• It's July so we are well into summer and due for another Aerialist of the Month! We are so excited to announce that our July Aerialist of the Month is Firefly gem and student-favorite, the one and only Samara von Rad. As an aerialist, Samara does very exciting work merging theatre with aerial arts. In our Fall Instructor show, Nowhere to Go But Up, Samara debuted a hilarious snippet of a comedic aerial rendition of Braveheart and the audience went WILD for it! Samara's bravery (pun fully intended) in committing to such a bold choice is on par with her audacity as a performer, and we can't wait to what she is up to next. Perhaps we will be treated to the

    Jul 03,
  • Welcome to the June edition of our Aerialist of the Month feature, where we feature inspiring students and professionals in Edmonton's circus community. This month we are featuring Firefly students and circus buds Jessica Gillis and Amanda Shaw! Jess and Amanda are working hard in preparation for their second Let There Be Height this year, and are synchro partners in BOTH of their two acts! As you can imagine, as synchro partners and long-time classmates, they have gotten to know each other quite well in the last few years they've been at Firefly. In fact, both of them have introduced their husbands to the magic of circus and both of their husbands are now enrolled in classes. Thanks for the referrals, Jess

    Jun 02,
  • Thanks for joining us for the May edition of our Aerialist of the Month feature, where we feature inspiring students and professionals in Edmonton's circus community. This month we are featuring Firefly instructor Kelly Proudfoot, who has been teaching with Firefly for 4 years and is an all-around amazing person and aerialist that we are lucky enough to have at Firefly! Before finding circus, Kelly had previous gymnastics experience and was an avid cheerleader and had coached cheer for 8 years. This background, along with her apparent passion for circus, certainly helped her development into the creative aerialist and stellar coach she is today. As such, ever since she began coaching her students have been big fans of her teaching

    May 02,
  • We are well into Spring and at the beginning of April, which means that we are due for another edition of Aerialist of the Month! This segment features inspiring students and professionals in Edmonton's circus community and this month we are featuring Firefly student Ruth Broderson. Ruth has been taking classes with Firefly for over a decade and her positive attitude, delicious baked goods, and incredible work ethic have made her a beloved and important member of our community. Ruth is also a Director on our Board and frequently volunteers as stage crew for our shows (she recently did some excellent work helping to make the magic happen at Panache Pt. Deux!). When she's n0t keeping the organization running behind the scenes, Ruth is

    Apr 04,
  • Welcome to the March edition of our Aerialist of the Month feature, where we feature inspiring students and professionals in Edmonton's circus community. This month we are featuring Firefly Theatre company member Lisa Feehan, who has been a gem, highlight, and staple in many of Firefly's productions for over a decade.   Anyone who has seen Lisa perform will attest to her stunning quality of movement and her bright stage presence, and anyone who has met Lisa is also blown away by how humble she is about it. Lisa is also jaw-droppingly multi-faceted, as the mother of 2 young children and Creative Director for a local marketing firm. She does it all, and she does it with an incredibly laid-back

    Mar 01,