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My First Time: Angelica Lavalier

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Hello! It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to ask another fabulous burlesque performer about their first time doing burlesque. This week, we are chatting with the Sparkling Jewel of Burlesque: Angelica Lavalier.

LFF: Tells us about your first time performing burlesque on stage. What led you to that point? Were you nervous? How did you feel after? Do you have advice for anyone just starting out? 

Angelica Lavalier: My son was 2 1/2 when I started taking classes at New York School of Burlesque. I wanted to do something fun and missed doing things for myself. I had always had a love and appreciation for burlesque, but never thought it was something I could actually do, since I wasn’t a dancer. I did my first student showcase two months later.

In a former life I had been a stripper, so I wasn’t nervous about being on stage or taking off my clothes, but rather remembering my choreography and executing it properly! Immediately after performing I was hooked and just wanted to figure out how to get on stage again! I had no idea how I would get into another show, and was almost sure I never would. Luckily things worked out differently!

For people starting out, I would say stay positive, don’t compare yourself to anyone else and enjoy every second on stage because it goes so fast!

LFF: Awesome, thank you so much! And where can we see you next?

Angelica: I will be at Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/26 and 7/27.

You can also see Angelica at our Halloween-themed burlesque show at Parkside Lounge on July 12! Stay tuned for ticket info.

And be sure to come back next week for our chat with Jackie Nova.

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Meet the Sirens: Tina Tassels

Meet the Sirens: Tina Tassels

Bummer, it’s Monday. But don’t worry, the weekend will be here before you know it. And with it, the weekend brings Les Femmes Fatales’ sultry summer show Sirens of the Solstice. Hellz Kitten sat down for a Q&A with host Tina Tassels before the show. Let’s meet Tina.

Tina Tassels

Social Media/website:

Web: www.TinaTassels.com
Instagram: @tinatassels 

How long have you been burlesquing?
I began with the New York School of Burlesque’s Student Showcase in December 2010.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
Number one, is that it’s hopefully entertaining, and number two, it helps maintain my self-confidence, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I work at a talent agency, specifically for the music touring department.

What is the sexiest thing about summer?
My favorite part has to be everyone (well most people, ha!) being in a better mood because of the weather. Everyone seems to be happier day in and out.

Come see Tina and a school of sexy sirens at The Triad on June 18. Coming from the Mermaid Parade? Show up in your costume for a chance to win prizes! Tickets.


And we would love for you to join us on June 16 for Burlesque Cocktail Hour at Madame XMore info.

See you soon!