International Academy of Film and Television 2011-2012

Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Management & Marketing) 
Curtin University of Technology 2004-2005

Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Management & Marketing) 
Marketing Institute of Singapore 2003-2004

Diploma in Business Administration 
Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business 2002-2003


English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish (Intermediate Level)


Editing (Intermediate Level), Video camera (basic), Modeling, Acting, Producing

Work Experience

Modeling 2008-Present

Posche Model Agency
Agency Director's Assistant
2012 May – Present (Part time)

Guangzhou TV Daily Fashion Program
Producer/Fashion Presenter
2012 June -2012 Oct

Bigfoot Entertainment-Fashion One in Philippines
2011 Aug-2012 May


Short film:

  • The unexpected
  • Car Wash Provocateur
  • Time stopper

TV Commerical:

  • McDonald’s Australia
  • Holden
  • Kiwi Bank
  • Millers 64
  • Z Energy

TV Show:

(Featured extra)

  • Shortland Street
  • Go Girls
  • Almighty Johnson’s
  • Juno & Ben
  • Nothing Trivial
  • Power Rangers
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The following List of Celebrities, well-known people & places along with press, private & corporate companies are the most recent & up-to-date events where Elaine’s Lookalike Portrayals/Tribute Artists & her other talent such as bands, actors, costume characters, dancers, models, magicians, etc meeted, greeted, mingled, photographed & performed for or with them.



The BEST of Westchester: Elaine/MM meeted n’greeted/posed for photos & sang Happy Birthday to the ‘Best of Westchester Magazine president at a fabulous party held at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY.

Assoc. of Haitian Physician Abroad: Elaine/MM sang Happy Birthday to The VIP Doctors of AHME at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom in Secaucus, NJ

Knoll Country Club: Elaine/Joan did the red carpet & later came out as MM for Diana’s Sweet 16 Celebration held in Booton, NJ

Metropolis Country Club: Elaine/MM sang Happy ‘70th’ Birthday to a VIP Member of this private White Plains, NY club.

Turning Stone Casino: Elaine/MM mc’d/meeted ‘n greeted/posed for photos along with Sean Connery, Lady Gaga & Angelina Lookalikes for Maines Paper & Food Service Dinner Gala at TS Casino, Verona, NY

Villa Barone: Elaine/Joan did the red carpet & later came out as Madonna for ECNY (Elevator Conference of NY) in Bronx, NY

Villa Roma Resort: Elaine/Joan did the red carpet & later came out as MM for Sullivan County’s Sheriff’s 60th Birthday celebration in Callicoon, NY

Super Bowl ’12: Elaine/Madonna flew to a private residence in North Carolina for a special SuperBowl Party & performed at half time for all the Guests!

Prudential CT Realty: Elaine/JOAN mc’d/meeted & greeted ala Red Carpet at Aqua Turf Club for the Breakfast Awards given to VIP Execs/Employees

CitiField: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s 25th Annivesary Gala held at the Home of the NY METS/CitiField. Elaine/JOAN meeted ‘n greeted, posed for photos & interviewed Long Island’s glamorous Gala Attendees.

Ridgefield Academy: Elaine/Joan did the red carpet & then came out as MM & raised 11K for 1 item at Ridgefield Academy’s Fundraiser auction along with TV personality Ira Joe Fisher

JDRF: Elaine/MM meeted ‘n greeted/posed for photos at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater New Haven, CT at Omni Park Place Hotel

SPIRIT OF NY CRUISES: Elaine/MM meted ‘ngreeted/posed for photos & sang Happy Birthday to EVONIK’s Company President

WHITE PLAINS Broker’s Open House: Elaine/Martha Stewart meeted ‘n Greeted & served food ala Martha style in a fabulous White Plains home for the attending Realty Brokers

ewi: Elaine/Joan did the red carpet & schmoozed with Executive Women from all over the World & later came out as Cyndi Lauper to launch the 80’s Dance Party. The Gala was held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN

Hollywood Casino at Penn National: Elaine/Joan has done 3 events at this particular PA location. The Casino’s Grand Opening Gala, a Xmas Employee Appreciation Party & the PASAE Fundraiser. Elaine also appeared as MM along with the real JOAN RIVERS for the Grand Opening.

Hollywood Casino in Perryville, MD: Elaine/Joan mc’d the ‘Grand Opening’ Festivities along with a Robert DeNiro, Elvis & Angelina Jolie Lookalikes.

CASTLE WINDOWS: Elaine/Madonna performed with a Michael Jackson Impersonator for CW’s Holiday Party held at Westin Hotel in Mt.Laurel, NJ

DKNY: Donna’s Pattern Maker Gaspare’s 75th Birthday Celebration – Elaine/MM walked in Donna’s Sewing room & surprised & sang HB!

Msnbc Café: 30 Rock/NYC – new NBC show party launch. President Obama & Sarah Palin Lookalikes appeared 2 days after 11-4-10.

MGM Grand, CT: ADP Corp Dinner at the Celebrity Ballroom– Elaine sashayed in with a Birthday Cake on wheels to sing Happy Birthday to the Sr.V.P.

Madonna Ciccone’s Cousin’s Birthday Bash: Elaine surprised one of Madonna’s relatives for his 70th Birthday in NJ.

Riverhead Elk’s Lodge: MM & PeeWee Herman showed up for Luke’s 50th Surprise B’day Bash in Riverhead, NY. PeeWee had the guests laughing non-stop! MM performed a show & sang Happy Birthday.

Soundview YMCA Branford, CT: MM, Elvis & Frank Sinatra meet n’greeted The VIP guests and then each performed with the band to add some ‘flair’ to the party. A Ribbonn-cutting Ceremony followed after Cocktail Hour to lauch this fabulous State-of-Art Building.

