Flames ‘N Dames is Michigan's premier Flow Arts Group specializing in fire dance demonstrations and ambient entertainment. It is an all-female fire performance group out of Lansing, Michigan consisting of Nat Spinz, Anna Faye, and Paige Marie. Nat grew up on the West Side of Lansing. Anna grew up in Mason, MI, and Paige grew up in Lansing & East Lansing before going to school in Mason, MI. The three met during a Flow Jam in East Lansing's Patriarche Park. A flow jam is when movement artists gather together to share, collaborate, dance, and socialize, creating community around their craft. Nat, Anna, & Paige are all multi-prop performers that come from different performance backgrounds, and are notorious for their sassy style of fire dancing and hype audience engagement. Each Dame brings their own special sauce to the group, giving every Flames 'N Dames performance an unforgettable experience.
The members of Flames N’ Dames have collectively & individually worked, performed, and taught hoop dancing in Michigan & throughout the Midwest. Nat has performed for several events, such as Viking Warrior Fest, Nordic Fire Festival, Trick-or-Treat on the Square, The Artist’s Umbrella, NYE South Haven, MerFest, Harbor Fest, Frontier Days, Charlotte Celebrates, How-to Halloween, 517 Living Week, Cedar Street Art Collective, The Marque, The Hall, Windwalker Underground Gallery, Grand Ledge Opera House, Stilettos and Steel Fall Showcase, AL!VE, Arts Night Out, Arts Beats & Eats, Eaton Rapids 4th of July Events, Urban Air, CommUNITY Day, Spinsanity Flow Down, Threadbare Mitten Film Festival, among several private events, and over 200 school and daycare assemblies. Anna has performed at venues such as the Wharton Center, Michigan State University’s Summer Circle Theatre, Windwalker Underground Gallery, MICA Gallery, and Lansing’s Jazz Festival & Blues Festival. She joined Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s international dance ensemble and danced through Europe for a month as a fine arts ambassador. Other events include Viking Warrior Festival, The Artist Gym Flowcase, Charlotte Summer Flow Series, and the Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat. Finally, Paige has performed at the First Miss Revelation Drag show, Lansing Bluesfest, The Artist Umbrella, Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat, Viking Warrior Fest, The Artist Gym Flowcase, Charlotte Summer Flow Series, A Day in the Village for the City of Stockbridge.
Flames N’ Dames have been featured on Fox 47, WILX, Tia Time with Artists Podcast, Tim Barron Radio Show, Every Damn Day podcast by Jerry Norris, 517 Magazine, WKAR, and The City Pulse. They are always looking for opportunities to bring quality entertainment to the Lansing area and love to collaborate with other businesses. Currently, they are looking for sponsorships to help them continue funding and growing their Fire Flow Jam Series, which will be coming to Lansing in 2022.
Nat Spinz is a professional hoop dancer and fire spinner. She travels the United States to various school assemblies and daycare centers to teach children about flow arts and the importance of following their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. Nat teaches hoop dancing classes to both kids and adults in the Lansing area and strives to convey a message that play time is important, no matter the age. Nat has hosted the Charlotte Fire Flow Jam Series for 4 years, offering free public entertainment for all ages. Flames ‘N Dames was born in 2020 from the Series.
Anna Faye is a lifelong dancer who discovered a passion for flow arts in 2014. Brought up in the Lansing Area she studied ballet & modern dance at Happendance, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Dancewerks, the Children's Ballet Theater, and more. Anna is passionate about immersing her community in a celebration of art and culture. With her performance experience, international and local, she wishes to provide engaging entertainment to all.
Paige Marie was introduced to the flow arts community in 2016 and instantly fell in love. This passion combined with her zest for bringing joy to others has culminated in years of performing both professionally and for fun. She specializes in many different flow props and takes pride in continued learning and improving her craft.
