Patricia Folly

Deputy Creative Director

Patricia Folly, otherwise known as Psykko Tico, was a member of the acclaimed Crazy Girls dance troupe on stage in the legendary Crazy Horse Paris for 17 years.

But Patricia is not only a dancer. For several years now, she has also been working as creative collaborator and choreographer for the Crazy Horse Paris.

She notably worked side-by-side with Clotilde Courau, multifarious actress and committed feminist, who performed at the celebrated Parisian cabaret in September of 2010. She has also collaborated with Christian Louboutin, famed for his red-soled footwear, and Dick Walsh, artistic director of the “Forever Crazy” international touring show.

Patricia Folly is also behind the « Purple Underground » and « Take My Love » (currently on stage in “Totally Crazy“)acts. She teamed up with Cyrille Vergnes for the superb and ethereal number « Final Fantasy », in which a striking beauty is entwined amidst a tangle of red ropes, in the fabulous show « Désirs », directed by Philippe Decouflé.

It is therefore when she left the stage, that the directors proposed her a role as a member of the creative team.

Already 15 years !

With her bob, red hair, green eyes, and captivating smile that reveals a small gap in her front teeth, that the French refer to as « dents du bonheur » or teeth that bring about happiness, Patricia is an icon of the Parisian cabaret. She started her career in 2000: that says it all!

« On average, a Crazy Girl stays anywhere between 3 to 5 years, but there’s no rule. My case is rather unusual, but it all depends on who you meet, how you want your career to progress and what you want to do on stage and artistically. For example, for 3 or 4 years, I was able to perform in both Las Vegas and Paris. This experience, taking dance-lessons in Vegas, was highly enriching. Time went by very quickly. I would never have imagined working this long on stage”, Psykko Tico confides.

In a wedding-dress for Jean-Paul Gaultier

Her Crazy Girl career also enabled her to open the doors to Haute Couture. The great Jean-Paul Gaultier, a dedicated fan of the Crazy Horse Paris, spotted Psykko Tico and asked her to model for his Spring-Summer 2011 fashion show.

She was wearing the spectacular « Can Can », a red, black and blue, colors of the cabaret, wedding-dress.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.