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Kira Schaffer is a Vancouver based dancer and choreographer, specializing in aerial dance, site specific work and dance with various props such as stilts and fire and elaborate costumes. Kira is the artistic director of Firebelly Performance Society, the company she founded in 2000. Kira has coordinated shows both as a solo artist and for her troupe in a variety of venues, including the Vancouver International Dance Festival, the Alberta Centennial celebrations, and the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Kira coordinated a series of performances for the 2009 Cultural Olympiad, including a fire and aerial piece suspended from under the Granville Street Bridge, accompanied by live musician Cris
Derksen, as well as a series of performances for the athletes at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Athletes’ Village.
More recently Kira coordinated a trio aerial performance on the side of the building for the opening of the SFU Woodward’s campus and is currently working on a larger group community piece for the re-opening of the turntable plaza at the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown.
Kira works regularly with other troupes such as Aeriosa Dance Society, Mortal Coil, Public Dreams and the Great Northern Way Aerial Club. Kira is excited by creating work in unconventional settings and is interested in exploring the expressive possibilities within physically limited situations. Kira shares her passion for movement by regularly teaching aerial dance classes at the Roundhouse