Edie Nightcrawler (US)



Edie Nightcrawler is a choreographer and performer working largely in Burlesque and nightlife. She enjoys creating a theatrical spectacle that is body-centric, surprising, and sprinkled with stupid humor. When not producing cult variety shows, she performs solos all over New York City and beyond, can be seen as a backup dancer for Sasha Velour and Amanda Lepore and found on YouTube as Comedy Central's Succubus. She appears on occasion in Taylor Mac's magical 24 Decades of Popular Music, and was an original cast member of Absinthe at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. As a contemporary dancer Edie has worked with choreographers Stanley Love, Greg Zuccolo, Glen Rumsey, Kraig Patterson, Julie Atlas Muz, Liz Santoro, and Vanessa Walters; and performed Deborah Hay's solo NEWS at the Whitney Museum of American Art. As a choreographer Edie has created numerous events, works for children, non-dancers and Burlesque performers. Notably this includes a French television commercial directed by Michel Gondry, a fashion show of Robert Rauschenberg's costumes commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, the  title-winning number of Miss Exotic World 2017!  She has choreographed Off-Broadway shows, several high school musicals and fashion spectacles and  collaborates on the Attention Deficit Disorder Cabaret at Joe’s Pub and the Bard College Spiegel Tent. Edie has had the honor of teaching huge crowds at Lincoln Center’s Dancing Under the Stars (Nu Disco and House of Burlesque), and teaming up with Melanie Maar to lead their workshop Sense Appeal: Erotics in Performance at ImPulsTanz and at Movement Research. Currently, she teaches at The New York School of Burlesque. Edie is a former dance-WEBer (2010) and assistant to our late and beloved ballet teacher Janet Panetta.


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