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12/01/2014 02:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Bonnie Dunn, Burlesque Dancer and Show Producer

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Dunn, a nightclub singer, came into her line of work honestly, having been first exposed to burlesque in her hometown, New Orleans. After a stint as a go-go dancer in New Jersey, she joined a word-of-mouth-only cabaret in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. Years later, she took it over; it has since evolved into her current show, Le Scandal. This off-Broadway performance, featuring sword swallowers, magicians and (of course) burlesque is a hit with the Vaudeville-forever crowd. So much so, that it happens to be the longest-running show if it's kind. Dunn also teaches burlesque to a wide range of students including NYPD officers and mother-daughter enthusiasts who want to learn more about the art.