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BRONZE Member since Mar 2008

Location: , USA

Total posts: 2
Posted:I'm looking for any assistance/tips for joining a circus as a Fire Poi performer. Tips for making a audition video/tips for submitting an application/Circuses to join/any advice at all would be helpful and extremely appreciated.

Thanks in advance <3

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BRONZE Member since Jul 2004


old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 716
Posted:Good luck with that, circus' dont generally go for people that only spin fire poi. If you really want to join a circus create an act that is a little less 1 dimentional. Learn another prop to feature as well or come up with a really good concept for an act, an amusing character for example.

If you want to get into any kind of circus you will need a professional looking showreel, a polished act and be willing to work very hard for not that great money, unless you make it big and as a poi performer thats not thet likly.

If you just want to make some money from fire spinning you could start by contacting some local venues to see if they would be willing to hire you as entertainment. If you search on here there is a bunch of information on what you need to do to perform sucessfully and SAFELY. Also think about how much you want to charge for your services (its probably more than you first think)

Sorry this probably isnt what you want to hear but even the best poi spinners in the world dont make much and dont work in circus'

"Don't do it naked!"


SILVER Member since Jun 2008


Funky Blessings Daily
Location: , USA

Total posts: 215
Posted:Professional circuses have the worlds highest standards for what it takes to perform, and it is not a good living.


GOLD Member since Jan 2009


Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

Total posts: 316
Posted:Good luck dude! Someone wants to hire me 4 months ago as their fire poi guy, but I declined. I only get 250 a week. grin

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SILVER Member since Feb 2008


life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:just follow in steve-o's footsteps. he was in the circus before he met up with jackass and those guys.