An award-winning burlesque headliner who has performed in thousands of shows all over the US, Canada, & Europe
Annie (they/them) is best known as the C.E.Oh! of of Vaudezilla, a weekly cabaret show and dance studio founded in Chicago (2008-2020).
They have appeared on Check Please (WTTW), as well as at The Burlesque Hall of Fame, World Burlesque Games, London Burlesque Fest, New York Burlesque Fest, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Strasbourg Burlesque Fest, Montreal Burlesque Fest, Vancouver Burlesque Fest, among other shows and festivals worldwide.
Annie loves sharing the power of naughty art to transform through her books and online courses, including “The Becoming Burlesque Workbook” now available on Amazon.
My Mission Statement
My mission is to feed and cultivate the creativity and courage that lies in the heart of every human being. Through provocative and playful art, including burlesque, I aim to fortify each individual’s sense of self-ownership and self-love while empowering each artist’s meaningful contributions (mind, body, and spirit) to the evolution of the collective – and to do so with joy, freedom, and unshakeable humanity.
As an artist in a white body, I continue to practice awareness and acknowledgement of my privilege. I choose to disrupt all forms of White Supremacy and share my anti-racism journey online and in person. As a Survivor of sexual assault, my work exists to challenge the influence of women’s socialization and uplift all people. I aim to use my curiosity and imagination to (co)-create a more equitable and humane culture.