Many of you don’t know this, however I started my burlesque career as a stripper. That’s right! I got my first job at Acropolis after I saw Gina Gershon in ‘Showgirls’. She played a top notch showgirl in Las Vegas. At that time I was in love with Gina Gershon. Honestly, I still am. Anyway the next day, I went to Cathie’s and bought an outfit and auditioned at A-Crop. I got the job and danced on various days…mostly Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
I bounced around from club to club as many dancers do. I danced at Viewpoint, CJ’s (long gone now…)Jiggles, The Backswing (don’t ask!!!), Exotica, Jody’s, Dolphin I, and Union Jacks. At that time, many of these clubs were quality clubs…now-I have no idea what these clubs are about. I rarely hustled, because I did such great dancing on stage that I made most my money on the stage or I got asked for dances as I walked around between my sets.
I enjoyed stripping, but I found I wasn’t able to be as artist as I wanted to be…..ENTER ONE BURLESQUE BIRTH.