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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Teacher Amy is a class act as burlesque star Scarlett

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A Dublin pre-school teacher is all set for her role in a major burlesque show tonight.

Amy O'Keeffe (29), who is a tutor in Lucan, will perform as Scarlett Van Tassel when taking part in A Midsummer Night's Dream Spectacular at the Button Factory.

Ms O'Keeffe said she will be performing four times throughout the night along with 49 other women.

"I'm going to be doing a big showgirl routine on my own and some pieces inspired by Cabaret," she said.

nervous

Ms O'Keeffe joined the Irish Burlesque School in 2009.

Describing herself as a "vintage veteran", she said she still gets very nervous.

"My first time on stage felt like going bungee jumping. I talk to myself beforehand," she said.

Despite the nerves, performing has helped her cope with difficult times.

"It takes over but it does so in the best possible way," she said.

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