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My journey began with my love and passion for dance. I started with training in jazz and hip hop with dreams of becoming a successful choreographer. Later, I found a zest for pole dance and the aerial arts that opened me up to a whole realm of alternative entertainment and performing arts. I've since been a part of a hula hoop performance troupe - Nubian Spin, Chocolate City Burlesque & Cabaret, The Punany Poets, WARR NXLVL, performed at Sax Lounge in DC and many other stages across the nation.

My experiences as a performer, both positive and negative, ignited a fire in me to create my own productions and content. I now produce and creatively direct an event series called Taste.Touch.Feel. that features interactive burlesque & variety entertainment. I curate the entertainment, create the event flow, hire staff, and act as production manager during the show.

I've recently begun artistically directing my own concept videos and photo shoots. I like to bring  life to the things in my head and challenge people's ideas of what they think I should create and be. Creative direction and modeling are natural extensions from dance for me and my passion for them builds more over time.

In addition, I teach a signature style of dance called Floetic Floorwork as well as heels choreography and pole classes.

Performance + Teaching Resume

Feb 2015Present

Independent Dance Instructor, Organizer

Brooke Jay Private Parties, Classes and Workshops

FOREPLAY: Sensual Dance Immersion
3 Part Sensual Dance Workshop; Sensual Essentials, Floetic Floorwork, Advanced Heels

Warr Dance Studio, MD 2/18

Private Booking - Wedding Reception Surprise Dance Choreography  - Takoma Park, MD 4/17

Total TwerkOUT      Dance Fitness/1 Year Residency           Franklin Park Apartments, MD 6/16 - 7/17

Brooke Jay's Alter Ego Party  -  Pole/Chair Choreography  -  Alter Ego Fitness Studio, MD  2/15

Brooke Jay's Pinup Pole Party   -  Pole & Floor Choreography   -   Fit  4 Pole, VA      11/15

The Art of Tease  -  Group Private Chair and Sensual Instruction  -  Private Location, MD   11/15

Dec 2016Present

The Punany Pearl/Traveling Resident Dancer

The Punany Poets

The Punany Poets is an interactive Sex Education Theater company. I am the resident dancer as of June 2016. I have toured DC, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, and more with this group.

Apr 2017June 2017

Lead Actress

Indie Film (Las Vegas, NV/San Diego, CA

Was cast as the lead role in an indie film called STRIP. I played a young girl who lived with her single and sick father. She begins exotic dancing to help with living costs and gets caught in the lifestyle - ending in murder and mayhem.

Oct 2016Present

Dance Instructor

My Body Shop (Hyattsville, MD)

Teaching Floetic Floorwork  -  a stylized form of dance choreography created by Brooke Jay using the floor as your central prop.

Teaching STRUT - a sassy choreography class in HEELS.

Feb 2015Present

Burlesque Performer

Oya Herikayne

The evolution of Brooke Jay into Oya Herikayne (performance name change)

The Roux Festival - Burlesque Performance - New Orleans, LA  9/16

The Punany Poets - Burlesque Performance - Washington, DC  8/16

Chocolate Lounge Burlesque Performer  Washington, DC         5/16

The Roux: A Spicy Brown Burlesque Show - New Orleans, LA   -    Burlesque performer     9/15

Feb 2017May 2017

GoGo Dancer

Mosaic Nightclub & Lounge (Baltimore, MD)
Oct 2016Sept 2017

Go-Go Dancer

A.I. Cats

Residency at Horseshoe Casino - Baltimore, MD

Caesar's Palace - Atlantic City, NJ

Sep 2015Nov 2017

Dance & Pole Instructor

Fit 4 Pole (Alexandria, VA)

Teaching Red Light Special, a sensual pole choreography class always to a slow jam.

Teaching STRUT - a sassy choreography class in HEELS.

Teaching Tease -  a sexy burlesque inspired choreography class.

Teaching Floetic Floorwork  -  a stylized form of dance choreography created by Brooke Jay using the floor as your central prop.

Oct 2015Oct 2017

Hooper, GoGo Dancer, Fire Performer

Nubian Spin

Performing at festivals, private events, club appearances, teaching hoop fitness

Funk Parade Pre-Show - Hoop Performance - Kennedy Center , DC  4/16

Broccoli City 5k - Hoop Fitness Instruction -  Washington, DC 4/16

Funk Parade - Hoop Performance - Washington, DC 5/16

Catharsis: A Healing Vigil - Fire Performance - National Mall, Washington, DC 1/16

Nov 2016February 2017

Go-Go Dancer

Angel's Rock Bar

Residency at Angel's Rock Bar at PowerPlant Live - Baltimore, MD

Mar 2015Sept 2016

Neo-Burlesque Performer, Choreographer, GoGo Dancer

Serafemme Neo-Burlesque 

Rebel Kingdom  - Neo Burlesque Performance  - Flava Lounge, DC   2/15

Holisti Happy Hour  - Neo Burlesque Performance/Gogo Dancing, DC  5/15

Bourbon & Cigars  -  Neo Burlesque Performance   - MD    7/15

Masquerade Ball  -  Neo Burlesque/Gogo Dancing/Pole Dancing  -  SOBE Lounge, MD   8/15

Erotic Poetry Slam  -   Neo Burlesque Performance  - The Fridge, DC    10/15

Makers Lab Holiday Party  - Neo Burlesque to live band  - Tropicalia , DC  12/15

The Sweet Spot   -  Neo Burlesque Performance/Gogo Dancing  -  Bliss Nightclub, DC  12/15

Grown & Sexy Holiday Party   - Gogo Dancing   - SOBE Restaurant and Lounge, MD   12/15

Witches & Whiskey V-day Party - Neo Burlesque Performance - Club Heaven and Hell, DC  2/16

30 on 30 Anniversary Party - Gogo Dancing - SOBE Restaurant and Lounge, MD  3/16

Pretty Boi Capital Pride Party   Burlesque Performance/Gogo Dancing   Bier Baron, DC 6/16

May 2015Nov 2015

Burlesque Performer, GoGo Dancer, Kitten, Model

Chocolate City Burlesque & Cabaret

Capital Pride Parade  -   Ribbon Twirler/Gogo Dancer  DC  6/15

Summer SOULstice   - Gogo Dancer/Kitten   - Hispanic Gala Theater, DC  7/15

Black Friday   -   Burlesque Performer    - Hispanic Gala Theater, DC    11/15

Chocolate City 2015 Calendar   -  Model         

Additional Appearances

BOOMscat - 'Hands' Music Video   -   Model    12/14

Miss Black Nude Pageant 2010 - 1st Runner Up - Negril, Jamaica  (categories: evening wear, swimsuit, lingerie, talent, and nude)

The People's Thrift    -  Clothing  Model    - 2014