She has since performed for production companies, showcases, festivals, burlesque shows, drag shows, and private & public events nationwide including venues such as The Howard Theatre, House of Blues New Orleans, Union Transfer Philadelphia, Headliners Music Hall, Santos Party House, Madame X, House of Yes and Baltimore Soundstage. Previous professional experiences include being a founding member of the freestyle pole dancing company, Pole Speak, former resident Burlesque Dancer for The Sweet Spot, a Pop Erotica touring burlesque variety show, as well as a commission pole aerialist for Humanitarian, Real Estate Developer and CEO Matthew Blesso.
Shay Au Lait is also a burlesque and movement instructor leading classes, workshops, events, and retreats worldwide. She has cultivated a mysterious and forbidden order of society that explores power, pleasure, and play through sensual movement and erotic expression.
With 10 years of pole dance and striptease experience, 8 years of Fetish and BDSM exploration and 20 years of Event and Stage Production, Shay is a powerful and seductive force to be reckoned with. She considers herself a fellow siren of the same bloodline of Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, and Pearl Bailey.