Showgirl Entertainments is a high-end international production company providing a full troupe of stunning dancers of the highest calibre recruited across the UK. Our ‘Les Follies De Paris Show’ is completed by cutting edge choreography and artistic direction to create a magnificent spectacle – as well as offering other exciting elements to the company.
We provide top notch entertainment for VIP clients, international shows, corporate clients, product launches, private parties and much more!
Carrie-Ann O’Dell – director
Carrie-Ann performed from a young age, she then went on to study performing arts and dance as well as performing across the UK and overseas with many various shows. She has also gained experience producing and directing productions. Since 2008 she has performed her burlesque show as the world’s foremost ‘Tribute to Dita Von Teese’, this has given her a unique opportunity to work across the globe at many high profile events.
Owing to the high volume of interest and bookings Carrie-Ann’s show has received she took the decision to re-create a full revue showgirl spectacular combined with her Burlesque show.
She is very proud to present her brand new company ‘Showgirl Entertainments’ that umbrellas ‘The Dita Von Teese Tribute Show’ and ‘Les Folies De Paris’.
Claire Waterall – choreographer
Claire was born in Nottingham and has been dancing since the age of five. At 16 she moved to London to attend Performers College for a year Performing Arts course. Immediately after graduating she performed with Sir Cliff Richard on his tour ‘Route of Kings’ and then became a resident dancer on the popular ITV show ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. Claire has performed on numerous TV shows including Top of the Pops, The Brit Awards, The MOBO Awards, Popstar to Operastar and most recently The Voice of Ireland in 2012 and 2014 where she was also Assistant Choreographer. In 2013 she travelled the world as Dance Captain in the productions shows on board the Aurora for P&O cruises.
Claire has choreographed for many cabaret and corporate events including ‘The Slinky Minky Show’ at Cabaret, Nottingham, ‘The Resident Dollz’ at The Greene Room, Milton Keynes and the closing event for ‘The Festival of Speed’ at Goodwood. She was also Assistant Choreographer for ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular’ for three consecutive years.
With never ending legs, a passion for performing, and a zest for life on the stage, Ami’s inner showgirl has always been with her!
Trained in all styles of dance including, Jazz, Tap, Commercial, and Showgirl, Ami’s dance career so has lead her down many pathways. Most recently towards the showgirl lifestyle in which she has performed in a touring showgirl production as well as performing at the famous Café De Paris.
Ami has also taken a step into the world of modelling in both Catwalk and Editorial, recently appearing in shows for London fashion week F/W 14, and a Dr Marten Campaign.
Her career in dance and modelling is a journey that excels in many ways and carrys on leading Ami to new, exciting, and challenging experiences.
Hannah from Hinckley, Leicestershire, first started dancing at Shelby Academy of Performing Arts from the age of four before further training at Laine Theatre Arts, where she graduated with a Trinity Diploma for Musical Theatre.
Some of her theatre credits include: ‘Just So’, Epsom Playouse, ‘An Evening with Val Doonican and Friends’, London Palladium, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, ‘Aladdin’, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, two seasons at ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular’ and has recently come back from touring China in a production of ‘Red Hot Broadway’.
Some of her TV and commercial credits include: ‘Celebrity Big Brother Launch’, ‘McDonalds Advert’, ‘Gay Mountain Advert, Channel 4’, Nintendo 3DS Advert, ‘Mont Blanc Red Carpet Event, Beijing’, ‘The Resident Dollz at The Greene Room Caberet’, ‘Sean Hanna Hair Shows’, and many Corporate Events and Fashion Shows worldwide.
Hannah is very excited to be joining Showgirl Entertainments!
Hollie Glossop graduated from Performers college with a trinity diploma in Professional Dance Theatre. Theatre credits include ‘Strictly’, ‘Vibe 25’ and ‘Floeotry in motion’ At Towngate theatre, ‘Yolo’ at Milfeid theatre, Endfield, ‘One Night Only’, a tribute the original tiller girls at the London Palliduim. Television Credits include The FA Cup final opening ceremony, Dancer. Hollie is thrilled to be joining Showgirl Entertainments.
Lauren from Scarborough, North Yorkshire first started dancing at the age of five at Hatton’s School of Performing Art’s before further training at Bodywork Company Dance studios, Cambridge where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional dance.
Before graduating Lauren secured her first job as a real Parisian showgirl at the La Nouvelle, Paris and then went onto Casino de La Valle in St Vincent, Italy for Showstoppers Worldwide.
Lauren has recently returned to the UK having been working onboard Celebrity Cruises for QDOS productions for the past two years.
Other theater credits include ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Hull New Theater, ‘A Christmas Carousel’ Scarborough fayre Showroom, ‘Sinatra’ Junction Theatre, Cambridge.
TV and film credits include; ‘Holby City’, BBC, ‘Pan’, Warner Bro’s.
