The Tropicana’s Folies Bergere proudly announces
the promotion of dancer Stephanie Shaw to the lead female adagio dancer
Shaw began taking lessons at the age of five and quickly
decided to pursue a dancing career. She performed in various productions with
the Boston Ballet and won several awards.
After working as a dancer briefly at Busch Gardens theme
park in Virginia, Shaw began performing on cruise ships for a span of six years,
traveling to ports in areas such as North America, South America, Canada, the
Caribbean and Europe.
Shaw’s first appearance in a Las Vegas production show
was in Enter the Night at the Stardust. Two years ago, she became a part
of the Folies Bergere family at the Tropicana, joining the cast in the
role of a dancer. Her sleek dance moves and tremendous flexibility and talent
are what earned her the new title of lead adagio dancer.
The Folies Bergere is the nation’s longest running
production show. Imported from Paris, France in 1959 by Entertainment Director
Lou Walters, the show has been onstage at the Tropicana ever since. Shows are
performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., except Thursdays. The early show
is covered for audiences of all ages and the late show is topless in the
traditional Las Vegas style.