Who is she anyway?
Pastel Supernova is a classically trained dancer/ actor who has sprinkled her career with film & television, touring globally in contemporary dance companies, and later as a backup dancer, most notably with Nelly Furtado. In 2012 she left it to share her own artistic visions and founded Love Letters Cabaret to produce multidisciplinary burlesque revues dedicated to honoring the free femme and the Deities who began it all. The company's blend of powerhouse performers and seductive choreography earned it the reputation of being “Toronto’s most sexually charged dance theatre company.”
On stage, Supernova has won various international burlesque awards (Top Burlesque Performer - Alternative People's Choice Awards; Best Stage Presence - Lake Como Burlesque Festival; Best Nightlife Entertainment - Toronto Nightclub Awards ) and has taken the opportunity to perform both at the legendary Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and with Dita Von Teese.
In studios, as an instructor, she has developed several signature classes. with a style focused on developing confidence and grace. Her motto "Say Yes" is the foundation for building the kind of self-love and boldness applicable to both life, self-love, and showbiz alike.
On-screen she has many credits, two of which she's had the pleasure of playing herself (Degrassi TNG and DC Titans). In her first feature-length film Becoming Burlesque, Supernova was the film's choreographer off-camera as well as the head of a notorious burlesque company on camera.
Off-stage Pastel has been offering elements of her lifelong esoteric practices privately to clients. This includes Tarot readings, guidance through ritual building, and energy healing such as Touch Therapy. The reverence she shares with audiences on stage is applied to her daily work and she is happy to hold space for anyone looking to (re)connect with the subtle higher vibrations of the Creatrix that bring ceremony and beauty into one's life. She is currently furthering her studies so she may soon offer guidance on end-of-life rituals and transitions.
Who is she anyway?
As soon as she was introduced to myths and legends, Pastel Supernova wanted to share the tales of Divine Feminine deities with the world. She took advantage of her choreography studies to create works for anyone who would watch until it became her professional career. She began in contemporary dance companies and later toured as a backup dancer, most notably with Nelly Furtado. Although she loved the rock n' roll lifestyle of globetrotting with bands and pop stars, Supernova left it to share her own artistic visions.
In 2012 she founded her own ensemble, Love Letters Cabaret and has since been producing multidisciplinary revues (sexy ballets) depicting stories of feminine deities. The company's blend of powerhouse performers and seductive choreography earned it the reputation of being “Toronto’s most sexually charged dance theatre company.”
Pastel's passion for burlesque trickled off stage and into the studios where she developed a style of instructing focused on developing confidence and grace. Her classes range from the art of seduction to no-nonsense fitness and conditioning workouts. Saying "Yes" is the foundation on which she builds the kind of self-love and boldness applicable to her students' life, self-love, and showbiz alike. Her performance quality and bombshell looks have won her several international burlesque entertainment awards but her focus remains on storytelling.
In film and television, she has many credits, two of which she's had the pleasure of playing herself (Degrassi TNG and DC Titans). In her most recent feature film Becoming Burlesque, Supernova was hired as the film's choreographer off-camera as well as Catcha Fox, the head of a notorious burlesque company on camera. Presently Supernova is furthering her acting studies focusing on comedy while continuing to create online work during the pandemic. Until public shows are safe again, keep an eye out for her on your screen.