FireCraft and General Manager of Northeast Fire & Arts Festival.

  • HANNAH PINKOS Instructor

    Hannah Pinkos is a fire and flow arts performer and hula hoop dance instructor from the suburbs of Philadelphia. Hannah’s first introduction to prop manipulation was via high school color guard where she was featured on the flag and weapon lines.

  • SOLAR FLARE Instructor
    Henry Winney (Solar Flare) – a RDA Instructor- has been flowing for 8 years and has been teaching and helping other learn flow arts for most of that time.
  • STERLING BISHOP Instructor

    Sterling Bishop is a fire performer and movement artist from the Greater Boston Area. He specializes in Rope Dart, Sword, dragon staff and poi.

  • BRIGID SINCLAIR Instructor

    Brigid Sinclair is a licensed and insured fire performer based in Maine. She has a multifaceted teaching approach which allows people to learn skills based on their own learning styles.

  • TEE MERGS Instructor

    Tee is a creative and passionate performer and teacher looking to share her skills with people who share a similar passion for movement and prop manipulation.

  • TIFFANY Instructor

    Tiffy (Tiffany Strandbygaard) has been a professional fire performer and instructor since 2015, and has been spinning since 2009.

  • COURTNEY KOTTMAN Instructor

    Courtney Kottman – I first picked up a hula hoop four years ago and fell in love with the spinning community. Then came my love affair with contact staff who I still turn to. I found my one true love with leviwand a year ago and have yet to lose momentum.

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