As we write the sun is breaking through the cloud so it seems a very apt moment to introduce you to this up and coming ray of light on the burlesque scene. Celeste Étoile’s application video brought a smile to our face. The cheeky winks and wistful wiggles got us moving and grooving to her routine. We knew she would get our wonderful and glittery audience doing the same. Which is why we booked her for our upcoming show on Friday 7th June at The Albany Great Portland St (you can book your tickets to the most welcoming cabaret in London here.).
Celeste Étoile’s fall to earth with a bump and a grind in 2018 has set the stage for a glittering career in burlesque. We wanted to get to know a little bit more about the sparkly Celeste, and find out the important things like what she does on her day off. Read on and learn what she loves about the cabaret community …
When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?
I love going for walks around London! There’s so much to see of this fascinating city by foot, and recently I’ve been using a “hidden walks” guide, that gives you loads of fun facts about different areas and hidden locations, most of them right in the heart of Zone 1! If the weather is bad I love curling up with a good book.
How did you choose your stage name?
What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
I am still a fairly new performer, but I think one of the craziest unbelievable things was being a 2019 finalist in the Legend in the Making competition at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival. From what I understand, it is an extremely popular competition to apply for and the standard is really high, so to be asked to perform at the festival was a pinch me moment. Lady Wildflower and Heidi Bang Tidy are run an amazingly tight ship, and it was one of warmest and supportive shows I’ve been part of.
What do you love most about the cabaret community?