I got me a big ol' megaphone
Tellin' the whole world to get up and get down
- Shake the Room, Gamu
When and how did you start performing?
I've been performing my whole life. Started out in drama in primary school, choir in high school, took vocal classes in college, joined an a capella group as an adult and travelled around CA singing at Ren Faires.
When did you get into burlesque, specifically?
About six years ago with SLO Tease, at the Talk Nerdy to Me show.
Where do you find your inspirations?
Other performers, music, film, television.
What advice would you give new performers?
Try not to worry about what you think - everyone sees you up there and thinks you're fierce.
Do you have a method for creating your numbers? Or is it all madness?
I break down the song into parts, sometimes as far down as counts, and decide where I want to tell the story in which piece of the song. I'll listen to that part of the song over and over while deciding what to do in that part, then move on to the next part.
Do you have a favorite costume piece? What is it?
The goggles I bought on Etsy for my Dr Horrible number. I try to bring them out anytime I can.
Who are some performers you admire?
Everyone I perform with, absolutely. Not locally: Florida Man, Cuban Missile Crisis, Kitty Obsidian, Bitch Sassidy
What do you really enjoy about performing?
I like feeling good about myself and sharing my weirdness with other weirdos.
Do you have a favorite moment from being on stage you can share? It does not have to be from a SLO Tease show!
Most recently - trying to call Blade Storm up to the bar to clean it before Eve Riot pranced around on it in blinders - safety first! He didn't know what I was asking and rather than "hey, the bar is dirty," he heard "hey, come be dirty." I was so confused when he began dancing on the bar for a FULL SONG (thanks for being quick on the uptake, Light & Sound!), and then left. The bar was still dirty! It did get cleaned eventually.