“Your power is palpable.”
- Queen Glow Job,
Gender-fluid Drag Performer and Activist
Commanding. Powerful. Raw. Vulnerable.
Equal parts playfully innocent and dangerously kinky, Shay Au Lait is a provocative, intoxicating Sorcerer hailing from the Windy City. (Chicago, IL) Shay is a Producer, Performer and Instructor specializing in burlesque, cabaret, pole dance, go-go, and theater through immersive & transformative experiences and healing art rituals.
Mesmerizing. Magical. Enchanting.
Visceral and electric, the Typhoon of Temptation is a force to be reckoned with known for spiraling erotic energy into breathtaking ceremonies on stage.
“Full sensorial, full-spectrum sphere of movement expression. It goes beyond dance and into an invitation to experience. You took me to my edges.”
Urban Bliss Shaman
Shay Au Lait Quick Faqs
Style: Erotic-Noir Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Ethnicity: Black American Ancestry: Cameroon, Nigeria and Benin & Togo Gender: GenderQueer Woman Orientation: Queer Pansexual
ROCK, METAL, BURLESQUE, BDSM, & GOGO
Shay has been a member of several dance companies, organizations and production companies:
- The Mythic Masculine Network – Guest Instructor & CoHost of “Edging”
- SlutChurch – Troupe Member & Dancer
- Siren Pack – Executive Producer, Troupe Member & Dancer
- Femme! – Licensed Instructor
- 100% Queer – Troupe Member & Dancer
- The Sweet Spot/BurrowsInk – Former Resident Burlesque Dancer & Director of Marketing
- Pole Speak – Former Founding Company Member & Dancer
- Pole Dancing Bloggers Association – Former Co-President & Editor in Chief
- High Heeled Hotties – Founding Member
- Pole Flight Club – Founding Member, Dancer and Stage Manager
- “Sensing Race: A Conversation with Chris Galanis & Shay Au Lait” via The Mythic Masculine
- “Threesomes and Temptations with Shay Au Lait” via The Boonie Breakdown podcast
- “Exploring Primal Erotic Embodiment for Men” via The Mythic Masculine
- “Siren Pack: Pleasure Hunters” via 95 Killers podcast
- “31 Days of Sensuality: Emotion through Motion” via Madame Noire
“Challenging the Frame of White Fragility [LIVE ROUNDTABLE]” via The Mythic Masculine
"I thought you were perfection."
- Perle Noire
Creative Director of House of Noire Gems and The Noire Pageant
Visceral. Electric. A Whole Vibe.
With over 15 years of professional experience in theatre, dance and performance, Shay Au Lait has erotically consecrated the stages for production companies, showcases, festivals, burlesque shows, drag events, fetish parties and nightlife both nationally and internationally for private & public events. Select favorite venues include 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.
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 bloodlines of Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, and Pearl Bailey.