Ex-Lap Dancer to Perform for Church Leaders
Like a prayer: The Italian nun who spent 20 years as a lapdancer
By Nick Pisa
A lapdancer has opted for the most dramatic of ‘career’ changes and become a nun.
Anna Nobili, 38, spent 20 years performing in strip clubs across Europe.
Deciding she wanted more out of life, Miss Nobili has joined the order of the Sister Workers of the Holy House of Nazareth.
Dancer for God: Anna Nobili (pictured now) spent 20 years as a lapdancer
Next week she will be in Rome to perform a ballet called Holy Dance, dedicated to episodes from the Bible, for senior cardinals and bishops.
Sister Anna, originally from Milan, says she was ‘inspired’ during a visit to the shrine of St Francis in Assisi.
Yesterday she said: ‘I was throwing away my life dancing for men. I was being used as a drug by people who wanted to see me dance.
‘But now my life has changed, I have been reborn. I have never given up dancing but now I dance for God.
‘I am like St Paul who was converted on the road to Damascus.’
Sister Anna added: ‘I really liked my old life. I was at the centre of looks but then I realised I was throwing my life, my body and my sexuality away.
‘The nights were dark, they were filled with evil, with sex and with drugs.’
‘Now I use dance as a form of prayer – through dance I enter into harmony with the Word of God.’
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