About Auralie WildeTeacher - Saucy Sampler Educated at a quaint university in the cornfields of Iowa, Auralie Wilde grew up in an affluent Midwestern family. Active in the dance and musical theatre community, she tittilated audiences as the bubbly, virginal star of the show.
Worldly and well educated, Auralie is known for her sharp tongue and quick wit. What her teachers didn't know was that while they were admiring the shiny red apple she had given them, Miss Wilde was perfecting the art of the tease.
Giving up her corn palace and Pork Princess title, Auralie Wilde decided to follow her grittier side to concrete pastures. She sold her sense of propriety for a one way ticket to New York City and hasn't looked back.
About B.A.B.E.Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds Teacher - Beautiful Boas Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds Teacher - Keeping the Tease in Striptease Teacher - Keeping the Tease in Striptease Teacher - Beautiful Boas Teacher - Saucy Sampler Teacher - Beautiful Boas Teacher - Beautiful Boas Teacher - Saucy Sampler The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (or B.A.B.E. for short) is the educational arm of The Boston Babydolls. We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops in many different burlesque skills and burlesque-related arts. Our classes offer something for everyone, whether you're an experienced dancer looking to add something new to your repertoire or if you've never danced before.
About Bal'd LightningTeacher - Puttin' the X in X-Fades Teacher - You Put Your Mic Where? Bal’d made his Orchestra Hall (Chicago) stage debut at the age of 4 with a 1/2-size violin and it’s been pretty much downhill into vaudevillian shenanigans ever since! He brings bombastic blasts of bass and uke-electricity to the stage and is often found combining forces with Sunny Sighed to bring the spirit of Broadway to burlesque.
About Betty BlaizeTeacher - Tuning your G-String: Music Theory for Burlesque Teacher - Pastie Making 101 Betty Blaize, 6' of Fun... is a veteran of the Boston Burlesque scene. She's a founding member of the Boston Babydolls with a background in belly dance, Indian classical dance and martial arts, and... computer science. She's also the web mistress for this site and an ardent artisan, making a substantial number of costumes for herself and the Boston Babydolls.
About BlazePanelist - Panel: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque Blaze is the fiery redhead from Dallas known as ‘The Red Rose of Texas’! An international award winning performer and costume designer, she’s garnered accolades such as ‘Most Classic’, 'Biggest Tease' and multiple Queen titles including 2014’s 'Evil Queen of Burlesque'. She is the seamstress behind www.RedRoseRegalia.com where she has created costumes for performers such as Ginger Valentine, Gabriella Maze and many more.
About Boysinberry CupcakeTeacher - Improving Your Burlesque with Improv Boysinberry Cupcake will have your mouth watering in delight. This pint-sized cutie has been performing burlesque in the Bay Area for the past four years creating solo, duet, and group acts, along with dancing in Bombshell Betty's Showgirl Chorus. After five years of performing improv comedy, she discovered the art of sparkly things. She bought a few pounds of glitter and took to the stage to take it all off. Through burlesque she blends her love of comedy with a sultry tease. Boysinberry Cupcake is sinfully delicious.
About Caramel KnowledgePanelist - Panel: You Won? Now What From Texas to Toronto, Alaska to Australia this traveling temptress has been stealing hearts world wide.
Born from the bright lights of Hollywood, LA's sexual intellectual is ready to teach you a thing or two. Are you ready to be schooled?
About Chakra TeaseTeacher - Better than Sex, Sweaty Burlesque Fitness Teacher - Yogalesque Teacher - Chakra Balancing Chakra Tease, whose favorite philosopher is Socrates, has been a VaVaVette, with Cora Vette and the VaVaVettes since 2012. The VaVaVettes performed at Harrah's for Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and at the House of Blues for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Locally Chakra performs with RestoMod Burlesque, which was voted Best Burlesque Night by Westword Magazine. She has also been a guest performer for the Follies VouDou at the VooDoo Comedy Play House. She has performed at the Colorado Burlesque festival for the past two years and was a soloist at the Ohio Burlesque Festival in 2013. In August of 2014 she choreographed as well as performed in D'Sanez Productions "Feel This Moment" at the Reserve Casino in Blackhawk, Colorado. Most recently she was a finalist in the 2014 California Regional Burlypicks Competition.
About DeeDee QueenTeacher - Telling the Right Story: How to Write an Unforgettable Burlesque Number Panelist - Panel: Production Basics and Beyond Moderator - Panel: Body Image Panel DeeDee Queen is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body—a performing woman who is performing “woman.”
