On September 14th, I was in the Coney Island Film Festival Opening gala. I kicked off the night by gogo dancing on the Freak Bar with Dixie Disaster. Then, I served as stage kitten and magician’s assistant for the main show hosted by Adam Realman. Adam did some sword swallowing and sideshow which I assisted. Tigger! and Wae Messed did burlesque. Xander Lovecraft (sideshow), Greg Dubin (magic), and Sara Parks (comedy) also performed. I also got to show off my contortion skills by going into The Box.
On July 27th, I was in Bambi’s Beauty Parlour hosted by Bradford Scobie at Coney Island USA. Curated and starring Bambi The Mermaid, it featured epic group opening and closing numbers. I performed in character as the Sea Creature, even during gogo. At the start, Bambi gave us each makeovers and at the end, Lil Miss Lixx the Shampoodle gave Bambi a full body shampoo in the Tirza bathtub!
Also in the show was Cara Antoinette, Edie Nightcrawler, Dame Cuchifrita, Laura Lee Pants, Miss Saturn, Frankie Eleanor, Sequinette, and Tanya Karina.
On June 16th, I was part of a burlesque performance art group which marched in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The mermaid parade was created by Dick Zigun and organized each year in Brookyn by Bambi The Mermaid and many other volunteers. I dressed as a sea creature. Also marching in the group was Aphrodite Rose, Galatea Stone, Sweet N Low, Anna Shevitz, Cypress Thrills and others.
On May 11th, I was very grateful to be included in the lineup for Dick Zigun’s birthday show celebration at Coney Island USA. He’s the founder of the Mermaid Parade and responsible for the Coney Island USA non-profit. I was booked for my Menorah Act.
The show was produced and hosted by Bambi The Mermaid. Performers included Gigi Bonbon, Fem Appeal, Tiger Bay, Fancy Feast, Little Brooklyn, Peekaboo Point, Pink Velvet Witch, Trinity Starlight, Qualms Galore, Agent Wednesday, Wendy Blades (sword swallowing with an assist from Sarah Stardust, and Ellie Steingraeber. The stage Kitten was Betsy Propane.
My second public burlesque performance was on the Coney Island U.S.A. stage in the 14th Annual Follies Fromage Show on August 24th, 2017. I debuted my Cheese Act.
This show was the culmination of a six week intensive masterclass taught by Jo Weldon, Dirty Martini, Fem Appeal, Tigger!, Gal Friday, Tiger Bay, and Fancy Feast.
The show was hosted by Jo Weldon. Fellow performers from the 2017 master class included: Angelica Lavalier, Chinny Cherry, Dixie Disaster, Cecily Starr, and more. Aphrodite Rose, a 2016 masterclass alumni, guest starred and our stage kitten was Bad News Baby.
After the show, we all had a Teaser Wine Bath which is a Burlesque At The Beach tradition inspired by the burlesque legend Tirsa.