MATERIAL GIRL Clothing Lauch at MACY’S: Elaine appeared as the lead 80’s Madonna on the Today Show and Macy’s 4th Fl/Ribbon cutting Ceremony to lauch Madonna & Lourdes Clothing Line on 8- 3-10

DRAFT FCB Healthcare /NYC: Ellen, Howard Stern, Whoopi, Sly Stallone, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci Lookalikes were all apart of The FACE Awards Hoopla for Draft FCB Employees held at Hammerstein Ballroom.

WATER PLACE RESTAURANT: Providence, RI – Kasie’s Sweet 16 80’s theme Celebration. ’89 MTV Madonna performed & announced the ‘King of Pop Michael Jackson (event was in 1st wk of June ’09 before MJ died). Kasie & her Mom complimented that Madonna & Michael Jackson really brought the house down!

HOLLYWOOD CASINO: Grantville, PA – Grand Opening of a Fabulous Hollywood Styled Casino. Meet n’greet/photo op and Happy Birthday to the Casino’s Grand Opening along side the real JOAN RIVERS.

TROPICANA-AC,NJ: - stage performance at Ferraro Foods Dinner Gala and appeared at their Food Trade Show the next day meet & greeted, signed autographed photos w/attendees and participated in the raffles.

HERITAGE TOWNHOUSES-Jamison, PA: Luxurious Townhouses in Beautiful Jamison, PA area. Meet n greeted & photo op for the real estate brokers and prospective buyers

NY Aquarium-Brooklyn, NY: 50 Years Celebration at Coney Island’s Aquarium featured Elaine and her Lookalike Troupe (Young Sinatra, Lucy & Ricky, Little Richard, Ralph Kramden/Honeymooners, etc).

TRUMP MARINA-AC,NJ: The Signature Event/Dinner Gala for the top of the line Hi-Roller Players.. Meet n greeted, photo op & helped giveaway DIAMOND jewelry and other prizes along side a bevy of Models to the top casino players!!

FOXWOODS-Uncasville,CT: 50’s Hi Roller Slot Tournament/Dinner Gala performed and meet n greeted for 4 days along with Elvis Lookalike at a nostalgic “Cadillac Diner” Theme in the Grand Pequot Ballroom.

Franklin Credit Mortgage Bankers Corp Party: Elaine and The Rat Pack performed a Vegas-style show performance for all the swanky bankers!!

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Appreciation Party: performed a “Legends-style” show performance as well as sparkled the crowd with enthusiastic banter and posing for photos.

IODONNA Italian Fashion Magazine – Lookalike models bring back a Retro Studio 54 Look in the Fall ’06 issue

Xmas Bash, Alpine, NJ – Madonna Lookalike at a private Xmas Bash Estate where among the guests, N Y Yankee #11 Gary Sheffield posed for photos and the Host’s little son.

Nokia Theatre Grand Opening NYC – Vintage Rock Star Lookalikes of Blondie, KISS band & Prince for Int’l VIP attendees who attended the  Star-studded Show with the actual Mary J.Blige, etc.

N J Assembly Woman JOAN VOSS – a B’day surprise for the Assembly Woman as MM sang Happy Birthday at her Fundraiser/Birthday Bash

“The Greatest American” Campaign/DISCOVERY Channel- Lookalikes appeared on Ch.4 TODAY Show w/Katie Couric, Matt Lauer & Al Roker

Dr. Henry Kissinger - his close friend and colleague’s 60th Birthday - Had MM Lookalike to sing to Dr.Kissinger’s colleague Alan Batkin of Greenwich, CT while Dr. Kissinger & UN Diplomats were present at the event

Bestseller/Author Dan Brown “The Da Vinci Code” – Rita Hayworth Lookalike as Gilda for Dapper Dan Brown’s Big 40th Bash held at Wentworth by the Sea in his hometown in Portsmouth, N.H.

Madonna Ritchie’s “Spirituality for Kids” Fundraiser – Madonna & Britney Lookalikes hosted Madonna’s NYC Fundraiser for her charity

Monmouth University Gala- performed and co-hosted an Auction Fundraiser Gala at the famous Campus Mansion/Wilson Hall where they shot Daddy Warbuck’s mansion in the movie “Annie”

N Y YANKEES Opening Day 3-30-04/Japan Simulcast – MM & Babe Ruth Lookalikes meet n greeted NY’s Yankee Fans and original Yankee Ball Players & the Press(YES Channel, Ch. 2, Ch.9, NY1) to cheer on the Yankees Opening Day in Japan – this made Yankee History

NEW YORK YANKEES – B.A.T. Fundraiser at NYC Marriott – MM & Babe Ruth Lookalikes met Jorge Posada, David Cone, Daryl Strawberry, Goose Gossage, Whitey Ford, Don Larsen and many more!

NBC’s KATIE COURIC – performed for Katie’s 8 Yr. Old Daughter at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC

ARETHA FRANKLIN’S 2003 Xmas Party- Aretha hand-picked Elaine’s Lookalikes to appear & perform at her Detroit Xmas Party

Teddy Atlas Fundraiser for The Homeless – appeared with Danny Aiello, Dan Grimaldi from The Sopranos, Pat Cooper, Vito Lo Grasso, Jerry Cooney, Frankie Gio & many other legendary Sport Stars at this event

GlaxoSmithKline – Happy Birthday Bash to the Company’s VP at the prestigious Boca Raton Hotel & Resort, Florida

Newport Beach, R.I. – Happy Birthday Bash to a Newlywed Groom who’s friend happened to be the new Joe Millionaire at the wedding attendance!

