Meet... ULA UBERBUSEN.
burlesque performer, femcee, actress, cat lady.
DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO:
You'll just have to come to the show and see!
EARLIEST SLIPPER ROOM MEMORY:
Sitting in the front row and watching Dirty Martini, Bunny Love, Tigger!, Julie Atlas Muz & Go Goatboy. It was the third burlesque show I ever saw and I fell in love forever. Watching them helped me understand what kind of artist I wanted to be.
WHO'S BEEN THE MAJOR INFLUENCE IN YOUR WORK?:
As a kid, all I wanted to be when I grew up was Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles or Liza Minelli in Cabaret. I also loved to run around the house in my birthday suit screaming "NAKED!!!!" every time I took a bath. So, all in all, I think I've stayed true to my roots. Not much has changed really.
CAREER HIGHLIGHT SO FAR:
I love this question! And that it is so hard to pick just one - I have a really, really great job. Playing a featured role in The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man, getting a standing ovation from my peers for my Beauty Queen Act at the NYBF Golden Pasties, performing the worlds only Cat-themed Burlesque Trilogy, to name a few.
MEMORABLE SLIPPER ROOM MOMENT:
Every naked pie fight.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU AFTER THE GIG?:
On the roof. Shhhhh.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU?:
Producing and touring with Tainted Cabaret, performing in Iceland, and hosting/producing Victrola Burlesque every other Tuesday in the LES. Somewhere in there I'd like to get a massage.