Valentine’s is all about celebrating love and romance, usually with another, but I want to promote loving of oneself. It is only when we can truly love ourselves that we can truly love another. I’m experiencing this shift right now, finally settling into my skin and claiming what is mine. As I am spending more time alone and falling in love with myself, I am loving better. It really feels quite nice!
So, to celebrate self love, I’m teaching a ValenTEASE workshop on Feb 9 at Fit and Bendy Studios. I’ll be teaching you a fun routine with a boa and gloves. No experience is necessary. Please bring a boa, gloves, an open heart and a sassy smile. And those that want to participate, you are welcome to perform this dance in the student showcase later that same night at 6pm. This is OPTIONAL! Zero pressure. Promise! REGISTER
As you know, I have had a lot of trouble with social media this past year. From your sweet innocent shadow bans on Instagram to a complete BANNING on YouTube. I am not the only one experiencing this silencing. Many of my fellow dancers and artists are being shut out. I’ve decided to use this anger and fire for good. I’d like to introduce you to my new show, Uncen$ored. This show will premiere on the Eve of the Eve, Dec 30th at 10pm, in Chicago at a secret location. The address will be given to you on the day of the event. All you need to know is that it will be in the Lakeview area. The show will feature myself and Chicago’s top talent pushing the boundaries. We are going BEYOND BURLESQUE, not only in the exposure of skin, but also in the presentation. You will see acts that aren’t easily classified. I think the kids are calling it ‘performance art’. We are taking this underground and I hope that you’ll join me! I strongly suggest you get your TICKETS now! This is going to be one for the books.
For those of you in LA, I’ve been searching for a venue for this show for a few months. I really hope to bring it here in 2020. Hell, I’d love to bring it EVERYWHERE in 2020. Stay tuned!
Ok people. There is a lot going on so try to keep up with this one! I’m headed to Chicago for a few days and would love to see you there, but don’t worry LA! I’ve got things planned for you too!
May 16 – Opening of Unbridled ROCKS at Untitled in Chicago 9pm
May 18– Workshop – Pussy Confidence at the Chicago Academy of Burlesque
2-3:30 – REGISTER
May 18 – Naked Girls Reading Chicago: Girls Gone Oscar Wilde 8pm – TIX
May 18 (yes, this is a big day) – I’ll be doing Butthoven at Comedy Cabaret at the Comedy Bar at 11pm! TIX
Then, I return to LA in the early morning of the 19th and I’m back at the studio with a fan dance workshop where you will learn how to remove gloves and bras while also fan dancing. Fans will be available to borrow but if you have your own, please bring those.
May 19 – FANtasy Workshop 2:30-4pm at Fit and Bendy Studios – REGISTER
I will have a brief moment to catch my breath and then Pretty Funny returns with its monthly residency at the Virgil. This show features TOP burlesque and stand up comedy.
May 22 – Pretty Funny at the Virgil 8:30pm – TIX
And, if you aren’t in either of those cities but still want to get in on the action, check out my brand new online burlesque video collection. You can rent or purchase over 100 videos and learn burlesque in your own home. Rent or buy here.
I’ll be heading into Chicago this week with many chances for you to catch up with me!
First, I’ll be opening the new installment of Unbridled, called Ooh La La, a love letter to all things Parisian. The new show opens on March 14 at Untitled Supper Club, 111 W Kinzie.
Then, on March 15, we celebrate 10 years of Naked Girls Reading! Join myself and founding members: Lady Ginger, Dominique Trixx and Greta Layne! Only a few tickets remain, so get yours soon!
And no visit to Chicago is complete without a workshop! I’ll be teaching my newest class, SEX DRIVE, on March 16 at Entropy Physiotherapy, 1-2:30pm. This class is a fusion of burlesque, jazz and the erotic. There is no wink and no smile, just pure animal energy! Register now!
Finally, I will be performing in the band breaks at Untitled on March 16 at 9 and 10pm.
See you soon in the Windy City!