One of todays 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 film, fitness, cooking, 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. She is currently on haiatus from her residency in Las Vegas, “After Dark” where she performs often with her husband Brian Newman at the Nomad.
An award winning entertainer, Angie holds burlesques 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 worlds leading burlesque performers by multiple media outlets.
Angie’s performances 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 Dogg, Dita Von Teese, Bettie Page Clothing, Campari, Esquire Magazine, The Fox 5 Super Bowl Party, Donatella Versace, 50 Cent, The Guggenheim and many more. She is a frequent headliner at the worlds largest rockabilly event, Viva Las Vegas, as well as countless Burlesque Festivals. She has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show as well as on Delocated, Gossip Girl, Crashing and The Today Show. She 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 appeared in, and cast fellow burlesque dancers for the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s Great Performances television special. She was featured on the cover art of the grammy winning album Cheek to Cheek and has been photographed by leading photographers, Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Meisel. She even made a sexy cartoon cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).
She is the host of the podcast, The Bump 'n Grind with Angie Pontani and the co-producer of The New York Burlesque Festival, the worlds longest running and largest burlesque festival, as well as Burlesque-A-Pades, the touring stage show. Angie created a fitness craze with her dance workout DVD series Go-Go Robics. Angie has partnered with both Crunch Gym and World Dance New York on fitness programs and additional releases.
Angie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, band leader Brian Newman and their beautiful daughter Sistilia Josephine. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being a stay at home show mom and dressing her child in oversized matching headbands.