Lava Stratosphere

Nationality: French

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

Astrological sign: libra


How did you get your stage-name?

Andrée Deissenberg chose the name for me. It describes an ethereal and yet very down-to-earth personality.


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

Learning “Rougir de Désir”.


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

I can’t do anything before I’ve had a cup of coffee.


Who is the woman that inspires you most?

No one in particular, many women have marked my life, especially the ones that taught me something or who’ve shared their love for this business with me.

  • Crazy Girl Lava Stratosphere Portrait
  • Lava Stratosphere dancing at the mythical Crazy Horse Paris

Lava Stratosphere

I always close my eyes a few seconds before a solo


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

A good night’s sleep. And, whenever possible, a dip in the Mediterranean.


What is “Crazy” and what is “not Crazy” for you?

As long as the stage and graphic codes of the cabaret are respected, anything can be Crazy, except for vulgarity.


What is your favorite act in the show?

“Laser Lay “, a former solo number. The first time I came to see the show, I was deeply touched by it.


How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

Through lots of work, watching and listening. By taking risks, never feeling wholly satisfied by your performance so that you keep on improving throughout your career.


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

I always close my eyes a few seconds before I’m up for a solo performance. After makeup, I enjoy taking my time to warmup, stretch and work on my tonus.


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

Dancer, different, sensual and I’d add, mischievous.


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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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 ».

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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