I’ve been studying burlesque since 2008 and performing for almost as long, though showgirling has been my clear fate since age 6, when I cried into a pile of feather boas at Chicago’s Fantasy Costumes. THEY WERE JUST SO BEAUTIFUL!
My life is still full of feathers and glitter and sequins and so. much. pastie tape. as I prance my pint-sized self across Chicagoland stages as an ensemble member and the production manager of Crescent Moon Nerdlesque, a company member with Bim Bam Boom Burlesque, a former coquette at the fallen Kiss Kiss Cabaret (RIP), as well as a guest performer with PS…Burlesque, Plan 9 Burlesque, Beast Women, and Harlequin Girls.
My menu of acts is listed on this page, and you can see all my upcoming performances on the Calendar page.
A boa-and-sequins flapper number inspired by The Great Gatsby. Flirty choreo with lots of feathers becomes lots of booty shimmies with fringe.
Song: “Bang Bang” - will.i.am
A retro spaceman lands on a distant planet where she can get in touch with her inner galaxy. Laser gun and a sequin gown then a panel skirt with lots of twirls and fabric work.
Song: “Starlight” - Muse
A classic robe number to a classic song! Pearls, vintage underwear, and very traditional burlesque choreography.
Song: “Lullaby of Birdland” - Ella Fitzgerald
Being fancy can be so hard! Minnie would prefer to rock out, so she strips off her gown-and-gloves to let her freak flag fly (and shimmy)!!
Song: “Beverly Hills” - Weezer
A 50s Barbie doll comes to life and embraces her inner party girl. Layers of A-line skirts, lots of pink, and cute 50s-inspired choreo.
Song: “Barbie Girl” - Post-Modern Jukebox
A tribute to troubled starlets. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Marilyn Monroe drag becomes the freedom of fun pop music dance moves.
Song: “Lucky” - Britney Spears
A French maid discovers her nasty side with the help of her feather duster and a whip!
Song: “Closer” (edit) - Nine Inch Nails
[The above image is an illustration drawn live during a performance of this number. How cool!]
She might be late for a very important date, but she’ll more than make up for it by shakin’ her lil tail!
Song: “Rock Around the Clock” - Bill Haley and his Comets
Minnie earns at least 1000 points for Gryffindor with this punky piece, complete with magic wand!
Song: “Teenagers” (edit) - My Chemical Romance
Kara Danvers may be dorky and awkward when it comes to flirting, but her grace is on display when she takes to the skies!
Song: “Come Fly With Me” - Frank Sinatra
Minnie lets it all go in this tribute to everyone’s favorite animated snow queen!
Song: “Let It Go” - Alex Boye
This Care Bear really cares and doesn’t care if you stare, as long as you cheer her on!
Song: “Shipping Up to Boston” (edit) - Dropkick Murphys
Minnie is one badass witch in this spooky and sparkly Halloween number!
Song: “I Put A Spell On You” - Marilyn Manson
Minnie is the elf on the top shelf in this delightful Christmas-themed romp!
Song: “Jingle Bells” - Reverend Horton Heat
Minnie expresses her deep love of her fandoms by cosplaying as her fave characters! Catch her at her next convention appearance by checking out the calendar page.
Minnie models for print and fine art. Get in touch for more info!