I'm Black Mariah- Burlesque Dancer, costume designer, "fringineer", pasties designer, and owner of "Fastenating Things", a retail custom design shop for pasties and costumes.
I was born in Knoxville, TN and I am now a Texan. Dallas, TX to be exact. I have had the privilege of performing in a many shows and for a number of notable producers and acts. Some of my credits include Hot Rods and Heels, Texas Burlesque Festival, Tigi Bed Head, Bewitching Burlesque, La Divina Productions, All-Con, opening for Mix Master Mike, and a cast member for the Ruby Revue show at the House of Blues, Dallas.
In 2010, I added co-producer to my resume, joining Elisa Davis and Ginger Valentine to help with the second annual Dallas Burlesque Festival. It was a two day show that took months of preparation, dedication and a love for the Dallas Burlesque community.
In September of 2010, I announced that Black Mariah Burlesque is now a separate production and booking from The Lollie Bombs LLC. I have embarked on a new chapter in my burlesque career as a soloist, and I wish the Lollies well on their endeavors. The open letter can be found HERE on the news page. Thank you to everyone for the love and support!
IN November 2010, I was awarded the "Mama's Choice Crown" for the first annual Southern Exposure Burlesque Pagent in Charlotte, NC. This year's festival will be even bigger with lots of friends competing for Carolina Greatness! Dec 3, 2011 at the Visualite Theater.
2011 has seen an incredible year and a stunning growth in my pastie and costume business, Fastenating Things. Among the many shows I have had the privilege to vend, New Orleans Burlesque Festival has by far been the largest as well as an accolade to Fastenating Thing's resume! This year's Queen of Burlesque, Ginger Valentine, was not only proudly twirling Fastenating Things pasties, but her entire competition costume was created here in the shop. I am honored to have had the opportunity to create such a beautiful costume for such a talented performer! You can see my creations in person at any Ruby Revue show in Dallas or Houston.
*Update April 2012* Awarded The 2012 "Biggest Tease" at the 2012 Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin TX.
To keep up with my upcoming shows check the CALENDAR page for upcoming appearances.