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One of today's top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including her popular cooking blog, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, as her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.
An award winning entertainer, Angie holds burlesque's highest honor, the title of Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World as given to her by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was named Coney Island’s Miss Cyclone, in honor of the world famous roller coaster and has been cited as one of the world's leading burlesque performers by multiple media outlets. She was named Best International Touring Artist, by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia.
Angie’s performances, choreography and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, with whom she has worked with on many stage, screen and print projects. Other clients have included Snoop Dog, Moschino, Campari, Esquire Magazine, The Fox 5 Super Bowl Party, Donatella Versace, 50 Cent, and The Guggenheim. She is the headlining burlesque dancer at Brian Newman’s acclaimed show After Dark in Las Vegas at the Park MGM. and has worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which has been the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S.
Angie was honored to be the subject of an episode of PBS’ Driving Jersey, in which the show followed her back to her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey and took an in-depth look at what it means to grow up Italian-American. She appeared in Michael Imperioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost and has appeared in several Italian television programs, including the SKY UNO series, Lady Burlesque.
Angie was featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s; Great Performances television special shot at Lincoln Center, as well as in the cover art for their grammy winning album Cheek to Cheek. She has been photographed by some of today's leading photographers, including Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Meisel.
Angie regularly posts classic Italian recipes from her family as well as her own creations on her popular blog and was featured in Rachel Ray's Italian issue. She has also hosted her own pandemic podcast, The Bump N Grind with Angie Pontani where she has interviewed such diverse figures as Kitten Natividad to modern burlesque stars and neo pioneers. She is the co-producer of The New York Burlesque Festival, the world's longest running and largest burlesque festival, as well as the producer of Burlesque-A-Pades, the touring stage show. Angie created a fitness craze with her dance workout cult DVD series Go-Go Robics, a 1960’s style fitness workout. Angie has partnered with both Crunch Gym and World Dance New York on fitness programs and additional DVD releases.
Angie has modeled for Secrets in Lace lingerie and graced the covers and pages of many magazines including CR Fashion Book, Inked, Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad , V Magazine and countless others. She even made a sexy cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).
Angie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, band leader and frequent co-collaborator Brian Newman and their beautiful daughter Sistilia. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being a stay at home showgirl mom and dressing her child in oversized matching head bands.