Artists of Illuminair
Scarlet Black is an award-winning fire artist with a large array of specialty acts at her disposal. Scarlet has placed in the top 3 at the Masters of Fire Competition in Montreal in 2012 and 2014 and has created many impressive and beautiful object manipulation acts using both fire and LED mediums. Scarlet is our resident female fire poi and hula hoop expert, the only 'grinder girl' in Toronto, and is also very accomplished with fire fans and flag poi .
Erica Furness is a founding member of Illuminair Entertainment and specializes in fire and sideshow acts. Her signature numbers include fire fans, bellydance/fire-staff fusion, and the mesmerizing bed of nails and piercing acts. Erica is also a very successful model and has been featured in many publications worldwide.
Founding member, photographer, and contact staff expert, Dante Inferno, has made a name for himself as a fire performer whose high skill level and showmanship is second to none. Dante has travelled throughout North America as a fire performer and has been featured in numerous tv shows, music videos, and stage productions over the last 4 years.
Faeya Tal is an aerialist of many talents. Her main acts include solo aerial hoop, aerial silks, trio aerial cube, and duo hoop. Faeya has been featured at some of Toronto's largest events and has spent many years honing her performance style and technique and is an avid lover of movement, music, and the aerial arts. Faeya Tal is also an avid hula hooper and stilter.
Illuminair founding member Miranda Tempest is a core Illuminair aerial artist who is featured in many of the company's duo or group acts such as Spanish web, trio and duo cube, duo hoop, and duo silks ; along with having hoop, chains, cube, and silks solo acts. Miranda has performed, toured, and taught various circus acts internationally, having performed in nearly every province in Canada, along with Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Connecticut. Miranda also oversees many of the bookings for herself and the other artists in Illuminair.
Aaron Arson hails form Alberta and joined Illuminair Entertainment is 2013. He specializes in fire double staffs, fire eating, blade staff, and is featured in Illuminair's signature fire swordfight. He has performed across Canada, having been featured in numerous local shows and as far away as New Brunswick and Nevada.
Fire, aerial, and burlesque artist Bre Poisonne joined Illuminair in 2013 and has created many unique character pieces and new acts in the last 2 years that showcase her dedication to technical precision, character, and jaw-dropping costuming. Poisonne specializes in aerial hoop, fire double staffs, torch poi, and nouveau burlesque and is also an accomplished Scale-maile crafts-person and has created numerous costume pieces for company members.
Fire performer and master swordsman, Itto Kagutsushi is an award-winning fire artist, having come in second overall at the Masters of Fire Competition with Scarlet Black in 2014. He is Illuminair's rope dart specialist and one of the only professional fire artists in eastern Canada to perform this technically demanding and extremely rare act. Itto is also an acclaimed fire eater and breather and continues to be featured in our fire sword-fight. He has been featured as an artist and instructor across Canada and the US.
Aerialist and object manipulation artist JD Spark joined Illuminair in 2013 and has has quickly become integral to the company. Specializing in Trio and Duo cube, aerial rope, aerial frame, fire poi and hula hoop, JD Spark has been featured internationally and locally to great acclaim. His strong technique and flexibility challenge the popular notion of what a male aerial artist can accomplish.