Lucida Sans is a seasoned burlesque performer, producer and emcee, with nearly fifteen years of experience under her garter belt. Currently Santa Fe-based, previously LA-based and originally NYC-based, Lucida Sans has entertained hundreds of audiences in more than 15 US cities in historic theatres, smoky nightclubs, and dingey dive bars alike with her ribald humor, goofy exuberance, dad jam belting, and never-ending costume changes.
She began her burlesque career as an underage art school delinquent as the founder of Alpha Psi Ecdysia, the nation's premiere undergraduate burlesque troupe and, to this day, the only state-sponsored stripperformance art ensemble in the nation. Her ongoing work as producing artistic director and resident emcee of NYC's Rhinestone Gorilla (currently in its 13th year) has been called “wildly inventive, completely nuts, and charming through-and-through” (Flavorpill) and “just so odd we don’t know what to call it” (Time Out New York).
Back in the pre-Covid times, she could be seen in Santa Fe every other month as resident emcee and co-producer at Bedtime Stories, Meow Wolf's bimonthly neo-burlesque revue.
She can be seen on Burlesque Galaxy biweekly on her show, At Home with Rhinestone Gorilla, premiering October 8th.
In addition to her work in burlesque and nightlife, Lucida is an accomplished producer and creative director of large scale immersive experiences.