I am excited to be featured in the Thrillist’s write up Chicago Nightlife: What to Do After Dark. Thank you, Liv Lawson for including me in your recommendations. (Photo by Ethan Jollie). There are fewer than 200 “verified sword swallowers” in the world, and one of them lives in Chicago. Catch Sally Marvel every Thursday night at Bordel … Read moreRecommended by Thrillist
Check it out! My work with Harlow House Photo is featured in the June 2019 edition of Sinical Magazine, available for purchase in digital and paper formats. You can see the full photo set plus a special interview inside. Purchase here: https://www.sinicalmagazine.com/issues. This issue can be purchased from the “Back Issues” tab after the release … Read moreSinical Magazine – June 2019
“Pain proof” is a classic sideshow term for acts and performers that demonstrate excruciating feats of mind over matter. Examples of pain proof acts include bed of nails, human pincushion, blade ladder, human dartboard, and glass walking. The idea is to convince the audience that the performer is impervious to pain or alternatively that the … Read morePain Proof Provocateur: Do I feel pain?
I had the honor to be interviewed by Jessi Roti earlier this year about my life and work as a burlesque dancing sword swallower. I am super grateful for the opportunity to be featured in the Chicago Tribune. Do you have burning questions that you’re dying to know? Perhaps they are answered in this interview! … Read moreChicago Tribune Interview
I’m excited to announce that I am a featured performer for the 4th annual Rubber Ball USA, April 26th & 27th in Minneapolis. “Rubber Ball USA is an unrepentant celebration of fetish culture featuring internationally-renowned performers, models, and fashion designers. Debauchery meets elegance as we fill the Historic Concord Exchange with the most provocative fetish … Read moreRubber Ball USA
I’m excited to announce the (costume-ready) debut of The Grand Dame of Champagne, an over-the-top sabrage and sword swallowing burlesque act loosely inspired by the legends surrounding the Widow (Veuve) Clicquot and the art of sabrage. The Grand Dame of Champagne is visually decadent. It features aesthetics inspired by Marie Antoinette and is backed by a … Read moreNEW ACT: The Grand Dame of Champagne
Approx. 2,000 B.C. – Sword swallowing was developed in India by fakirs and holy men as a display of their seemingly super human abilities and spiritual endowments. At this time, the Middle Kingdom was being established in Egypt, the elephant was being tamed in the Indus civilization, and horses, bronze, & alcohol arrived to Britain. … Read moreSword Swallowing: The Deadliest Art