Daisy began her dance training in sunny High Wycombe before successfully auditioning for London Junior Ballet and then The Young Place. She went on to study professionally at London Contemporary Dance School for one year and than at Laban for three years, graduating with a Professional Diploma in Dance Theatre.
Daisy worked for eight years as a professional showgirl/cabaret dancer in casinos, music theatres and 5 star hotels throughout Europe, and as a dance teacher and choreographer in London in between contracts. Daisy graduated from Bucks New University in 2009 with a first class degree in professional dance development.
“Daisy’s performances ooze an exquisite sophistication of dance artistry, mesmerising musicality and a stage presence which captures the hearts and imaginations of her audiences. A truly sensational showgirl. ”
Daisy can be booked to perform burlesque solo at your event and/or organise an entire evening’s cabaret entertainment for you.
Recent credits include Madame JoJos, Proud Cabaret, Volupte and Wam Bam Club.
Pre 18th century, the term Burlesque was used to describe humorous theatrical entertainment involving parody and satire and can be linked to the Italian ‘Commedia dell’arte’ of the 16th century.
In England during the 19th and 20th centuries Burlesque became a term for dramatic productions which made a mockery of traditional stage conventions whereas in 20th century America, Burlesque was used to describe Vaudeville style variety shows which had a strong emphasis on strip tease.
During the ‘Golden Age of Burlesque’, between the 1920’s and 1940’s, performers used elaborate costumes, sets, props and theatrical effects to deliver their mixture of suggestive and risqué dance, striptease, song, comedy and magic to packed theatres. Artists such as Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand were celebrities of their time.
In 1960, Ann Corio, a Burlesque Queen of the 20’s and 30’s called her latest revue ‘This Was Burlesque’. Modern stripping had discarded the charm and comedy associated with Burlesque and the scene died out.
Since the early 1990’s, Burlesque has been enjoying an increasingly popular revival in America and across Europe thanks to the likes of Dita von Teese and Immodesty Blaize. Neo Burlesque attempts to recapture the charm, wit, variety, parody and glamour of the ‘Golden Age’ and lives on in London at The Tassel Club, Wam Bam Club and Boom Boom Club where the ‘tease’ has been put cheekily back into stripping!