Current mood: dreamlike! I’m still in absolute awe & dreamy disbelief after Friday’s news - hearing I’d been voted 9th in the top 10 list of U.K. burlesque performers, after shock of coming 75th globally had only just settled in!
Now my feet are nearly back on terra firma, huge thanks are due to @hollimaejohnson for co-ordinating this list for our community, and congratulations also due to her for her own recognition as #1 in non-performing charts for all she does for us all - as a coach, founder & editor-in-chief of @21stcenturyburlesque & professional boss lady in the industry! .
Secondly if I taught you, tutored you, tasselled at you or you came to the #teaserstoolkit workshops, thank you so much for finding me, appreciating me & voting. I said early 2017 I’d love to debut in this list, never dreaming I would. In that time I lost someone I loved very much, and I wish he were here to see this recognition.
And lastly a huge congratulations to everyone on all of the lists - especially lovely to see a lot of producers recognised this year - and I’m blown away to be recognised alongside performers I respect, admire & adore.
I’ve been in this business of show since late 2010, and this March I’ll have been performing 6 years, and this is my first inclusion in the list, so to reiterate something @felicity_furore said much more eloquently, congratulations to everyone, whether on these lists or not: photographers, stage managers, technicians, producers, performers, costumiers....these are hard times, and yet we’re still working, still creating, still entertaining. Thank you all, & congratulations all ...