“Yesterday Is Here” — a live music circus tribute show to Tom Waits with Dead Man’s Carnival

I’m excited to announce my participation in Prof. Pinkerton (Dead Man’s Carnival) presents “Yesterday Is Here” — a live music circus tribute show to Tom Waits in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his album “Franks Wild Years”. Yesterday Is Here features original arrangements and story line inspired by his compelling characters and dream like lyrical…


Website down?

If you tried to visit my site over the last week or so, you probably received an “HTTP 500″ error. I accidentally crashed my site while making updates. I am working on some new things, and I am making changes to my web presence to reflect that. Everything is back up and running now. Be…


Where did the events go??

If you view the events calendar, you will notice that it is blank for the month of September and all other months moving forward and backward. This is not accurate. The events I created still show up on my back end, but they are not visible in the publicly viewable calendar. I believe this is…


NEW Fire Promo: She Is Made of Fire!

Check out my new fire and angle grinder promo video, featuring the song “(She Is) Made of Fire ” by Control Alt Deus. Cinematography by Scott Schaffer of Upstop Media. Edited by Jason Kaplan. Creative assistance and behind the scenes photos by Megan Blackmon with fire safety provided by Colin Breen. Special thanks to Motoworks Chicago for letting us shoot there! Please like & share:


Mailing List

Want an easy way to stay current? Sign up for my mailing list! You will receive a monthly e-mail that lists all upcoming events for the month, photos, and relevant updates. Check the e-mail at your convenience! Never miss out on something because you weren’t spending hours of your life scouring your social media news…


New Swords

The red-handled swords, made by El Lurchio, are coming my way! I also commissioned three straight swords so I can graduate from swallowing a two sword stack to swallowing a three sword stack. Level up! Please like & share:


“All Mine”

Photo by Lenscaptim taken at Holiday Club Chicago for Bikes and Burlesque

Photo by Lenscaptim taken at Holiday Club Chicago for Bikes and Burlesque

But when you smile
Ohh how I feel so good
That I can hardly wait
To hold you
Enfold you

I have been working on a new act to Portishead’s James Bond-esque track, “All Mine”. It’s a sensual, neo-classical burlesque act with flamenco-inspired hand fan movements. These photos were taken during its debut at Bikes & Burlesque at Holiday Club Chicago.

You can see this act tomorrow (Sunday, 7/24) at SafeHouse Chicago for Agent Provocateur, at The Backdoor Saloon (Friday, 7/28), and at Bordel for Cabaret A Go-Go (Friday 8/11).

 

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Tales from the Harem of Oddities

These backstage photos from last night’s Harem of Oddities are so weird and beautiful like an avant garde editorial. Also pictured: Madame Marvel. The next Harem of Oddities is at Berlin Nightclub on Friday, August 18th. Please like & share:


Michigan in June

Michigan: You have three chances to see me this June!  You can catch me tonight performing with the Daredevil Circus at  A.K. Rikks in Grand Rapids for Runway for Charity. I will be back in Grand Rapids the following Saturday, June 17th at Founders Fest 2017: A Celebration of Beer and Music. I will be…


Whip Cracking

Hello friends, fans, and purveryors of sideshow antics, I have been working on a new skill set: whip cracking. This is not performance ready at the moment, but you can follow my progress on instagram where I share clips of my practice sessions. I am really excited to be able to share this skill with audiences at…