DeeDee Queen is rewriting her story, disrupting Diet Culture, and taking down the patriarchy by taking off her clothes in body positive burlesque, pole dance, and drag performances and classes around California’s Bay Area (and beyond!).
She recently took home a gold medal for “Entertainment” at the Pacific Pole Championships, and is a certified Pole Level 1 instructor through Elevated Education. She currently teaches body positive burlesque classes in person and over Skype.
About Guilted LillyPanelist - Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten Guilted Lilly began taking classes with the Rhode Island Burlesque Academy in the fall of 2011. Coached by the lovely Lady Miss Iris and Bettysioux Tailor, she fell in love with the art of the tease. This makes sense, of course, seeing as she has always enjoyed prancing about in skimpy outfits. Though she still considers herself to be relatively new to the performance side of burlesque, Lilly captivates audiences with her beautiful singing voice and her love of physical comedy. Not to mention her jaw-droppingly bodacious bod. ;) She is also an expert Stage Kitten, and is always trying to raise the bar by showing that Stage Kittens should be a great deal more than just sexy outfits and picking up clothes.
About Iridessa BlossomsTeacher - Hot n'Sexy Hip Hop Teacher - Belly Dance Workshop Teacher - Twerking with Iridessa Iridessa Blossoms is an Internationally known Performance Artist and is making way around the world one show at a time. She has been stimulating audiences with her unique expression and artistic concepts in variety shows for close to a decade. She is known for her pop n' lock isolations and hybrid style of belly dance. She is multi- talented and her signature style is broad, diverse and ever-changing. While struggling to find her place in belly dance, she found her community while attending the annual burlesque conventions, The Great Burlesque Exposition and Burlycon.
She is the founder and former producer of Poppin' Cherries and Eclectic~ Ka and owner of Creative Motion Dance!
With her distinguished hips that tease and signature moves that please, she dances effortlessly in an unreal fashion. Sultry and sassy...transforming your senses to a place that is ethereal. Bridging the gap between worlds and transcending time and space, she is a magical goddess in motion! When she is not lighting up the stage you can find her frolicking with fairies.
About Jeannie MartiniTeacher - Bling Your Bra Jeannie has been studying with B.A.B.E. for 2 years.
About Kevlar B. LightningTeacher - Figure Out Your Face Teacher - Making the Most of Improv Burlesque Panelist - Panel: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque The Curvy Cutie with a Bulletproof Booty
Chicago based burlesque and variety performer, this lightly alternative lady is a theme queen known to stop audiences in their tracks with her bulletproof booty. She creates heavily themed burlesque acts with variety elements through work as Production Manager of Dramageddon Arts in Chicago. Whether it is scary, nerdy, sassy or on fire, her style mashup will be sure to shock you. When you hear thunder it can only be, Kevlar Bitch, LIGHTNING
About Lucy ButtonsTeacher - Burlesque Basics with Buttons Teacher - Vintage Hairstyling- How to wrap the perfect set Teacher - MC1: Finishing Your Act Lucy Buttons, "The Queen of Rock and Roll Burlesque," exploded onto the scene instantly becoming a headliner and force to be reckoned with. Her award-winning signature style has been featured in television, magazines, and film and made her a New York City Club Legend! Also an accomplished ballroom dancer, this professional temptress produces sell-out shows as Executive Producer of I Love Burlesque, and performs across the country from Boston to St. Louis, down to Texas, and up to Montreal.
About Madame AnabelPanelist - Panel: The Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque Teacher - The Strong Sound Madame Anabel has been singing songs for of the bawdier nature for many years, in many venues, across the country. She is well-known for her outstanding vocal prowess!
About Mary StrawberryPanelist - Panel: Being a Better Instructor Teacher - Creating the Best Costume for your Act Teacher - How to be a Poised Goof Mary Strawberry is an internationally known award winning Atlanta, GA based theater artist. She finds herself at home both on the stage and behind it, and can be found sharing her art across North America. Whether performing, designing, building, or teaching, she is sure to inspire. Mary is a member of the Mayhem Femmes and the award-winning Greater Atlanta Goddess Society.
About May HemmerPanelist - Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten Teacher - Going With the Flow Panelist - Panel: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque May is known as "The Sassiest Thing in New Orleans" and has been dubbed the "Cocoa Barbie" by Vita DeVoid of Florida. This lady has a larger than life personality and has been gracing the stages with nerdlesque, neo burlesque, and much more since 2011. A member of the Storyville Starlettes and The Bluestockings, she performs regularly at Burlesque Ballroom,Big Deal Burlesque, and many more independent shows and private events around NOLA.
