Since its conception in 2011, The Dollhouse has represented and exemplified nothing less than expressive, stimulating entertainment. Comprised originally of an elite group of professional female dancers, each with their own backgrounds and stories; DH was to become a hub for individuals to explore and embrace the more sensual sides of themselves, while pushing the limits of enticement through a live over-the-top theatrical experience.
What started as merely an idea in conversation, became a collaboration between two entertainment visionaries; Shalimar Davis and Lamont “Motts” Smith. The NYC-based company quickly introduced themselves to the industry with their urban burlesque entertainment; having sold out their first three (original) shows, all within the same year.
The organization was inspired by the day-to-day lives and inner most thoughts and desires of the everyday woman; and it is Her story that the creative and technical team(s) would strive to showcase by use of their illustrious roster of “Dollz”. In building their brand, DH would service their Dollz by exposing them to artist development similar to the techniques designed for recording artists and entertainment icons. By doing so, the company constructed a formula that would not just help mold their Dollz into better performers, but better Women, with an emphasis on femininity, confidence and self empowerment.
By June of 2013, DH adhered to the summer weather and decided to add to their show a little heat of their own; Thus, introducing the birth of The “KEN” Project, the male counterpart to The Dollhouse. This decision made “The Dollhouse” a co-ed burlesque production and led to a notable expansion of their audience and target fan-base. DH has shown no signs of slowing down from the very start; after stamping themselves as the new NYC “must-see”, the troupe set there sights on opening their doors through workshops, seminars, and events. However, both the Curators and the amazing/sexy talent that they house, remain dedicated to taking their show on the road and continuing to provide an unforgettable and exciting artistic experience for everyone to enjoy.