2016 ABurlyQ Festival
2016 "Most Classic" Arizona Burlesque Festival
2017 "Most Erotic" Hollywood Burlesque Festival
Young Monica May had been thriving for years as a young performer throughout Tampa when at sixteen she declared her love for the stage and set about making acting her life. A few years later she was thrilled to join the cast of Disney’s newest series Power Rangers SPD as Yellow Ranger Elizabeth "Z" Delgado. Filmed in New Zealand, Power Rangers introduced Monica to a beautiful country and a new family in her cast and crew. After the series wrapped, Monica made the leap to Hollywood, where she hit the ground running in TV and film. Her credits include The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Labou and a starring role in the SyFy Original Feature Battle Planet -- co-starring Zach Ward and written/directed by fellow Power Rangers-alum Greg Aronowitz.
After years of working in film & television, Monica felt a pull to return to the stage: she missed the excitement and energy of working in front of a live audience. What’s more, she felt like she really needed to shake things up and jump out of her comfort zone. So Monica enrolled in a 6-week burlesque class taught by the legendary Lili VonSchtupp, debuting as “Miss May” at the world-famous Monday Night Tease.
Since hitting the LA’s burlesque scene in 2012, Miss May has made quite an impression. Creating a unique take on the classic art form, Miss May artfully blends character, style, beauty, and rhythm in novel and ever-expanding combinations. “My goal is to provide a sense of intimacy and passion,” Monica describes, “Miss May invites audiences to come into a world where fantasy and glamour prevail.” Involved in every aspect of crafting her performances, Monica takes pride in designing and fabricating all of Miss May’s costumes...which only seem to get more and more elaborate!
As Miss May, Monica has had the opportunity to tour the United States, performing at beautiful venues and festivals. She has appeared at The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival, The Colorado Burlesque Festival at Lannie's Clocktower as well as The Texas Burlesque Festival. She regularly appears in San Francisco (one of her favorite cities,) and pops up weekly at some of the best-known burlesque venues & events in LA.