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"I am so intensely moved every time [Shay Au Lait] decides to grace us with her presence. She is so intensely well-suited for the theme of black magic because were you not ensnared by her beauty, by her magic, and by her ritual on this stage?" - C'etait BonTemps, The Babi Boi of Burlesque & Drag

Equal parts playfully innocent and dangerously kinky,
Shay Au Lait is a provocative, intoxicating Sorcerer hailing from the Windy City. (Chicago, IL) She is a Producer, Performer and Instructor specializing in burlesque, cabaret, pole dance, go-go, ritual, ceremony and theatre.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Ethnicity: Black American
Ancestry: Cameroon, Nigeria and Benin & Togo
Gender: Woman
Orientation: Bisexual/Queer

"I thought you were perfection." - Perle Noire​, Creative Director of House of Noire Gems and The Noire Pageant.

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“I remember when I met Shay at this event, she just seemed like such a deep curiosity. Shay, like… a sense of wonder in you. We didn’t interact that much in person but I felt like this is someone I can bring questions to. This is someone that I can bring unformed thoughts and contemplations to and feel seen and witnessed. “

– Christos Galanis, Co-Creator of Sensing Race