Other Credits include- Music Video- AlexAlmqvist (Swedish Singer) (2013), Stage performance- Zoe Badwi (Australian singer) Atlantis cruise (2013), Stage performance- The Dance Show at Birmingham NEC Arena (2010)
Lauren is also a model and taken part in many bridal shows, catwalks, hair shows and corporate events.
Lauren is thrilled to be being working as a showgirl again and to be part of Showgirl Entertainments.
Nina Jessica Bridgewater-bagnall
Nina from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire began dancing at the age of two and a half. Throughout her education Nina maintained that she wanted to be a dancer when she was older. At 16 Nina left school and went on to Kidderminster College where she got triple distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Dance. After obtaining places at two universities to study a degree in dance, Nina was successful in gaining a place at The Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she had dreamed of attending since the age of 11. Studying a wide range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial and tap, Nina has just graduated in July 2014 after three years study at Northern with a Trinity National Diploma in Professional Dance.
Nina’s theatre credits include performing with the English Youth Ballet in both The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty and in ‘Nabucco’ with Opera and ballet International at The Liverpool Empire. Nina has also taken part in a number of performances at The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester whilst a student at The Northern Ballet School.
Nina has also worked as a model including for dance catalogues and for a number of photographers who specialise in dance photography.
Nina is very excited to be performing as part of Showgirl Entertainments as her first job as a professional dancer.
Rachele has been dancing professionally for the past three years and has been lucky enough to be part of Hinged Dance Company, featuring in many of their projects over the years. She has recently returned from China, where she was touring in the hit show Red Hot Broadway.
Rachele has also worked on various and was lucky enough to perform in the Panto, The Wizard of Oz. Rachele has also been working on her own project ‘The Rackettes’ which she directs, choreographs and performs with.
Born and raised in the Irish Midlands, Sinead started Irish dancing at a young age where she quickly moved on to study ballet and contemporary at Shawbrook School of Dance. When Sinead was a member of the Irish National Youth Dance Company she had the opportunity to perform and work with many well known performers and teachers from all over the world. At the age of 18 Sinead began three years training at Northern Ballet School where she graduated in 2012 with a Diploma in Professional Dance.
Since then she has been lucky enough to perform a season as an International Dancer at Benidorm Palace under the direction of David Moore and as a Dancer / Singer/ Aerialist for Jean Ann Ryan productions.
Currently based as a freelance Dancer / Model in London she has had many exciting opportunities including performing in the Hong Kong night parade for Chinese New Year. Sinead is delighted to undertake this new project with Showgirl Entertainments and shall look forward to many exciting performances!
Born and raised in Leigh on sea Essex where Stacey started her dance training from a young age of just two. She soon realised she had a great love for performing and went onto study for three years in musical theatre graduating in 2007 with a diploma.
Straight from college Stacey was lucky to work at Disneyland Paris as a face character for Maleficent and Snow Whites queen and as a parade and show dancer. She then went onto her first contract on board a cruise ship with Jean Ann Ryan productions working for NCL pearl. She soon got the bug for the cruise ship lifestyle and ended up doing two more contracts on the NCL Pearl and then a few years later 2 more contracts still with Jean Ann Ryan but for Oceania Riviera.
In between her cruise ship contracts She also was lucky enough to be a showgirl in Paris performing at La Nouvelle Eve in 2011 and then went onto perform in casino De la Valle in Saint Vincent Italy with showstoppers ent. Learning how much fun She had being a showgirl I was so happy to be chosen to become part of Showgirl Entertainments.
In between her dancing Stacey has been very successful with her tv and modelling career currently tv presenting on sky casino channel and have recently modelled for Maxmara and Tesco also at the Asian bride live in Birmingham!
She also was very lucky in 2007 to represent Essex in the
Miss England finals as miss Essex 2007.
Zara began dancing at the age of five at her local dance school, in the South of England, The Deborah Lamb Theatre Dance School. Initially Zara only studied Modern dance but her enthusiasm for dance soon led to lessons in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, which she would go on to study to at to the highest syllabus levels. Zara furthered her knowledge of dance by studying Contemporary dance at GCSE and Advanced level and is also a qualified teacher of tap, modern dance and swimming.
Zara has been fortunate to have danced at many London theatres including the Criterion Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre, Sadler’s wells and Her Majesty’s Theatre. She also worked as a dancer and dance captain for UK Productions performance of Peter Pan.
Last year, Zara graduated from the London studio Centre with a Degree in Theatre Dance. Specialising in musical theatre, Zara undertook further training in dance, drama and singing and has had the opportunity of working with many West End performers. Upon graduating, Zara successfully auditioned to work for Jean Ann Ryan Productions which saw her rehearsing in Florida under the watchful eye of ballroom champions, the choreographers of the Paris Lido and choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance USA. Zara then spent eight months dancing her way around the world on board the Six Star Regent Seven Seas Voyager.
Zara is extremely excited to be a part of Showgirl Entertainments and is looking forward to performing with the company.