People Behind The Artists: Clowning Around With An EDC Dancer

Clowning Around With An EDC Dancer

By: Alexandra Izzo

I always knew I wanted to be a performer. Whether it be onstage dancing, singing, or acting; I just love performing. My main focuses are acting and singing, though. I am a character actress and a singer (my EP will be available on iTunes soon). Growing up in Arizona, I participated in any artistic activity I could find. I then earned my degree in Theater and Film. After graduation, I spent a year preparing for my move to California.

Throughout school, I always played the odd character that no one else could play (i.e. the old lady or the crazy witch). I loved it, though. I loved being able to completely embody a new character by simply putting on a wig and doing something crazy and weird that no one expects from me. I don’t care if people think I look stupid or weird, because they’re right; I do. Making people laugh and taking them out of reality into their own imagination is incredible. Taking a step out of my own body for a day and into something considered a fantasy is just extraordinary.



While I continued to explore acting and singing, I grew a love for go-go dancing and became a part of Steve Levine Entertainment in Scottsdale for almost three years. For a little time after, I was the dance manager at a nightclub before I moved. The type of music I sing and my long-lost-love for raves and festivals made my goal to dance for one even stronger. I danced at various clubs and festivals like Soundwave, with DJ’s such as Calvin Harris, and Tiesto before I realized I was ready for bigger and more professional events. I eventually heard about Team EZ, a performing arts collective based out of Denver, Colorado. I loved their style of dance, how they moved and how extravagant the costumes were. The more research I did, the more I wanted to be a part of it, too. I practiced and practiced everyday by watching videos on YouTube until I learned their particular style. For almost a year, I submitted video auditions to them, mainly to perform as a clown at EDC, but of course, would gladly take anything offered.

In August, 2014, I moved to California. In April, I finally received a very exciting email from Ms. EZ herself, asking if I was available to perform as a clown at EDC New York. I couldn’t believe I was being asked to perform as a clown; I was beyond excited.


EDC New York was my first EDC performance and it was absolutely incredible. I performed all three days of the festival. Our call time was 2:00 p.m. every day because hair and makeup could take up to three hours. We usually got off around 3:00 – 4:00 a.m., so avoiding traffic on the way home was always a race. We didn’t find out our final characters until the first day of check-in and even throughout the festival, it was subject to change. People could either get sick, hurt or just quit altogether. I made so many great friends and met so many performers who were just as character driven as myself. I was even more thrilled that I was able to clown around with them again at EDC Vegas! EDC Vegas was so big, it was absolute insanity! The last EDC I attended was in 2012 and it wasn’t nearly as big as it is now. After performing at such a massive event, I don’t think I could ever just attend a festival via general admission. There’s honestly nothing better than putting on such an over the top show for people. I wish that everyone could see EDC from my eyes as a performer.

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