Casanova has never looked so sexy…well when he’s is played by the UK burlesque and circus beauty Red Sarah. Renown for her fire skills and burlesque , I decided to get to know one of my favourite performers a little better…Not content with being a burlesque performer, drag king, circus artiste, fire charmer and teacher, this talented vixen is also a designer. Her creations ‘Red Ribbons‘ are wearable art adorning the bodies of many a performer.
The Red Sarah back story…
I ran away with the circus when i was 19 , but not just any old circus. The Invisible Circus were a street performance troupe who used to do installations in costumes draped in white blowing bubbles, nobody ever saw our real faces. I spent many years travelling and learning skills along the way. whenever i met someone with a skill i used to swap poi lessons for their skills and i still do to this day, Just because you teach doesn’t mean you should stop learning. I recently set up a fire school so that i could continue with my teaching under a more professional banner.
Spotlight Stealer qualifications?
15 years in Entertainment with a few performance related awards from Ministry of Burlesque , 21st Century Burlesque and Bizarre magazine.
“I absolutely love teaching almost as much as performing, the buzz from seeing someones shining face when they master a new trick or grasp something you have shown them is like nothing else.”
What inspires you?
Cartoons !! , no seriously with my teacher hat on what inspires me to teach is the lack of schools teaching people skills, rather than claiming to turn someone into a burlesque kitten i offer expert tuition in skills needed to be unique and stand out from the rest . My Fire classes are completely focused on safety. Seeing mediocre performances inspire me to teach people well in the hopes of helping to create better performers and in the end hopefully raise the standard .
Where can we find out more about the delightful Red Sarah?
Any projects/events coming up?
I am touring My skill based classes around the country this summer, dates confirmed so far are
June 23- Edinburgh
June 26th - Dundee
June 30th - Swansea
July 15th stoke
July 26th - Bath
July 28th - Devon
also in the pipeline (dates still TBC) – Manchester / Birmingham / Portsmouth