Hannah Welsby


On working with Black Fire, the first point of contact will be Hannah, who works closely with each client to tailor show packages to suit each event perfectly. From the styling, skills, props, themes, characters, stories, energy, sexiness, scale and ‘wow’ factor of the show, to the creative team and stage management on the day, the client’s needs are carefully considered and thought through.

This personal touch has created many unique and spectacular shows for clients ranging from Film Festivals, Indian Weddings, Sports Events, VIP clubs, Tattoo Conventions, Awards Ceremonies, Corporate and Private Parties.

Hannah has extensive experience in production, from original concept creation, to the management of large-scale stage shows and entertainment productions.

Credits include:

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Fuel Girls World Tour (annually)
  • Support acts for high profile festival headliners
  • Tattoo Conventions Worldwide – main stage (annually)
  • Large scale areana shows (worldwide)
  • VIP events Qatar, Delhi, Monaco, Seychelles
  • Addison Lee Christmas Parties (annually)
  • ITV – Get Your Act Together, X Factor ‘
  • ‘Masters of Dirt’ European Tour (annually)
  • Bespoke sponsor packages including Castrol, Ministry of Sound, Toyo Tires, Juiced2 and more
  • and many more…

Naomi French

Production Assistant / Health & Safety Officer / Choreographer

Naomi started in the industry as a professional dancer who picked up the art of fire performance in 2006. She has been working alongside some of the best pyrotechnic and fire specialists in the country on shows such as ‘Top Gear Live’, ‘Gadget Show Live’ and ‘Masters of Dirt’.

TV credits include:

  • X-Factor
  • Paul O’Grady
  • ITV’s ‘Splash’
  • ITV’s ‘Get Your Act Together’ with the Black Fire Girls
  • Top Gear Live
  • Gadget Show Live
  • Masters of Dirt

Naomi is a qualified pyrotechnic specialist, and works with Black Fire Agency to develop bespoke choreography and performances / performance tools for our shows.

Naomi brings her extensive experience and first class reputation in the Health & Safety department of this particular art to Black FIre Agency. Composing specific RA & Method statements for all of our clients to assure there are no mistakes. Naomi will work closely with each client prior to the event, to ensure all aspects of Health and Safety are in place and that shows are precise, well rehearsed and managed.

Jonny Grim

Stage Manager / Health&Safety/ Production.

Jonny has over 10 years experience within stage management and performing arts. Initially training within fire and acrobatic performance, Jonny quickly started stage managing and producing events as well as performing. Jonny has a close working relationship with BlackFire performers and excels in stage managing events to produce a safe and slick show for the client.

Credits Include;

  • London 2012 Olympic Opening + Closing Ceremony
  • London 2012 Paralympic Opening + Closing Cremonies
  • Britains Got Talent 2016
  • ArenaCross Tour (motorcross racing)
  • Alice Cooper halloween night of fear  - Alexandra Palace
  • Master Of Dirt freestyle motocross show
  • London Tattoo Convention
  • Geneva Supercross

Jonny’s skills include; Advanced fire performer. Member of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnics. Experience with rigging aerial equipment. Compiling bespoke Risk assessments & Method Statements. Qualified in First Aid and acute trauma care. Qualified and practicing Chartered Physiotherapist. 


Michelle Queen

Choreographer / Creative Director

Michelle Queen has worked extensively in the dance industry as a professional dancer and choreographer. Credits include: Olympic Opening Ceremony (UK), Conor Maynard, Florence and The Machine, The Brit Awards, X Factor, EMA’S, Rihanna, Shakira, Nickelodeon Awards, The Royal Opera House and many more…

As an artist and creator she is very much inspired by fashion, creative direction, installation art and the moving picture, thinking outside the box and representing a fresh outlook on dance and choreography.

Recent work includes choreography for Boyzone, West End Show ‘Revolution’ starring Kimberly Wyatt and Adam Garcia, ‘The Magic Mirror Ball’ corporate event for Superdrug, The British Olympic Ball with Tinchy Stryder, choreography for Ed Sheeren’s hit single ‘You need me, I don’t need you’ and choreography for the hit advert Yeo Valley Yogurt.

Michelle’s work with Black Fire involves creating bespoke shows for VIP performance’s, corporate events, extreme sports events, tattoo exhibitions, awards events and private parties all over the world. As well as choreography, Michelle assists with music, make-up and styling, as well as travelling as a stage manager with the show to oversee the production, stage management and execution of the show.

Credits include:

  • Cannes Film Festival 2013,
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2013,
  • London Tattoo Convention,
  • Kitz and Glamour, Austria
  • Swiss Moto Show,
  • Addison Lee Christmas Parties,
  • Bournemouth Tourist Awards
  • and many more…

Von Wager

Social Account Manager and Promotions

Von is one of the founding members of the Fuel Girls and is responsible for running the Fuel Girls social media platforms, as well as working on numerous exciting promotional campaigns with both corporate and independent brands.  

Von has over 10 years’ experience across the advertising and communications industry and additionally to managing the Fuel Girls accounts, she works as Business Development Manager at Time Inc. collaborating with brands such as VO5, Laura Mercier and Murad Skincare (Unilever), working on social media account management, content ideation & social media strategy.

Marketing Services, Time Inc:

  • Sourcing and securing new business clients
  • Contributing to content ideation sessions
  • Maintaining relationships with clients
  • Negotiation of contracts
  • Management of the Unilever account team 
  • Overseeing all content going out across Unilever accounts
  • Account management & overseeing paid budgets
  • Sales team strategy development


Previous experience includes 7+ years in digital media sales and account management (Time Inc. News International, IPC Media both client direct and agency facing)

Alongside the day to day running of the Fuel Girls accounts, Von has developed new Facebook and Instagram strategies that focus on strengthening the Fuel Girls organic content, introducing new content pillars, franchises and outreach opportunities to all the Fuel Girls platforms.

Von works alongside the Fuel Girls global show partners on marketing initiatives, creating new content campaigns which have helped to dramatically grow the Fuel Girls audience, and bring awareness to our show partners, including our most successful video that’s been viewed by 1.2 million FB users, with over 19,000 shares!

On booking the Fuel Girls, Black Fire Girls, Circus of Men or any of our Black Fire Performance team, we are happy to discuss all joint promotional ideas, whether you are a show, event or brand, we will work closely with you to maximise our presence at your show, both live and online.

Marc Barret

Stage Manager

Marc has managed stage shows for the Fuel Girls / Black Fire Girls at numerous events across the globe including our large-scale arena shows with Masters of Dirt world-wide and multi skilled shows at London Tattoo Convention, plus many more. 

He has extensive knowledge and experience in fire and pyrotechnics safety and has completed a Safety Awareness Course in Stage Pyrotechnics with Le Maitre. 

Marc is involved in all aspects of the Fuel Girls / Black Fire Girls touring shows, helping to create the biggest and most spectacular shows possible, whilst maintaining a safe environment for both the performers and their audience. 

Marc is involved in much of the preparation of our shows, from H&S documents, show and product planning and safety meetings, to stage management on the night and is a friendly, knowledgeable point of contact at each event for the client to communicate with on all aspects of the show. 

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