52 Days of Beauty

Every year at this time, I turn my focus to beauty. As you know, I believe that beauty is truth and we need more truth in this world! The world is crazy and can seem overwhelmingly negative. It is in this time that we should turn to beauty to inspire us. I want to encourage you to post something everyday that you find beautiful. It can be a painting, a sculpture, a piece of music, dance, video, anything! Use the hashtag #52daysofbeauty and #floodtheinternetwithbeauty and #churchofbeauty. I want to see what you find beautiful! Let’s use our voices to create positivity rather than trying to destroy the negative. Those things may have the same outcome but they are very different approaches. I hope that you will join me in the beauty crusade!

Learn more at https://thechurchofbeauty.com/

June Chicago Dates

I’m currently half way through my European tour and I just found out that I was named one of ‘The Most Influential Burlesque Figures of the Decade’ by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. I am so honored by this. It’s nice to be acknowledged for my work in this field. It was a really nice surprise today!

Right now, I am in Rome for some play time and then I will head to Bordeaux to teach and perform, then on to Paris for more play time, and my final stop will be Vienna for some shows. Then, I’m off to Vegas to perform at the Orleans in the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender on June 3rd. Talk about culture shock! Vienna to Vegas! But, there is no rest for the wicked. I will be back in Chicago on June 7th. Here’s where you can find me:

June 7th – Untitled at 9pm
June 8th – Naked Girls Reading: Lunatics – Readings all about the love of the moon at Skylark Chess Society – 8pm
June 9th – Untitled at 9 and 10pm and Big Sexy Show at 11pm at the Comedy Bar
June 10th – Burlesque Workshop at Dovetail Studios – Boa Love at 2:15pm

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Feather Fan Dancing

My next workshop will be in Los Angeles on May 1st! Check out the details below:

May 1 – 6:30- 8pm

Evolution Dance Studios
10816 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

When you think burlesque, you think feathers. Moving beyond the boa, we have feather fans! Made famous by Sally Rand, fan dancing is now an integral part of burlesque. Every dancer should know their way around a pair of fans! In this class, you will learn how to use the fans as an extension of yourself and how to move effortlessly while yielding these beautiful beasts. No experience necessary! REGISTER

You can bring your own fans, or you can rent a pair. If you chose to rent a pair, please click here. This includes the price of the class with the fan rental.

See you in LA!

Birthday Month!

It’s my birthday month! The actual date is April 15th (yes, that’s a reminder to get your taxes done) but I will be celebrating on April 12th at Unbridled at Untitled. There’s no better way to celebrate my birthday than to have a show full of half naked people performing for me. Really, it’s a dream come true! The show is at 9pm and I plan on doing some things with cake…

Then, on April 14th, I’ll be teaching another workshop in Chicago. See the details below:

 

Chicago – April 14 – The Tease – 3:45-5pm – $25 – Register

Location
Dovetail Studios
2853 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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In ‘The Tease’, you will learn a full choreography that involves props. For this first Tease workshop, we’ll be working with a robe, garter band and bra. There will be no nudity in class, so you can wear all of these props over your clothing. It is recommended that you bring your own props. Heels are also recommended but optional. Register

And later, on April 14th, I’ll be at Big Sexy Show. The show starts at 11pm at the Comedy Bar and will end a little after midnight, so at that time, I’ll be officially turning 21! Tequila please! Tix

Hope to see you in April in the Windy City!