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About Devora Darling

Teacher - Ballet for Burlesque

Devora discovered her love for burlesque after her first performance in 2010 - in the Boston Babydolls' "French Kiss". She became a devoted troupe member soon after, as well as an enthusiastic teacher at The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.). Her favorite elements of burlesque include covering herself (and everyone else) in glitter, incorporating balletic movements, and performing while wearing a mask and/or a toasty warm costume.

About Egypt BlaqueKnyle

Teacher - Stiletto Vixen
Teacher - Twerking For Assels
Teacher - Naughty Girl "The Art of Seduction

BIO Egypt Blaque Knyle is a Professional Dancer, Model, Actress and Business Woman, whose been dancing since the age of four. She has traveled the world with many dance companies and celebrity artist. Egypt was employed by Disney for years performing in a host of shows such as The Lion King. She was the principal dancer in the "Chocolate Nutcracker", playing the Egyptian Queen and the Snake Queen also playing Nefertiti and Hepseptsut in a production called "Queens of the Nile Now". Egypt Blaque Knyle has worked in the naughty entertainment field for many years exotic dancing worldwide as a Headliner. Now embarking on a new journey Egypt debuted her first Neo Burlesque routine “The Question of You” in the Monday Night Tease Exotic Titty Prince Review after graduating from the Lili’s School for Wayward Girls in 2012. Egypt Blaque Knyle was born and continued to dazzle with her acrobatic sexiness and sultry tantalizing dance movement. With a very intensive background in dance Egypt “Wows” her audience as the girl who put all the B’s in Burlesque. She’s Brainticious, Booblicious, Bodacious and Bootylicious. Artist Statement; I am so excited to begin my journey in the world of Burlesque. Dance is my love all styles from the sassy, nasty to the classy. The Blaque Siren of Burlesque PERFORMANCES Graduated from Lili’s School for Wayward Girls in 2012 Named the Queen of Assels by Los Angeles Producers Member and original cast of the Urban Fairy tails Creator, Producer and Member of “The Bronze Beauties of Burlesque and the Bronze Beauties of the Bay Monday Night Tease (On going performer) Peepshow Menagerie (On going performer) The Naked Show & Tell (Performer and Host) Vacluse Vixens Show (Performer) Saintly Bomb (Performer) Nerdlesque Las Vegas (Performer) Triptease Burlesque (Performer) Hollywood Jane Revue (Performer)

About Miss Mina Murray

Teacher - Below the Belt 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 Tapitha Kix

Teacher - Getting Butts in Seats

Tapitha Kix is a founding member and producer of the Baltimore-based Troupe, Twisted Knickers. Her foray into Burlesque was as a prop kitty for Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey. She then attended “Burlesque Bootcamp” with Baltimore’s Gilded Lily Burlesque troupe and has since been performing on her own and with Twisted Knickers. In addition to Burlesque, she is a member of the Part II Dance company, performing traditional tap and jazz dance. She fuses her classical dance background with her acts and often tap dances while she strips. Tapitha is also the only known Burlesque dancer since the 1940s to perform in a pair of specially-made ballet pointe shoes equipped with taps. Her “pointe/tap” routines combine traditional ballet, Broadway-style tap dancing, and old-school bump and grind Burlesque to create a truly unique performance.