recently, Vikki has been both curious and apprehensive towards
the element of fire. In 1997, her apartment burned to the
ground leaving her with only the clothes on her back and
her strong spirit.
An enduring journey led her to experience Burning
Man in 2001, which made a lasting impression. After
Burning Man 2002 her pursuit to conquer fire was stronger
than ever. The fire dancers particularly intrigued her,
and provoked her to find a teacher of this art.
In February 2003, Vikki began studying poi fire dancing
with Isa "Glittergirl" Isaacs
at the Temple of Poi, and has been passionate about the
art form ever since. Vikki adapted Firespice (and BIA) as
her performance name as she cultivated her poi skills into
a creative, powerful, passionate and energetic performance
style. As a humble teacher and eager student, she continues
to expand her techniques into an innovative practice.
In return for this gift she has received, she began teaching
poi classes at the Temple in Spring of 2004. Vikki takes
pleasure in working with students and watching them blossom
into artists with their own style. In addition to teaching
at the Temple, you can often find Vikki at the Temple's
spin jam, flow rEvolution
available as the staff instructor.
As a flow arts practitioner in poi, hoop, and staff, and
a regular performer with the The Temple of Poi dancers,
Vikki is uniquely qualified to understand the depth and
complexity of the transition from novice student to performance
artist. In addition to instructing for Temple of Poi, in
Fall 2005, Vikki began managing the Artists
section of the web site which is designed to provide exposure
and promotion for flow performers around the world.