NJ’s Govenor McGreevey, CHEVY CHASE, JOE PISCOPO & Hall and Oates Fundrraiser at New Jersey Performing Arts Center(NJPAC)

FOX-TV Exec Private Birthday Party – Mr. Moretti, New Rochelle, NY

FORD’S 100 YEAR BASH – Halle Berry’s Thunderbird was displayed from the Bond movie “Die Another Day at Elaine’s booth

Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns – performed for Tommy & his wife, Renee’s Church Fundraiser in Detroit, MI

HBO Movie 61’ Financier “Charles J Lindsay” – Stanwich Club Greenwich, CT – Elaine’s Lookalikes meet n’greeted/photo op with guests

Puerto Rico MTV’s Prez’s Birthday Bash ‘Herb Schanel’- performed with PAMELA ANDERSON & KID ROCK, SHERMAN HELMSLEY

Private B’day Bash for BILLY JOEL’s BEST Friend in Long Island

Sara Lee Corp/video featuring MM, Elvis, Travolta & Whoopi Lookalikes for Ralph Lauren, Champion, Hanes Her Way

COURTNEY LOVE with MTV's "24 hrs. of Love"

HBO Prez/Colin Calender Birthday Bash- along with Nancy Sinatra to sing Happy Bday AL PACINO - present at Colin's Birthday Bash on the set at Plaza Hotel for 'Angels of America'

NBC Prez/Neal Shapiro's Private Birthday Bash, Park Ave., NYC

Gov. Pataki Fundraisers- with Mayor Bloomberg, Cousin Brucie Morrow, Mrs. Pataki and all of his staff at South Street Seaport, NYC

REDKEN 5TH Ave. – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico – performed with Rock Star SHAKIRA’s dancers

GROUND ZERO/Nino's Restaurant/Triage for WTC Disaster-Xmas Charity for FDNY-NYPD-PAPD& all uniformed & other rescue volunteers from all over the USA & NINO & his wife

Former Mayor RUDY GIULIANI - "A Day at the Movies" NYC Festival (several year span) - Elaine had her name on several banners on antique cars, a parade float, magazines, newspapers, etc.

COUSIN BRUCIE MORROW & CBS FM 101.1- Live Halloween radio show at Le Bar Bat, NYC (several year span) - also with Brucie for Macy's Grand Opening Parade in Freehold, NJ & Macy's Northeast/NYC
Variety Children's Fund Telethon with Cousin Brucie-PAX-TV

PHIL POYNTER - photographed with Supermodel Elenora Bose in Versace, Chanel, etc

DePeche Mode French Magazine-10 page layout in 'haute couture' clothing

A & E's HARRY SMITH - Birthdaygram for Harry's friend

WAYNE NEWTON - audience participant at Wayne Newton Theatre, Las Vegas

Rolling Stone Millinium Magazine Cover - photographed by David La Chapelle

MARC ANTHONY with his HBO Billboard & Promo Tour - shot music video with David La Chapelle

HOWARD STERN – photographed with him off the set of "Miss America Book" Shoot

CT Senator & Mayors of Bridgeport & West Haven,CT - Birthday & Charity events

Postmaster General of Wash DC/Bob Henderson - VIP Private Birthday Bash "CTC/Celebrate the Century"/US POst Office Stamp Campaigns-appearances in Brooklyn/Queens also a Birthday-gram for Postmaster of New Britain, CT

DOWNTOWN JULIE BROWN Birthday Bash & Farewell Party in NYC when she went to E! in LA, CA

STUDIO 54/Last Dance Party with W-KTU - also appeared in 54 Movie & performed on the catwalk of Studio 54 when Steve Rubell & Ian Shrager ran & owned the club

The RUTLES/Archaeology CD/Shangrila-Music Video shot at SONY Studios, NY & in CA with: Eartha Kitt, Cyndi Lauper, The Ramones, Beach Boys, Peter Gabriel, Vicki Sue Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Richard Belzer, Ritchie Havens, Jeannine Garafolo and many more!

The CAPRIS- featured in CT Post with GE Execs in Trumbull, CT
Many other DooWop Groups- featured with vintage car Sock Hop & the Mayor of Secaucus, NJ, Long Island, Manhattan & CT

SHOWEST, Las Vegas(several year span with Ticket, Inc) photographed with Tommy LaSorda - SHOW EAST, AC, NJ(Motion Picture Club)

UNITED ARTISTS "A Day at the Movies"Parade Float*PARAMOUNT Movie Festival*FOX-5-Good Day New York with Bobby Rivers, TODAY Show & several major & cable news channel

Estate of CHARLES DOLAN-Optimum TV Mogul at his Oyster Bay 4th of July Event
Optimum TV/Norwalk, CT (several appearances at Cable Building & OysterFest,CT)

Christie's Auction of 2 MM's original movie costumes "Some Like It Hot" & No Business Like Show Business - major press coverage on both events

HENRY GRUNWALD's 75 Birthday Bash – long-time exec of Time Magazine/friend of Marilyn Monroe

RICHARD ADLER's 75th Birthday Bash sponsored by Music Festival of The Hampton's - Richard hired the real Marilyn to sing Happy Birthday to JFK at Madison Square Garden, comment on the MM Lookalikes – has it to a T!

TOMMY LaSORDA at Show West and San Gennaro Festival, Mulberry St, NYC

CAROLINE HIRSCH/Comedy Nation - with Richard Belzer, Jeannine Garafolo & many more!


*The following newspaper companies: in-house appearances were made as well as the documented events with Elaine & her other characters: NY Newspapers/Magazines: NEW YORK TIMES/Styles Section & Sunday New York Times with Simon Doonan, New York Post, New York Newsday, Daily News, DNR, Dan’s Paper, Backstage, King’s Courier(Bklyn)

Elaine’s been written about in six books:

  • O Woman – written by Bea Fogelman
  • Show Time – written by Bea Fogelman
  • Who’s not Who – written by Bea Fogelman
  • Be MARILYN – written by Gailyn Addis
  • DOUBLETAKE/The Art of the Celebrity Makeover written by Devon Cass/John Filimon/
  • Dying To Be Marilyn – written by Yvette Paris

CT Newspapers- featured story in CT POST(2x), New Haven Register(3x-Valley, Milford & New Haven)), New Haven Advocate, Evening Sentinel, Valley Gazette, Fairfield Citizen

NJ Newspaper: Gannett Newspaper 
National Paper: National Enquirer, Business Traveler


CHARITIES: Tsnami Victims/Missionaries, Queens, NY, United Cares/NYC Street Festival, Deborah Hospital Found, NJ, Victims of 9-11, NYC, etc.

