Artist Profile: Mike ICoN


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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 returning performer Mike ICoN who will be performing with his partner Jenni Van Tassel as Cirque d’Optique.

Mike, aka ICoN, is a true master of fire and body. He controls both as one with unmatched skill and fluidity. He is a long-standing pillar in the international fire community and his style has made him a legend among those who have yet to witness it.

For the past 5 years Mike has traveled the country as both a performer and a teacher, sharing his passion and love for this fiery artform. From backyard luaus and weddings to concert venues and festvals, countless people havebeen amazed and inspired by his awesome feats of fire manipulation.

Today, Mike continues to collect knowlege and experience which will allow him to keep pushing the limits of his art and himself. With an eye for aesthetics and a drive for perfection, he strives to take fire far from its tinder box and does so, time and time again.