Amber Ray on Krav Maga, Self Defense for Showgirls, and #decolonize !


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Trigger warnings: mental health, racism, #notastripper controversy

Listen in below to my deep dive with veteran showgirl Amber Ray, then have a look at all the links to keep up with her on her burlesque journeys!

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Amber Ray is an International Burlesque Sensation and Downtown NYC Diva with a vibrant and diverse career spanning over 17 years, musing many an expression of art. Tirelessly creating, she’s won a variety of awards and attention from her bustling networks, communities, and even some of her heroes. She’s especially known for her fierce dramatics on stage, her heated sensuality, as well as her unique and opulent costumes, which she designs and executes in lush, eye-popping detail.Veteran professional Amber Ray joins Velvet this week on Burlesque Stripped Down for a deep dive into decolonization, respect in the scene, how self defense is changing her life, and more!

As an expert tease in great demand, she’s headlined in fabulous festivals and beautiful venues across the planet, dancing and teaching her way through Europe, Australia, Canada and the US. She has headlined Festivals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, Helsinki, Las Vegas, and more!

Amber Ray sometimes also works as a style maker behind the scenes where she designs custom headdresses, accessories, and costumes for burlesque queens and other art stars, as well as constantly tending her garden of sparkling flower clips, Amber Ray Accoutrements, which adorn thousands of characters worldwide. Her accessories have appeared on Project Runway and MTV. You can also find Amber Ray teaching at The NY School of Burlesque and other burlesque schools and venues worldwide, lecturing on artistic inspirational guidance and her specialized practical costume creation techniques as well as classic burlesque moves.


Here are all of the links to things we mention during the show, including how to get a hold of Amber if you want to learn more!

Amber Ray: website // facebook // twitter // instagram

~Amber’s photo credits: coming soon


Bonnie Dunn’s Le Scandal (NYC)

Krav Maga Experts (Union Square, NYC)

Cluster B personality type disorders

Audible free 30-day trial & free audio book: be sure to grab The Four Agreements & The Mastery of Love, both Amber’s recommendations!


Amber Ray – Purple Classic

Amber Ray – Lotus

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