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EP 63: Shae Adams-Peres (autogenerated)

[00:00:00] Dane Reis: [00:00:00] you booked it, episode 63. 

[00:00:05] Okay, let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Shae Adams Paris. Are you ready for the Shea?

[00:00:13]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:00:13] Sure. 

[00:00:14] Dane Reis: [00:00:14] Beautiful. Shay is a professionally trained dancer, starting at the age of six at Julie and Lucas school of dance in Australia studying all facets of dance and went on to graduate from the Queensland dance school of excellence in Brisbane, Australia. She has worked in the industry for over a decade. Most of which has been for some of Europe’s most famous cabarets. 

[00:00:38] Theater shows and casinos. Her credits include Moulin Rouge in Paris. Benetton palace in Spain casino do live on in Lebanon. Dr. Jennis in Athens stone, Omar in Spain, battle of the dance in the USA casino. This boa in Portugal, Polato Colombiano in basil and the grand theater in England with this experience and gaining knowledge of the industry Shay now owns and runs her own show girl company called 

[00:01:09] show girls and works as a freelance agent for Starlight production and show business, as well as a choreographer and assistant casting director for LA Boosh. which is a family run Spiegel tent show. Shay, that is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, fill in the gaps, who you are, where you’re from, where you’re currently calling home and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry. 

[00:01:40]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:01:40] Okay, so, well, as you said, I’m Shay Adam’s Paris. I was a professionally trained dancer. I was actually also a specialty artist as well. I did Ariel. Um, I’m currently calling home to Spain. I met a lovely chap in working while unreason Paris and, um, got married. And we’re now living in Spain. Just outside a postcode Benadryl. It’s about 10 minutes outside of there. And we run our companies from there. And we, as I said, we had the family business that is the Spiegel tent. And we do that once a year as well. Um

[00:02:16] Dane Reis: [00:02:16] beautiful. All right. Well, let’s move on to this next section and Shay, look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone?

[00:02:27]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:02:27] So my favorite quote is everything happens for a reason. I believe that it literally does everything happens for a reason, whether it’s good or bad. Your life works out the way it is meant to work.

[00:02:38] Dane Reis: [00:02:38] Yeah, absolutely. And a few different people have brought that quote up in these interviews and I cannot agree more because. For so many different reasons. , first you need to have the good with the bad to really appreciate the good times and to get perspective on your entire career, but also to trust that everything is falling into alignment for you in that very specific moment.

[00:03:04]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:03:04] Exactly. Exactly.

[00:03:06] Dane Reis: [00:03:06] Wonderful. Well, let’s get into this next section and Shay of course you are an entertainment professional. I am an entertainment professional, and. I think you’d agree that this industry. Can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally emotional industries, either of us have probably ever experienced. And you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while, yeah, of course there’s an outrageous amount of fun and excitement doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:04:01]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:04:01] The one key challenge. I think for me all that, well, it could also be an obstacle is injuries. Um, because I, I moved from being a professional dancer to an error list and I was trained very well trained by two Cirque de Solei. Um, artists, however, my body, after even just a few years of doing it, I had major, um, Major injuries where I actually had to stop. And I thought, yeah, I thought my world was coming to an end because that’s all I wanted to do. Um, however, it was very lucky that. In having that happen to me. Um, it opened my eyes up to other possibilities. I E having Laboo show girls. So I feel like if I didn’t have those injuries at that moment in time, I probably would know. Um, opened up my own company. So that’s, I think that’s how I’ve come out and better than before.

[00:04:49] Dane Reis: [00:04:49] Absolutely. And truly it is a reflection of your quote that everything happens for a reason. Isn’t it?

[00:04:55] Shae Adams-Peres: [00:04:55] Exactly. Yeah. That’s it.

[00:04:57] Dane Reis: [00:04:57] I love that journey. And let’s move on to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time that you realized yes. I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing in the entertainment industry. Tell us about that.

[00:05:21]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:05:21] That’s actually really sorry. Tough question. I was just thinking I never really. At the start of my career.   because I started at the top, which sounds really at myself, but I started already, my first contract was more on Rouge, but yeah, so the thing is, um, I never used to say, I want to work at the mall on Rouge. You know, I just, it just fell in my lap. You know, obviously I didn’t go to the audition and I got through. Um, but it wasn’t something that I was like, yes. Oh my God, I want to do this. It just happened. And it just snowballed the actual. Um, moment that I think that I loved in my career, that was the height of it was actually working in bedded on palace where I was the principal dancer. And I thought, yeah, this is what I’m meant to be doing. So that was actually probably the moment, but I think more than rude is probably the moment I should have been thinking. This is amazing, but it wasn’t.

[00:06:11] Dane Reis: [00:06:11] Oh, that’s okay though, because you know what  like you said, everything happens for a reason. And I was speaking with someone else. Uh, his name was Eric Jordan Young, and he said, when he went to New York, he said, I hate to say this kind of, but I went there and the first audition I did, I got it. 

