Based in Southern Finland, close to Helsinki, she can easily travel all over! Gigi also has a Masters degree in pedagogics (teaching) and is a licensed sexual counselor and she´s one of the teachers in the Finnish Burlesque Institute (Burleskinstituutti). She can be booked for burlesque performances, pin up /vintage modeling, hosting, workshops, hen parties etc. Gigi is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English so teaching and communication in all three is fine!
Being a teacher she also believes in constant progress and working and learning from others to make oneself a better performer. Gigi has taken workshops from some of the leading performers in the world including burlesque legends Satan´s Angel, Isis Starr, Shannon Doah and Judith Stein as well as Bettie Blackheart, Tinker Bell, Dirty Martini, Tigger!, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, Miss Indogo Blue, Angie Pontani, Bent van der Bleu, Minnie Tonka, Sydni Deveraux, Anna Fur Laxis, Erochica Bamboo, Champagne Sparkles, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Imogen Kelly, Kitten de Ville, Perle Noire, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Ray Gunn and Mr. Gorgeous, Lola Frost, Wanda de Lullabies, Kitten N´Lou, Neil Kendall, Michelle L´Amour, Peekaboo Pointe and Sweetpea.
Watching Gigi on stage is like drinking champagne at Tiffany´s with the Looney Tunes: almost classy, never boring! A burlesque entertainer, a sweet surprise, a Dizzy Daisy.
"Slightly crazy and full of an amazing energy, Gigi Praline doesn´t want to play the cold beauty! She spreads joy and winks all around -gladly tongue in cheek, a bit cheaky too, a pinch of rock'n'roll and a good layer of positive attitude! Unexpected, always surpricing, and let´s face it- a tad bit bonkers!" -La Veuve (Cabaret Mademoiselle, Brussels)
Thee Dizzy Daisies
Some notable performances:
Helsinki Burlesque Festival with Thee Dizzy Daisies, 2012
Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2013
First Annual Vienna Boylesque Festival, Austria 2014
The New York Burlesque Festival with Thee Dizzy Daisies, NYC 2014
The Amsterdam Burlesque Awards with Thee Dizzy Daisies, the Neatherlands 2014
The Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2015
Queen Calavera, Hamburg (July) 2015
The Stockholm International Burlesque Festival 2015
Queen Calavera, Hamburg ( Feb) 2016
The Helsinki Burlesque Festival with The XXXettes 2016
Berlin Burlesque Week 2016
Devils In High Heels, Bruxelles Burlesque Festival 2016
The Queen Calavera, (Nov) 2016
The Sassy Cabaret, Brussels Belgium (Feb) 2017
The Helsinki Burlesque Festival (w/Thee Dizzy Daisies) 2017
The Toulouse Burlesque Festival 2017- one of the "Toulouse Eight" who walked out
The Croatian Burlesque Festival 2017
Devils In High Heels Brussels Burlesque Festival 2017
The Glasgow Burlesque Festival 2017
The Bavarian Burlesque Festival 2018
Devil Queen 2016 (of the Devils In High Heels Festival, Bruxelles)
Audience Favourite-price, Devils in High Heels Festival Bruxelles 2016
Queen of Neo Burlesque, The Croatian Burlesque Festival 2017
Radio interview for Radio X2M (in Swedish): Listen here
"This wonderful lady is well on the road to being a great star, I can foresee big things in store for her in the future."
-T.t Tassel on Burlesque Finland
"She's hot and sassy, take it from a Legend"