Education and Early Life
Born in Philadelphia on January 4, 1976. According to a few articles about her in the Philadelphia City Paper, her upbringing was quite conservative. Annie went to Lower Merion High School and graduated in 1993. She then studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Anthropology at Temple University.
Annie began her burlesque career with the Peek-A-Boo Revue and performed with them 1998-2005. She founded the troupe Revival Burlesque in 2007. Revival is known for its sketch comedy mixed with sexy strip tease. Revival has been called "Saturday Night Live" with boobs" by the Philadelphia City Paper.
Annie A-Bomb was the co-director, with Peter Gaffney, of the agit-prop and politically charged Cabaret Red Light, a vaudeville, burlesque and puppet theater company. She was a writer, performer, puppeteer, director and designer for Cabaret Red Light from 2008-2011.
Annie is also a pin-up model. She has been painted by illustrators Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, and was pictured in their 2008, 2009, and 2010 fantasy art wall calendars. She has graced the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine in illustrations by Dave Palumbo. She was a model for Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Philadelphia chapter in 2008, and 2009.
Other Information and Projects
Annie founded the Philadelphia School of Burlesque in 2009. She is known for her political involvement and often participates in demonstrations and direct actions including with Axis of Eve in 2004, and Occupy Philadelphia in 2011.
• Article about the Philadelphia School of Burlesque