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Meet Veronica Yune

Today we’d like to introduce you to Veronica Yune.

Hi Veronica, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
When I began burlesque and where I am today are two different versions of myself both personally and professionally. I grew up admiring and wanting to be a part of the PussyCat Dolls when they were performing as a burlesque troupe at the Roxy in Hollywood with Dita Von Teese as their guest star. This sparked my interest in entertainment and burlesque, so much so I pursued studying Theatre full time at CAL State, Northridge earning me a BA in Theatre where I spent my time between my studies and Burlesque. Fast forward some time and I began training in Aerial Arts where I practiced cirque training. I had a very lucky chance that not many people get even in their entire professional career. I landed a pretty big opportunity to perform on one of the most prestigious stages in LA, known as Lucha VaVOOM.  I am eternally grateful and humbled for the opportunity, because it allowed me to grow both professionally and personally in the past ten years; I have a better understanding and respect for the art.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
As with any passion, you must do it because you love it because you will have to commit to it entirely and on the best of days as well as the worst. It requires staying consistent, ready at all times and hungry for it. Nothing is guaranteed in this career so the journey must be worth it in the end, despite not achieving any amount of success sometimes. With this passion, it requires one to be mentally, physically and spiritually present at all times since essentially our lives are at stake while spinning sometimes 20 feet in the air with no crash pad beneath. One of the obstacles I’ve learned to face is shutting out any feelings of anxiety right before I am about to perform 20 feet high and trust the years of blood, sweat and tears I’ve put into this art and that’s what makes me ready at all times. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a professional aerial and burlesque artist known as Veronica Yune. I specialize in what I call Aerial-Burlesque which combines a little bit of grace and a little danger, showcasing my practices in both Cirque and Burlesque- in the air. I can be most notably known for fusing the two together having been one of the beginning pioneers in this dynamic art form. What makes me most proud is what has become of the hard work I have invested into the art. I began giving my best but not expecting much from it, so I am grateful for everything I have accomplished from it. My journey has not been easy, but every step has been worth it, every opportunity I’ve worked for, I am humbled and grateful by the blessings it has brought. With one of those being, earning a spot on the lineup for the final closing dates of the Vans Warped Tour music festival in 2019. 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
I would like to credit some of my mentors for believing in me and helping to shape my career into what it is today. Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, for taking a chance on me and granting me an opportunity to showcase my work on their prestige platform. I was able to gain professional experience and learn from watching my peers perform.  Lucy Fur was a mentor of mine since the beginning days, where she showed me the showgirl ropes and took me under her wing. I will forever be grateful and humbled by the kindness these ladies have shown me both professionally and personally.  I would also like to credit some of my aerial coaches who inspired my respect and appreciation for the aerial arts, Terry Beeman, Sita Acevedo and others whose tough love has humbled me. 

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Image Credits:

Jesus Wall Image: Sean Cardamone, Red Background/Roses Image: Joe Welkie, Grey Background Images: Timothy Norris, Images taken at Lucha VaVOOM- Black & White Photo: Safi Alia Shabaik, Blue Spotlight Images: Samuel H. Prudencio. Thank you!

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