As an 80's alternative and goth/industrial DJ working in a pirate bar, April discovered her passion for performing fetish and burlesque after being invited to perform in the bar's monthly show. From there she moved onto touring the southeast as a DJ and burlesque performer and producing events in Asheville. She currently heads up the Asheville branch of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, The Girly Girl Revue, and produces Burlesque Battle, Geektastic: A Burlesque Revue, and the Asheville Burlesque Pageant (Burlesque! Burlesque! Burlesque!) and SHELLSHOCK.