The Diamond Dahlia: London

By 10th September, 2018No Comments
1. What city are you from?

I hail from Brisbane, Australia but have been living between London,UK and Berlin,Germany for the last 5 years


2. What style of performance do you do and why?

I classify my Burlesque as Classic with a Neo Twist. I started out doing classic and overtime as my personality as a performer developed I moved toward classic inspired, rock and roll infused, character and concept based work. 


3. How long have you been doing burlesque?

10 years! I started at the ripe old age of 18 and have spent the last decade growing as a person and as a performer together.


4. What is your biggest achievement so far in burlesque?

I don’t like to single out any particular point as the biggest. My career in Burlesque has allowed me to perform all around the world, break barriers by dancing Burlesque in one of Europes top Opera companies, support myself with my art and grow a business all of my own. Every milestone is a great achievement and I can’t wait for the next.


5. What do you love about the art-form?

The freedom. I can get up on stage and perform a glamorous gem soaked routine or dress up as Freud and do an act based on psychological theories. 


6. What can audiences across the country expect from you on stage during the tour?

At-ti-tude! Expect rock n roll, booty shaking, female power & mayhem.


7. Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you are not performing?
When I’m not touring, travelling and throwing myself around a stage I am an accessories designer, artist, musician and cat-like lounger. I live in London with my darling husband, play in a psych rock band and spend as much time as I can in my garden. 
8. Any advise for those wanting to pursue burlesque?
Don’t try and be any other performer. Those shoes are filled. Be yourself, make your art and love what you do. 
9. Tell us a little about your workshops you are doing on tour? 
I shall be teaching Bad Ass Boa and Rock & Roll, Down and Dirty Bump and grind. These classes are fun, rock and roll infused, attitude filled classes. My two absolute fav classes to teach! These are booty shaking, body grinding, sexy, silly and light hearted workshops. Learn a bunch of new moves to take away and a bit of history to boot. Whether you’ve never stepped on a stage before or you’re a seasoned pro, these are high energy classes that will fuel your fire. I can’t wait to see everyone there!
To see The Diamond Dahlia perform at ABF book here: TICKETS

To book a workshop enrol here: WORKSHOPS

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