Curriculum Vitae

Erica Furness

Fire & Sideshow Performer
Circus Collective IlluminAir Entertainment

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Select Performances
w/ IlluminAir Entertainment:

Impulse: Northbound Leather 30th Anniversary
Sideshow Piercing / Flesh Pull Act
Concept Designer for Art Installation Performance
Feb. 2020

A Nutcracker Christmas
Casa Loma
Fire Staff, Fire Fingers, Fire Orb
Dec. 2019

Legends of Horror
Casa Loma
Bed of Nails / Character Performance
Oct. 2019

Archangel Summit 2019
LED Dance routine and Feather Fans Performance
Performer in full show production
Oct. 2019

Impulse: “Anomalous” Fetish Event
Performance Art Installation
Feb. 2019

Pravda Vodka Bar
Fire Performer (Bi-Weekly / Special Events)
2015-2019

Cavalcade Of Lights
Nathan Philips Square
Fire Performance: Fire Staff, Fire Fans, Fire Orb, Poi, Fire Fingers, Fire Eating
Nov. 2018

The Everything To Do With Sex Show
“The Fetish Show” and “The Opulent Show”
Co-Choreographer, Fire Performance and Sideshow Acts
Oct. 2018

Impulse: “Descent” Fetish Event
Fire Performance and Sideshow (Piercing)
Oct. 2018

Archangel Summit 2018
Fire Performance
Performer in full show production
Sep. 2018

Cavalcade Of Lights
Nathan Phillips Square
Fire Performance: Fire Staff, Fire Fans, Fire Orb, Poi, Fire Fingers, Fire Eating
Nov. 2017

North American Indigenous Games 2017
Chiefswood Park (Ohsweken, ON)
Fire Performance
Jul. 2017

Impulse: Spring Fetish Party
Mod Club
Latex Cat Character Stage Show
Jun. 2017

Impulse: “Anomalous” Fetish Event
Fire Performance, Human Staple Board
Mar. 2017

Impulse: Halloween Fetish Event
Sideshow and Fire Performance
Oct. 2016

Flight Centre Annual Eastern Awards Gala
Sound Academy
Fire Performance and Banner Manipulation
Jul. 2016

Altekrea Festival 2016 (Kitchener, ON)
Group Fire Show
Hosted Solo Multi-act Sideshow Performance
Professional Mermaid
Jun. 2016

Nerdgasm: Oops!… Whedon It Again! A Variety Show
Character and Fire Performance
Feb. 2016

“The Bridal Affair” presented by Lavish Dulhan
The Liberty Grand
Fire Performance
Jan. 2016

Subspace: Halloween Fetish Event
Trio Stage Show: Aerial Chains / Bed Of Nails / Fire
Co-Choreographer
Oct. 2015

Freak Show St. Catharines (St. Catharines, ON)
Sideshow Performance: Bed of Nails, Fire Dance, Human Staple Board
Oct. 2015

Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto (CCAFT) “Undercurrents” Opening Party
Round Venue
Choreographer, Bed of Nails Character Piece
Sep. 2015

Nerdgasm: A Horror Story Variety Show
Character and Fire Duo Performance
Apr. 2015

Sunningdale Golf & Country Club (London, ON)
Interactive Walkabout Performance, Fabric Fan Object Manipulation
Feb. 2015

&Company Resto Bar
Fire Performance
Jan. 2015

“Twisted Sideshow”
Uniun Nightclub
Sideshow Acts: Fire and Human Stable Board
Oct. 2014

Cabana Pool Bar
Professional Mermaid
Aug. 2014

CIRQUS Bar & Nightclub (Oakville, ON)
Fire and Sideshow Performance
May 2014

Nerdgasm: Henson Hysteria! A Varitey Show
Character and Fire Performance
Mar. 2014

“Fire Show”
X-Club (Mississauga, ON)
Fire Performance
Feb. 2014

Circus Circus
Aria Entertainment Complex (Peterborough, ON)
Fire Performance
Dec. 2013

Nerdgasm 3.0: Gotta Be Gaiman! A Variety Show
Trio Stage Show: Character and Piercing Act
Co-Choreographer
Nov. 2013

Tree Lighting Ceremony (Brampton, ON)
Fire Performance
Nov. 2013

Fire Show
Club 108
Fire Performances: Fire Belt, Fire Fingers, Fire Fans
Nov. 2013

Freak Show Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)
Sideshow Fire and Piercing Performance
Oct. 2013

Freak Show
The Glass Factory
Sideshow Fire and Piercing Performance
Oct. 2013

“A Devil In Disguise” A Halloween Spectacular
Choreographer, Character Piece w/ Bed of Nails and Fire Performance
Oct. 2013

Nerdgasm 2.5: MAGICal Mayhem! A Variety Show
Choreographer, Character and Fire Performance
Oct. 2013

Port Credit Busker Festival (Port Credit, ON)
Multiple Day Fire Performances
Group and Solo Acts
Aug. 2012 and Aug. 2013

“Buskers On The Boardwalk” (St. John, NB)
Fire, Fabric Fans
Group and Solo Fire Performances
Jul. 2013

Nerdgasm: A Joss Whedon Themed Variety Show
Choreographer, Character Performance, Fire and
Bed of Nails Act
Jan. 2013

Digital Dreams Electronic Music Festival
Fire Performance w/ multiple fire tools
Jun. 2012

Torture Garden
Choreographer, Duo Character Performance w/ Piercing (Swarovski Crystal / Human Chandelier)
May 2012

Humber Bridge Light Sculptures Opening Ceremony
Presented by Toronto Interactive Arts Collective
Fire Performance
2012

