Samantha Diamond Q & A
By: Crimson Cookie
CC: How long have you been performing burlesque shows?
SD: I have been performing Burlesque for around 4 years now.
CC: As an experienced model and make-up artist, was performing the natural progression?
SD: I have always danced from a young age, and burlesque was a natural choice for a show pony like me! What really attracted me was the opportunity to create shows from concept to completion, and the opportunity to wear such fabulous costumes was definitely a draw!
CC: What styles of modeling have you done in the past?
SD: I have done a bit of this and that, from fashion, beauty and pinup its all great fun.
CC: Your last performance with Ruby Riot as Kiss Kill Cabaret was in 2009; was it a difficult decision to make?
SD: My moving from Sydney to Melbourne made it difficult to continue Kiss Kill Cabaret, but we still love to dance together, it’s just on the dance floor now! Carla (Ruby Riot) and I are great friends and had some great adventures performing together.
CC: Have you always been confident in front of cameras and bright lights?
SD: Not always! Like most, I find it can be very nerve-wracking, but the reward of feeling like you have done a great show and hearing such great feedback from the crowd makes it all worthwhile.
CC: Did you ever dream of doing anything else but performing?
SD: The only thing I aspire to be is happy! Performing is a fantastic way to express yourself and I have made some great friends and worked with some amazingly talented people.
CC: Burlesque-A-Retrospective at Red Bennies will include your final farewell performance! What are you aspirations for the future?
SD: Well I’m planning my Vegas wedding and a big Trip around America for next year so that’s the next big thing on my agenda! Other than that I’m always working on projects - costuming, events, now a book! Who knows what ill come up with next!
CC: Where can we fans come and see you perform, before your final farewell performance?
SD: It’s tomorrow night, so the only place I’ll be dancing between now and then is in my hotel room!
Samantha Diamond performs Burlesque-A-Retrospective at Red Bennies