About

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Holding a Gin & Tonic in one hand with the other ready for a hug, Shimmy LaRoux is the woman your feisty grandma was “back in her day”. She knows that laughter is always the best medicine and that it’s always possible to get what you want if you know how to shake a tail feather…or even a bit more.

Shimmy owns the stage with each performance and will leave you with a smile on your face, your shoulders shaking and your body wanting just a little extra. Her style combines sweetness, joy and and in your face bawdiness that comes from knowing life is a fun ride.

A Chicago burlesque performer and model since 2014, Shimmy LaRoux is your bad girl with good home training. Bringing a combination of quirky charm and infectious energy, Shimmy is able to channel classic Hollywood, be playfully cheeky or serve fierce diva realness.

Shimmy LaRoux is sassy, classy…but never ashy!

Festivals

2015

  • Great Burlesque Expo 9
  • Windy City Burlesque Festival
  • Michigan Burlesque Festival

2016

  • Great Burlesque Expo 10
  • Jeezy’s Juke Joint
  • Windy City Burlesque Festival
  • Ohio Burlesque Festival
  • The Roux

2017

  • Great Burlesque Expo 11
  • Jeezy’s Juke Joint (Chicago/Des Moines/Iowa City)
  • Alternatease
  • Calgary International Burlesque Festival

Out of Town Shows

  • Out of Towner Marathong (Seattle, WA – 2015)
  • Revelry (Seattle, WA – 2017)
  • Sunday Night Shuga Shack (Seattle, WA – 2017)
  • Guilty Pleasures (Ypsilanti, MI – 2016, 2017; Headliner 2017)
  • Something New and Different (Cleveland, OH – 2016)
  • Shimmy Shack – (Grand Rapids, MI – 2016, 2017; Headliner 2016)
  • Roxy’s Risque Revue (Bloomington, IL – 2017)

Current Chicago Shows

  • Foundation Room
  • Vaudeville at Bordel
  • Kiss Kiss Cabaret
  • Boy Toy Pocket Cabaret
  • Saveur Noire
  • Defund This!
  • Dirty Bird Burlesque
  • SIP
  • California Clipper
  • Backdoor Saloon
  • The Drifter
  • SafeHouse
  • Anita Jon’s Drag Up
  • Ashley Morgan Presents
  • Fifolet
  • Top Pop Burlesque

Previous Chicago Shows

  • No-Tell Cabaret
  • PopTease
  • Vaudezilla
  • Puck and Grind
  • Beast Women
  • Salonathon
  • Pervesk Presents: Public Enemy #1
  • Naughty Little Cabaret

Praise

“Chicago’s Shimmy LaRoux kicked things off right, performing a sexy, high-energy routine for a video camera placed on the stage. The assumption being, she discovers the camera and decides to film her own personal sexy time…and WE GET TO WATCH! Three-fourths of the way through, she realizes someone’s approaching. She quickly dons a (previously unseen) maid uniform, picks up her feather duster and scuttles off, revealing that she was the maid, cleaning up for her boss’s video rendezvous. Totally unexpected, and a flawless act.”

– Great Burlesque Expo 9

“Burlesque performer Shimmy Laroux put on her red satin dress and black feather boa, cranked up the Muddy Waters, and raised the temperature.”

 – Beast Women: Spring Series

“Not only was her act adorable and funny, her music mash-up was *perfect*.

– Great Burlesque Expo 10

Interested in booking Shimmy? Email her at shimmylaroux@gmail.com or fill out the Contact Form.