Unifire Performers & Fire Artists

On this page you will find Unifire Theater's current roster of fire artists available to hire. If you would like to hire a fire performer and have a specific interest we will do our best to accommodate your desires to create the best night your guests have ever had. Get in touch with us today to book a fire artist or to discuss ideas for your event.

Sneaky McFly

Specialties: Fire Breathing, Fire Eating, Staff, Double Staff, Fire Devil Sticks, and Fire Jump Rope Sneaky McFly: Fire Eating
Sneaky began his performance career at age 15 as a bicycle freestyle rider doing shows with the Pedal Power Trick Team. Since that time he has performed in numerous...

Sneaky McFly

Sneaky began his performance career at age 15 as a bicycle freestyle rider doing shows with the Pedal Power Trick Team. Since that time he has performed in numerous plays, poetry slams, and film. He has played percussion in the bands Green Grass Jubilee, K3 and Bandliter. He got his start with fire while playing drums with Michael Saab (www.moderngypsies.com). A two-time Teacher of the Year, Sneaky works with special needs middle school students which he describes as a lot like juggling flaming torches. Sneaky’s blend of creativity and originality have helped create a truly unique fire show that has featured him performing as a clown or with one of his original fire toys such as the “Buckets of Death” or the fire mop. Sneaky juggles and fire breathes in addition to using staff, double staff, devil sticks and fire jump rope. In addition to performing with Unifire, he works with a local vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque troupe dubbed “The Seduction Sideshow”.

Christine Cooper

Specialties: Fire Fans, Levitation Wand, Fire Whip, Double Staff, Poi, and Fire Eating.
Ever since 2009, the start of her immersion in the art form, Christine has been engulfed in passionate motivation for developing flow skills. Augmenting her natural...

Christine Cooper

Ever since 2009, the start of her immersion in the art form, Christine has been engulfed in passionate motivation for developing flow skills. Augmenting her natural abilities as a spinner, she has brought together her love of dance with limb-isolation and rhythmic abilities from her experience performing the drum kit since a young age. Her talents not only include proficiency with levitation wand, poi, fans, traditional staff, whip, palm torches, fire eating, and safety, but also extend to choreography, where she combines technical knowledge with coordinated movement. From the start of her involvement with Unifire in 2012, she has enthusiastically utilized her continuously developing strengths to enhance the troupe’s already stunning performances. You will find the obvious passion and love she has developed for sharing this artistic form as she connects with you in the crowd, wearing sparkling eyes and a mischievous smile.

'ChaBuku' A.D. Bakke

Specialties: Fire Eating, Contact Staff, Traditional Fire Staff, Double Staff, Poi, Tech Fire Fans, S-Staff (Buugeng), and fire clubs (juggling and spinning).
Artist of the Flow, optic nerve painter, ChaBuku has been performing for 8 years with the element of fire. He began performing with several Minnesota-based troupes and ...

'ChaBuku' A.D. Bakke

Artist of the Flow, optic nerve painter, ChaBuku has been performing for 8 years with the element of fire. He began performing with several Minnesota-based troupes and travelled around the continent to learn and teach everything he could. Connecting most deeply with fire eating, ChaBuku also masters many other props including contact staff, double staff, poi, tech fire fans, S-Staff (Buugeng), and clubs (spinning and juggling).

'Lulu' Edmonds

Specialties: Fire Poi, Staff, Costuming, Fire Palms, and Hula Hoop (Fire Hoop).
Laura has been a part of the Unifire family since the summer of 2005 finding her first connection to the Flame in keeping her friends safe as safety specialist. She quickly branched out...

Laura 'Lulu' Edmonds

Laura aka Lulubird has been a part of the Unifire family since the summer of 2005 finding her first connection to the Flame in keeping her friends safe as safety specialst. She quickly branched out in the troupe through her storytelling skills. Having shared yarns at numerous music and arts festivals across the Southeast she debuted as a voice for fire performance of a Unifire original creation tale at the fall 2005 Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, NC. Now she performs with fire staffs, costuming, lotus palms, hula hoop, sword, and poi and continues to elevate and grow in her relationship with the Flame and her fire family.

Liam Niblack

Specialties: Fire Whip, Fire Swords,
Liam is the patriarch of Unifire and the troupe depends upon his wisdom and experience when it comes to safety and knowledge of fire performance. Liam is trained in the arts of...

Liam Niblack

Liam is the patriarch of Unifire and the troupe depends upon his wisdom and experience when it comes to safety and knowledge of fire performance. Liam is trained in the arts of stilt walking, fire whip, fire swords and costuming. He is an accomplished percussionist that can be seen playing with the local music and belly dancing troupe Baraka Mundi, of which he has been a part of since the turn of the century.

Cody Pettry

Specialties:
Cody embodies grace in all she does with fire art. Since 2004 fire has been an important element in her creative expression. She has performed with numerous tools including...

Cody Pettry

Cody Louise embodies grace in all she does with fire art. Since 2004 fire has been an important element in her creative expression. She has performed with numerous tools including poi, staff, fans, hoops, fire eating, and costuming. Her keen sense of rhythm and movement enhances her refined tool skills and completes the whole of the fire dance. Her venue repertoire lists the Lake Eden Arts Festival, the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival, the Trinumeral Festivals, and the Hemlock Fest. Aside from twirling balls of fire her life focuses primarily as a nurturing mother to beautiful Caroleina. Her artist talents range from silver smithing to cosmetology. She truly shines as a bright star in Unifire Theater and wherever she goes. Also be sure to check out Cody’s Wedding Creations.

Grant Baker

Specialties: Poi, Double Staff, Choreography

Grant Baker

Nicky Murphy

Specialties: Acrobatics, Fans, and Hula Fire Hoop
Nicky experienced pivotal life change in 2009: she began the process of becoming a certified yoga teacher, and beginning her journey into self expression with the hula hoop. Through...

Nicky Murphy

Nicky Murphy experienced pivotal life change in 2009. It was during this time that she began the process of becoming a certified yoga teacher, as well as began her journey into self expression with the hula hoop. Through the daily practice and teaching of Ashtanga yoga Nicky was able to find the strength, flexibility, balance, and dedication to completely change her life in the most positive of ways. Then, that same year, Abby Albaum, founder of Hoola Monsters lit Nicky’s world, by handing her a fire hoop. The element of fire merely fueled the need for a creative outlet. Nicky began performing as a hoola monster for the remainder of her time in Florida (www.hoolamonsters.com). It wasn’t until 2012 that Nicky was able to take her two outlets and combine them for her ultimate expression of freedom and joy, fire acro balance. Watch her infuse strength, balance, and flexibility, with the playful and creative expression of theater and dance. With the help of unifier member Nicky is increasing her knowledge as a performer currently including, staff, fans, palms, jump rope and fire eating.

Celeste Waid

Specialties: Masks, Fire Swords, Fans, Fire Rollerskates, and Palms
Having a Dragon spirit and a passion for entertaining people, Celeste took quickly to the Flame and its power to amaze and delight. She specializes in fire...

Celeste Waid

Celeste moved to Asheville at the end of 2003, having fallen deeply in love with the mountains, the city and its freaky inhabitants. By day she plays Architect in a local firm designing mountain dream homes. By night she often finds herself dancing with fire. Having a Dragon spirit and a passion for entertaining people, Celeste took quickly to the Flame and its power to amaze and delight. She specializes in fire belly dance, fire fans, and fire costuming, and is the troupe’s official healer of minor cuts, burns and abrasions. Celeste can also be seen with the Blue Ridge Rollergirls.