Hostelbookers of London, England, Albert Kemperle Inc., NYYankees,
Club Med, FORD Motor Cars, United Trust, Anvil Knitwear, Grey Goose,
W Hotel/NYC, Christie’s Auction, CT Optimum Cablevision, E Channel,
Macy’s Northeast, Tommy Hilfiger, Jack Morton Company, U.S. Post Offices, United Artists, Caroline’s Comedy Club, CBS-FM Radio, HBO, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, Rolling Stone Magazine, ShowEast, ShowWest, Virgin Records, Foxwoods Casino, Ct,
Mohegan Sun Casino, CT, Turning Stone Casino Upstate, NY, GlaxoSmithKline at The Venetian & Mandalay Bay(Legends-format show), OptiFair/Corning Javits Ctr & LV Convention Ctr, ShoWest at Bally’s & Paris, ShoEast at Trump Taj Mahal, AC,NJ, Mortgage Brokers Conference at New York New York H & C, GlaxoSmithWellcome at Marriott/Cary, NC, Ralph Lauren NYC Showroom, VLinx.Com/Variety Merchandise Show Javits Ctr, Boutique Show Javits Ctr, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Assoc/Rosemont Convention Ctr, Variety Merchandise/West Palm Beach, FL, Dunkin Doughnuts, CT, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum NY & LV , Ralph Lauren’s Showroom NYC, W Hotels and so much more!

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Jennifer/ Hiccups the clown, has been entertaining the NY, CT, and NJ area for over 12 years with her fabulous face painting creations.

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Jennifer/ Hiccups the clown, has been entertaining the NY, CT, and NJ area for over 12 years with her fabulous face painting creations.

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Ron “Toto” Johnson…

  • …began clowning in his hometown of Naugatuck, Connecticut during the summer of 1977 at the age of 10.
  • …formed his own clown troupe, “The Colossal Clowns”, in 1981 with 4 other teens.
  • …started performing at the Circus World theme park near Orlando, Florida the day after graduating from high school in 1985.
  • …graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College class of 1985 at age 18.
  • …clowned on the Red unit of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus from 1986 through 1989.
  • …taught stiltwalking, makeup, and clowning at the Clown College in 1988.
  • …was the Boss Clown for Cirkus Olympia in Sweden for 1990 and 1991.
  • …performed for several months in late 1990/early 1991 at the Carnival Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
  • …produced and starred in “The Circus Of Clowns” at Riverside Amusement Park (Massachusetts) during the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
  • …won a Bronze medal for his clowning at the Sarasota International Circus Festival and Parade in 1993/1994.
  • …had the lead role of “Zed” in the 1994 production of “The Police Academy Live Action Stunt Show” at Six Flags Over Georgia.
  • …was one of only 5 performers featured at the Circus Circus casino near Tunica, Mississippi from 1994 until 1996.
  • …performed aboard the Silja Scandinavia cruise ship in 1996, touring between Finland and Sweden.
  • …became a 13 ½ inch tall, limited edition sculpture in 1999, created by artist/sculptor Ron Lee.
  • …taught a workshop on physical comedy and represented the USA in the international gala show during the Bolton International Clowns Festival (England) in September 2001.
  • …represented the USA at the international clown festival held in the town of Praia da Vito’ria on the island of Terceira in the Azores of Portugal in August of 2002, 2004, and 2008.
  • …joined 4 other American clowns in presenting stage shows, workshops, and strolling entertainment at the National Cultural Festival of Japan held throughout Fukuoka Prefecture in November 2004.
  • …received the “Clown Bluey” award for “Best Parade Performance 2004/2005”, the “Silly Willy” award for “Best Auguste 2004/2005”, and the 2009 “Barbara Miller Trophy” for “the clown showing best qualities of attack, timing, and precision” from the world’s oldest clown organization, “Clowns International”.
  • …spent September 2005 performing and holding workshops at international clown festivals in Ulft, Holland and Weston-super-Mare, England.
  • …traveled to Monaco in April 2006 to perform in the Princess Grace Theater as an honored guest of Princess Stephanie of Monaco and the 3rd “Festiclown de Monte-Carlo”, becoming the first American to receive this honor.
  • …brought a bit of his “world” through the magic of the red nose to a Masai village on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania (Africa) in September 2006.
  • …made history in May 2007 by performing at the “Happy Liuzhou International Clown Festival”, the very first international clown festival ever to be held in China.
  • …returned to China in September 2007 to do a promotional tour for and then perform at the “Happy Tiandu AEMI World Clown Festival” in Tiandu City, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
  • …was the opening act on stage at the “Happy Huangguoshu 2008 International Circus Carnival” held in Huangguoshu, Guizhou Province, China in May 2008.
  • …helped organize, trained volunteers, and performed at the “2008 Hangzhou AEMI World Clown Festival” held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China during late September and early October 2008.
  • …visited schools, held workshops, and performed at the “Circus Circus Clowns Festival” at “Butlins” in Bognor Regis, England in March 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
  • …received the 2009 “Harry Dann Award” for “Best Picture Clown” from clownalley.net’s online voting.
  • …traveled to Shanghai, China in late September 2009 to promote and perform at the “2009 Shanghai Vogue Life Carnival”.
  • …performed in the ring of the Chapiteau Espace Fontvieille in Monaco during the 14th “Noel de Frankie…Le Festival des Clowns” in December 2010.
  • …held workshops, entertained at hospital and charity events, did “meet and greet” at a shopping mall, and performed in theatre shows during the 2nd International Clown Festival to be held in Mumbai, India in late September and early October 2011.
  • …became the only American ever to receive the title of “Fellow of Clowns International” from the world’s first and foremost clown organization in March 2013.
  • …has acted as an “advance clown” for both the Red and Blue units of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus since 1991.
  • …continues to perform around the USA and the World for circuses, cruise ships, amusement parks, and much more.



