10 Books for Performing Artists, or Those Who Are Just as Cool

I could tell you how important it is to read, to purchase books for yourself, to give them as meaningful gifts, to increase your knowledge and better understand your own culture as well as world culture. But I won't. I'll get right to the point. I have hundreds of books on my shelves, with one … Continue reading 10 Books for Performing Artists, or Those Who Are Just as Cool

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Fire Arts | Photography

A photography and colleague of mine, Christine Polomsky, recently asked if I would model for her so that she could experiment with photographing flames and fire. Being a performer, I was obviously happy to oblige. Here's what we came up with. Enjoy! (By the way, if you think these are cool, you can click here … Continue reading Fire Arts | Photography

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Feels Like the First Time: Kinetic Fire for Newbs

So it’s your first time attending Kinetic Fire. You’ve bought your ticket, requested off work, and have starting browsing the workshop schedule, eager to see who’s teaching what, when, and where. You’re planning who you’ll camp with and which props you’re going to focus on. You’re almost ready. I say almost because there are only … Continue reading Feels Like the First Time: Kinetic Fire for Newbs

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Harness the Power of an Insult: My Advice and Story

I've hinted around here and there about the title of my work-in-progress book, A Pretty Girl Who Can Dance, but I've only talked about it to a handful of friends. I think it's time to share it publicly because: A. I don't cry about it anymore. B. I want people to understand that the title … Continue reading Harness the Power of an Insult: My Advice and Story