Artist Profile: Jordan Campbell

As we continue with our artist profiles for the Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing Expo & 7 Year Anniversary, we spotlight Jordan Campbell who will be performing with Vulcan Crew partner Krissy Humphreys.

Jordan Campbell and Krissy Humphrey, artists performing in Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing ExpoJordan Campbell is a Vassar College Graduate with a degree in Mathematics. His interest in the circus arts began at the age of 8 when he learned to juggle. Through his high school years and beyond he has grown as a juggler and expanded his repertoire to include acrobatics, partner balancing, contact juggling, fire twirling (poi, staff, juggling, etc.), magic (specializing in card magic), diabolo and more. Fire spinning became Jordan’s main focus and when he went to Vassar he spent most of his time learning, teaching, and performing with the Vassar College Barefoot Monkeys, the schools circus arts and (once Jordan arrived) fire performance group.
Jordan Campbell, artist appearing in Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing ExpoAfter college Jordan moved with 3 other Vassar students from the Barefoot Monkeys to the Bay Area to continue his work as a fire performer and teacher with A Different Spin. With a Different Spin Jordan performed in the Burning Man Conclave, at Club Med Resorts in Florida, the Orangeville Founder’s Fair in Toronto, Canada, the Telemagica Festival in San Diego, the Union Square Fire Expo in San Francisco, and several colleges around the country including Haverford College near Philadelphia and Pamona College near LA to name some.
Jordan Campbell, artist appearing in Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing ExpoJordan is now working in the Bay Area as a Math Teacher, RPG game designer and fire performer. Enjoy these additional videos of Jordan’s work.