Are you ready for a new artist in the spotlight? This time: model and performer Victoria Rose!
I find it very hard to stick to one style, as I appreciate elements from so many different clothing styles, musical genres, cultural backgrounds, etcetera. The main thing that connects all of my artistic efforts is an element of elegance and femininity. Whether it be as a model, a burlesque performer or a fire artist, whether I’m going for classic pin-up or tribal warrior, this seems to be a constant in my work. I love channeling femininity because it combines power with softness and mystery. Another thing that defines me very much is a certain quirkiness. I love all things strange and unusual, and therefore I like combining elements from different arts or adding danger or horror to an act.
How do you feel you have grown since you
What were some of the hardest obstacles to overcome, especially when starting out?
When I started performing, the thing I really had to learn was that I couldn’t just be an artist: you have to be your own agent, you have to build
your personal brand, scout for gigs, … Essentially, I was busy with marketing, sales, branding, graphic design, etc. more than I was actually dancing or performing. And even then, it’s nigh impossible to survive financially as an artist.
Now, I’ve learned to find more balance in it. I have a day job to make a living, so I had to cut down on my artist activities to get some sleep anyway 🙂
Tell me one of your worst and best experiences so far.
Best: I would go for the creation of our Bombshell Boudoir show with my troupe Candy Coated Circus. It was a big burlesque and variety show that we organised all by ourselves and it ended up being a huge succes. We had great guest performers, little shops on the side, the full experience. We worked so very hard for it, making the best acts we had up until then, having loads of fun and emotional moments and really getting closer as a troupe. I am still proud we pulled it off on our own, with a full house of nearly 500 people. I think that night, when we were on stage taking our last bow and shooting some glitter confetti in the air, that would be the best moment.
Who do you look up to as an artist?
I think most of all I look up to my troupe members, my burlesque girls as well as my fire tribe and my model colleagues. There’s so many great people I work