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Long Island Family entertainment at it's best.

Let our family entertain your with our fun interactive magic shows, balloon creations and so much more.

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Nonbinary Dragon Drag Monster King with a Ravenous Appetite for Pain. 

Professional aerial and fire performer with over a decade of performance, choreography, production and touring experiences. 

Specializing in mouth suspensions, aerial chains, fire eating and aerial fire stunts. 


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Creator of "NYC All Star Circus & Free Ignition aka got fire?"

Ms Phoenix has trained Professionally with fire since 2005. The 1st time she breathe fire it reached a spectacular size! Since this she has been known for her fiery fierceness that involve master techniques and wild antics that includes most every prop known to the art including fire eating, breathing and crowd pleasing participation. Phoenix has been featured in television, movies, and commercials both Nationally and World Wide, including her eating fire in the 2009-12 opening montage to Saturday Night Live. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil and many NYC based performance troupes. She also is a resident performer and the fire coordinator for many of the NYC Underground parties such as the infamous Danger Parties and W & B Present as well as creator of the renegade fire posse Free Ignition.

Ms Phoenix teaches classes, groups and privates, to both children and adults. Her classes available to both children and adults alike are fireless tool manipulation, and include, but are not limited too, hula hoop(s), poi, staff (staves), ribbon(s), flags, palms, fans, and much more. She also teaches (18+ only) tool manipulation on fire. Phoenix also custom makes props and fire gear based on customer's specifications with additional tool making and fire safety courses also available. Phoenix has been involved in two world records including being the only female on the planet to catch a knife thrown by professional knife thrower The Great Throwdini on a full turn. She performs for an array of clientale including cooperate events, bars , clubs, children's and teen's parties, video & photography shoots, and all those EPIC underground warehouse parties that are the glitter and grind of NYC Night Life. Phoenix is the sole inventor and only performer in the world to fire kiss the audience giving an unique glimpse into her world. Fire isn't her only passion Phoenix has a double whip routine that will scare and delight you. She also performs on stilts, throws knives, and is diligently working on aerial silks, lyra, and trapeze. Phoenix plans on retiring from some of the more deadly arts by September 2013 and will be having a not to be missed show to end on! Details TBA. Don't fret she is only retiring from 5 skills and not circus altogether, she still has dozens of other skills she will be performing now and after retirement! !! !!!

Fire Safety is Phoenix's priority (all safety third jokes aside) and happily we can report a flawless record of safety including for all participants, audience members, other performers, and venues, etc. Phoenix has performer's insurance anyway. Even though Ms Phoenix has risked her personal safety and done astounding stunts like dance in no protective gear inside a burning temple - barefoot, shoot 24+ foot fire balls into the air, eaten fire while swinging on trapeze, and set ablaze the tongues of hundreds of unsuspecting audience members, she has managed to come out of it all unscathed and has never burnt another. We thank the Gods & Goddesses of fire for this and respectfully follow their rules and wisdom when harnessing the mystery of the flame.

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Hula Hoopist and Vaudeville Performer

Vanessa Vortex has been a circus fan her entire life. Raised in New York City by Broadway superstars, Vanessa now draws on years of growing up under dancing feet and hanging out on both sides of the backstage curtain.

Miss Vortex performs several circus style hula hoop acts designed to suit all types of events and audiences. Her unique tricks and captivating stage presence are inspired by her background in dance and theater and her passion for juggling, fire twirling and acrobatics. Vanessa enjoys creating original eye-catching material which give her performances exceptional flair. She has made appearances across North America as part of circus and vaudeville shows and as a solo artist in nightclubs and at special events around the world.

She is eager to collaborate with other performers and is especially attracted to traveling circus shows. In addition to dazzling displays on stage, Miss Vortex teaches hula hoop classes for all ages and fabricates custom hula hoops.

Vanessa Vortex travels frequently chasing circus shows and other exotic situations. Don’t hesitate to look her up from any geographical location.

“Vanessa Vortex rocks! She rolls! She can do uncanny things with hoops with the kind of easy elegance that takes much work! And she has big
red style! There were some hot acts on last year’s Aqua Chautauqua, but
EVERYBODY remembered Vanessa after she walked off stage!”
- John Cloud, Aqua Chautauqua Tour 2008.

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Specializing in Live Performance, Experiential/Pop-up Events, Branding, Talent, Choreography/Staging, Scripts & Writing

Over 25 years of dance and acrobatic musical theatre choreography in eclectic global entertainment venues. High attendance and ticket sales with exemplary production value and leadership. Unique blend of performance, choreography, event creation and writing. Online portfolio available at JeanetteBent.Rocks

Entrepreneur History

Stellaria Creative Company

Santa Cruz, CA

2013 – present

Founder & President


Marketing, events and performance company specializing in experiential, engagement and atmospheric marketing and entertainment for theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, sports teams, dinner theatre and festivals, as well as private company branding and activations. Original scripts & show packages for sale, include: Atlantis, Backwoods, Bellasphere, CounterCulture, Creatures, Fantaerial, Orbial Bebop, Pirates and Steampunk.

Aerial Arts Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

2013 – 2017

Founder & Former Studio Owner


Created the premier circus and pole acrobatics studio in Santa Cruz for beginners through advanced children and adult students. Sold the studio for net worth of $25,000 in January, 2017. While under my tenure, I oversaw 20 instructors and over 200 students; produced shows and events; arranged workshops for international guest instructors; hosted and installed a stylish physical atmosphere with over 15 aerial rigging points, four 15-foot poles, an office and production closet; kept a popular online/social media presence (Facebook, YouTube, Yelp, Google, Instagram, Twitter); profited from promotional marketing services (Living Social, Groupon and Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation); hosted Santa Cruz’s first ever pole competition (Pole Dance America, 2014) in addition to Santa Cruz’s first ever aerial and pole competition (U.S. Aerial, 2015); and guest spoke at Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA) and Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts (L.A.).

