SkyFire Arts is a Fire and Lightning performance company. Our mythical characters bring these elemental forces of nature to life, thrilling audiences around the globe.
Our mission is to produce spectacular performances which encourage compassion & inspire the use of sustainable energy worldwide. Theatrical storytelling enhanced by the primal forces of fire and lightning, our shows invite us to be aware of our impact and choose a heroic path.
Nikola Tesla, inventor and social visionary, hoped to see his discoveries transform the world in a positive way. We wish to honor his memory by creating innovative, spectacular performances that inspire audiences to be aware of how our choices conduct the energy to create the future.
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.
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.
Our team has produced shows and events for a variety of clients including:
- Electric Daisy Carnival 2015 & 2018-Las Vegas, NV
- Electric Eel VIP Grand Opening-SeaWorld-San Diego, CA
- 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-São Paulo, Brazil
- 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