“Part Burlesque starlet, part innovative performance artiste, part music hall Vaudevillian, and all dreamer…
Whether it’s clouds of butterflies that fly out from her clothes as she hovers en Pointe, a Kinetic glittering crescent moon or a Lynchian slant on Weimar era erotic dance, Vicky Butterfly’s beautifully choreographed routines take in everything from the ethereal and the breath-taking to the macabre and the erotic: with inspirations including Anita Berber, Loie Fuller, the Marchesa Luisa Casati and Maya Deren, her poetic and retro-futuristic performances evoke influences from the Pre-Raphaelites and French literature to Surrealism and more…
The daughter of an Irish showgirl and an eccentric Viennese aristocrat, her work reflects her bohemian upbringing: notable as a real innovator, she uses contemporary technology alongside a richly decadent aesthetic and lavish showmanship, incorporating her background in theatrical design alongside training in disciplines including ballet, lyrical dance, opera and circus as well as an insatiable desire for literature and history.
Always in demand internationally from Paris to Bali, she has an enviable roster of clients (including Beefeater Gin, Roberto Cavalli, the Sugababes, Kensington Palace, The Royal Academy of Art, the Moulin Rouge, the Casino di Venezia, Maserati and the Paris Ritz), a clutch of sparkling reviews and appearances on the covers and in the pages of exclusive magazines around the world. She was the first burlesque performer to be booked to appear in a Bollywood film and can also be spotted in music videos and stadium projections by top bands (including The Verve, Kings of Leon, The Fratellis, Queens of the Stone Age and Paul Weller) and even The Paul O’Grady Show, as well as speaking on programmes such as BBC4’s “What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment” with rank Skinner and Suzy Klein.
She is also a cast member of La Clique’s “Palais de Danse” Production.
Not only is Vicky a classic beauty with a true vintage look and an all natural 34-22-34 figure (and show-stopping 17” corsetted waist), but her skills as a trained theatre designer (honed at the celebrated Central Saint Martins) ensure a range of spectacular and unique costumes, corsetry and eye-catching, unique props (she can even perform floating on the surface of water) such as her swinging mirror-ball moon, scale Victorian theatre, giant Faberge egg mirrored music box, fire platform or living snow globe.
Catch her if you can…”