2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

Surreal, sensual, and standing nearly nine feet tall, Patricia Charms is a sight to behold. Audiences are surprised by her proportions and drawn in by her infectious happy energy. Dazzling and a bit dangerous, she is known as Portland’s original stilt walking striptease artist. 

Born in Singapore and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Patricia Charms and her interests have been all over the map. While working as a trail guide, horse wrangler, and line-dancing waitress at the age of 19, she was constantly striving to summon a smile out of anyone she encountered. The path that took her from waitress to wrangler to entertainer was unexpected, but her varied experiences and genuine eagerness to make people laugh resulted in her being invited to join the Sci-Fidelic circus metal band Super Geek League. In 2013 she set off to tour with SGL through Toronto and Montreal as a character performer and has never looked back.

Now residing in Portland, Patricia is the Rose City’s first and only stilt walking pole dancer. She began stilt walking seven years ago when asked to rise to the occasion, and has been delighting audiences with higher stakes ever since. Her tantalizing performance is featured at Dante’s Sinferno Cabaret, listed by Burlesque Magazine as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA, as well as the one and only Kit Kat Club. Bursting with an explosively joyous energy, Patricia enjoys enlivening audiences with her two peg legs and her hopeful smile.