Thursday, 30 June 2016

Amsterdam Burlesque Awards in November!

And I can finally announce this! I'm so excited and honoured to be performing at the 3rd Amsterdam Burlesque Award this autumn! I had a great time two years ago when we performed there with Thee Dizzy Daisies, and to make things even better I will be to see a few dear friends again! <3 <3 <3
Aaaand I'll be bringing my "Algae" seaweed fandance to a festival abroad for the very first time, planning to pimp up the fans to celebrate! :-)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Hot In HELLsinki-Burlesque Spring Partee!!

And even more exciting things happening in May! I can now also announce I will be performing at the Spring event in Helsinki, which is hotter than ever so this year it's been renamed Hot In HELLsinki-Burlesque Spring Partee!
Besides your trully you'll be able to find some of Finland's hottest performers, together with the "Dark Prince of Burlesque" Raven (all the way from Berlin/Australia!) and gorgeous Italian beauty Nuit Blanche.

More info and tickets from the facebook event!

Monday, 18 April 2016

Kitten N'Lou at Pirate Pleasures!

So I can finally announce this, current 21st Century Burlesque NUMBER ONE performers Kitten N'Lou are coming back to Finland in May! And you now have the amazing opportunity to watch them live in the small, cozy and intimate club that is Pirate Pleasures, the monthly club organized by our own Queen of Fire Tassels, Bettie Blackheart.

The theme this time will be "Leather and Lace", and I will get to share the stage with not only Kitten N'Lou but also a whole bunch of wonderful Finnish performers! More than half of the tickets are already gone, so in case you don't want to miss this you better book yours asap ;-)
More information can be found from the event's facebook page.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Announcement: Berlin Burlesque Week 2016!

And some good news! I can finally announce that I will be performing at the Berlin Burlesque Week 2016! I'm absolutely over the moon about this, I have never been to Berlin before and I can't imagine a better excuse to visit the city than performing at this event with all the other amazing performers! Catch me at the Carrousel Ooh La Laa (Wednesday, May 4th) and the Sunday Soirée (Sunday, May 8th) <3

Original picture by Atelieri O. Haapala
Headpiece by Fiona Timantti Millinery

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Dancing Phalanges workshop in Turku this Saturday

I'm having the honour of coming to teach at Kiki Hawaiji's Pinapple Paradise in Turku this Saturday! I will be teaching a workshop on advanced arm techniques (suitable for all levels) in which we will learn how to make the hand/arm movements look soft and beautiful, how to move different arm joints independently in order to achieve that "wow!" effect, what kind of poses look good on stage, and how to combine arm moves with basic bump & grinds! 
Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there! <3

More information and registration through the link below:

Picture by Atelieri O. Haapala

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Private party performance

Last night I had the honour and pleasure of performing at the birthday of a lovely lady I hadn't seen in about 5 years, and even thought I had the worst flu I've had for a very long time the audience were absolutely superb and gave me all the energy I needed!  I had such a great time, and I think it shows from the pictures ;-)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Tribal Salon 2016

I had quite a crazy year in 2015 when it comes to juggling things happening on the same day, and this is something that I decided I would like to become better at during this year. Or to be more precise, I decided that for my own sanity I should try not to book too many things onto the same day, specially when it involved running from a place to another. And guess what? It seems last year's karma somehow managed to send me a last reminder of why I should *really* try to keep it more relaxed in the future. 

Long story short, I had deleted the wrong event from my calendar back in autumn and I now found myself with three different appointments on the same day. Luckily it all work out in the end, so I started the new dancing year having the pleasure of dancing with wonderful people during the whole day. <3

In the morning I was part of Himo Club's show at the Love Me Do Fair, which won the price of best company of the year in the bachelorette party section. I'm so very proud of all my gorgeous students (also the ones that for one reason or another did not make it to the show)!!! <3

As soon as the show ended I headed to Kanneltalo for the rehearsal of our performance at this year's first Tribal Salon, which is an event organized by TribalTanssiKeskus. We performed our teacher Laura Luna's choreo "Gawazi", which is inspired by old school tribal bellydance and is so much fun to perform! Folk inspired costume with lots of vintage tribal jewelery/decoration and finger cymbals, what's not to love about it? The rest of the show was probably quite amazing, but unluckily enough I did not have the chance to see any of it, since I still had to make it to Tervakoski for this year's first corporate gig. 

A tiny bit stressful, but all in all a Saturday full of doing what I love best! <3

Monday, 18 January 2016

Fleamarket Finds, Vol.8

We did a quick visit to Tampere last Friday, and since we ended up having one hour to kill we visited a couple of our favourite fleamarkets. 

I found a lovely (probably German) 1920's/1930's ceramic jar and Lassi found some cooking knives plus a pair of really cute leather and fur folk slippers (probably 1960's) that happened to be just my size. The weather has been pretty chilly around here, so I can't wait to wear those! :-)
(They're at the moment being pre-emptively treated for possible pests, better be cautious than sorry!) 

Friday, 8 January 2016

Paljettipommi vol. 2 released!

Wooot, this is what the postman brought today, the second volume of Paljettipommi (the first and only burlesque magazine in Finland)! Packed in a lovely envelope by the force behind it, dear friend, burlesque performer and Paljettipommi's producer Kiki Hawaiji! 

I'm utterly honoured to have had the chance to be part of this second volume, together with burlesque legends Satan's Angel and Kitten de Ville, and many of Finland's best <3

Picture by JIRINA (

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New year!

So here I am again... The last year and a half has been the most insanely stressful of my life, and I have barely been able to keep up with things (specially the ones related to the internet). This year I would like to start from scratch and try to keep up and relax, since the sole idea of thinking about everything I should get done already gets me stressed. It is so that I have finally decided to leave all the belated posts aside for the time being. It was a rather difficult decision for someone as obsessive compulsive as I am, also because so many amazing things happened which I would love to share with you all. Nevertheless, unless I leave them aside for the time being and start writing about the current ones I will just keep accumulating them. 

Soooo, that being said here goes the first post of the new year! So many amazing things to look forward to. A new apartment (which I now share with the most amazing person I have ever met <3 ), some very scary but very exciting possible plans for this year and of course, the Helsinki Burlesque Festival! This will be the second to last year (9th edition) and the lineup is as spectacular as ever, and I couldn't be more excited about sharing the stage with the XXXettes! We are cooking something extra cheeky for the festival, and if you have ever followed the ticket sales for it you know you should act fast! It always sells out and once that has happened you will regret now having acted sooner ;-)

I will be updating the upcoming gigs section in the near future, but until then here goes the poster for this year's festival, fresh from the oven!