[00:06:26] And I went on tour, which is amazing. And, you know, never take away from things like that, because that is amazing. That, that, that was your journey. It worked out for you. And I think it’s So fitting that, , once you went on another contract to Bennett on palace and you had that opportunity to be the principal, that was when it was really able to soak in for you. I love that.

[00:06:48]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:06:48] Yeah. Yeah. I really loved that moment,

[00:06:51] Dane Reis: [00:06:51] beautiful. Well, let’s piggyback on that and let’s talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happen to be a part of it, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite? Booked it moment.

[00:07:12] Shae Adams-Peres: [00:07:12] Do you know what? I have two favorite books at moments I’ll do. The first one is the Benetton palace. However, I didn’t, I didn’t audition for that. Um, that fell in my lap. I have just been like, I don’t, I shouldn’t keep saying lucky cause I have trained so hard over the years, but, um, it fell into my lap as well. I just happened to be working in Moulin Rouge and the director was a friend of, one of the dancers in the model. And said, Oh, I hear that. You know, my husband was going to Ben at all. Um, you know, how, how good is she done? You know, that took particular thing. When you ask other people’s opinions and it just fell into my lap that way. That was however, I was really excited to have booked it. Um, the second one in my life is actually, um, booking when I booked things for my show girls. So we had actually booked a really good contract this year, however COVID happened. So however I did have the book that moment, I was excited, you know? Life is going well, you know, cause my company is only young. Um, but yeah, COVID happens. So hopefully we’ll have another book that moment next year.

[00:08:14] Dane Reis: [00:08:14] Absolutely. Yeah. I think there’s going to be a lot of that. And there’s been so much disruption for our entire industry.  myself personally, my entire year was so booked up and just like that. Swept out from under you, right. And I’m sure you’ve had very similar experience.

[00:08:28]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:08:28] Yeah, it’s not been fun.

[00:08:30] Dane Reis: [00:08:30] No, but here we are and we’re moving forward.

[00:08:33] Shae Adams-Peres: [00:08:33] Exactly.

[00:08:36] Everything happens for a reason.

[00:08:38] Dane Reis: [00:08:38] we go. There we go. The theme of the interview.

[00:08:41] Shae Adams-Peres: [00:08:41] Yeah.

[00:08:42] Dane Reis: [00:08:42] Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And. Like we were just talking about this global pandemic. How do you see this entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:08:59]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:08:59] So currently we’re casting a few. We’ve got ’em. There it’s a well known, um, production company in Spain and they’re actually opening up lucky. Then they’re actually going to be opening up in December for two year tour. Um, so with that, we are casting dancers and acrobats and things like that. So we’re working on that at this present time. Um, so I’m looking forward to, , actually getting people booked and hired and whatnot, you know, especially in this industry, it’s just, well, not industry, but this time it’s a bit hard. Um, and I hope to see the entertainment industry. Make a big boom, you know, after, after being let down this year, I really do hope that we come back bigger and better. Um, and that we all survive, you know, because we have seen a lot of companies that are. Are struggling that have actually closed down, um, and won’t be able to open back up. So I’m just hoping that in the next few years, um, the entertainment industry, we’ll just.  expand and grow and be better than before.

[00:09:58] Dane Reis: [00:09:58] Absolutely. I love your insight on that and your optimism on it. And I think, look, throughout this whole COVID time across the world, there’s been a lot of talk about essential Indiana central businesses and. I think that people are going to really truly start realizing how essential

[00:10:17] Shae Adams-Peres: [00:10:17] So. Yeah, exactly. You know, I mean, we’ve all been in lockdown where we were all in lockdown, let’s say in Spain, eight, nine weeks, what did everyone do in that time? They’re watching Netflix. Netflix is a form of art. It’s our industry as well. You know, it’s their format entertainment. So you can’t tell me that we aren’t essential in some way.

[00:10:37] Dane Reis: [00:10:37] Absolutely. Absolutely. Well, let’s move on to one of my favorite sections of the interview. I call it the grease lightening round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready?

[00:10:57]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:10:57] , yes, I will try.

[00:10:58] Dane Reis: [00:10:58] All right. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:11:05]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:11:05] Oh, it had to be a boyfriend which don’t ever, ever do anyone. 

[00:11:13] Dane Reis: [00:11:13] Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:11:19]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:11:19] Um,  I never received any information from other dances. However, I now tell people, just watch your elders. Like you’re the veterans that are in the shows or whatever, make sure you just watch them. Like. And I even asked them questions so they can give you answers and help you with this. You know, navigating the industry.

[00:11:38]Dane Reis: [00:11:38] Absolutely. And I would like to expand on that just a second. Specifically to your company and Showgirls and so much of your career being a show girl and how important it is to watch. The women that have been doing this for a long time, because I love the showgirl art form and it is so nuanced in, so.  specific and it is so complex in a way while being very simple at the same time that you can learn so much from the veteran and the experienced show girls on a stage, it is an amazing art form. When you see it done perfectly.

