Prop Diversity

Biography

Greetings, I am Dustin, professionally known as Kryptøs, boasting over 6 years of expertise in prop manipulation and flow arts. My specialization lies in the mesmerizing realm of fire performances, featuring a diverse array of props such as Poi, Dragon Staff, Buugeng, and more. My journey into the world of flow arts commenced during my high school years, where I sought the thrill of adrenaline after my initial experiences with skateboarding and snowboarding took a toll on my body. At a pivotal moment, I found solace and purpose at Summerset music festival, where poi and flow arts not only became my passion but also a means to navigate challenges and overcome any obstacle. Inspired by the fire dancers I witnessed, I immersed myself in dedicated practice, spending countless hours honing my skills. In collaboration with local artists, I co-founded SacredDesigns, a prop business, alongside my business partner Matt, in Colorado. Following my time there and a stint with FoxValleyFirearts in Wisconsin, I found my true calling in the intricate patterns and physics of various props. Each prop, to me, represents a unique dialect in a language I aspire to speak fluently, a profound connection I continue to explore. As I relentlessly pursue excellence, I am captivated by the endless possibilities this journey presents. I am driven by the belief that everyone deserves to discover a passion that allows them to express their true essence. For me, flow arts and fire performances are not just a vocation; they are a profound expression of my identity. I am Kryptøs the fire bender

Achievements

  • Prop Mastery: Continuous dedication to perfecting skills within the flow arts community.
  • SacredDesignsflow Co-founder: Spearheaded the creation of hand-poured silicone lotus poi and meticulously crafted staffs, shirts and more, over a three-year period.
  • Sponsorships: Recognized and sponsored by leading entities including Flowonfire, SacredDesigns, and Ultrapoi.
  • Flow Troupe: I am blessed to be part of Fox Valle Fire flow troupe as well as part of Petrichor Flow troupe.
  • Diverse Performance Settings: Showcased talents in over 30+ diverse settings, ranging from private and public events, weddings, anniversaries, and art shows to fundraising events, kids camps, private parties, and more. Captivated audiences across a wide array of occasions, demonstrating adaptability and artistry in every performance.
  • Performance Highlights: Showcased talents at multiple stages and galas during prestigious Flow Festivals, captivating diverse audiences.
  • Teaching Engagements: Conducted numerous enriching classes and workshops, sharing expertise and nurturing learning within the flow arts community.
  • Contributor to Community: Committed to elevating the artistry of flow, leaving a lasting impact on the vibrant flow arts community.

Performances

2024 Kinetic Fire Flow Retreat

Performed in the 2024 Fire Gala, choreographed a double staff ‘ fire piece for 300+ people
I taught 2 buugeng and 2 poi classes and vended a booth with SacredDesigns

https://youtu.be/LlQzx3ofWvY?feature=shared

Feb 17th, 2024 - American Place Casino

This was a 5 act led multi prop performance with Fox Valley Fire Arts. We performed 4 times through out the night with roaming in between. We provided a number of different led props as well as stilt walkers and an Ariel rig.

Feb 12th, 2024 - Private / Corporate Fire Performance

Private event in a bar/ restaurant for a group of 30 business owners/ managers whom received a magic show and then a knife juggling and fire show to finish off the night. I had a marked off area in which I performed a 30 minute fire act with 5 props. Provided on core and collected tips. Event was booked through Gigsalad

Feb 2nd, 2024 - Lake Geneva Winter Fest

Performed two, 3 person 2 act shows for a crowd of 80-150 people. Sectioned off area on the beach of Lake Geneva. This event was performer with Fox Valley Fire AArtS

Dec 1st, 2nd 2023 - Lunar Tide

2 day performance on platforms next to stage, 2000 + people.

Performed for OfTheTrees, Supertsk, The Widdler, Shades,

Oct 28th, 2023 - Halloween Party

Event has between 50-100 people.