With that said, May has started her own production by the name of Haus of MayHem that has traveled to Jackson, MS and will soon have a base in New Orleans. She has also begun a monthly production called Bohemian Burlesque at United Bakery Gallery which is the last Thursday of every month in NOLA.
Her solo debut has included performances at the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Arizona Burlesque Festival, Great Southern Exposure, and many other productions for the troupe BurlEscapades in Phoenix, AZ. She was recognized in 2015, as the Master of Tassels in the Louisiana Regional Burlypicks and is both the 2016 Shimmy Showdown Siobhan Atomica Brown Noser and Jeez Loueez Boo Bitch Bye award winner.
About Miss Mina MurrayTeacher - Getting Tight: A Guide to Corsetry Teacher - Achieving Closure Teacher - Subtle Sparkle: Edge-Beading Technique Teacher - Miss Mina Murray's Little Class of Better Burlesque After the job market for glamourous archaeologists dried up, Miss Mina Murray abandoned her Ivory Tower and turn to the art of the striptease. She is a co-founder of The Boston Beautease (formerly The Boston Babydolls) and Headmistress of the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.). Known as "The Educated Ecdysiast" and "The Martha Stewart of Burlesque", she recently published "Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Better Burlesque".
About Mister Twister Maximus SinsationTeacher - Exploring Masculinity in Burlesque Moderator - Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten Panelist - Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten Panelist - Panel: Body Image Panel Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (nick name Mr. Twister) is a Chicago based entertainer & male burlesque performer with the side interests in pole dancing & belly dancing. Having the background in both music and dance, he started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. He also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted!
A member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau and RAW artist, Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many local Chicago hot spots, including Berlin Nightclub, Stage 773, Uptown Underground, The Elbo Room & Metro Chicago.
About Mr. ScratchTeacher - Being a Masterful Master of Ceremonies Teacher - Around the Worldwide Web in 80 minutes Scratch is the founding chair of The Great Burlesque Exposition and the director and producer of The Boston BeauTease (formerly The Boston Babydolls).
About Phaedra BlackTeacher - Organize Your Burly-Life Panelist - Panel: Being a Better Instructor Panelist - Panel: The Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque Panelist - Panel: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque Phaedra Black is a villainous seductress best known for her perilous contour hailing from Chicago. She formerly appeared on the Gorilla Tango Burlesque, and can regularly be seen performing at Ties 'n Tassels and Festival of Flesh. She is also a founding member and producer for Chicago's newest burlesque troupe The Better Boobie Bureau.
About Red VelvetTeacher - Warm it Up and Stretch it Out Moderator - Panel: Production Basics and Beyond Moderator - Panel: Being a Better Instructor Teacher - Hear Me Roar Teacher - Basic Strengthening and Flexibility for Performers Teacher - Cardio CanCan Panelist - Panel: Body Image Panel Red Velvet is a life-long dancer, began studying dance at the age of 2. Proficient in tap, ballet, and jazz, Red Velvet continues to study new forms of dance such as samba and flamenco. Ms. Velvet began intensively studying Isadora Duncan dance in 1999, and began studying burlesque in 2008 with Bombshell Betty. Red Velvet has performed extensively in musical theatre, performed throughout California, has studied and performed dance in New York, and has toured internationally. She has taught dance to adults and children, including training and teaching children to perform in professional musical theatre events. Ms. Velvet currently performs Isadora Duncan dance, she has performed with the Hot Pink Feathers, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, and Alegria Samba Dance Company. Red Velvet is also a prolific choreographer and can frequently be seen performing solo work at the Elbo Room in San Francisco and at many shows around the Bay Area. She is a co-artistic director of the
“DIVA or Die” burlesque show (a production of DIVAfest) at the Exit Theatre, and the co-creator of the burlesque play “Rebel Without a Bra: A Burlesque Cabaret” which was presented as part of DIVAfest 2013. She is currently working on a new burlesque/theatrical production, At The White Rabbit Burlesque, which will debut in May 2014. Ms. Velvet has performed solo acts at the Texas Burlesque Festival, the Ohio Burlesque Festival, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, the Carolina Burlesque Festival, The Great Burlesque Expo in Boston, and Girlesque 2014! in Toronto, Canada. Her act won "Most Humorous" at the Great Burlesque Expo 2014!
