AS A PERFORMER AMY IS LIKE BEAUTIFUL AND
Amy is charismatic and versatile performer, injecting her soul into all her characters; be it a sensual woman, a mysterious adventurer, a provocative flirt, or sloppy handywoman.
She is known from her strong stage presence with a bit naughty twinkle in her eye. Drawing from her background in dance and dramatic art, she brings lively neo burlesque performances to stages.
Burlesque does not mean just work for Amy - it means joy of creative art - positive feelings which she wants to share with her audience. Audiences love Amy and she loves her audiences.
With her own style of performance and visual storytelling she renders entertaining moments that may charm your heart, invoke laughter, anger or new ideas, but will never leave you cold.
Her acts are stories with strong emotions and the personal charm of a mature woman. Amy is not easily described; she must be experienced.
You can also come across Amy’s multidimensional artistic alter ego in draglesque as she makes appearances as a faux queen with an attitude: Diva. The Bitch. But she does not only lip-sync.
While hosting events, her microphone is on and she keeps audience entertained in between performers. There isn´t either very many unfamiliar tasks for her stage kitten character called Rose Re-Pair.
WILD AT HEART AND A CHILD OF NATURE
Amy lives in Helsinki, but her roots are in North Finland, that magical homeland of Santa himself, far beyond the Arctic Circle.
Her home is in the fells of Lapland, where the northern lights dance in the darkness of the winter sky, and where the sun never sets during the nightless nights of summer. From there also comes her beaming joy of burlesque.
When Amy discovered the fascinating world of burlesque in 2011, she lost her map and her compass went crazy. She has never found her way back since. The path that started with burlesque dance classes took a decisive turn towards performing in 2012. Amy has been creating her career ever since, performing in burlesque events and clubs.
She has mostly been solo artist, but previously she has also performed with Bettie’s Angels. The burlesque troupe consisted Bettie Blackheart’s students from her weekly classes at Himo Club in Helsinki until 2015.
Even if you haven’t always seen Amy on stage, she has often still been there “behind the scenes”. She worked 2014 - 2016 for Bettie Blackheart and Helsinki Burlesque mainly as a marketing assistant, but her duties included also assisting the producers of HelBF as a helping hand during their productions.
On summer 2016 she also produced the first time her "Re-Triggered Burlesque Revue" (Uudesti Laukeava Burleski Revyy) taking burlesque up high in Lapland, northernmost in Finland.
This first revue was performed together with Lippy Honeybun and Tex Willner and produced in collaboration with Inariweeks (Inari Municipal) and Hotel Kultahippu in Ivalo.
Again on 22.7.2017 Re-Triggered Burlesque Revue returned back to Ivalo, and this time Madame Joy, and seven other performers from all over from Finland, made show named "Hard Tea with High Heels". Theme was based on timeline 1920-1930, stories of prohibition and speakeasy. Production was also part of Suomi Finland 100 years official programme.
On October 2017 she also made her first official appearance on international stages, competing in Bohemian Queen Night at Bohemian Burlesque Festival in Prague, Czech republic. Not a rest for the wicked because in the beginning of November Amy was co-hosting in brand new, all night event Circus Mystique at Kulttuuriareena Gloria in Helsinki.
Amy is a skilled in many creative ways, like unprofessional make-up artist, costume making and has helped numerous beginner performers with their looks. She also host´s burlesque workshops, private bachelorette parties and basic burlesque element courses.
Amy is also a professional graphic and media designer. She has designed many burlesque posters and other products. Also drawing on this background Amy has been teaching performers how to mix down their music and editing promotional pictures. She has been also a member of Tampere Burlesque Assosiation.
(updating - at first the most recent. Private gigs aren´t listed.)
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