I’m one of those people who eats, sleeps and breathes dance. Movement arts, including fire poi spinning, thrill and entertain me – a great performance moves me to tears with something beyond joy. I’ve danced since I could walk, and have studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern/contemporary at Northern Kentucky University and the Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as practically living at local dance studios throughout my school years.
In 2007 I began studying tribal belly dance, and performed with Dante’s Gypsy Circus for about seven years. I love fire arts; I’m a fire eater who also spins fire poi and work with additional props. I’ve taught tribal belly dance as well as poi.
Currently I collaborate with Circus Mojo in Ludlow, Kentucky, which focuses on traditional circus arts to create social change for teens, providing confidence and self-esteem for disabled adults, networking with a global community of circus artists, and more.
In 2016 I published a *future* New York Times bestselling novel about being a fire eater: Girl on Fire (click here for your copy from Amazon!). And most recently, I happily joined Keshvar Project. When I’m not dancing/performing, I’m rehearsing, training, studying, reading about, writing about, scanning music for, or simply daydreaming of movement art. This website, Cherie Dawn Loves Fire, is an expression of this.