Andrea Louisa Pontani is originally from Trenton, New Jersey. In the mid 1990s she began her career as a teenager in New York dancing in the Dutch Weismann Follies at age 17. After the close of Dutch Weismanns, Angie went on to launch The World Famous Pontani Sisters, who performed regularly at Marion's Continental and Windows On the World in the World Trade Center. In 2006, Angie started to focus on her solo performances.
Pontani was the co-producer and star of "This Is Burlesque" at the now-defunct Corio Supper Club. She performs around the world solo and with the Pontani Sisters, and was a creator of the DVD series, "Go-Go Robics". Angie produces and stars in the Burlesque-A-Pades touring production and is the co-producer of the New York Burlesque Festival, an event that happens annually and brings together hundreds of burlesque performers from around the world for 4 nights of performance in NYC.
Angie was crowned Miss Cyclone in 2007 in honor of the historic roller coaster The Coney Island Cyclone. As a Coney Island resident, she has been very active in the fight to save the from rezoning that would jeopardize the amusement district. Angie was crowned "The Reigning Queen of Burlesque, the winner of the Miss Exotic World Pageant in 2008" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Reunion at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Other awards include,"The Best Body in Burlesque"-2007 New York Burlesque Festival, "#1 Burlesque Attraction in the Nation"-AOL.com, "Best NY Based Dance Company"= Show Business Weekly, "Hottest Burlesque Troupe" - Village Voice.
The Pontani SistersModifica
The World Famous Pontani Sisters are a highly stylized and costumed dance trio that helped to pioneer the burlesque revival. They began performing on the boardwalk in Coney Island and went on to international tours both alone as well as with the band Los Straitjackets. Angie choreographed, costumed, and booked most of the troupe’s performances, including tours, Las Vegas runs and appearances on national television programs like Late Night with Conan O'Brien as well as Gossip Girl. The Pontani Sisters have released 3 DVD's that teach 1960s Go Go dancing, Go-Go Robics I & II and Twist Party, with the surf band, Los Straitjackets.
Television, film and radio appearancesModifica
|2004||Showy and 5 Foor 2: The World Famous Pontani Sisters||Herself|
|2006||Queer Eye For the Straight Guy||Herself||"Surprise Our Stud with Stag Party: Ryan M" Episode|
|2006||The World Famous Pontani Sisters||Herself||http://www.micropunta.it/|
|2008||Gossip Girl||Burlesque Dancer||http://www.alarmpress.com/1656/columns/weekly-burlesque-gossip-girl/|
|2008||The Poor Man's Follies||Herself||http://www.micropunta.it/|
|2008||Time Magazine: "The 2008 Burlesque Festival"||Herself||http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1485842900/bctid1812186022|
|2009||Michael Imperioli's "The Hungry Ghost"||Appears painted gold.||http://www.thehungryghostsmovie.com/|
|2010||Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque||Herself|
|2010||The 50 Cent Project||MTV, USA|
|2010||Burlesque Mania||Sky TV, ITALY|
|Nightline||TV3, NEW ZEALAND|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien|
|Good Morning America|
|The Today Show|
|The Wise Guy Show|
|A Day in the Life||NPR|
|The Stretch Show|
- ↑ http://www.schoolofburlesque.com/angiepontani.html
- ↑ "Angie Pontani and The Pontani Sisters". Metromix. http://newyork.metromix.com/events/photo/angie-pontani-and-the/618381/content. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- ↑ http://www.AngiePontani.com
- ↑ Del Signore, John (2008/08/28). "Angie Pontani, Reigning Queen of Burlesque". Gothamist.com http://gothamist.com/2008/08/28/angie_pontani_reigning_queen_of_bur.php
- ↑ Stephanie Simon (2008-12-01). "The Pontani Sisters Bring Burlesque Back". NY1. http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/89830/the-pontani-sisters-bring-burlesque-back/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- ↑ David Toth (2006-10-24). "Los Straitjackets With the World Famous Pontani Sisters & Kaiser George". NY1. http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/89830/the-pontani-sisters-bring-burlesque-back/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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