OUR MISSION

Fire and Light Performing Arts is Northeast Ohio’s premiere live event entertainment company.

  • Our entertainers travel the country to create unique event experiences through spectacular specialty performances, comprehensive creative concepts, and costuming. (Learn more on our bookings page.)

  • We specialize in wow-factor entertainment for high-profile events including galas, corporate events, conferences, expos, and other special and private events.

  • We partner with vetted creatives and companies in the area and beyond to create immersive experiences through art installations, interactive artistic pieces, music, light, and more.

ABOUT US

Fire and Light was founded in 2014 by Violette Robinson to serve the region’s live events professionals with quality and unique talent and entertainment offerings, and to support and develop local artists and talent. Watch our videos and view our Instagram and Facebook pages to see what we’re all about!

LEADERSHIP

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Violette S. Robinson
founding director, owner, choreographer

A lifelong dancer and performer, Violette founded Fire and Light Performing Arts in 2014, after teaching herself fire fans and prop manipulation and building collaborations with other talented performers. Violette has since shifted from a “flow art”-specific company into a full-service live talent entertainment and creative concept development. She was a 2018 grantee of the IngenuityLabs incubator program. She presented her first choreographed works, “X=X” and “Electric Bird” at IngenuityFest 2018, which were collaborations between dancers and flow artists who bridged their respective disciplines. Violette holds a Master of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and environmental studies from Case Western Reserve University where she also studied modern dance. Violette has seven years’ experience in marketing, communications, research and administration at CWRU, and she serves as an arts programming coordinator with Ingenuity Cleveland, an English as a Second Language teacher with VIPKID, and as a special project and film operations assistant for the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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Juliette Antony
assistant director, costume designer

Juliette joined Fire and Light upon our incorporation in early 2015. Juliette is a multi-talented entertainer specializing in stilt-walking, character acting, partner acrobatics, and performance with a variety of fire and LED props including fans, hoops, poi, dragon staff, palm torches, and other specialty props. She designs and produces costumes for Fire and Light performances as well as sustainable flow performance garments and props for her shop, Crocodile smile shop. Juliette and fellow Fire and Light company member, Matt Edick, co-founded Divine Harmony, their multi-discipline partner variety act; they perform across the country at major events. Juliette is originally from Long Beach, California and relocated to study at Akron University, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance with an emphasis in woodwinds (primary instruments oboe and French horn). 

WHAT ARE THE FLOW ARTS?

Excerpts from the Flow Arts Institute and Fund the Flow Arts:

Flow Arts is a general term used to describe the intersection of a variety of movement-based disciplines including dance and object manipulation. The broad category Flow Arts includes a variety of pursuits that harmonize skill-based techniques with creative expression to achieve a state of present-moment awareness known as Flow.

The Flow Arts draw from a multitude of ancient and modern movement disciplines from taichi and Maori poi spinning, to martial arts and juggling, to circus arts, hula hooping, yoga, and modern fire dancing.

Common props include hoops, poi, fans, staves, levitation wands; and new props are constantly emerging.