Jeska has extensive back round in dance, and competitive cheerleading, which led her to her love of bellydance when she turned 18. Through her new found love of bellydance she started performing first with Mystic Jewel in 2006, and then again with Ghazaal Beledi from 2010-2012 at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, and various restaurants. From 2006-2010 she spent her time gogo dancing in various valley nightclubs, and doing promotional events. She has also been a licensed cosmetologist since 2003, and continues to work in two salons. It was her time spent bellydancing that slowly lit her love for fire dancing, it started with simple palm flames, then fire eating, turned to fire breathing, turned to fire spinning. The journey didn’t slow down there. One aerial arts class in 2013 led to years of training, that led to aerial arts being a part of her professional portfolio. Since 2006 she has performed in countless nightclubs, music venues, festivals, music videos, private parties, and corporate events. Her love for circus arts grows with each opportunity, and she is overwhelmed with gratitude being able to perform alongside the best performers the valley has to offer.
Tricia Moore aka “Trishnamurti” began training in dance and gymnastics at the age of five. Her background includes; ballet, tap, jazz, modern, gymnastics, and baton twirling. She later studied taekwondo and tai chi with an emphasis on martial art weapons. She started fire dancing in 2001 and hasn’t looked back since! Tricia has had the privilege of performing with many local dance groups as well as traveling the country with The Extraterrestrial Circus and The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnival. She is the founder of The Circus Farm and has been entertaining and training new fire dancers through the company for many years. Tricia is a choreographer, teacher, dancer, fire performer, stilt walker, belly dancer, LED performer, weapons manipulator, and master of props. She adds a sense of controlled danger and excitement to every show!
Alex is so incredibly excited to return to performing, and honored to be performing at Bloom for her second time. Normally a peppy, sassy, good-times performer, Alex is digging deeper this year to bring a performance to life she’s been exploring for two years. It’s dark, it’s dramatic, it’s damp…It’s like nothing she’s ever done in her 10-year aerial career. She hopes that everyone who experiences the rain, also gets their rainbow.
I’ve been doing aerial silks for about 2 years now and love it! I recommend everyone find the nearest aerial studio near you to give the aerial silks a go. This is my first time performing at Bloom and though I’m nervous I know I’ll have a blast.
Jessie Davis, now located in the Midlands South Carolina, has taught and performed aerial arts for six years across three different states. She is an award winning aerialist who has produced award winning shows for the St. Lou Fringe Festival and won numerous advanced hammock competitions. She loves to create flexible choreography that flows seamlessly together and she cannot wait to share the stage with other amazing aerialists this July!
Angela Kollmer is originally from Hillsborough, New Jersey and is excited to perform at Bloom again! Angela, a graduate of Northeastern University, participated in competitive cheerleading from 2nd grade until her senior year of college. After graduation, she served as an Airborne Field Artillery Officer with the 82nd Airborne for 4 years at Fort Bragg. While at Bragg, she discovered Aerial Circus with a friend that was a former gymnast. After her military obligation ended, she moved to Charlotte and continued her circus adventures discovering stilt walking and poi. She enjoys making her own stilt costumes, learning to dance on them, and creating fun characters. This is her first time putting together her own stilt performance!
Roses of the Realm are a bellydance troupe that perform at the Carolina Renaissance festival. Their bouquet is made up of many talented dancers from the Charlotte and surrounding areas, specializing in multiple genres of bellydance and fusing styles like ATS and Cabaret.
Emma Johnson delivers meaning through her strong, graceful & honest aerial hoop performances. It’s not just a circus act; it’s not just a dance routine. She combines both a strength of body and a strength of heart to reach into her audience and wring out an emotional & meaningful response.
For over eighteen years, this mother and daughter partnership learned belly dance (from Fusion to FCBD to Cabaret) from various North Carolina teachers (such as Magic-Hips alumni and Sarah Hahn). As a result, they now put together choreographies to songs that inspire them.
Taylor is a Charlotte-based circus performer. Having trained in circus arts since 2013, she is overall a generalist, though she currently focuses on contortionism, hand balancing, and Lyra – with straps on the side. In performance, they let theatrics shine, telling stories and captivating audiences. It is important to Taylor that she puts on a powerful performance while not overshadowing the story. Currently, they are working with the Nouveau Sud Circus Project.