Hula hooper. Burlesque performer. Fire dancer. Costumier
“Possibly the hottest name in Irish Burlesque right now!”
The Galway Advertiser
Best Overall Winner – Dublin Burlesque Festival 2016
Miss Burlesque Dublin 2015
Award winning burlesque performer, Shir Madness is a hoop dancer, costumier, model, and performer coming to you from exotic distant lands. She arrived on the Irish scene in the summer of 2012 when she started mesmerising crowds in Galway with her hoops of fire and lights. Shortly after, she added burlesque to her repertoire and since then she has performed at burlesque shows all over Ireland, art and music festivals (such as Longitude and Electric Picnic) and several burlesque festivals overseas.
Shir Madness likes nothing more than to surprise her audience, taking her acts down unexpected roads, she combines hula hooping and striptease, making the clothes fall off as the hoop (or hoops!) keeps spinning on various parts of her body. An expert fan dancer, and sultry bump and grind dancer, she can swish and woosh her audience into a frenzy!
She takes her inspiration from everything she sees and her acts are unpredictable adventures on stage, some are ethereal and hypnotic, other are high energy with a touch of slapstick comedy.
As a model, Shir Madness works regularly with Dr. Sketchy’s Ireland, where she can put her talent for costuming at use for their extravagant themes.
She has been called a pioneer of wild underwear in Irish burlesque, and some believe that she lives in a nest made of glitter and rhinestones.
But really she’s a curvy, fiery circus freak who likes to tease…
Shir is also the co producer of the Galway Burlesque Festival. Visit their website here.