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Laurie Hagen is an award-winning UK burlesque performer known for her creativity and cabaret. We could all learn a thing or two from this wonderful burlesque dancer…

This is How You Burlesque… Laurie Hagen

Originally from Belgium, burlesque dancer Laurie Hagen began her dancing career in ballet. Though, deciding it wasn’t for her, she moved to London at 16 and enrolled in a musical theatre programme.

After her three year course she got work as a chorus girl on the West End. After an injury Laurie moved onto an acting post-graduate. A performer, she truly is.

When researching a role as a showgirl she discovered the allure of burlesque, according to 21st Century Burlesque. She got her start in the art form when Miss Polly Rae spotted her. In one of her very own burlesque classes, no less.

Polly Rae recruited Laurie as one of the original Hurly Burly Girlies. Then her career as a cabaret darling began.

Laurie Hagen said, “Our compère at the time, the sensational Dusty Limits, took me under his tarnished wings and pimped me out to the cabaret circuit with my solo material.”

She has come to be notorious, however, for her reverse striptease. If you haven’t seen this Laurie Hagen burlesque video then what are you waiting for?

Last year this burlesque routine won Laurie Hagen ‘Best Burlesque Act’ at the London Cabaret Awards 2013. She then won ‘Most Innovative’ at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013.

This success landed Laurie to top 21st Century Burlesque‘s list of best burlesque performers UK. She even placed 12th on their top 50 burlesque dancers.

You can certainly see why this burlesque dancing act has got everyone talking. We cannot wait to see what she comes up with next. Watch her BHoF 2013 burlesque performance that received a standing ovation:

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(Main image from This Is Cabaret)

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