episode 36

How being a Showgirl strengthens work ethic, confidence and being a woman comfortable in her own body featuring Amelia Bruff

Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 36 How being a Showgirl strengthens work ethic, confidence and being a woman comfortable in her own body featuring Amelia Bruff

Today’s episode features Amelia Bruff, former Bluebell dancer, magic assistant, line captain and swing from Donn Arden’s Jubilee. Amelia, or Millie as she was known to cast and crew, spent a total of 14 years on the Jubilee stage. During two separate experiences in the show, she shares how different each time was in shaping her confidence, work ethic and stepping into being a woman. 

We discuss the differences between real showgirls and the “showgirls” that walk along the streets of Vegas posing for pictures with tourists. And how the high standards we were held to as the “real deal” on the Vegas stages helped cultivate an inner strength and pride in ourselves and everything we do. Amelia has so much wisdom to share about what it took to be a Showgirl. Enjoy!

Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 36 How being a Showgirl strengthens work ethic, confidence and being a woman comfortable in her own body featuring Amelia Bruff

The glamour continues...

Over on my Patreon page! Amelia shared more photos of herself in costume and on stage in Jubilee! Head on over to see more sparkling glamour!!

ep 37 How being a “Donn Arden girl” has shaped life as a teacher, choreographer and woman featuring Alison Kravenko part 1

Alison Kravenko was destined to be a Showgirl. It is part of her family legacy. Her mother was one of the original Bluebells to come across the pond to perform in the Lido de Paris at the Stardust hotel back in 1958. 

Over on Patreon, I’d like to keep the conversation going about this episode! Share your comments about your favorite stories or questions you had during the show.

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