Perform your best act ever...

without the chaos of events messing everything up!

You've created an epic piece of choreography and performed it brilliantly in the studio, but then you get to the event and the stage size is wrong, you're performing in the dark, and the DJ plays the wrong song....

Whether you've experienced this or not, without the right technical elements in place, even the best act can fail.  

💡 That’s why I created ACTivate!

It’s an Act Production course designed to give you the knowledge, skills and tools to level up the technical production of your act, and deliver an all around high quality performance!

The reality is, most event planners don’t have a theater background. 

And they've hired you to deliver an impactful performance without knowing what really goes into producing high level entertainment.

So how can you set yourself up for success even if you don't know the first thing about tech?

Learn everything you need to know about producing live entertainment at events - and confidently orchestrate all the technical support you need!

By the end of this course, you’ll:

  • Grasp the difference between performing in theaters and at events, and know how to adapt your act for different event scenarios
  • Understand what event vendors make up a production team and learn event industry lingo to speak their language
  • Understand common lighting, audio and staging options at events and create a tech rider 
  • Learn theatrical lighting fundamentals and create a lighting plan for your act
  • See what goes into a production schedule and run of show, and build a cue sheet for your act

Stop wondering if all the technical elements will magically line up for you, and ensure an impactful performance! 


An Act Production course to level up the technical production of your act, and deliver an all around high quality performance!

5 modules:
Event Entertainment 101
Production Team Roles + Lingo
Audio + Staging options
Lighting Fundamentals + Terms
Planning Stages + Documents

Each module includes:
In-depth readings with terminology
Video of workshop w/ slides
Assignment to create your tech materials
Quizzes to test your knowledge
Course Workbook to follow along

Templates included:
Tech Rider
Cue Sheet
Production Schedule
Run of Show

You'll also have access to a private podcast of the course to listen on the go!

One time investment: $297

If you’re ready to take all the guesswork out Act Production:

Join ACTivate today!

"This course is the antidote to imposter syndrome. If you are looking for something to help you step into professionalism, this is it. This is like a glow over for your art. It takes what you have to offer from an act to a fully fleshed out experience!"          - Nani Pacal

Who's ACTivate for?

ACTivate is designed specifically for circus artists performing in the live events industry, who have an act ready to book at events, but don’t have a grasp of how to coordinate all the technical elements. 

Whether you’re a freelancer hired by an entertainment company/agency to perform your act, or a circus company booking full shows at events, planners often look to you to be the expert and communicate all your needs. 

This course will give you the knowledge and tools to navigate tons of different event scenarios!

And you'll have access to templates and step-by-step methods to create your tech rider, stage diagram, lighting plan and cue sheet for your act.

Part of an exceptional performance includes all the pre-planning and production elements. So why take a gamble that it will all be there for you?

Your instructor: Ileigh Reynolds

Chief Empowerment Officer at Circus Boss

After 25+ years of performing and 15 years of running an award winning event entertainment company, Ileigh and her wife Brock created Circus Boss to empower the next generation of circus innovators. They specialize in helping circus artists, companies and studio owners with their finances, marketing, sales and event entertainment design & production.

Ileigh was Animate Objects' resident lighting designer, holds a BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts and is certified in Technical Meeting & Event Production through the Event Leadership Institute.

Brock Rylander, aka DJ Brockstar, managed the audio, spun danceable beats, and ran complex audio show cues for Animate Objects Productions and will contribute to the audio lessons in ACTivate!

Together, their mission is to help you provide the highest quality production value whether your tech team is a full Production Crew, or just a DJ!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much time will it take?

This is a self-study course, so it all depends on how much time you have!

If you dedicate 2-3 hours per week, you'll have it done in 5 weeks.

If you don't have time to watch all the lessons, then dive right into the templates.

The templates we’ve created are worth the value of the course alone! They are guaranteed to be a massive time saver, so any time invested in the course will save oodles of time on future events.

What if I’m already using tech riders?

Great! You can take the best from our templates to add to yours.

And most importantly, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate your needs before and during an event to make sure all the elements in your tech rider are taken care of!

What if I don’t know the first thing about tech?

Even if you have ZERO experience with the tech side of performing, you’ll know enough fundamentals and lingo to talk to your tech team (and event planner) like an experienced professional.

This will instantly increase your value as a performer that knows how to make a performance go off without a hitch!

I just want to perform, do I really need to learn about tech?

The reality is that performing at events can be a crap shoot when it comes to tech.

If you’re performing in the dark or you have lousy audio, even the best choreography can fall flat.

But the audience won’t really know why the experience wasn’t great, they may just think you are a mediocre performer.

And I want to help prevent that from happening to you!

"I feel so much more confident in all the stages of producing an act thanks to this course. Beforehand I didn't even know what I didn't know; now that I know how many pieces there are to putting on a professional production, I feel even more grateful I signed up! Ileigh & Brock's extensive experience and thorough organizational skills really come through in the explanations, examples, and resources they provide. Their templates and checklists, in combination with the context provided in the classes, have elevated my understanding and confidence in embarking on act production myself."           
-Sasha Galitzki, Cirque Aurora

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