This "Asian Sexsation" has made a mark in the burlesque world with her signature food-inspired ("foodlesque") acts focusing on Asian culinary icons in popular culture such as Sriracha hot sauce, sushi roll, and cup o' noodles. By fusing her love for food and her Chinese heritage in playful and sexy striptease performances, Calamity brings visibility to performers of color worldwide with a dash of whimsy and a peppering of good humour.
Calamity Chang is one of the busiest burlesque performer AND producer based in NYC with 2 longstanding weekly shows and 2 monthly shows; she also co-produces the world's only ASIAN BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA with Jen Gapay on its 8th year.
Named by The Huffington Post as one of the "20 Burlesque Stars To Know" and by 21st Century Burlesque as one of the Top 100 Burlesque Performers in the world, Calamity has performed for numerous esteemed events such as Inked Magazine (Pinup Issue Release Party 2015), Design Industries Foundation for Fighting Aids NYC, and celebrities such as Brooke Shields and the cast of The Addams Family, Corey Miller of LA Ink, and guest starred in Moby's metal band DiamondSnake ("Woman, Yea"). Calamity has also appeared in reality TV shows such as "Oddities" (Science Channel) and "My Big Redneck Vacation" (Country Music Television). You can also see her in the controversial NC-17 film of 2011 "Shame" by Steve McQueen starring Michael Fassbender as "Late Night Lover #1".
Calamity has a wide range of performance styles suitable for all kinds of events. She is just as comfortable being a glamorous showgirl teasing with feather fans and ostrich boas in classic showgirl-style acts as she is performing neo-burlesque acts clad in shiny latex and other fetish-inspired looks.
4 time NYC Golden Pasties Award winner ("The Hustler: the performer who has hustle game", "The Busy Bee: the performer who multi-tasks the most backstage", "The TMZ Award: the performer who has all the gossip", "The Betty Crocker Award: the performer most likely to incorporate food in their act").
Too many to remember...
Empire Burlesque Festival in Ithaca, NY (2016) Edmonton Burlesque Festival (2016) Montreal Burlesque Festival (2016) The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (2018) The Freezing Tassel Festival (Alaska) 2019 Drop Dead Dames ALLURE, San Diego, 2019 Metalesque Festival, Portland, Oregon (2019) Discordia Days Burlesque Festival (2019)