a Fire and Lightning Performance Company

about US


A Fire and Lightning Entertainment Company

Our performers wear high voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10 foot long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun.

Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide. They offer stock shows and custom packages which include video projection, pyrotechnics & content specifically designed for its clients’ themed events. SkyFire Arts creates a totally unique presentation and profound impact, making any occasion absolutely unforgettable.

The most electrifying performance in the music festival scene right now… such a mesmerizing show.
— Everfest

Our Team

We are a dedicated team of professionals with world-wide entertainment experience and a belief in the power of the arts to influence positive change. 


Michael Ravenwood, Creative Director & CEO

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Michael Ravenwood moved to the Philippines and Singapore before coming to live in California.  He began training in martial arts at the age of ten and, after acquiring a degree in psychology with honors, has since become an international performance artist, dance-meditation instructor and event producer. He is owner and creative director of SkyFire Arts.


AnJa Ravenwood, Business & Marketing Director

AnJa was born in London, moved to North Carolina early in life and has been living in the San Diego area since the age of 18. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Business Management degree. A pioneer in the tribal fusion of fire & belly dance, she has performed internationally while operating her own website, online store and performance company.


Johanna Hoffman, Project Manager

Johanna’s career in event production and operations management is driven by a reverence for the arts and their unique ability to influence social change. Since 2012, she has worked both locally and nationally with organizations, event companies, and festivals to create experiences that have a lasting positive impact on the audience and the world. She joins the SkyFire Arts team to execute business operations in a way that maximizes effectiveness in realizing our vision.

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Jeff Parisse, Senior Technical Advisor

Jeff kickstarted the high voltage effects industry in 1996 when he founded kVA Effects; a brand that by 2010 became synonymous with giant Tesla coils. He creates effects for major theme parks, science museums, international television networks and stadium shows throughout the World including Fear Factor, Modern Marvels and Young Frankenstein on Broadway. A lifelong aeromodeler, Jeff also enjoys flying long distance, sensor laden miniature aircrafts.


Michelle LaVon, Associate Producer

Professional Dancer, Actress, Choreographer, Producer, Director, Writer and International Cirque Performer. She has appeared on the big and small screen for 20th Century Fox, WB, MTV, Telemundo, and History Channel among others. She has appeared in over 30 videos and films as well as thousands of live performances.


Marc Rosenthal, Associate Producer

An international award winning Producer-Designer specializing in theatrical projects and live events for theater, theme parks, spectacles, cruise ships, concert touring, art exhibits, and permanent installations. Owner of Personal Creations, Inc., an international production and design company that creates multi-media projects, provides digital and large-scale multi-image projection, theatrical and concert lighting design, video, and show control services.

One of the most impressive performances in the entire world!
— Nathanial Allenby, YouTopia Festival


Our team has produced shows and events for a variety of clients including:

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2019 - Las Vegas, NV

  • SHAZAM! Red Carpet Event - Los Angeles, CA

  • The Special Event 2019 - San Diego, CA

  • Electric Eel VIP Grand Opening-SeaWorld - San Diego, CA

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

  • Maxim Halloween-LA Center Studios - Los Angeles, CA

  • Mental Asylum - W Hotel-Downtown Miami, FL

  • 5tardium-Jamsil Olympic Stadium - Seoul, Korea

  • Netflix “White Rabbit Project” - Los Angeles, CA

  • VIP Gala-Power Plant Live - Baltimore, MD

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2015 - Las Vegas, NV

  • Ignite - Los Angeles Convention Center

  • Tour Link Conference - Palm Springs, CA

  • Calgary Stampede - TransAlta Grandstand Show-Canada

  • U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Gala - Hollywood, CA

  • UC Riverside Homecoming - Riverside, CA

  • YouTopia Festival - La Jolla Indian Reservation, CA

  • Playboy Mansion’s Halloween Party - Los Angeles, CA

  • Warner Brother’s Annual Gala - WB Lot-Burbank, CA

  • Private Event:Chairman, Disney Int' l - Pacific Palisades, CA

  • Gala Fundraiser: Boy’s & Girls Club - Long Beach, CA

  • SkyFire Premiere-Great Spirit’s Ranch - Malibu, CA

  • L.A. Burning Man Decompression

  • Burning Man Festival - Black Rock Desert

  • International Alchemy Conference - L.A. Convention Center, CA

  • 2 Private Events - Malibu Phoenix Retreat Center, CA

  • 2 Private Events - Marina Del Rey, CA

The performance was outstanding and a great finale to the show.