Janet Fischietto

How did you find a passion in burlesque?

My passion for burlesque started in 2008 when I was working on my Visual Arts degree. I was researching about the early 1900 entertainment and the word “burlesque” was always present. I became curious and at the same time, my attitude for vintage world pushed me to try. That year I also met my agent who saw me as a future burlesque talent. That’s how Janet Fischietto was born. I always remember this story in a fond way, with a smile on my face.

What is the most difficult aspect of the industry?

I don’t think there’s a difficult part of being part of it, you only have to work hard and passionately on your shows and everything works.

What advice would you give to anybody wanting to join the industry?

Every day training, stimulate your creativity and be curious! This is the perfect recipe for a successful career. Think unique and original. My motto is “Live your life as the greatest show ever!”

What is the best thing aspect of a Burlesque show?

There are many amazing aspects of being part of Burlesque industry. Meeting great artists who share and exchange with, traveling the world and first of all we are so lucky to have a job that we love.

Do you have a burlesque icon inspiration?

I took my main inspiration from the circus world, then early century fashion, photography and performative artists. So hardly I get inspired from burlesque, but yes all the past burlesque performers are a strong example of grace and awareness, for us today.