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Heather Haneman

Born: in Missouri
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: When Heather was 16 years old she moved to Chicago, and began dancing in such traditional venues as the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.

Biography: Before writing her book, Heather Haneman, who is more often known by her professional name, Feather Handlesmen, had found success as a back-up dancer in drag queen shows.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Heather Haneman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Big wigs :
ISBN: 9780976021636 OCLC: 173522696

State Street Publishing, Elgin, Ill. : ©2007.

Heather Haneman was born in Missouri and has been a professional dancer in Chicago for 18 years. Early in her dance career, she was asked to perform as a backup dancer in a drag queen pageant. This is the witty, humorous and sensitive story of her journey in the world of drag.