The name "Calamity Chang" is inspired by the notorious frontierswoman Calamity Jane, an outlaw who was known to be a daredevil and an alcoholic. Calamity Chang may not be all those things (but she did grow up in Texas), she does exemplify the same rebellious freedom through the art form of burlesque.
Calamity Chang produced 2 longstanding weekly shows and 2 monthly shows in NYC for over a decade as well as performing and touring. As of 2021, she is spreading the burlesque gospel in her new home in the Pocono Mountains! She continues to co-produce the world's only NEW YORK ASIAN BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA with Jen Gapay.
This "Asian Sexsation" has made a mark in the burlesque world with her signature food-inspired ("foodlesque") acts focusing on Asian culinary icons in popular culture such as Sriracha hot sauce, sushi roll, and cup o' noodles. By fusing her love for food and her Chinese heritage in playful and sexy striptease performances, Calamity brings visibility to performers of color worldwide with a dash of whimsy and a peppering of good humor.
Named by The Huffington Post as one of the "20 Burlesque Stars To Know" and by 21st Century Burlesque as one of the Top 100 Burlesque Performers in the world, Calamity has performed for numerous esteemed events such as Inked Magazine (Pinup Issue Release Party 2015), Design Industries Foundation for Fighting Aids NYC, and celebrities such as Brooke Shields and the cast of The Addams Family, Corey Miller of LA Ink, and guest-starred in Moby's metal band DiamondSnake ("Woman, Yea"). Calamity has also appeared in reality TV shows such as "Oddities" (Science Channel) and "My Big Redneck Vacation" (Country Music Television). You can also see her in the controversial NC-17 film of 2011 "Shame" by Steve McQueen starring Michael Fassbender as "Late Night Lover #1".
Calamity has a wide range of performance styles suitable for all kinds of events. She is just as comfortable being a glamorous showgirl teasing with feather fans and ostrich boas in classic showgirl-style acts as she is performing neo-burlesque acts clad in shiny latex and other fetish-inspired looks.