Irene was born and raised in South Africa. She was mesmerized and she fell in love with fire dancing the first time she saw it. She has learned from fire dancers from all over the world while living in London and traveling around the world. Irene and her husband moved to the states in 2007 and she soon began her training in many other circus skills including aerial silks, aerial hoop and stilt walking. Irene’s fun, playful and sassy personality shines through as a stilt walker and stage performer. She loves to put smiles on people faces and is sure to please any crowd.