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Meet the Talent

Representing the best talent on the east coast

Candy Cantu

CEO of Candescent and Aerial Candy. Trained on all aerial apparatus's, Stilt Walker, Fire eater/Dancer, LEDs, Burlesque, Go-Go, Contortion student

At Candescent, I’m proud to put the spotlight on the latest works from my talented stars. Candescent represents performers of all types for events, grand openings, marketing and corporate events. See all of Canescent's talent below

About Candy: Candy is a multitalented award-winning performer, specializing in aerial apparatus's (silks, lyra, chains, cube, sling, net, loopy straps, doubles, sphere, flying pole) Candy is also a fire eater, fire dancer, stilt walker, LED Dancer, and burlesque performer.  Candy has performed with Zhantra Entertainment, Pyroxotic, and was a resident Aerialist at SAX restaurant and lounge in Washington D.C. Candy has performed in Music videos, and large venues across the east coast from Miami to New York. Candy is the owner of Aerial Candy ( an aerial dance studio located in Takoma Park, MD and Candescent Talent ) 


Heather Priestess

Heather specializes in burlesque, tarot card reading, character work, Disney characters, ambient bubble ballerina/character, hostess, MC.

Heather was classically trained in ballet, vocal performance and piano since childhood. She attended Radford University and studied under Bolshoi ballerina, Inessa Plekhanova and NYU modern Choreographer Dana Bella. She discovered the theatre program and trained in Shakespeare under Westley Young and Lucinda McDermott. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance, she moved to the DC area to teach and choreograph. She spent 2006-2014 teaching the Creative Dance Center’s competition team ballet technique. She has trained multiple Miss USA and Miss America pageant winners in stage presence and dance technique. In 2012, she started working at SAX dinner theatre as a performer and eventually an assistant director. During that time, circus arts were introduced to the show where she learned stilts, aerial and eventually the art of Reading Tarot Card.

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Sydney Igancio

Aerial Straps

Sydney Ignacio was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 14, he began his dance training at Gigi Velarde David Ballet Dance Workshop and earned “Commended” and “Honors” in his Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations during his ballet studies at Steps Dance Studio. He travelled internationally with “Earthsavers DREAMS Ensemble” as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and was a soloist for Philippine Ballet Theater for five years. In 2006, Sydney moved to the US to pursue his career in the performing arts. He danced for Verb Ballets, Washington Reflexions Dance Company, CityDance 2 and CityDance Ensemble, El Teatro De Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador and Vaudoux Aerial Dance Theatre.He won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 U.S National Pole Championships level 4 ,  Atlantic pole championship professional level male category and in 2016 he was a CIRCUS STAR Finalist and Audience Favorite for Aerial Straps Competition . Sydney is  a member of Sax lounge DC and Sir At Sax Male Burlesque



Silks, Fire, Stilts , Lyra

Jordan Seitz is a performance artist based out of the Washington, DC Baltimore area specializing in cirque style entertainment. She is originally from Arkansas. She started performing professionally when she moved the the DC area in 2015 landing one of the highly sought after cast spots at DC's only burlesque club, Sax Lounge where she has been calling home for the past 6 years

Performance experience:

Titans of Pole/ Aerial Championships 1st place winner Gold Division 2018

Owner of FahrenSeitz Entertainment  - Private events DMV/ Baltimore arear- venues include Howard Theatre, MGM Grand, National Gallery of Art, Warner Theater, KARMADC

Festival experience includes: MoonRise (2017), Camp Barefoot (2016/2017), Electric Forrest Hoop Troupe 2012, Wakarusa 2015

Burning City Burlesque Festival 2018, Chicago

Jordan is a gifted instructor for all levels and specializes in foundational technique and conditioning. She also is gifted at teaching how to create acts and aerial artistry



Aerial silks, straps, lyra, cube, and fire

Amy has been practicing pole and aerial arts since 2012, and since that time, has performed at numerous showcases and events in the Baltimore and DC area. Amy specializes in aerial routines that showcase her surprising strength and endurance, as well as fire dance, and loves to perform to a broad range of musical styles (everything from classical to hard rock and hip hop!) Amy currently teaches lyra and aerial silks at Aerial Candy Studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her coaching style focuses on building strength through lots of conditioning drills and a little fun!

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Veronica Franco

Aerial silks, straps, lyra, cube, and fire

Veronica Franco is a lover of movement and performance. She fell in love with dance and
theater at an early age, creating her first ever group choreography in the fifth grade and she
hasn’t stopped dancing. Veronica attended The Evergreen State College where she focused on
performance and psychology. She participated in dance intensives, and theater classes resulting
in her performance as Lady Corinthia in Press Cuttings in 2017. While in Olympia, WA she was
introduced to the circus arts and attended her first ever aerial silks class. From 2017 to present
Veronica has trained and performed aerial silks, trapeze (dance and static), and lyra. A year
later in October of 2018 she stepped onto the burlesque stage performing for the first time,
Veronica has performed both aerial and burlesque throughout the Pacific Northwest, attended
Seattle’s BurlyCon, and participated in a group burlesque act with PNW performer and teacher
Valerie Veils. She has combined her love of burlesque and aerial in her Red-Light Routine on the
silks and spent the summer of 2021 in residency with Master Teacher Kerri Kresinski. While
attending Kerri’s three-month aerial residency, Veronica focused on her main apparatus, silks,
and honed her flexibility, act creation, and choreography. She also collaborated with a fellow
resident choreographing, directing, and filming a routine to Chicago, Cell Block Tango. Currently
Veronica is taking acting classes, continuing her development within dance and aerial,
performing and is in apprenticeship with Candescent Talent where she is learning stilt walking,
fire dancing, eating, and lollipop lyra and diamond.

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