1. What city are you from?
2. What style of performance do you do and why?
Variety burlesque – I love being able to add theatricality to an act and explore how you can put those theatrics to story telling use. Its great to see a fire eater and its great to see an act based around maleficent but if you could see an act when maleficent actually becomes the fire breathing dragon – now THAT’s an act.
3. How long have you been doing burlesque?
I started out in London in 2006
4. What is your biggest achievement so far in burlesque?
Producing my one hour solo show at the Hollywood fringe festival 2018 winning Best International Show, Soaring Solo Artists Award, Producers Encore Award and nominated best of Cabaret and Variety. The whole endeavour was equally terrifying and exhilarating and something I’d been wanting to do for the last 4 years.
5. What do you love about the art-form?
The fact that burlesque can be anything to anyone – a pure form of self-expression. There are no rules!
6. What city are you performing at in the festival?
Sydney and Canberra
7. What can audiences expect at the show/s you are performing at in October?
Being part of the Varietease show I’m expecting to see a lot of creative craziness and spectacular theatrical treats.
8. Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you are not performing?
I also work as an actor and fittings model ( trying on clothes in design houses and Head offices to make sure they fit properly before selling to the general public) I also teach burlesque and body confidence in addition to aerial and fire performance.
9. Any advise for those wanting to pursue burlesque?
The moment you think of a reason NOT to do it – use it as the reason why you SHOULD!!! If you have ANY interest at all in performing burlesque.. NOW is the time to do it. Find a class to give you some guidance and book in to perform at a show to give yourself a deadline date. Avoid any group classes that teach you group choreography – find a class specific to Act Development so that you can explore create you own style. You can always join the dance classes as a supplement to your tool box further down the road. Finally, don’t try to be like other performers, use them for inspiration but always do the thing that lights you up rather than the thing you think you’re supposed to be doing. You do you!
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