For more information on Flames N’ Dames, you can visit their website:
To contact Flames N’ Dames, or to inquire about booking them for their next event, email them at: FlamesNDames517@gmail.com
You can also follow them on social media platforms listed below, or by using their handle: @flamesndames
YouTube: Flames N' Dames
Monday Night Masterpiece: New Live Talk Show & Art Experience Coming to the Capital City on Monday Nights this Fall
Monday Night Masterpiece
See The Stars of Tomorrow, Today!
Every Monday from September 13 – December 20
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm and will run a little over an hour
Venue: The Opportunity Arts Artitorium
1705 S. Cedar Street (The Old Dicker & Deal)
Parking in lot off of Isbell Street
For more information & to purchase your $20 ticket visit:
Opportunity Arts presents Monday Night Masterpiece, a Live Talk Show & Art Experience that features one individual performing/visual artist every Monday Night in 2021 starting Sept. 13th at 7:00pm at the Opportunity Arts Artitorium in Lansing, MI. Tickets are $20 and there are a limited number of seats available. For more information and to purchase tickets to see your favorite artist(s) visit: www.opportunityarts.org/monday-night-masterpiece.html
“It’s basically is a hybrid of The Tonight Show & Austin City Limits,” said Mike Marriott, The Arts Promoter & owner of Opportunity Arts. Late night talk shows have given national celebrities & artists a platform for their fans to become more familiar with who they are as a person. This will do the same thing but on a local scale. The show will feature some of the most talented & driven performing & visual artists our Capital City Community has to offer. There will also be performances & visual art presentations as part of the show.
The first show on September 13th will feature Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer and new resident of Lansing, Stephano Andreotti. “We wanted to kick things off with Stephano as a shout out to Willy Nelson & Austin City Limits,” said Marriott. Willy left Nashville and moved to a state capital (Austin, TX) because he wanted more creative freedom to make the music he wanted. That moved transformed Austin into “The Live Music Capital of the World”. Stephano Andreotti, who has won international awards, and toured Europe, left New York City and moved to our state capital of Lansing, MI for the same reason. This series will be another strong example of why Lansing is becoming “The Creatives Capital”.
The remainder of the season is loaded with talent and artists of multiple mediums including chalk artists, painters, poets, illustrators, authors, musicians, and mixed media artists. The show schedule for the first half of Season 1 is as follows:
Sept. 13th – Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Stephano Andreotti
Purchase Tickets Here
Sept. 20th - Visual Artist, Educator, and Ghostbuster Ryan Holmes
Sept. 27th - Visual Artist and Ralf Henrickson Award Winner Autumn Hopkins
Oct. 4th - Poet & Lyricist Morgan Madden - 517 Living Week
Oct. 11th - Visual Artist & Gallery Coordinator for the Lansing Art Gallery Sarah Parker
Oct. 18th - Visual Artist Kylee Kellett
Oct. 25th - Author & Educator Kristine Brickey
Nov. 1st - Priestess Dikastiria of Daimonikos Productions
Nov. 8th - Producer & Hip Hop Artist Torrey Gray
Nov. 15th - Poet Grace Carras
Nov. 22nd - Visual Artist Melina Brann
Nov. 29th - Jeweler & Visual Artist Danielle Smith
Dec. 6th - Poet Keyante Saxon aka KT the Conscious Poet
2 Part Mid-Season Finale
Dec. 13th - The Artist known as SHE presents the dark side of the Holidays
Dec. 20th - Body Painter Sarah Sanders presents the light side of the Holidays
For more information on Monday Night Masterpiece, and to purchase tickets visit:
News about Opportunity Arts and it's Affiliates.
Monday Night Masterpiece:
New Live Talk Show & Art Experience Coming to the Capital City on Monday Nights this Fall
Seizing the Opportunity:
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Becomes an Opportunity Arts Affiliate.
Seizing the Opportunity:
The Poetry Room with
Masaki Takahashi becomes
Opportunity Arts Affiliates.