Suzy Festival

Nationality: French

Hair: blonde

Eyes: hazel

Astrological sign: Gemini


How did you get your stage-name?

“Suzy” represents a woman from the 1950s… Back then, the watchword was seduction. Women were starting to show cleavage, skirts were getting shorter… It was the dawn of the sexual revolution! “Festival” stands for my character, as I’m a festival all by myself.


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

My fondest memory is the day I celebrated my birthday with the other girls in between two shows. There was a wonderful atmosphere.


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

I’m not originally from Paris, so I neither have friends nor family here. Therefore, first thing I do to get motivated is call the people I love.

  • Dancer Suzy Festival Portrait at the famous Crazy Horse Paris
  • Dancer Suzy Festival at the legendary Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse
  • Crazy Girl Suzy Festival in the backstage of the famous Crazy Horse Paris

Suzy Festival

A Crazy Girl is an accomplished and seductive woman


Who is the woman that inspires you most?

Keira Knightley is the woman who inspires me most.


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

My best beauty tip is Yves Saint Laurent’s mascara.


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

An arched back and standing so that buttocks and breasts stand out and look good is Crazy. Bad posture, butt in, shoulders forward is not Crazy.


What is your favorite act in the show?

It’s “Jungle Fever”.


How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

By passing an audition! But you become a Crazy Girl when know how to dance and master the Crazy technique, as well as the interpretation based on sensuality and seduction.


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

First of all, I wash my hair, put on my makeup, do some warmup exercises, body makeup and then the costume.


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

A confident, accomplished and seductive woman.


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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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