30-minute Multi prop Fire performance. Circus themed

Booked with Fox Valley fire Arts

Oct 28th, 2023 - YMCA Halloween Party

Between 100-300 people, roaming led performance. Multi prop with kid interaction. Circus themed event

Oct 21st, 2023 Birthday party

This event was a private birthday party with about 30 people. Mix between 30 minutes of led props and 30 minutes of various fire props

Oct 6th, 2023 - Rice Lake Grand Opening

Grand opening for a town! This event is open to the public and will be a roaming led event. interaction with adults and children. Roughly 300- 400 people

Sept 8th, 2023 - Bat Mitzvah

30 minute Fire and Led performance Choreographed with Pyroterra Led props.

Roughly 250 occupants

Booked Through FoxValleyFireArts

www.foxvalleyfirearts.com

Sept 26th, 2023 - GLEAM

2 hour LED performance for a grand opening at an art exhibit in Madison Wi, 300-500 people

**Booked by Fox Valley fire Arts

Www.foxvalleyfirearts.com

Aug 17th - 20th, 2023 - Carpe Diem Flow Festival

Perform / Teach Flow Festival - Taught 4 workshops regarding Poi and other flow props

Performer in the Friday night Gala/ Showcase.

Performed with Fire and Electric Unicycle

Fire Poi + EUC

July 22nd, 2023 - Fire / Led Wedding Performance

Perform for 100+ people a 3 act Fire and LED

Also provided 2 hours of roaming entertainment with Leds props (Poi, staffs, dragon staff, Buugeng ) and knife juggling

Led Performance

July 14th/15th - Jelly Event

2 day kids camp event

Each day was a 30 minute Led Choreographed event with Pyroterra props.

Event held 100- 200 adults and kids

Night Two Led Performance

July 5th, 2023 - Billy's Higher Wire

4 act Fire performance,

50+ people in a private bar

Billys Higher Wire

June 23, 2023 - Edward Regional Led Performance

3 act multi prop daytime and Led performance with choreography. Circus themed.

Roughly 100 people, with a good amount of kids

Daytime and Led prop Performances

June 14th, 2023 - YMCA Block Party

Roaming LED circus act and Stationed fire multi prop performance for summer block party

250+ kids and adults

May 20th, 2023 - Bar Mitzva Bar Performance

Performing with 5 fire props for crowd of 50+ providing fire entertainment throughout the night

Dec 17th, 2022 - Christmas Party

4 act Led and Fire performance with 4 different props.

Family and friends private party

Feb 9th, 2023 - Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

On stage Choreographed 4 act LED performance,

+ stationed roaming LED

200+ people

Dec 10th, 2022 - Acuity Insurance

Roaming LED Christmas Party with 600+ people

Dec 3rd, 2022 - Carnival Themed Christmas Party

3 LED / 3 Fire act performance, 20+ people inside/ outside Christmas party

private party

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Future Neenah

Roaming LED Performance - outside Christmas wizard roaming with different LED props for kids and adults

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vA0Ycs_Bc&t=16s

Nov 26th, 2022 - Poi Retreat

Sacred Designs Vending booth

offered a number of fun hand crafted props / items for sale.

Oct 3,6,9,10,17,23,24,25,26,28th, 2022 - Paine Art Museum FVF

Light Dancer performances for the Paine art museum with Fox Valley Fire.

2 hour performances, one act every 15 minutes with a various number of LED props

This Gig was two months long every week / every other weekend. We were used as entertainment to start the art and light exhibit

Sept 29th-31st - Prometheus Fire and Flow Festival

  • Performed in Gala and 3 taught workshops 

Sept 17th, 2022 - 50th Anniversary

Special 3 Act 2-person Fire Performance to give this couple a one-of-a-kind anniversary.

Music was tailored to them.

30- 40 people attended

May 4th, 2022 - Local Friends and Family Fire/ Led performance

6 Act Fire performance with multi prop

April 22nd, 2022 - Josh Teed/ Axel Thesleff

on/side stage performance for a variety of electronic musicians

Oct 16th, 2021 - Co Therapy

On stage Halloween performance for a variety of electronic musicians

June 12th, 2021 - Rekinection Music Festival

On a Platform next to the main stage. Fire Performance for Of The Trees

May 26th, 2021 - Wedding Performance

One of a kind 3 Fire Act and roaming LED Performance

March 21st, 2021 - Antero Hall

On/ side stage performance for a variety of local electronic musicians