Marketing Director

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

Santa Cruz, CA

2018 – present


Assist the Executive Director in all marketing and fundraising endeavors, including in-person promotions to draw patrons to the museum (numbers have increased both fiscally and by attendance); online and social media presence (designed and published a new website and developed a social media voice); raised over $15,000 in a variety of fundraising endeavors (in-person and online campaigns); made valuable connections with potential donors, exhibit sponsors and community partners; streamlined all content, branding and messaging (newsletters, brochure, print collateral, website, social media); maintain control and oversee the Museum’s internal content with managers; absorbed all publicity and PR for the launch of our Sustainability Campaign and the ED’s retirement announcement; and mediate communications between the Museum’s founders, board members, managers and staff.

Google Pay App (Google Headquarters)

Mountainview, CA



Managed a team of 7 brand ambassadors to activate the Google Pay app in a variety of brick-and-mortal businesses all throughout the Bay Area. I drove the team during a one-week activation lasting from 8 am until 5 pm daily; managed the corresponding tracking spreadsheet; increased visibility for Google Pay by visiting 500 locations over 5 days; and was asked back 6 months later to lead a different team on the same activation. We reported from the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Brand Activations/Field & Experiential Marketing

  • GMR Marketing – Esurance at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers’ home games (2017); Yahoo! at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers’ home games (2017); Rakuten at Oracle Arena for the Golden State Warriors’ home games (2018).
  • Extreme Marketing – Mars Candy at Walmart in Gilroy (2017); Pay by Phone downtown San Francisco (2018).
  • Productions Plus – Miele Vacuums at Bed, Bath and Beyond in San Jose (2017).
  • ATN Promotions – NASCAR & Continental Tires at Leguna Seca Raceway in Salinas (2017).

Live Performance, Fine Arts & Commercial Background (for more detailed information, please visit my website at JeanetteBent.Rocks)

  • Cruise Ships & Resorts – Talent Search Dancer onboard Norwegian Cruiseline's Gem (2006); Choreographer & Aerialist at Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Turkoise, Sandpiper (2008 – 2009); Assistant Choreographer, Dance Teacher & Stage Manager at Club Maeva in Manzanillo, Colimo, Mexico (2007 – 2008).
  • Theme Parks & Fairgrounds – California’s Great America Halloween Haunt “Blood Yard” Aerialist (All Wheel Sports, 2019); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s “Pirates” Show Acrobat (Stellaria Entertainment, 2016) and “Circus of Nations” Show Aerialist (Mirage Entertainment, 2015); Santa Cruz County Fair Choreographer (TEC Productions, 2014 – 2015); Disneyland & California Adventure’s Parade and Stage Dancer (Dance the Magic, 2012); Orange County Fair Dancer (Fusion, 2004).
  • Theatre & Dinner Theatre – Aerialatrical Experience Founder, Producer, Choreographer, Script Writer (Stellaria Productions, 2016 – 2018); Roaring Camp Railroads Producer, Choreographer, Script Writer, Performer (Stellaria Production & Entertainment, 2016).
  • Site-Specific & Flash Mobs – Book-a-Flash-Mob Choreographer (Morgan Hill, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Salinas, Napa Valley, 2014 – 2018); Santa Cruz Arts Council Ebb & Flow Festival Choreographer and Performer (Stellaria Entertainment, 2017); ProDanza USA/Italia, “Romeo & Juliet” and “Finale Gala” Choreographer and Dancer (Montescudaio; Castiglioncello, Italy, 2006); Sun Force Ensemble Dancer (Aix-en-Provence, France, 2005 – 2006).

Radio, T.V. & Sports Entertainment

(Stellaria Entertainment) Santa Cruz Warriors and Santa Cruz Derby Girls, 2016; Radio Host (Jeanette Bent) for KSCO in Santa Cruz, CA, 2015; Budweiser’s “The Perfect Match” Commercial, Dancer, 2012; Everclear’s “Be Careful What You Ask For” Music Video, Dancer, 2012; Timbaland’s “Hands Up In The Air” Music Video, Dancer, 2012; Franklin & Bash, Season 2 Finale, Dancer, 2012; Nickelback’s “Trying Not To Love You” Music Video, Actor, 2012; The Glee Project’s “ELEMENTARY POP!” Choreographer, 2011; Predators/Code Red Dancers (RAFL), Staten Island, NY, Dancer/Cheerleader, 2010 – 2011; The Buzz/The Honeybees Dancers (ABA), Maywood, CA, Choreographer, 2006 – 2007; Radio Host (DJ Jazzerina) for KBEACH in Long Beach, CA, 2007; NBA Summer Pro-league, Long Beach, CA, Dancer, 2004; Super Bowl XXXVII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, Pre-game/Half-time Dancer, 2003

Choreography & Teaching:

