Producer, Choreographer and Dancer
I have always been drawn to the art of burlesque in one form or another. There was something so enticing and magical about the thought of creating an alter ego,making costumes, dancing and playing with all the glitter I wanted. In a brilliant stroke of mania in 2012 I decided to put on my very own burlesque show. A one time deal, I would get friends to perform, we would donate the proceeds to charity, it would be amazing! Boudoir Rouge Burlesque made their debut on February ------- There were only seven dancers that first show but that was enough of a spark to ignite the fire that is still burning brightly as we enter into our seventh season.
Over the years I have run into many mountains in my personal life. I cut ties with my abusive parents and worked hard to heal generations of trauma and abuse. My son was diagnosed with OCD. One year later I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after mania had caused a psychotic break. Less than one year after that I was walking out the door on my twelve year marriage. The one thing that remained constant was my love and devotion to burlesque.
This group of amazing humans have given me wings. They have taught me many lessons, been there for me in countless ways and have supported me through my toughest moments. That is the culture that Boudoir Rouge Burlesque creates. We are women supporting women. We give space for growth, individuality and authenticity and want to see each other succeed.
Until now, this experience has only been open to those brave enough to perform on stage. And while that may be the fastest way to find your inner badass, it’s not for everyone. Diamond Avenue Studios aims to embody the same magic and culture of Boudoir Rouge Burlesque. At Diamond Avenue Studios you can uncover who you really are, take risks in a safe space, and learn to shine brightly without ego. We give you the tools to find your confidence, tap into your inner badass and take up space in this world. Whether you are a seasoned performer or its your first day in heels, there is a space for every body, size, shape, age, and gender. Diamond Avenue will offer classes and workshops, opportunities to perform, burlesque photo shoots, private events and a chance to be a part of an important and powerful movement. We are changing the world with our bold authenticity, beautiful bodies and all the badassery we can muster.
Love and showgirl kisses,