Artist Profile: Jon “Grimm” Zimmer


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As we continue with our artist profiles for the Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing Expo & 7 Year Anniversary, we spotlight Jon “Grimm” Zimmer.

Jon "Grimm" Zimmer, professional artist appearing in Temple of Poi Fire Dancing ExpoGrimm, a native of Cincinnati OH, began toying with poi spinning in 99′, by the accidental swing of a string of beads. After two years of aimless experimentation he discovered the art of poi in Charleston SC, and in 2001 was handed a set of fueled chains, never to recover from the addiction. Upon returning to the Midwest and realizing the lack of fire in his region, Jon "Grimm" Zimmer, professional artist appearing in Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expohe began teaching out of sheer loneliness.
In 05′ he founded Incendium Arts, (www.incendiumarts.com) and with his newly trained crew of 3 (now 6) began building and exploring new tools which now include hoop, staff, double staff, breathing/eating/fleshing, flow-wand, sword, tuned fire drums and the beloved fans. Back home he teaches flow arts to children ages 7-16 for a local Jon "Grimm" Zimmer, professional artist appearing in Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expocircus group, and leads the conclave for the Ohio regional burn Scorched Nuts. He also enjoys playing guitar and mandolin, traveling at the drop of a hat, and eating cold clam chowder straight from the can…

Enjoy these additional videos of Grimm.