  • City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, hoop dance instructor, January 2013 – December 2018
  • Director of the Santa Cruz Aerial Playground & teach aerial hammock, Lyra, hoop dance, pole, September 2012 – August 2013
  • Pole Parties by Zahara, Santa Cruz, CA, pole dance party instructor, curriculum creator, November 2012 – August 2013
  • Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA, jazz I, jazz II, hip hop instructor, October 2012 – August 2013
  • Lifestyle Fitness, Watsonville, CA, BodyFlow, PiYo, Konga, hoop dance instructor, September 2012 – January 2014
  • Formerly: Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, guest hip-hop choreographer, September 2012 – November 2012
  • MainStage Kids at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, musical theatre choreographer, Nov. 2011 – August 2012
  • Pole Position Fitness, Long Beach, CA, pole, Zumba, hoop dance instructor, Nov. 2011 – August 2012
  • 24 Hour Fitness, Orange County, Los Angeles County, CA; New York City, NY, dance, PiYo, BodyFlow Zumba instructor, Jan 2003 – Aug 2012
  • Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Zumba, cheer, dance, musical theatre instructor, Feb. 2012 – May 2012
  • StarChild Elite, Los Angeles, CA, Zumba, Glee, cheer, dance instructor, Jan. 2012 – April 2012
  • The Glee Project’s “ELEMENTARY POP!” New York City, NY, choreographer, July 2011
  • Silhouette Dance Studio, Staten Island, NY, dance teacher, Sept. 2010 – May 2011
  • SHOCKra Studio, New York City, NY, aerial pole fitness, Zumba and dance instructor, Sept. 2010 – Feb. 2011
  • From Mind to Body, New York City, NY, regional manager and pole dance instructor, Feb. 2010 – Oct. 2010
  • Movement Research Open Performance, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, June 2010
  • “T.S. Eliot: A New Musical,” New York City, NY, choreographer, May – June 2010
  • DNA’s “ChoreoLab,” Dance New Amsterdam, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, Nov. 2009
  • LAVA Love’s “Night of the Renegades,” Lava LOVE, Brooklyn, NY, choreographer and performer, Nov. 2009
  • Moving Beauty’s “Dance Lab,” Nicu's Spoon Theater, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, Sept. 2009
  • Club Med, Cancun, Mexico; Turks & Caicos Islands; Port St. Lucie, FL, choreographer and director, April 2008 – Aug. 2009
  • Club Maeva, Manzanillo, Mexico, assistant choreographer, Sept. 2007 – March 2008
  • ProDanza USA/Italia's “Romeo & Juliet”; “Gala,” Montescudaio; Castiglioncello, Italy, choreographer and performer, July 2006
  • Rock Kidz Theater, Santa Monica, CA, choreographer, July 2005
  • Fulton Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA, choreographer, May 2005
  • ICE nightclub, West Los Angeles, CA, choreographer, July 2004
  • Model's Guide “Runway Fashion Show,” Santa Monica, CA, choreographer, Oct. 2002


  • Board Member of the 418 Project (dance studio) in Santa Cruz, 2018
  • Backstage member 2016 – present
  • Playwrights' Center, 2015 – present
  • International Dance Council (CID), 2012 – present
  • Arts for L.A., 2012 - 2013
  • Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC) associate union, 2011 – present
  • International Talent Agency, Rising Stars, 2011 – present
  • StarNow, 2010 – present
  • Theatre Communications Group (TCG), 2009 – present
  • Freelancer's Union, 2009 - present
  • International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA), 2009 - 2016
  • US Pole Dance Federation (USPDF), 2009 - 2016
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 2009 - 2013
  • Stage Manager's Association (SMA) associate member, 2009 – 2011

Training, Certifications & Related Experience

  • Certifications – CPR & First Aid, 2015; Aerial Arts America’s International Aerial Teacher Training, 2013; Discoveries Dance Pole Instructor Certification, 2012; The Jungle Body’s Konga, 2012; Powder Blue’s PiYo, 2012; Discoveries Dance for Pole Fitness Instruction Certification, 2012; Les Mills’ BodyFlow, 2012; Hoopnotica’s Teacher Training and Certification Program, level 1 & 2, 2012; Zumba Basic level 1 & 2, 2009; DanceCheer’s Coaching Principles, 2009; Dance New Amsterdam's Choreography Investigation Course level 1, 2009; Zumba Gold, 2008; Michele Blake’s Diverse Dance & Salsa Sizzle, 2008; Expert Rating’s Dance Notation, 2007; Fédération Française de Danse, 2005; Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), 2003
  • Musical Theatre Writing – Student of the Dramatists Guild's certification course, 2020 - present; MusicalWriters.com writer's group, 2020 - present; lyricist in New Musical Theater’s Lyrics Lab writing course, 2017; Bookwriting student in New Musical Theater’s Book Lab writing course, 2015 - 2016; student in New Musical Theater’s Core Curriculum writing course, 2015 – 2016.
  • Acrobatic Pole Training – level 4/5 (professional elite) competitor, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, 2009 – 2016.
  • Aerial Training – professional elite/advanced competitor, Los Angeles, 2008 – 2016.
  • Dance Training – contemporary, jazz, ballet/pointe, modern, hip hop, salsa, belly dance; California, New York City, France, Italy, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Florida, 1997 – present.
  • Stage Management, Technical Lighting, Sound Experience – “Wonderland,” Time Square Arts Center, NYC, Stage Manager & Aerialist, 2010; “T.S. Eliot: A New Musical,” Producers' Club Theaters, NYC, Stage Manager & Choreographer, 2010; “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” Chelsea Opera, NYC, Stage Manager, 2010; “Mating Dance of the Scarlet Honeyeater & It's in His Kiss,” Where Eagles Dare, NYC, Stage Manager, 2009; “Natasa Trifan Performance Group,” Slag Gallery, NYC, Stage Manager & Lighting Designer, 2009; Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) Production Apprentice, NYC, 2009 – 2011.

Miscellaneous Skills & Achievements (for more detailed information, please visit my website at JeanetteBent.Rocks)

  • Athletic/Artistic Competitions – metaled 5 out of the 7 competitions I’ve entered in both aerial hoop and pole advanced/professional divisions from 2013 – 2015 (United States) and invited to compete internationally.
  • Athletic Sponsorships/Representation – Wynn Star Production and Talent Agency (2018-present); Santa Cruz CORE Fitness and Rehab (2014 – 2016); NIKE company (Rockstar Workout Dancehall, 2006 – 2007).
  • Miscellaneous – Wrote and won Santa Cruz Arts Council’s Development Grant for $713 in 2016; Awarded $1,000 scholarship from Be Discovered to perform in two Disneyland parades and one stage show, 2012; Camp manager and trainer for Varsity’s National Dance Alliance and National Cheerleader’s Association, Northeast and Southwest Regions, U.S.A., 2010 – 2012; Dance and fitness instructor at 24Hour Fitness, Northeast and Southwest Regions, U.S.A., 2002 – 2012; Awarded $1,500 scholarship from Toyota for outstanding journalism, 2005; Fluent in French; Published over 1,000 articles in dance, art, philosophy, culture and current events, three books (fiction and prose), and six musical theatre productions.
  • Writing – Published over 100 newspaper and magazine articles in dance, art, philosophy, culture and current events, and three books (fiction, prose and sci-fi), 2000 – present.
  • Editorial – City Editor, Managing Editor, Production Editor, Copy Editor; Long Beach, CA and New York City, 2004 – 2009.
  • Teaching – Over 17 years of collective experience teaching musical theatre, dance, aerobics, aerial, pole and a variety of fitness genres.


