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Performer Spot Light!: Innocence

The first time I met Innocence in person was at the Alice in Wonderland Nerdlesque show we were both performing in. I was struck by how open, friendly, and optimistic she is. This is a person who is not afraid of hard work, has a HUGE heart and is open and welcoming to everyone. She is also an incredibly talented dancer and performer. I am thrilled to shine the Spot Light on this lovely cast member!

L&F: How did you get started in performance and what brought you to burlesque?

Innocence: I was born right here in Sin City. I started performing with my grandmothers senior tap troupe “Nevada State Troupers” when I was 7 and with Silvers Doll Dancers a performing troupe. I was a varsity cheerleader and shortly after High School I started stripping at Dream Girls. I have stripped in Arizona, New Mexico, New Mexico,Illinois, and Nevada before retiring in 2010. While visiting a friend at the Orleans Casino during Viva I saw his schedule which had a burlesque showcase , and burlesque bingo. I said,”what is this” and “how can I try?” Shortly after I started researching how to to get my g-string on the stage I found an ad for nerdlesque submissions. I messaged Penni and she welcome me right away. Since then I’ve been kittening and watching as much burlesque as I can both video and live. I just recently volunteered at BHOF. I saw the showcases and met the legends. It was awesome and truly inspiring I really feel like I fit in here and am so proud to consider myself a part of this beautiful burlesque community. Katerina HoneyBunny was the 1st person i talked to in the burlesque community she was very helpful and encouraging

L&F:  You are performing in our DC vs Marvel show as Supergirl. Can you tell us a little about why you chose that act?

Innocence: I chose supergirl because she’s a super hero. She wears a cute outfit and boots. I like her because she is shy and awkward in her “normal” life and she can do a costume change faster than a speeding bullet!

There you have it folks!! Don’t miss our beautiful and talented Supergirl in action this Thursday at Artifice at 8:30 pm! First night of the Amazing Comic Con in Las Vegas, come in your cosplay finest and join our costumed after party!  You can get your tickets here

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Performer Spot Light: Coko Vegas

For our first Spot Light, we are pleased to present our social media extraordinaire Coco Vegas! Coko has been with us from our very first Leather & Feathers show and is a multi talented performer – he dances, performs on pole,  teaches pole classes, composes spoken word, and helps back stage in the most graceful and seamless manner.

Katerina: How did you get into performing?

Coko:  I first started performing at 9 years old on Flute, which saw me through a 14 year music career on flute. When I put that instrument down after getting my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, I never left the music industry, I just changed my role– a role I am still crafting to this day.

Katerina: What has Leather & Feathers given you as a performer?

Coko: The L&F performance brand gave me a new lease on the scope of what I could perform. Flags, Pole & Spoken word are all such mediums I have performed under the feathered wings of the show. And much like that simile, I was given a chance to leave the nest of comfort with a gentle push, and I took flight like never before seen in my performer life.

Katerina: How do you see yourself growing as a performer?

Coko: Today, I now focus on the behind-the-scenes aspects of attraction and promotion in the service industry. In December of 2015, I had lost everything in my life due to addiction. I now am taking my Recovery seriously, and manifesting that Gift into all aspects of my life, to the best of my ability. CoKo Vegas is still alive and well, it is just that now, he is healing, and helping others shine. The dynamic story of the Phoenix is present in my life. I am grateful to the people, places and all predecessors of Love and Light that the L&F show carries, it helped me save my life.

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To learn more about Coko you can visit here: Coko’s Truth or follow him on Instagram  or Facebook