Stars of Burlesque-A-Pades: Helen Pontani

After making her way to the Big Apple to fullfill her dreams of studying at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance and performing in modern dance companies, Helen decided it was time for false eyelashes and rhinestones. The World Famous Pontani Sisters was born. Since its inception, the trio of temptresses has changed the face of burlesque as we know it. Helen has dazzled audiences from the gritty big top of Coney Island to the glittering lights of Hollywood, known as the Tapping Tornado in a two year run in the off Broadway show This is Burlesque, dozens of national and international tours while making frequent appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Gossip Girl, Queer Eye, MTV, and VH1 among others. Appearing in showstopping performances that have earned critical acclaim from the New York Times, NY Post, Daily News, Village Voice, and Time Out New York. 

She is also one of the stars of Burlesque-A-Pades, opening its new edition October 12 at the Soho Playhouse. For all the info, go here. Stay tuned for profiles of all our Burlesque-A-Pades stars between now and opening day!


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