Michelle L’amour – The 1st Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Michelle L’amour performs at the First Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Don’t miss the 2nd Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival on September 17-19, 2010. Visit www.neworleansburlesquefest.com for more info.
Michelle L’amour performing her fan dance (2007)
Michelle L’amour (born April 15, 1980) is an American neo-burlesque performer who grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. In 2006, she performed stripteases on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Showtime’s Sexual Healing, and in small touring performances. Her tagline is “The Ass That Goes POW!” and she sells related promotional products (e.g. The Michelle L’amour Signature Fanny Facial).
Early Life and Performances
Michelle L’amour performing in 2007
Michelle L’amour was born on April 15, 1980 and began studying ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and lyrical dancing at the age of 15. She began dancing burlesque striptease at age 22.
While earning a degree in finance from the University of Illinois, she began her dancing career. Weeks before graduation, she began choreographing for a rock-n-roll revue and developing what would later be her burlesque troupe Lavender (later named The Lavender Cabaret).
She won the title of Miss Exotic World 2005 with her Snow White routine, after three years as a burlesque dancer. In November 2012 she performed on the French show “France got talent.” Michelle l’amour access directly to the semi-final of the show.