“An enchantress to make you feel the earth move.”

Gaea Lady Performance + Instruction Bio:

Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature; a force that will make you feel the earth move.   Integrating 28 years of dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deeply seated intention, Gaea cultivates an intentional style that is all her own.   She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Ranked internationally as #35 in the “most influential burlesque artists of 2019”, Gaea has performed all over the country:  notably at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 where she won “Best Debut” and “Most Classic”, at the 2017 & 2018 “Icons & Allstars” show, in the “Movers, Shakers, and Innovators” Showcase with the Vertical Sideshow in 2017, and competed for the Queen of Burlesque in 2019.   She has headlined Carnivale de Sensuale in Denver 2018, Spellbound Burlesque 2019, and shows in Rome, Torino, & Treviso, Italy in 2019. She graces festival stages with performances & instruction such as Show Me (St. Louis), Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), BurlyCon (Seattle), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Raks Geek, the Darling, Alhambra Palace, and more.  

She has been teaching since the age of 16 in all forms of dance & aims to inspire students to their innate magic.  Traveling across the US, she has taught at BurlyCon, the New York School of Burlesque, New Orleans School of Burlesque, Studio L’amour, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Detroit School of Burlesque,and in Denver, Reno, Phoenix, Italy, San Francisco + Bay Area, & Ohio. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.  


IG & Twitter @gaea_lady

Dance Styles & Techniques

  • Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Bellydance

  • Hula Hoops, Silk Veils, Flags, Silk Fans, Feather Fans

  • Fire Hoop, Fire Eating, Fire Torches, Fire Staffs, Fire Fans, Hand Candles

  • Burlesque, Cirque, Cabaret, Variety, Fire Manipulation

Current Performance Troupes:

  • 2014-present The Naughty Little Cabaret (main cast) www.naughtylittlecabaret.com

  • 2014-present Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe (performer, choreographer, manager) www.pyrotechniq.org

  • 2013-present Kiss Kiss Cabaret (soloist, “coquette”) www.kisskisscabaret.com

  • 2012-present Unbridled at Untitled (soloist, performance artist) www.untitled111.com

  • 2015-present The Vertical Sideshow (soloist, ensemble, choreographer) www.theverticalsideshow.com

  • 2009-2015 Solaire (Manager, choreographer, performer) www.solairefire.wordpress.com

  • 2012-present Chicago Hoop Dance (Co-manager, instructor, choreographer, performer) www.chicagohoopdance.com

select Performances & Awards :

"Best Debut" & "Most Classic" at The Burlesque Hall of Fame "tournament of tease" competition, las Vegas 2016

"Icons & Allstars Show" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas 2017, 2018

Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Featured Performer & Teacher 2018

Carnivale De Sensuale, Headliner, Denver, CO 2018

The Big Gateaux Show, New Orleans, 2017

Show Me Burlesque Festival, St. Louis, Mo 2015, 2016,2017

Electric Forest (Cirque Bezerk/Nova Han), Rothbury MI 2015-2017

the flow show, chicago, il 2015

hubba hubba revue, san francisco, Ca 2015, 2016

windy city burlesque festival, chicago,il 2015

Twelfth Night Masquerade, Hotel Intercontinental – 2015, 2016

Bowie Birthday Bash, The Metro Chicago, 2015

The Music Box New Year’s Eve, Chicago 2014

Winner of the Unbridled Burlesque Competition, Chicago 2014

Burningman, featured performer, Temple, Conclave, Kitchens 2011-2017

Chicago RAW Artist Showcase (May, Oct, Dec 2012)

Chicago Full Moon Jams 2010-present

Halsted Street Halloween Parade & Stage Show (Chicago, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Bhakti Fest (Joshua Tree, CA & Madison, WI 2012, 2013)

Up Late at State, University of Illinois (August 2012, 2013)

The Beauty & The Fever (Detroit, May 2012)

Resonate 5.0. 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.o, 11.0, 12.0 The Metro/The Congress (Chicago April 2011-2017)

Brookfield Zoo (Chicago, 2011)

Earth, Wine, & Fire, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago May 2011)

Earth Night, Loyola University Chicago (Chicago 2010, 2011)