Next week, I will walk on stage at The Vanguard for the fourth time – fifth if you count being pole monkey for another show.
December 2011- Art of Pole Christmas Showcase
April 2015 – Glam Rock Cabaret (Pole Monkey)
June 2015 – Solotude
November 2015 – Solotude 2
June 2016 – Solotude 3
I have been incredibly lucky to have had so many opportunities to refine my performance skills. Over so many years, of course my tricks have improved, but I have also been able to work on my stage presence and fluidity, and forge out my own style. Looking back at photos from 2011 I am blown away by how much pole dancing has shaped my growth as a person as well as a performer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is famous for saying,
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
The journey from amateur to artist requires the support of a strong community. It requires determination, persistence, and passion. It also requires space to grow and evolve. In the case of a dancer, it also means a space to perform and people to watch.
I am so grateful for Solotude and the Vanguard for providing that space. And I am grateful to you for being that audience.
Come along to the show next weekend and support the rising stars! Find me in the crowd after my show and say hi and let me thank you in person for supporting all of the amateurs who are growing an artist within.
Tickets available here.