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
Join me in Chicago on September 6th for the 10th annual, ‘So You Wanna be a Naked Girl‘! This event features women who are reading naked in front of an audience for the very first time. I absolutely adore them for stepping into their vulnerability and coming together in a safe and supportive space. Now, the show is set up as a faux reality show (like So You Think You Can Dance). The readers choose their passage from any genre and the selections are required to be under 8 minutes. When all the readers have finished, the audience gets to vote for Naked Reader 2019! This is not a serious competition and there is not a massive prize package, but it is FUN!
Come and support these brave, beautiful women! Please keep in mind that we are at a new location: 3100 N California. Get your Tickets now!
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!