Nuit Blanche – The Heart Machine Exhibit
Fire Performances
2011

Ontario Place
Multi-Day Festival, Fire Performances
2011

Subspace: “Devil’s Night” Halloween Fetish Event
Fire Performance
Performer in full show production
2010

Church Street Fetish Fair
Bed of Nails and Fire Performances
2010

Select Solo Performances:

Underland
The Hive Inc
Fashion Theatre: Fire Performance for fashion designer Amplify Apparel
Dec. 2018

Carnivale Halloween (The 6th Annual)
Assembly Chef’s Hall
Sideshow Performance: Glass-walking, Human Staple Board, Fabric Fan Manipulation, Self-Piercing (Human Chandelier)
Oct. 2018

Cultura Festival (w/ Dispatch Talent)
Fire Performance and Interactive Demonstrations
Jul. 2018

Dark Web: Cicacada 3301 (Film)
Fire Performance: Poi
2018

ROM: Friday Night Live Cabaret
Fashion Theatre: Fabric Fan Performance w/ fashion designer Amplify Apparel
May 2018 and Jun. 2017

Fashion Art Toronto Annual Show
Fashion Theatre performances: Piercing, Glass-walking, Fabric Fans, Bed of Nails w/ fashion designer Amplify Apparel
2015-2018

Silent Revival “Just One Voice” (Music Video)
Sideshow Performer: Bed of Nails and Fabric Fan Manipulation
2018

Freak Show Waterloo (w/ Dispatch Talent)
The Turret Nightclub (Waterloo, ON)
Sideshow Acts: Bed Of Nails, Human Staple Board, Self-Piercing (Human Chandelier)
Oct. 2017

Carnivale Halloween (The 5th Annual)
The Great Hall
Sideshow Performance: Glass-walking, Human Staple Board, Fabric Fan Manipulation, Self-Piercing (Human Chandelier)
Oct. 2017

“Purgatory” Fetish Event
Oasis AquaLounge
Sideshow Performance: Bed of Nails, and Human Staple Board
Apr. 2017

“Animal Instincts: Call of the Wild” Fetish Event
Oasis AquaLounge
Latex Cat Character Stage Show
Mar. 2017

Freak Show Waterloo (w/ Dispatch Talent)
The Pearl Nightclub (Waterloo, ON)
Fire Dance, Fireshow Performance
Oct. 2016

Freak Show Toronto (w/ Dispatch Talent)
Early Mercy Nightclub
Sideshow Performance
Oct. 2016

ETA Awards: Gala of Heroes
Fashion Theatre Performance w/ fashion designer Amplify Apparel
Oct. 2016

Raezor Latex One Year Anniversary
Cherry Cola’s Lounge
Sideshow Performance: Fire, Piercing, Human Staple Board
Jun. 2016

KINK: Valentine’s Day Fetish Party
Leopard’s Lounge & Broil (Windsor, ON)
Sideshow Performance: Fire, Piercing and Glass-walking
Feb. 2016

Something Strange – Circus Sideshow Festival
Machete Ladder / Glass-walking Performance, Choreographer
Jan. 2016

CandyLand Cabaret Nightclub
Fire, Fire Eating, Bed of Nails, Piercing, Glass-walking, Human Staple Board, Latex Cat Character Stage Show
2015-2016

CHAKRA (19th Annual Fetish Fashion Show & Party)
Fashion Theatre: Isis Wings and 7 foot bull whip performances for fashion designer Northbound Leather
Oct. 2015

FanExpo Canada 2015
Choreographer, Sideshow Performance: 7 foot
Bullwhip, Piercing, Glass-walking, Bed of Nails,
Fire, Fan Dance, Human Staple Board, Microphone, Audience Q&A
Sep. 2015

FanExpo After Party “Horror Howl”
Choreographer, Bed Of Nails Stage Performance
Sep. 2015

Rockin’ Wheel Music Festival (Mount Brydges, ON)
Opening for Finger Eleven
Duo Multi-tool Fire Performance
Aug. 2015

Flaunt Fabrique Fashion Show: “Horizon”
Toronto Harbour Front Center
Fashion Theatre performance: Fabric Fans Manipulation w/ collaborating fashion designers Amplify Apparel and Dystropolis
Jul. 2015

Ever After Music Festival (The 1st Annual)
(w/ Cirque Sublime) (Kitchener, ON)
Fire Performance
May 2015

Freak Show (Private Halloween Party)
Sideshow Acts: Bed of Nails, Fire, Piercing
Oct. 2014

“Panorama” presented by RAW Toronto
The Revival Bar
Fashion Theatre: Fire Performance in “Wildfire” fashion show for designer Amplify Apparel
Jun. 2014

Fashion Art Toronto 2014
Fashion Theatre: Feather Fans Performance for fashion designer Asphyxia
Apr. 2014

“Melt Down”
Time Nightclub
Fire Performance
Dec. 2013

Theatre Bizarre
Masonic Temple (Detroit, MI)
Choreographer Main Stage Performance w/ Bed of Nails and Fire, Interactive Walkabout, Object Manipulation, Multiple Fire Acts on Several Stages
Oct. 2013

Exotica 5 Detroit presented by SkinTwo (Detroit, MI)
Headlining Performer: (1) Multi-tool Fire acts w/ 7 foot Bull Whip, (2) modelling / performance w/ Fabric Fans for fashion designer Adala Latex and (3) a violet wand demo w/ jewellery designer Atelier Gothique
Sep. 2013

Reign (TV Series)
Fire Performance
2013

Shinsedai Cinema Festival
Co-Choreographer, Object Manipulation / Fight Scene Character Act
Jul. 2012