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Naked on the Internet for Twenty Years

First, watch the video! And then, when you’re ready – read on to continue your journey! 

In each moment, we have the opportunity to become the greatest version of ourselves – through experiences that challenge and push us outside of our comfort zone, we continually evolve. 

Many people have nightmares of being in their underwear in public, so I say if you can intentionally strip down to your underwear in public, then there’s nothing that can stop you! 

Through 7 Days to Burlesque: A Wholehearted Approach to Dance, you’ll have access to (7) 20-minute courses intended to help you build confidence and trust in your body while practicing the provocative art of sensual dance. Each lesson puts you centerstage and works perfectly with any style of music you choose. 

Let me guide you in discovering and harnessing your own creativity while practicing self and raising your overall command and presence while loving your body – impactful skills for onstage performance that are just as powerful in the boardroom as they are in the bedroom.  LEARN MORE

My Story

Some days I feel like I’ve spent my whole life on stage – in fact, I’ve dreamt of making it big since I said my first lines on stage at 15 – but it wasn’t until I was in my mid-thirties that I realized my love of theatre was rooted in my desire to use my voice and body to connect to and serve others. 

When I found burlesque, I found the opportunity to do just that. 

The first time I took my clothes off on stage was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life – and while it brought me face to face with some of my greatest fears, it also brought me the greatest sense of triumph I had ever felt. I wanted to share that sense of freedom with others, to help people express themselves and cultivate a sense of self love, but as I gained reknown as an international showgirl, I found myself in a constant state of self-consciousness, trying desperately to live up to the expectations of others. 

All too often, I lost my voice when I needed to share my preferences and all too often, I found myself giving to others when I had hardly enough for myself. I was pulled in every direction by my need to give to people, my desire to make them happy, and a deep sense of not enough-ness. 

I was helping people, but because of my big heart, more often than not, I was doing it for free. My family didn’t get my work, I was battling feelings of body shame, and I felt like I wasn’t a good enough performer, teacher, or business person. 

In short, I was in over my head. 

All because I hadn’t noticed what was happening inside my body. 

Then came my moment of truth. 

One summer, I found myself exhausted – for years, I’d been chasing the crown in burlesque competitions, touring around the world seeking acknowledgment from my peers – hoping someone would help me ease the neediness I felt inside. I had the sinking feeling that I’d built dozens of relationships on what I could do for them. I burned with rage at myself for allowing others to take advantage of my work and energy, often without compensation, recognition or appreciation. 

And I chose to ignore those feelings by escaping into work, one night stands, and an obsession with how I looked. 

And all the while, my dream – to really help people – stayed tucked away. 

One day on tour, I made a list of what really mattered to me – and realized that not one thing on the list was present in my life. And I felt sick to my stomach. 

You come to a certain point where enough is enough. 

The only joy in my week was teaching burlesque – helping people see their inner beauty and express it with courage on stage. Even though I knew that was my dream – to help others cultivate Love of their Self, Body, and Life and to do it in my own authentic way, I continued to question whether I had enough training or experience, whether I would be rejected by my peers, and if my family would ever really understand who I was becoming. 

That’s when I realized, I had been looking for Love in all the wrong places. 

Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy – there’s no one giving you permission to “get out there and tell your story” – it’s scary and vulnerable to share where you’re stuck and ask for help. There were so many times when I wanted to pivot, to do something more in line with my heart, but a part of me felt invisible – like the juiciest parts of the Real Me were hidden away. 

That’s when I found my courage. People who crave true freedom and independence won’t settle for living their whole life in the shadow of other people’s expectations. Daring womyn do powerful things in the world because we aren’t easily categorized or censored. We bring powerful unique perspectives not only to our work, but our friendships and families, and to a changing society. 

Uninhibited womyn are transforming the world. 

I wanted my body to feel free. I wanted to love myself and to love my life. But just because you intend to free yourself doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy – and just because you’ve decided you no longer need outside validation doesn’t mean it’s going to happen overnight. 

You have to do something different. 

I’m Red Hot Annie and for 12 years, I’ve been working with people all over the world to uncensor themselves, to overcome body shame, and to share their most provocative, juicy, and authentic inner self with others – whether that’s for an audience of 1 or 1,000. 

And today I’m inviting you to join a community of liberated womyn, to release fears around not being enough and addiction to outside validation, while learning to unconditionally Love your Self, Body, and Life – and to step into the role of creator in a life you’ve always dreamed of. 

It’s taken me 12 years to feel truly empowered, to Love my Self, my Body, and my Life and to feel complete ownership of my sensuality and creativity. I want to help you shortcut those lessons, so that you don’t have to learn through trial and error. Doing it alone is hard – it’s costing you time, it’s costing you money, and it’s costing you your relationship with your body, your partners, and your dreams. 

It’s time for you to fully and unconditionally embrace your Self and your Body – maybe for the first time in your Life. 

And I can help. 

This is not a *just* an online burlesque class where you’ll learn basic dance moves (you will!) and then be set out into the world to get on stage (you can!) – but this is a life-changing, transformational course, mentorship, and supportive community where real people are breaking through their self-limiting beliefs and becoming creative powerhouses.  

I help womyn be seen and heard so that they can make more money, impact, and connection through their businesses. 

It’s time for your Life to be nothing short of magical. I’m inviting you to join our community of creative, heart-centered, empowering womyn. This is your moment of truth – uncensor yourself for good and take the next step. 

