Mikki Louton

Name: Mikki Louton
Age: 27
Zodiac sign: Aquarius 
Current city: Las Vegas, NV
Place of birth: Lemoore, CA

TikTok: Whoa_this_Gurl

Have you ever accidentally kicked or hit someone while performing?

Lol, yes, I was in the pride parade and twirling my flag pole around, and the stick hit the head of my client who hired me to be a part of the parade. I immediately apologized and felt embarrassed and eventually laughed about it.

How has the performing community impacted your life, and who are some of your performing friends?

It’s impacted my life by meeting other beautifully talented performers; collaborating and putting together costumes is one of my favorite things behind the community. My best friend Marissa Jimenez was and has been my long-term friend and the first girl to get me into go-go dancing, and now I do every show with her!! Aymee Vee has become another incredible performer; she’s a jack of all trades, LED, fire, and go-go…then my friend Daisy Dabs is a killer hoop performer!! I’m grateful for such talented friends I have.

How has your style evolved over time?

Dancing/performing is constantly evolving, and there are always new moves and techniques to teach yourself. I’m happy that I am not as stiff, and using my hands, smiling, and looking graceful are critical points to evolving and dancing.

How did you first get into performing, and what drew you to the dance style?

I was between 18 and 19, and in all honesty, I fell into it by accident. It was at the Artisan for a hotel takeover EDC Las Vegas party, and a go-go dancer had canceled. They had asked my boyfriend then if I was a dancer, and he said yes! I panicked, looked him dead in the eyes, and said I do not dance, lol. They asked me if I could move; well yeah, duh, I replied; they handed me $50 and said, “Okay, get up there and start dancing. Since then, I’ve loved it, and it’s helped me overcome things. What drew me to go-go dancing were the lavish costumes, the flawless performers, and how fun it looked.

Have you ever had a severe injury or setback while performing, and how did you overcome it?

In November, I had stomach surgery and was diagnosed with endometriosis; I couldn’t dance for a few months or lift anything. I had lost myself and felt like maybe it was time, and dancing was done for me. But it opened a new door for me, and I became an event company’s director of entertainment for performers. Eventually, I felt like things were looking up, and finally, I could dance again.

If you could perform with any celebrity, who would it be?

Ciara; I’ve always been in ah and idolized her and her dancing. It would be a dream to have a chance to dance with her.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I say Thai food; I love and enjoy all the spices and zing for every dish; I enjoy some good curry, and pad Thai is one of my favorites.

What's your advice for someone attending their first music festival or performance?

Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, sole for shoes so your feet can be comfortable as possible, and stretching is essential; you don’t want to pull something or get a cramp.