Gemmi Galactic is a national entertainer from Austin, TX. She’s a burlesque performer and producer, emcee, cosplayer, actress, model, internet show host, maker, and writer. She’s been producing burlesque shows in Austin, TX since 2011 and has established her troupe, Frisky Business Burlesque, as a staple in the Red River entertainment district. She’s also the Co-producer of Geekgasm Revue Nerdlesque and Trivia. In 2016 Gemmi was an Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Finalist for Best Burlesque Performer and she’s recently become an instructor at the Austin Academy of Burlesque. She’s a science fiction fanatic, a horror hound, a comic book nerd, and an Old Hollywood glamourpuss. With elements of theater, comedy, and the sweetest raunchiness you’ve ever seen, this scifi sweetheart will make you say, “Hubble Hubble!”
Loves: Otis Redding, all things Science Fiction, Pizza, Chuck Taylors, Edgar Allen Poe, Constellations, Rita Hayworth, Cheesy horror movies, David Bowie, Lace, Comic book super heroes, Ray Bradbury, Costumes, Jazz standards, Crafting, Classic cars, Audrey Hepburn, Dogs, Naps, Harry Nilsson, Thunderstorms, and Queso.
Gemmi has been modeling since 2009. She has worked with some of Austin’s best photographers to develop her diverse portfolio. In addition to figure modeling for Austin Community College art classes, she has been in front of the lens for Steve Dement, Lucas Brilliot, Bad JohnPaul, Shawn Collie, Ricardo Acevedo, Sheeanna Singer, JuJu Smith, Edward St. Joseph, Andy Rester, Chris Clark, Rod Nunley, Damian Schillaci, Wil Dunham, Clayton Hodges, David Oliveras, Hill Country Pin Up, Hello Darling, Lucky Devil Pin Up, Brian Winter, Loghry Photography, and Fernie Renteria.
In 2010 Gemmi began studying the art of burlesque. After consuming all the literature and film resources she could find, she enrolled in Coco Lectric’s classes at the Austin Academy of Burlesque. In 2011 she started the trio, Head Over Heels Burlesque, with whom she produced popular semi-monthly shows at Elysium Nightclub for almost two years. Late in 2012 HOHB disbanded and Gemmi started her second troupe, Frisky Business Burlesque, and continued her semi-monthly productions at Elysium. She also works as Co-Producer for the Geekgasm Revue nerdlesque and other one-off productions.
Miss Galactic has performed at the Texas Burlesque Festival, the San Antonio Burlesque Festival, Philadelphia Burlesque Festival, Spanksgiving Burlesque Festival, San Japan Anime Convention, and Realms Con. She’s also been booked in productions by the Bat City Bombshells, the Jigglewatts, Ginger Snaps, Delia Dread, Sabra JohnSin, and Matthew’s Easter Circus, El Circo Bandito, Houston’s Dem Damn Dames, Viva Dallas Burlesque, as well as multiple live-music performances with Copa Kings and the Raindoggs, and was a regular cast member of Naked Girls Reading for two years. She’s graced the stages of Antone’s, the Highball, the Parish, Club de Ville, Spider House Ballroom, the ND, the Beauty Ballroom, Scoot Inn, Hole in the Wall, the Marchesa Theatre, Elysium, Numbers Nightclub, and Maggie Mae’s Gibson Lounge. She can been seen at venues and events all over Austin and beyond.
Gemmi started appearing on screen in 2013. Her filmography currently includes two music videos, a major event promotional video, and a short film. She hopes to continue to grow her on-screen experience.
Other Worlds Austin
In 2015 Gemmi joined the staff of Other Worlds Austin, Austin’s first science fiction film festival, as the Social Media Director as well as part of the Marketing and Outreach teams. In 2016 she was promoted to Outreach Director. Although she has since left the staff, she still loves to find ways to support and work with OWA in her free time. Information about the year-round screenings and the December festival can be found at www.otherworldsaustin.com.
Heart of Horror TV
In 2014 Gemmi was asked to join the hosts of Austin Horror and took charge of the rebranding as Heart of Horror TV. In addition to acting in short sketches, she also did Press coverage of film festivals, conventions, film screenings, and other related events for the show. Her connection to HOHTV ended in the fall of 2015.
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Murray State University, Murray, KY
Studied Communications: Photo Journalism and Public Relations
Austin Academy of Burlesque
Studied Burlesque with Coco Lectric
Head Over Heels Burlesque- January 2011- September 2012
Frisky Business Burlesque- October 2012-current
The Raindoggs Cabaret- December 2012- May 2013
Naked Girls Reading- Austin- January 2013-October 2015
Feather Fan Fiction- August 2013- Current
Geekgasm Revue- November 2015- Current
Blushin’ Roulette- January 2014- Current
Texas Burlesque Festival 2012, 2013, 2016
San Antonio Burlesque Festival 2012
Spanksgiving Burlesque Festival 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
San Japan Anime Convention 2013
Realms Con 2014
Philadelphia Burlesque Festival 2016
Delia Dread’s Vaudeville Showcase
Bat City Bombshells
Kabarette with a “K”
The Copa Kings
Star of Texas Tattoo Convention Official After Party
SXSW Burlesque Brunch
Austin Variety Show
Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing
El Circo Bandito
Dem Damn Dames, Houston
Viva Dallas Burlesque
Producer- Head Over Heels Burlesque- January 2011- September 2012
Producer- Frisky Business Burlesque- October 2012-Current
Producer- Naked Girls Reading- Austin- July 2013-October 2015
Producer- Blushin’ Roulette- January 2014- Current
Co-Producer with Aetheria Lovecraft- Feather Fan Fiction- August 2013- Current
Co-Producer with Professor Argo- Geekgasm Revue- November 2015- Current
Co-Producer with Rob Porta- The Raindoggs Cabaret- December 2012- May 2013
Co-Producer with They Ain’t Ready- Betsy’s Bar Burlesque Comedy Show (one-off)
Co-Producer with S.D. Bosque Music Firm- SXSW Sound By Sound Decks; The Juice Joint; Rock Your Stockings Off!; Mr. Peeping Lovage: A Mike Patton Burlesque Experience (one-offs)
Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing Studio- High Heels and Steel, Dark Goddess
The Raindoggs Cabaret
The Juice Joint
SXSW Sound By Sound Decks
Rock Your Stockings Off!
Frisky Business Burlesque
Bad Johnpaul- Stick it in My Boxxx Valentine’s Day show
EC Comics showcase with Frisky Business Burlesque, Danger*Cakes, and Bat City Surfers
Gore Noir Magazine- Toxic Texas
Boiz of Austin
Lead in music video “Tramp” by Kassy Key and the Raindoggs
2nd Lead in 2013 ROT Rally Promo video by St. Juju Productions
Lead in music video “The Sequence” Directed by Joey Muerto
Saira in short film “De Nada” by Bermuda Dunes Productions.