Integrating The Law of Correspondence into Your Performance Discipline

As Above, So Below.
I have to say that, in a way, this is my favorite of the Universal Laws. Most people get it up for the Law of Vibration (popularly cited as Law of Attraction), but there’s something about this one that has always just resonated with me in a visceral way. 

What this law is referring to is how what we think (aka our internal life experience) is reflected back to us through our external life experience. Meaning that there is a fundamental harmony between the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. 

Imagine that your thoughts shoot upward into the universe, shifting and aligning the course of All That Is, and then are returned back to you via what happens to you. To me, that says that the power to be, do, and have anything lives within you – within your ability to focus your thoughts. 

God is within you.  

And while it sometimes seems that we are a reflection of what happens to us, the Truth is that we are actually a mirror image of what we spend our time thinking about. 

Holy Paradigm Shift! 

It reminds me of one of my favorite Wayne Dyer quotes, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  

What I love about this Universal Law is that it gives me back the power to shift my circumstances. If I focus on other people’s expectations of me, I’ll get a reality full of other people’s expectations – and if I focus on what I’m grateful for, I’ll get a reality full of things to be grateful for. 

So, as a performer and teacher, I see this law reflected in the idea of discipline. And not just physical discipline (although based on my experience, the law can work both ways), but mental!

Sometimes people share thoughts like, “I’m not a good enough dancer,” or “No one wants to hear my ideas.” And then, not surprisingly, they see this reflected back to them in their reality. 

This is why the idea of affirmations are so powerful. When you notice that you are ruminating (having a recurring negative thought), take a breath. Notice where you feel this in your body, and give permission to that part of your body to relax and release. 

Then – and this is important – find a more empowering thought and commit to the practice of replacing the rumination. That’s discipline! And it’s just as necessary as practicing your tendu and/or vocal scales! 

So, for example, instead of “I’m not a good enough dancer,” you’d use a present-tense (I am, I do, I have) affirmation – for example, “I choose to focus on my strengths as a dancer,” and then take a moment to make a short gratitude list reflecting your new affirmation. It’s that easy – and it’s extremely powerful! 

Within a short period of time, you’ll notice that your mood will lift and that your external experiences will indeed begin to reflect your new mental paradigm shift! 

The Power of Grace

This holiday season, I invite you to focus on the power of Grace. 

We have all felt the longing to be, have, and do more with our precious time on this earth. And regardless of whether it’s outside constraints or self-imposed limitations, when it comes to feeling complete freedom to become who we want to be, sometimes we find ourselves coming up short.

The Story about how your life has unfolded can be a source of great joy and sorrow. Perhaps there have been many people in your life who have not valued the beauty contained in the full spectrum of your life experience, and you have felt stifled – like you are “too much” or what you have to contribute is “not enough.” 

Because of how many of us have been socialized, we can hide away the juiciest, most potent aspects of ourselves.

Those hidden facets live in our bodies as Emotion.

When you are afraid to look at (or share) these emotions, a feeling of “Stuckness” is inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be.

Sometimes the most courageous thing you can do is to take a chance – to do something different, to try an experience that will shift your perspective. Tell a loved one how you really feel. Take a dance class. Try meditation. 

Do something new. 

Sometimes the most courageous thing you can do is to reveal what has been hidden. 

Over the years, I’ve been amazed at how, when someone takes even the smallest step toward their purpose, miraculous things can occur.

When you take a step toward your Truth, your Truth takes a step toward you. 

And when you’ve gone as far as you can go, it is Grace that fills the gap – giving us access to the deepest, most essential, most lovable parts of our Self – our own, true, unique inner beauty.

Your Story is your greatest gift to the World. And, in spite of what anyone’s ever told you, your experience with how you’ve fallen short is integral to that story. A Hero’s journey isn’t complete without a challenge and the resulting transformation.  

That’s Grace. 

I want to help you free your Self and Body and cultivate Your Story in your own unique way, so that you can show up more fully in your business, relationships, and any other aspect of your life that matters to you. 

I’m Red Hot Annie and for 12 years, I’ve been working with people from all over the world to uncensor themselves, to overcome body shame, and to share their most provocative, juicy, and authentic inner self with others – whether that’s for an audience of 1 or 1,000. 

And today I’m inviting you to join Becoming Burlesque Masterclass, a community of liberated womyn, to release fears around not being enough and addiction to outside validation, while learning to unconditionally love your Self, Body, and Life – and to step into the role of creator in a life you’ve always dreamed of. 

I help womyn be seen and heard so that they can make more money, impact, and connection through their businesses. 

It’s time for your Life to be nothing short of magical! I’m inviting you to join our community of creative, heart-centered, empowering artists. This is your moment of truth – uncensor yourself for good and take the next step.

Unleashing Your Inner Showgirl

First, watch the video below! And then, when you’re ready – read on to continue your journey! 

In each moment, we have the opportunity to become the greatest version of ourselves – through experiences that challenge and push us outside of our comfort zone, we continually evolve. 

Many people have nightmares of being in their underwear in public, so I say if you can intentionally strip down to your underwear in public, then there’s nothing that can stop you! 

Through 7 Days to Burlesque: A Wholehearted Approach to Dance, you’ll have access to (7) 20-minute courses intended to help you build confidence and trust in your body while practicing the provocative art of sensual dance. Each lesson puts you centerstage and works perfectly with any style of music you choose. 

Let me guide you in discovering and harnessing your own creativity while practicing self and raising your overall command and presence while loving your body – impactful skills for onstage performance that are just as powerful in the boardroom as they are in the bedroom.  LEARN MORE