Antonio G-R

As the first-born into a traveling gypsy family Jade Mangiafico discovered his love for the arts at the early age of 8. He spent the next decade studying jazz music, abstract theater, dance and martial arts and at 19 he discovered fire dancing. Made curious by everything this art had to offer, he immersed himself in it. It all climaxed one stormy night in Thailand where he lit up for the first time. Since then Jade has spent the last 14 years performing all over The United States as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America. A single staff spinner by nature, he has since broadened his horizons to include poi, double staves, contact staff, swords, fire eating, partner staff, hoop and rope dart. Although his specialty is fire dancing, Jade is also an accomplished stitler, character performer and wordsmith. Currently Jade is an active member of The Lucent Dossier Experience, Firegroove and Mutaytor. He is also a founding member of L'Unkles Boink.