I photographed the opening night of the Mason Dixie Burlesque @masondixieburlesque tour at the Black Cat in DC last week. Here are some images of @deannadanger,one of the producers of this super fun show that’s in full swing right now. I dig these gals and dig shooting for their shows. Their entertainment and artistry is always at a high level.

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No stranger to danger, Virginia’s own #DeannaDanger is known not only as “The Warrior of Burlesque,” but is also voted Richmond’s top burlesque performer. This Southern siren has performed up and down the East Coast, winning titles such as the 2012 1st place #CrystalCorsetAward at the Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival. She performs as a burlesque dancer and gogo dancer, aerialist, and model, and also produces burlesque shows. She runs the Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio in Richmond, which offers weekly classes and workshops. Deanna easily slips between the classic #burlesque aesthetic, as well as the #goth/industrial/fetish looks as a cage dancer at #Fallout in Richmond. We’re in love with her chameleon-like skills, and how she’s always flawless in each persona.

From my Arabian burlesque routine (which was my 2nd burlesque routine ever performed), this past Saturday night at Vaudeville Galore Presents Cheeky Monkey Sideshow at Gallery 5! I was on cast with a crazy crew of sideshow freaks! Learned to balance swords on my head from my mama (as some of you may know, was a bellydancer back in the 70s)! Though for this performance, I forgot to practice prior to performing with my fake hair on. Ha! Photo by Dave Parrish!

That happy moment when you finally find the shrimp that’s been hiding in your panties. Taken at the finale of my “Flaming-O” burlesque routine, performed at the 1st Annual Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival, June 2012. Photo by Mandi Martini. No shrimps were harmed in the making of this photo. And for the record….my Flamingo act came first amongst the new ‘flamingo act craze’ of burlesque. And is also the most dirty. 

My motto for 2015. Started adopting it this fall, but now it is ON!!!! Finally on the mend from the ick sick and ready to get down to business following this much needed & restful holiday/mental/emotional break/vacation. So much change has shifted in the later part of the year, so much newness afoot. A landslide of creativity has fallen upon me, and I can’t wait to put it all into ACTION! Get ready for the vastly new & improved #DeannaDanger!!!! #yearofthegoat #balance #drive #ambition #destiny

#ATLANTA!!! Come see my butt tonight @redlightcafe !! I’m bringing the #MardiGras realness!! TONIGHT @deannadanger — an international performance artist, skilled in many genres, and known as “The Warrior of Burlesque” — performs with @ulauberbusen, @hazelhoneysuckle and ATL’s own @SadieUp as The @masondixieburlesque Tour hits RLC!

TUE ✦ FEB 17 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

#ATLEvents #ATLBurlesque #Burlesque #MasonDixieBurlesque #MasonDixieBurlesqueTour #DeannaDanger #HazelHoneysuckle #UlaUberbusen #SadieHawkins #RedLightCafe #Atlanta #ATL #mdbt2015” via @PhotoRepost_app