Red Velvet currently teaches Can-can classes and co-teaches burlesque classes at Bombshell Betty's Burkesqueteers.
About Ruby SpruceTeacher - Working the Floor Panelist - Panel: The Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque Ruby Spruce is the The Attractive Nuisance, using fluid dance moves, humor and a good jiggle to create burlesque that human eyes cannot resist. Sprucie has been all around the theater and burlesque stage, including award-winning acting, dance captaining, stage-managing, kittening and working the booth. She taught pole dance for six years where she brought out the inner diva in countless Baltimore area women. In 2016 The Great Burlesque Exposition awarded her Most Humorous for her uncannily sexy Carol Burnett act. Sprucie is the newest member of Baltimore's Gilded Lily Burlesque. Her neo-burlesque stuns with evocative imagery and amazing feats of long-limbed hotness.
About Satine S'AllumerTeacher - Embrace the FACE! The fiery dame who cannot be tamed; watch your proximity or you may find yourself ablaze! Satine finds her flair in the art of the tease through channeling the sultry seductresses of the moulin rouge and the belle epoch. With twenty years of musical and theatre experience under her shimmy belt, Satine is no stranger to center stage. A published pinup model and photographer, Satine loves all things vintage.
About Scarlett LetterPanelist - Panel: Production Basics and Beyond Moderator - Panel: The Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque Teacher - Keeping your Ecdysiast Books Panelist - Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten Moderator - Panel: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque Moderator - Panel: You Won? Now What Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. Besides performing all over Southern California, she has been seen across North America and Europe. Awarded burlesque titles at The Great Burlesque Exposition and The Great Southern Exposure, she is also an award winning costumer and choreographer. Scarlett currently co-produces Peepshow Menagerie and The Naked Show (and Tell). Red hair, a vintage flair and very calculating feet are her calling cards.
About ScratchPanelist - Panel: Production Basics and Beyond The Founding Chair of The Great Burlesque Exposition and the co-founder of The Boston BeauTease, Scratch is a well-known and well-respected M.C., producer, and teacher.
About Sunny Sighed and Bal'd LightningTeacher - 1+1=3 Duet Dynamics Sunny Sighed and Bal'd Lightning are a tantalizing and titillating musical duo. Sunny brings years of musical theater training (including study at the Shenandoah Conservatory, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude) to the burlesque stage as a tool for expressing her quirky and humorous vision of the world. Crowned The Baltimore Beauty Pageant's 2014 Queen of Crabs by Trixie Little and Mr. Gorgeous, her latest project has taken the form of Bawdy Shop Burlesque. Bal’d made his Orchestra Hall (Chicago) stage debut at the age of 4 and it’s been pretty much downhill ever since! Together they combine the heart of humor and satire with the mind of technology and connect your Broadway theatrical experience to the boudoir. A unique and sexy experience you won't want to miss!
About Trixie SantiagoPanelist - Panel: Body Image Panel Raised on a steady diet of classic musicals and golden age science fiction, Trixie Santiago combines elegance and a sense of limitless possibilities. Inhabiting the space between yesterday and tomorrow, dress and undress, dreams and reality, she brings audiences along on a journey of ecdysiac transformation.
Trixie is a frequent performer at WTF Queerlesque. She has also performed at Rogue Burlesque's "Lucky 13" amateur burlesque competition, the Newcomers' Showcase at the 2014 Great Burlesque Exposition, and the Royal Court's New Talent Showcase.
About UmA ShAdowPanelist - Panel: You Won? Now What UmA ShAdow - 馬A車道
International multi award-winning Boylesque Dancer
Performing around the world.
In 2015, He won the 1st place in TheWorld Burlesque Games as a
International Newcomer Crown and
1st prize and best costume award in Edmonton Burlesque Festival.
In 2016, He appeared
Chaz Royal's 10th London Burlesque Festival as a Headliner
and won the 1st Place-Crystal Corset Award at
The 7th Annual Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival, King of Burlesque at The 5th annual San Antonio Burlesque Festival and as well as
Legend in the Making at The 4th Annual Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival.
He also received 2nd runner-up at Golden Legend Champion Challenge, the title of Most Theatrical at Arizona Burlesque Festival, Most Original at Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival
and Best Costume at Texas Burlesque Festival.
At Burlypicks World Championship 2016,
He won The Burlesque People's Choice Award ; Burlesque Bitch of 2016 and Bronze Medal (2nd runner-up) - Best Overall.