1. Burlesque Duos
We had an another amazing year with Burlesque Duos! A sold out show and the pairings were so fun!! I had a blast working with Vixen Von Flex! Big thanks to Connie Cahoots, Bunny, Diva Fandango, Ariel Helvetica, Camaro Luvroc, Clare Voyeur, Nicky Ninedoors, Miss Kiss, Sister Vigilante, Moonlit Moanah, and Tallulah Lee! Don’t miss this year’s edition happening once again at the Rio Theatre on February 14th!
I got to travel to neighboring cities Victoria and Whistler to headline early in the year! Headlining the Purrlesque event at the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival was a total blast! Loved getting to boogie down with DJ Foxy Moron and getting to relax in the hot tub! I was honored to headline once again with Keith Sonic productions for The Burlesque Bonanza! The Victoria Burlesque scene feels like my home away from home and as usual I had a blast performing there!!
3. Fou Ha Ha
In the beginning of April, The Razzle Tassel Tease Show got to open for San Francisco’s legendary clown troupe Fou Ha Ha at the magnificent Rio Theatre! I was pleased as punch not only get to perform on the same bill as these amazing performers but to see their production! It was so inspiring and one of the best shows I’ve ever seen!
4. Munich Burlesque Festival
We had been working our chicken butts off to get there but we finally made it and we were a hit! I was lucky enough to travel with The Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society all the way to Munich Germany for The Munich Burlesque Festival. We were given the Friday night slot to do a full length burlesque production. We brought the weird and our Barvarian audience loved it! We had a great time!!!
Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival
My first headlining festival!! I was so honored and excited!!! Alongside Cherry Ontop, Voracious V and Betsy Bottom Dollar, I was one of the headliners for The Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival in Quesnel BC. Quesnel is actually my hometown so it felt great to be on the Occidental stage sharing my love of burlesque with all the great performers from Quesnel and BC.
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
I was also a feature performer this year at The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival! The VIBF is one of my favorite events of the year and has been since I first started performing almost 10 years ago! I was thrilled to be a feature and I loved performing at The Playhouse! What a great venue!! I also was pleasantly surprised to be awarded Three Buffies in the awards ceremony for "WTF, Rubberface, and Congeniality"
The ABC Double D’s of Burlesque Kickstarter Campaign, Book & Production
One of the biggest acheivements of my career has been The ABC Double D’s of Burlesque! Together with Bashar Sawalha, we raised over $10, 000 towards the printing of our coffee table book-The ABC Double D’s of Burlesque. We created stickers, silkscreen prints, garter belts, postcard coloring books and even an entire stage production for our Kickstarter campaign. I learnt so much and am so grateful to all our of contributors for believing in our dream. The production was held in November and is one of my greatest works. We are forever greatful to the cast of Gastown Cabaret for their efforts in making this such an amazing experience! We hope to remount it in 2017 so be sure to keep an ear out for info! If you would like to purchase a copy of The ABC Double D’s of Burlesque, please visit www.freshmeatpub.com
Burlesque Hall of Fame
I love making the pilgrimage to The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas! A chance to be inspired and see old friends!! This year was extra special as I got to be part of Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society’s entry for Best Group! This piece meant alot to me as it was one of the first I had ever collaborated on and performed with SCTS almost 10 years ago! We thought that the act stood the test of time and reworked it to include over 25 performers!! Turns out we were right and we won “Best Group” and “Most Comedic” in the competition! It was such a great feeling to share that excitement and joy with my Screaming Chicken family! I will treasure that moment forever!
Minneapolis Burlesque Festival
This was such a great year for me! I was asked to feature at the Minneapolis Burlesque Festival as a performer and a teacher! I was so excited to feature in the United States! I even got together with my pal Mr. Gorgeous from New York (Mr. Exotic World 2014, Most Comedic 2013) to create a duo work to debut at the festival! I had a great time, made amazing friends, and would definitely recommend this festival to any performer!!
This October marked our two year anniversary as a group at Guilt & Co. I am so proud of this show and our cast! We make magic every second Tuesday of the month and I truly believe this is one of the greatest productions I have ever been part of! Our “One Other Year Pizza Party” was a ridiculous, fun celebration of all that we have done and are as performers. Looking forward to many more years with this collective of crazy cabaret artists.
UPCOMING! BIG NEWS FOR 2017!!
SO.. This is my official announcement! I will be traveling to Romania at the end of January to perform on the television show iUmor! Similar to X Factor type of shows around the world, iUmor features humorous and astounding variety acts from across the globe. I’m very excited to perform on Romanian television :)
Although it hasn’t been released to the public.. yet... 20/30 friends was another exciting goal that I am beyond excited about! This is the result of a grant I received from the Vancouver Arts Foundation and is a series of video sketches about the friendship between Vixen Von Flex and I! We will be applying to the Just for Laughs Comedy Short Shorts Festival in January so fingers crossed our big debut will be on the big screen at the Rio!
My adventures in Burlesque Choreography!