[00:12:14] Okay. Wow. And the third question, what is something that is working for you now, or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:12:29]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:12:29] Um, I think what was working for me, we’ll specifically with my show will company was that I am a little bit different. Um, I am a show girl. I have worked at Moulin Rouge and I do do the typical show go work as well. But I have my own style that, um, I intertwined with the show girl and we call it modern show girl. A lot of my girls that worked for me. So it’s, you know, Shay’s modern show girl. Um, and I think that works for me because I haven’t tried to put myself in a little box that I’m the same as everyone else, because there is a, quite a few showgirl companies in Europe. So, you know, we all have to try and I mean, there’s work for everyone, but you know, at the same time, you’re all kind of get roped into that same little box at your job, or you’re all similar, but no, I try and be a little bit different to everyone and have my own different style as well as the costumes be a little bit different.

[00:13:17]Dane Reis: [00:13:17] Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, because you know, the person, that’s the event planner at whatever corporation, you name it,  they see a show girl company when they start searching around for whatever the client may or may not want. Right. And there’s so much. There’s such specific things about each company that are very unique and I love that you’ve adapted your company to be your style in something very unique and true to you.

[00:13:41] Yeah, And the fourth question. What is the best resource, whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now.

[00:13:58]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:13:58] So, um, what’s the best resource. I just actually live day by day, moment by moment and live on the fly. I actually don’t really,  use hardware, software, that type of thing. Um, yeah, I just live my life. Every day, how it is.

[00:14:12] Dane Reis: [00:14:12] Beautiful. And the fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do. Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:14:31]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:14:31] I think I would keep it the same. Um, I’ve been extremely lucky. Just the way that everything’s happened for me, maybe I would have, um, Not. Like I would have probably asked the, the girls above me and the veterans above me and asked for a little bit more help at the start. Um, but actually I just, like I said, I’ve been really, really lucky. Everything does happen for a reason. So I think I would actually keep it the same, to be honest. I’m just, yeah, I really do feel blessed. Most of what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. So, 

[00:15:02] yeah, I wouldn’t really change it.

[00:15:03] Dane Reis: [00:15:03] Yeah, I love that. And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your career in this industry that you’d like to leave with our listeners?

[00:15:16]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:15:16] again, learn from your, the people above you and the, the veterans and everything like that. Um, keep your head down, bum up, basically, because you know, I do find that sometimes. The younger generation come in and they think that they know better. Um, and you know, sometimes that is a little bit annoying. So for the, those younger generation, I would say, come in, have your head down bum up, trying to learn from the elders or the, you know, the veterans or the ones that have been in the industry for a long time. That’s that’s really it.

[00:15:47] Dane Reis: [00:15:47] Absolutely. There’s a lot to be said about,  you don’t know what you don’t know. And it’s okay to be confident. It’s okay to walk into the room and know your skillset, but also know you don’t know everything. Take in your surroundings, look at stuff and go, Oh, right. Let’s just observe for a little while and take that in and see if I can learn something, ask some questions.

[00:16:07]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:16:07] Yeah, exactly right. You know, um, Because we do find what I have found being also with the casting agency and stuff. I have actually found that dancers do this this day and age. I feel like they just think they know everything and you do need to just, yeah. I mean, we all love people who are confident. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love someone. If they walk in head held high, really, really confident. That’s fine. But if you’re going on the other spectrum of cockiness, when you don’t, you haven’t been in an industry, you don’t know the industry and. You just kinda need to learn. Um, , learn from the elders is I keep saying, well, the veterans.

[00:16:42] Dane Reis: [00:16:42] Yeah, absolutely. There’s so much there. And to wrap up this interview, Shay, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:16:57]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:16:57] Sure. So you can find me. We’ve got Laboo show girls on Facebook. We’ve also got an Instagram account and we’ve got a Twitter. Um, with Starlight, we have our. Um, Instagram page as well as our Facebook page. Both Starlight and Lucia girls. We actually do have websites as well. Um, and our actual family, M Spiegel tent is also on all those platforms as well. We’re quite with the social media stuff. We’re quite out there. So we have got like, yeah, everything with. When it comes to that. So they can find us there. Um, I’m happy for girls or guys or anyone really to actually reach out, um, via any of those platforms. I’m always there to help people, you know,  Um,

[00:17:40] and that’s about it.   

[00:17:41] Dane Reis: [00:17:41] Beautiful. And for everyone listening, I have listed all of the links and social media handles in the description of this episode. You can easily pop in there, click on it and check them out or send a message. Shay. It has been such a pleasure to have you on today. Thank you so much for being here.

[00:18:00]Shae Adams-Peres: [00:18:00]  You’re welcome. Thank you. It was fun.