Candy St Louis

Nationality: American

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

Astrological sign: Scorpio

 

Where did you get your stage-name?

Ali Mahdavi changed my name from Kosky Nella to Candy St. Louis after he saw me perform in Las Vegas. He said my character on stage came across as sweet. And St. Louis is the name of the sugar in France.

 

What is your fondest memory at the Crazy Horse thus far?

My best memory of Crazy Horse, was when the Vegas show was closing and they awarded me a contract to perform on the Paris stage where Crazy Horse all began.

 

How do you get motivated when you get up every day?

I love what I do so that is my motivation but also I think about a time when I was not performing. So i am blessed.

 

Who is the woman that inspires you the most ?

The dedication of all dancers inspire me.

 

What’s your best beauty and/or fitness tip?

Eating healthy and being happy is my beauty secret.

 

What is « Crazy » and what is not « Crazy » for you?

Crazy is feminine, classy, confident, elegance, with the famous cambre. Without all these elements, it would be hard to look a Crazy Horse dancer.

Candy St Louis

I mentally prepare myself before every number

 

What is your favourite act in the show?

There are so many Crazy Horse numbers I love. Numbers I performed and numbers I haven’t. Too many to list.

 

How do you become a dancer at the Crazy Horse ?

I met one of the dancers in the Vegas show. She set up a meet with the show manager so I can hand in my picture and resume. I waited for the Paris staff to arrive in Las Vegas ( which was a few weeks later ). They called me in for a private audition. After, they asked me to send a video of me dancing to Paris… and Voilà !

 

How do you prepare before getting on stage? Are there any rituals you go through?

I mentally prepare myself before every number. Focusing on what is neede for the performance so I can be better than I was yesterday. But before the show even begins, I do my make up and then warm up my body with stretches and some work out exercises.

 

In only three words, how would you define a Crazy Girl?

Crazy Horse dancers are confident, sensual and classy.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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