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!

Women’s Day

Today, we celebrate women! Think of the women that have come before you, in your family, in your career and in your lifetime. Think of the paths they have paved for you so that you are able to do what you do. Be grateful for their sacrifice and their fight. We are not finished. There is still more to do and let’s be excited to do it, instead of burdened. This is an exciting time! Strong women are taking center stage in all venues. Let’s support these women and hold them up to see their potential. Support the women around you. It’s a much more rewarding feeling to lift someone up than to bring them down.

I am so grateful to the women that came before me so that I am able to do what I love. Burlesque is an industry that is filled with strong women and I am so fortunate to have them in my life. I am thrilled to be making my art in such an important and influential time. Thank you for supporting me. Spread your love and support to all the beautiful women in your life.

Be strong. Be vulnerable. Be you.

The Real Me

After the Big Reveal, the next natural step would be to perform without my wig and on Feb 14 and 15, I did just that!

I premiered a brand new act with my brand new look at Lucha Va Voom a the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. If you have never been to the show, you need to understand that it is a spectacle that is just beyond! It’s madness, mayhem, sexo y violencio! And the crowd…they are psyched! It’s always a sold out show (1500 people) and they lose their damn minds at this event. This is my favorite place to perform, so I chose this stage to showcase the real me.

I was nervous, but not in a debilitating sort of way, but in an exhilarating kind of way. Part of it, was that I just wanted to perform well and the other part was just stepping out on stage like this for the first time. Even though I was nervous, I was so ready.

In the moments that I was performing on stage, I felt something click. Like a gear that had been stuck had finally clicked into place and started churning. I had a sense memory that said ‘oh, this is what it feels like to perform. I remember now.’ In all my years of performing, I have never felt so present. So…on. It felt like home. It felt like I found a piece of myself that had gone missing for a few years.

Well, I’m back baby! I am moving forward with this new feeling of freedom, self acceptance and love. I hope you’re ready, because I am!