Sam Jenkins aka Scarlett Sparkle is the beauty-&-brains behind Burlesque on Ice. A glittering show that will combine ice-with-sparkle by mixing two technically brilliant art forms and merging them into one to create a heavenly hybrid that combines entertainment with performance. Sam is an original. Passionate. Driven. Adventurous and altogether an all round superstar who is set to make superstars out of the cast of Burlesque On Ice:
“My working life began in the law having trained as a criminal barrister, with a passion for justice. As time went on I developed two completely unrelated passions. Figure skating & burlesque. And Scarlet Sparkle was born.
Both my personas are working on the show as it requires all the different skills I have acquired over the years. Performing on ice requires an understanding of the challenges and importance of performance (something often overlooked when figure skating)! It’s a production, so the legal skills come in handy, especially negotiation and the need for organisation! It is no easy task to manage a cast of solo performers, who are all used to being the centre of attention. I am lucky that I have a good understanding of the logistics of working with ice and know my way around social media. But ultimately it is a business. Therefore there’s a need to have a good head for figures and recognise the need to be persuasive!
The challenges of Burlesque On Ice are very different to those I faced in the legal profession. Burlesque has a lot more glitter and sparkle! I couldn’t understand why ice had never been combined with burlesque, so I decided to do just that and combine the two. In February my vision will become [...]