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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.