Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I feel like a wave pulling my gown of sea tendrels from the bottom of the ocean so that i may step up these stairs and then release it to the ground. Release and let go of any uncessary rubbish, to stop holding all things as treasures, minimize, seek openess.

Walk into uncharted territory of my own existance. Explore inspiration and create a holding space for the new. A mental upgrade. A moment in time. A glimpse to the future. An homage to the past.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

LIfe in the City of Life

My adventures keep me busy. Far flung and starry-eyed I explore the world one step at a time. From swirling whirls of vision to white blanketing clouds of dust Ive been ingesting the land one hue at a time.

I feel honored to have kept the best company in the passing year of 2010 I feel like I found a secret level on this video game of life.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mermaid Lagoon: A Benefit for The Oceanic Preservation Society & The Gulf Coast

Once upon a time, in a blue lagoon not so far from New York City, there lived a village full of beautiful Mermaids. Famous for their dangerous beauty and bewitching songs, these mermaids were known the world over for their charms and talents used for pulling sailors to their doom beneath the waves. Legend tells that for one night in the deep of summer their lagoon is safe for mortal travelers. They ask only that you make an offering to The Sea, and dance with them...

On Saturday, July 24th, an alluring and eclectic group of all-female performers will come together for one night only at The House of Yes for the "Mermaid Lagoon" ocean benefit. Funds will go directly to The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of the Oscar winning documentary "The Cove”) and to Gulf Coast clean-up efforts.
Kai Altair will perform songs from her solo EP release: Star of The Sea, and the night will also include spellbinding performances by burlesque beauty Veronica Varlow, Ali Luminescent (Coney Island's Best Mermaid 2009), tribal belly dance by Desert Sin, and sea-themed aerial and glass walking performances by members of Lady Circus. The evening will feature a bio-luminescent lagoon full of bellydancing mermaids and handmade tropical drinks, with DJ Joey Nova spinning a special cocktail of new wave and electro-bellydance all night long.

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to send donations HERE.
Donations over $10 will receive 5 tickets to the night's raffle.

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time: 9PM

The House of Yes
342 Maujer St.
Brooklyn, NY
Subway: Take the L Train to Grand St.

Kai Altair
Veronica Varlow
Cassandra Rosebeatle and Ali Luminescent of Lady Circus
Desert Sin

Luminescent Underwater Life Installations by Gregory Skolozdra
Music by Joey Nova

Tropical Mixology by Love Girl

Dress: Sea Siren, Pirate, Glow-fish, Water Nymph, Sea Captain, Dolphin
Tickets: $15/advance $20/door
Buy Tickets:!/event.php?eid=126873827350172&ref=ts

A Benefit For: The Oceanic Preservation Society ( Creators of Oscar winning documentary "The Cove"), and Gulf Coast clean up efforts.
**Mermaid Lagoon is not affiliated in any manner with the Oceanic Preservation Society or any of its programs, projects or websites


Monday, May 3, 2010

Honored and excited!

This past weekend I had the honor of getting to meat Mark Ryden (pun intended) at his opening of The Gay 90's Old Thyme Meat Show.

Above photo from Butterfly of Juxtapoz Magazine and I also received a sweet lil write up from W Magazine

So much fun!!

The following night I had the honor to show for Papusza Couture. . . on stilts. . . on a trapeze! Her work is hauntingly beautiful. If you havent had a chance to check it out by all means go see

Photo by Ali Schmitz

And Wow it has been a busy year thus far my goodness. I had a really great time working with Zine Brown of Thousand Names Productions being an Earth goddess in his upcoming release "Hidden Sister" which Miss Kai Altair ( sings on as well. Joined by super rockstars Sera Solstice, Nicotine, Abby Hertz, Veronica Varlow and Anya Sapakovnova. Cant wait til this one comes out folks. It will surely be a treat.

Photo By Justin Aubuchon, Costume by Kae Burke

Yay much love and creation*


Thursday, April 22, 2010

End of an Era

Here i sit closing down St. Vincent Hospital with dreams of Indonesia washing in and out of mind. Not quite as intended it to go, never is, but truly excited for the time, availability, possibility, and adventures that lie ahead.

Already choregraphing new numbers to skills i havent even acquired yet for songs ive recently fallen in love with. Cant wait for what the future holds.



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brian and Wendy Froud at Books of Wonder

Wow. That was quite incredible. To meet Brian froud a man that so vividly shaped my ability to believe that there is so much more than meets the eye. Super magic time. Beyond belief inspiration growing from seeds spread so far and wide. A man so willing to indulge on the insurmountable attempt to describe the energy around us everyday. Totally moving buzzing goose bump inducing as he looked at both and kai at the same time--an eye on each of us. So incredible. So foward thinking so surprised by his own answers it was tickling to watch him surprise himself and wendy's hair glistened and sparkled In the most brilliant way as she kept a close eye scheckobg to see if she should reel him in a bit. Precious. Outstanding. Powerful. Influential. And enlightening.

 I must say, I do believe. 



Friday, January 22, 2010

The Wonderneath- Presale Tickets on Sale Now

With the new year comes new ambitions! Please join us for my newest project*

The Wonderneath- A Circus Theatre Adventure

Ali Schmitz, the creative force crowned Coney Island's Best Mermaid 2009, presents her newest creation, "The Wonderneath," featuring the charming Kai Altair and powerful jazz and blues stylings by Tin Pan.

“The Wonderneath” is a triumphant tale pushing the boundaries of imagination and circus skills (aerial acrobatics, fire performance, puppetry, dance, and more) to complete a story of curiosity and possibility. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, “The Wonderneath” explores the otherworldly lair rumbling below the city's surface, where steam energy has seeped through granite and crystal, fractalized, and created a dimension where all that is wondered comes to be.

Watch this magical world be discovered and brought to life by Hailey, played by Kai Altair, as she brings the audience with her deep into the Wonderneath and along for the ride of this turbulent adventure. From a fiery soothsayer to man-eating snapdragons to the high-flying queen of the underbelly, this tale has a little something for everyone.

Be dazzled by performances from Claire de Luxe, Jordann Baker, Ali Luminescent, and Ellie Mio of Lady Circus, Ateles Aerial, Renata of Desert Sin and Alchemy Dance Theater, Bex Fabulous, and Flaming Jewel.

Feb. (fri/sun) 26, 28
March (thurs/fri/sat) 4,5,6

Presale tickets $15 at // $20 at the door
Event Listing:

Doors at 8pm show at 9pm

Come early for snacks and surprises
plus an additional matinee show on march 6 (closing day) time tbd

House of Yes
342 Maujer St
Brooklyn, NY
L to Grand
(Between Morgan and Waterbury)

. . . : : : Expect magic, mayhem, sparkles and more : : : . . .