We catch up with Ms Cool Cat, a sexy Burlesque dancer and long time friend of Jana’s from Slovakia.
Tell us more about you.
I am Miss Cool Cat, 27 years old, but sometimes feel much older, and other times much younger. I am originally from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia but I’ve been living in Prague for more than 7 years now. I love retro eroticism and the glamour of the Golden Age, but also the dark side of 50’s and 60’s.
We hear you’re the first Burlesque performer from Slovakia. How did that happen?
Well most people in Slovakia still don’t really know what burlesque is. Elsewhere, it is a pretty popular kind of entertainment, but it has only begun to be more appreciated in Slovakia quite recently. I started to perform in Prague but I did a couple of burlesque performances in Slovakia as well. I have a regular show with ensemble Prague Burlesque in Nu Spirit, a club in Bratislava, which is great. The audience there is amazingly noisy and kind. Bratislava finally started their own Bratislava Burlesque Academy, where can you attend dancing class in burlesque style.
What is your most memorable experience as a Burlesque performer?
Well, every performance is unique and magical for me. Every show with our amazing ensemble Prague Burlesque is like a beautiful dream. I remember when I started out it was pretty hard to be on stage, but now I would like to be on stage forever. I always fall in love with my audience and it is a great feeling being able to entertain them. Just three days ago I came back from the International Berlin Burlesque Festival where I had an opportunity to perform and it was thrilling experience for me.
Let’s talk about your ink. What was your first tattoo and why?
I have 7 tattoos on my body and the first are the stars under my belly button. My parents gave me money for it and it is a remembrance of my graduation from high school. The newest ones are Mexican skulls on my insteps.
How do people react to your tattoos when they see you on the street?
People are usually very kind, they love my tattoo of poppy reds on my right arm. But sometimes in summer when I wear less clothing, some old czech people scoff at my ink. Most funny is my lovely grandma, she still trusts that my tattoos are temporary.
Haha that is so cute! Okay so, if you had to choose a Burlesque song that describes you most, what would it be and why?
I love so many songs so it is difficult to say but for now it will probably Icky Poo – Nomads. Funny, sexy, hot and simply rock and roll baby! check it out!
Oh,sexy indeed.Thanks for sharing that with us! Any advice for aspiring dancers?
Be yourself and work hard!:)