Viola Waterloo

Nationality: French
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Astrological sign: Capricorn


How did you get your stage-name?

My stage-name comes from the violin, an instrument I’ve played ever since I was a child and “Waterloo” as in the battle, which also describes my personality.


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

When I did my first solo act, “Good Girl”. I was terrified, but once the curtain was drawn, it was amazing!


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

My daily half-hour of yoga allows me to get off to a good start.


Who is the woman that inspires you most?

Amma, founder of Embracing the World.

  • Viola Waterloo at the Crazy Horse Paris
  • Viola Waterloo at the Crazy Horse Paris

Viola Waterloo

"Rougir de Désir" is my favorite number


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

Drink water!


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

What’s Crazy, is an assertive woman, what isn’t, is unkempt hair and being shallow.


What is your favorite act in the show?

“Rougir de Désir” is my favorite number.


How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

By passing an audition!


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

As soon as I arrive, I put on my makeup and do my warmup exercises.


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

Feminine, strong and funny.


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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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