Nocturnal Sunshine is a visionary fire-dance troupe based in Santa Cruz, CA. We blend several performance mediums including spectacular fire art, stilting and glow tools with theatrics, original costume and dance. Our troupe has performed for awe-struck audiences since 2000.

Nocturnal Sunshine provides unique entertainment for private parties, corporate events, weddings, and festivals. We perform with live musicians, DJs or recorded music. We provide our own team of trained safety technicians and equipment.

Shows are customized to complement the spirit and theme of each event. Such flexibility is made possible by our extensive repertoire of creative costuming, musical, and choreographic visions.

Whether you need one dancer for 5 minutes to wow your audience or the entire troupe to entertain for an hour or more, we can add to your event in ways you never imagined.

We also collaborate with many other performers. If there's something you're looking for, just ask. 

Notable Performances

Business Objects product release, San Francisco, CA

Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland Australia

Blackberry Pearl Product release for T-Mobile, NY and Hollywood

High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy CA

Crucible Fire Arts Festival, Oakland

San Francisco Fire Arts Expo, San Francisco

US Premiere of Memoirs of a Geisha, Montecito CA

Baja Bash Music Festival, La Jolla Indian Reservation CA