Miss Indigo's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Seattle, WA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

MISS INDIGO BLUE

Burlesque Instructor/Performer

“When you're on the bleeding edge of culture, and doing things that no one has done before, you're gonna get creamed.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Entrepreneurship

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Desire Fulfillment Courage Fear

TAGS:

Burlesque, communal housing, confidence, Hard Work vs. Luck, insecurities, Iowa, Miss Indigo Blue, money, questioning, Seattle, sorority, travel, Washington

BIOGRAPHY:

Miss Indigo Blue probably would not have thought one day she would be referred to as a "sultry bombshell" and a "great practitioner of burlesque." Growing up as a tomboy, Miss Indigo Blue was comfortable with who she was. She had a family who encouraged good body and self image no matter what. But Indigo noticed that many girls in her high school didn't feel the same way. After attending the University of Iowa for two years, Indigo moved to Seattle, Wash. Growing more into herself, and coming out with her sexuality, Indigo knew Iowa wasn't the place for her. Once arriving to Seattle, she continued to study anthropology at a local college, but started working at the Lusty Lady, a strip club, for extra cash. After her experience there, she decided to start her own burlesque school in 2003 to help women become more comfortable and confident about their bodies. Since then, Indigo has created a recognizable brand for herself and has performed across the globe. She has also been featured in the documentary "A Wink and a Smile," a film about women who learn the art of burlesque.

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