Below are specific skills and gigs that I had performed in prior to owning Aerial Arts Santa Cruz (2013 - 2017), when I performed, hosted and produced multiple circus, dance and theatrical events at my studio:

Circus (contortion, pole, lyra, hammock, silks, static trapeze):

  • “Circus Cabaret,” Santa Cruz, CA, double aerial hoop performer, November 2012
  • “Santa Cruz Open Streets Festival,” Santa Cruz, CA, aerial pole and hoop dance demonstrator, October 2012
  • “The Seven Deadly Sins,” West Hollywood, CA, aerial hoop performer and dancer, May 2012
  • “Pole Dance Music Video [for KCW Studios],” Alhambra, CA, acro-pole dancer, April 2012
  • “FIGMENT,” Governor's Island, NY, contortionist and hula hoop performer, June 2010
  • “Brick City Burlesque,” Hell's Kitchen Lounge, Newark, NJ, contortionist and aerial pole performer, Feb. 2010 – June 2010
  • “Wonderland,” Time Square Arts Center, New York City, NY, contortionist and aerial pole performer, April 2010
  • “Insomnia,” La Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY, contortionist, Jan. 2010
  • “Original Cyn,” Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY, aerial pole dancer, Jan. 2010
  • “TSNY IFW show,” Trapeze School New York, New York City, NY, Lyra performer, Dec. 2009
  • Club Med, Cancun, Mexico; Turks & Caicos Islands; Port St. Lucie, FL, hammock, static trapeze and silks performer, April 2008 –Aug. 2009

Dance Theatre & Burlesque:

  • “IAD’s Nutcracker,” Santa Cruz, CA, dancer and aerialist, November 2012
  • “You Can’t Call Me That … Word,” Piccolo Books (Howard Hughes Center), L.A., CA, choreographer and performer, May 2012
  • “One Night Stand,” Sapphire Lounge, New York City, NY, contortionist and burlesque performer, Nov. 2009; Jan. – March 2010
  • “Wham! Bam! Variety Hour,” The Delancey, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Jan. 2010
  • “Kitty Nights Burlesque,” Bar on A, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Nov. 2009 – Jan. 2010
  • “Tingle Tangle,” Ella Lounge, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Dec. 2009
  • New York City School of Burlesque’s “Student Showcase”; “Sloppy Seconds,” The Slipper Room, New York City, NY, Oct. – Dec. 2009
  • California State University, Long Beach’s “Student Showcase,” Long Beach, CA, tap, pointe and jazz dancer, May 2007
  • “Fashion Show”; “Competition de Danse”; “Sun Force Gala,” Arles; Marseille; Aix-en-Provence, France, hip hop, raggaeton, house and jazz dancer, Oct. 2005; Jan. 2005; June 2006
  • The O.C. Fair; NBA Summer Pro League’s “Half-time Show,” Orange County; Long Beach, CA, hip hop and jazz dancer, June 2004
  • Grand Opening Macy's, “Capitola Runway Fashion Show,” Capitola, CA, jazz, hip hop and salsa dancer, May 2002

Dance Troupes & Companies:

  • The Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA, performer, September 2012 – June 2013
  • Dirty Little Secrets, Huntington Beach, CA, performer, Jan. 2012 – August 2012
  • Birdlesque, New York City, NY, creative director, Oct. 2009 – June 2010
  • Sun Force, Aix-en-Provence, France, dancer, Sept. 2005 – June 2006
  • Fusion, Westminster, CA, dancer, Jan. 2004 – October 2004
  • New Boom Squad; City Heat, Santa Cruz, CA, dancer, September 2000 – June 2001; September 2001 – June 2002
  • The Coastlands (church) V.B.S. Dance Squad, Aptos, CA, dancer, May – June 1998

Training & Education:

First Annual International Dance Festival, Mountain View, CA; contemporary, ballet, modern, salsa dancer (August 2012)
Orange County Aerial Arts (OCAA); aerial circus classes in Lyra, silks and hammock (2011 – 2012)
Dance the Magic; parade dancer and stage show dancer, Disneyland, Anaheim (2012)
LAVA Love Work/Study, Brooklyn, NY; handstands and tumbling (2009 – 2010)
Trapeze School New York (TSNY); aerial circus classes in Lyra, silks, hammock and Spanish web (2009 – 2010)
New York Pole Dancing (NYPD); climb and spin for pole dancing (2009 – 2010)
New York City School of Burlesque; hula hoop and character development (2009 – 2010)
Steps on Broadway Work/Study, New York City, NY; ballet, modern and jazz (2007)
American Dance Festival’s (ADF) winter intensive, New York City, NY; contemporary, post-modern and jazz (2007)
California State University, Long Beach; jazz, ballet, modern, tap and pointe (2002 – 2007)
ProDanza USA/Italia's summer intensive, Tuscany, Italy; modern, jazz and hip hop (2006)
Ballet Preljocaj dance intensive, Aix-en-Provence, France; contemporary, modern and ballet (2006)
Institut des Études Français pour Étudiants Étrangers, Aix-Marseille III, France; jazz, ballet, modern and tap (2005 – 2006)
Aix City Ballet, Aix-en-Provence, France; jazz, Riverdance and contemporary (2005 – 2006)
LA DANCEFORCE (LADF) summer dance convention, Las Vegas, NV; hip hop, salsa, jazz and lyrical modern (2005)
Motion Pacific Dance Junction, Santa Cruz, CA; hip hop, funk, jazz, commercial/pop, salsa, ballet and belly dance (1999 – 2002)


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