Bonnie Fox is London's authentic jazz-age showgirl and an international burlesque sensation. She is in demand to perform at festivals, burlesque revues and cabarets around the world. She has captivated audiences internationally with her elegant feather fan dances, glamorous stripteases, riotous flapper routines and sassy showgirl antics.
Bonnie was born and raised in Australia. As a child she longed for the stage and devoted herself to theatre. As a teenager she discovered jazz and turned all her attention to learning how to dance to this infectious music.
Today, Bonnie is a professional swing dancer by day. She specialises in authentic jazz age dances from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Since 2001 she has dedicated her life to studying the history of vernacular jazz dances and the music they evolved to. She lives and breathes everything swing, and holds world champion dance titles in Lindy Hop and The Charleston.
In 2006 Bonnie fell deeply in love with burlesque and co-founded Australian burlesque company Sugar Blue Burlesque with performer A'dora Derriere. Bonnie developed a burlesque style that is jazz age, strongly dance-based and highly theatrical. Within a few years she embarked upon an international career of swing dancing and burlesque.
Bonnie Fox has performed in 23 countries. Bonnie was the winner of the 2013 World Burlesque Games in London. In 2014 she made her debut at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, and was awarded both "Best Debut" and also "Most Dazzling".
Bonnie Fox now resides in London and can be seen performing in shows around town, as well as nationally and internationally. She also teaches burlesque and swing dance classes around London.
Bonnie's aesthetic is glamorous and classic, drawing on her love of art deco, vintage choruslines, flappers, 1930s showgirls and the Silver Screen. Her inspirations include her teachers, the living legends Mabel Lee, Dawn Hampton and Norma Miller, as well as legends past including Josephine Baker, Gypsy Rose Lee, Eleanor Powell, Sandra "Boogie" Gibson, Carmen Miranda, Marlene Dietrich, Sally Rand, Marilyn Monroe, Cyd Charisse, Eartha Kitt, Judy Garland and Vera Ellen.