Photo by Eric Paul Owens
In her award-winning signature number, Sailor falls head over heels for vintage detective novels and imagines herself as the femme fatale.
This number was featured in The Lady Aye's October 2013 article "Show Us Your Books!" in Penthouse magazine, and received the Legend's Choice award from burlesque legend April March at the 2014 Great Burlesque Exposition.
THE TATTOOED LADY
Everyone knows that sailors love tattoos, and Sailor St. Claire is no exception. In this twist on a classic burlesque number, Sailor performs as the sideshow's Tattooed Lady and shows off her inked out flesh . . . in more ways than one!
With flaming locks of auburn hair, ivory skin, and eyes of emerald green, Sailor will take your man in this sultry chair dance set to a super-slow version of Dolly Parton's "Jolene."
In a vibrant orange panel skirt, Sailor peels her petals right down to her gorgeous stems in this number inspired by the California poppy set to the sounds of the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Photo by Magpie Creative Solutions
Covered in a flurry of hot pink feathers, Sailor embraces her long legs and embodies her equally leggy spirit animal in this tropical striptease number.
Photo by Derek Jackson.
The balloon dance was a staple of the Golden Age of Burlesque, and any dancer who performed a balloon act was challenge to create a unique one. With this classic bump and grind number, Sailor pays homage to a burlesque tradition that'll have you over a barrel. This piece will certainly make you want to whet your whistle with some of your own "grape juice."
Photo by POC Photo.
This contemporary reverse strip is inspired by the final line of Donna Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto." Haraway writes, "I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess." Sailor agrees. She begins the piece as a glittering nude goddess and slowly mods herself out to become a cyborg. Resistance, after all, is futile.
Photo by Jules Doyle.
Serenity is a classic fan dance interpretation of the movement of objects in space -- a love song from a ship to her captain.
This act was created for JoJo Stiletto's 2012 edition of Whedonesque Burlesque. Called "breathtaking" by Nerds in Babeland's Kiri Callahan, it can be performed in two versions: one with Joss Whedon context, and one without.
Photo by Magpie Creative Solutions.
Greed is the maddest kind of love. In this homage to Frank Norris's 1898 novel McTeague, a lust for gold quickly transforms into perverse desires.
FOG CITY BLUES
Photo by Aaron Lawrence.
Inspired by the weather patterns in Sailor's San Francisco Bay Area hometown, the layers of fog drift away to reveal a hint of sunshine underneath in this sultry, slow-burning classic striptease with a high-energy finish.
THE RABBIT FUR COAT
Sometimes a piece of clothing can carry the past with it. This contemporary piece explores the relationship between objects and memories though a rabbit fur coat, handmade by Sailor's grandmother.
Photo by POC Photo
In this cool-hued Isis-wing act, Sailor embodies the jack frost spreading over the land as the winter chill sets in. A languid, lyrical burlesque that shimmers as it flows across the stage.
Photo by Theresa Potter.
This classic burlesque number is a tribute to Sin City of the 1950s and 1960s -- before Las Vegas became an amusement park. It is an homage to stiff drinks, long nights at the tables, the music of the Rat Pack, and, of course, leggy showgirls. Sailor embodies Lady Luck herself, and you'll most definitely want her by your side all night after this lively strip!
THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES
Photo by Nate Gowdy.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Sailor is a big giant nerd who grew up on Star Trek (both TOS and TNG!). She pays tribute to a classic episode from the original series about those adorable, purring, problematically multiplying little balls of fur known as Tribbles with this comedic burlesque number that Jessica Price of Burlesque Seattle Press called "eye-popping and hilarious."