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.


  • 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 ».

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 ».

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

  • 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”.

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