Anabel began performing professionally in 1960, and since then has acted and sung in night clubs, theatres, festivals and museums. Anabel is currently one half of The Proper Ladies, and their alter egos, The Bawdy Ladies. She, along with two friends, created the original Bawdy Ladies' Book cassette in the 1980's.
She is an accomplished actress, with many theatrical and TV credits. Anabel appeared as Mrs. Merriman in the award winning HBO mini series, Olive Kitteridge, played Ruth in Island Zero, and is features as Phyliss in Free Guy, currently playing in theatres. In 2022 she will be seen on Netflix in The Mothership, a sci-fi film starring Halle Berry.
She has devoted much of her life to the study of voice and was a Fulbright scholar in the 80's, studying vocal techniques in Bulgaria.
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.Website
Boysinberry Cupcake is short and sweet, and perfectly bite-sized. After 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, and a dash of weirdness.
Performing burlesque in the Bay Area and beyond. She has showcased in the Oregon Burlesque Festival, the NY Nedlesque Festival, the Humboldt Burlesque Festival, the Burlesque Extravaganza, The Body Political show, and competed in the CA Regional Burlypicks. She won Most Humorous at the Great Burlesque Expo 2017.
A lover all things dark, mysterious, strange and unusual. A promoter of feminine prowess and attracted to all things shiny. Burlesque was a natural draw for her, and she hopes to share this love with the world...one clothing removal at a time.
Gin-ni was dancing right out of her Momma's womb!
She is a current apprentice for the Boston BeauTease.
She has performed in Providence, Central Massachusetts, and Boston.
Burlesque’s Colorful Cocktail
A performer all her life (on stage and off) Jeannie has been gracing the burlesque stage since 2015. Happy that she found a way to manifest her exhibitionist fantasies without getting arrested, Jeannie will bring a smile to your face with her witty and enticing style. Her inspiration comes from old Hollywood glamour, Carol Burnett and raunchy Harold Robbins books she secretly read as an impressionable youngster.
Jeannie has performed in many shows in the Boston area and numerous stages on the left coast. You can catch her every month in Boston’s monthly bad-ass burlesque show and punk rock dance party, “Punk Rockin’ and Pastie Poppin’”.Instagram - Jeannie.Martini
Jenny Jewels has been teaching fitness dance inspired classes such as Cardio Showgirl/Burlesqe, Cardio Latin, Cardio Pop, and Belly/Bollywood Fit, for over 10 years.
She is and avid salsa dancer who has taught, presented, and performed with the Cuban style salsa performance group, Salsa Vale Todo, at the San Francisco Salsa Rueda Featival for many years.
In the last two years Jenny has recently persued her longtime interest in burlesqe dancing and performing. She is part of the Bombshell Betty Showgirl Chorus group in San Francisco, has performed in the Fishnet Follies Showgirl group, and more recently is one of the newest members of the Velevettes Can-Can performance group!
Please join Jenny for a fun,flirty, and invigorating Showgirl/Burlesqe inspired fitness dance class to warm you up and start your dance filled day!
Scratch is the founding chair of The Great Burlesque Exposition, the director and producer of BeauTease Burlesque (formerly The Boston Babydolls), and the Curator of The American Burlesque Collection. An experienced performer and producer, Scratch is regarded as an expert in promotion, act creation, the history of burlesque, and the diverse aspects of putting on a show.Website
Red Velvet, a life-long dancer, has performed in musical theater and burlesque throughout the U.S. and internationally. Red Velvet is proficient in various dance forms and teaches classes in burlesque, cancan, and Isadora Duncan dance. Red Velvet is co-artistic director of a monthly show, DIVA or Die Burlesque, and is artistic director of the cancan troupe, The Velvettes. She has performed with the award-winning Hot Pink Feathers and award-winning Flaunt Follies, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, Alegria Samba Dance Company, and was artistic director for the dance group Pretty, Pretty Please. Her burlesque performances have won Judge’s Choice at the 2019 Arizona Burlesque Festival, Most Classic at the 2016 Great Burlesque Exposition and Most Humorous at the 2014 Great Burlesque Exposition. She co-created five full-length burlesque/cabaret/theater productions: Rebel without a Bra, At the White Rabbit Burlesque, Hotel Burlesque, Just Another Zombie Holiday Show, and Dollhouse Monsters. She loves bringing her crazy ideas on stage for your enjoyment. Come and Try a Slice of Red Velvet!Website
Described as "Explosively Gallus" and dubbed the” Powerhouse of Scottish Burlesque," Roxy Stardust has been dancing to the tune of her own bagpipe since birth. She has performed throughout the UK, Europe and has toured the US multiple times. She has shared a bill with some of the world's premier performers and delighted audience members both at home and internationally.
Roxy is a pioneer of the neo-burlesque scene in Scotland. She is recognised globally as one of the top producers of Scottish burlesque and cabaret and is a contributor on the BBC Social creating content about burlesque. She produces many shows including the "Glasgow Festival of Burlesque" and has played a vital role in the revival of burlesque throughout Scotland. She is a frequent and popular host at the Edinburgh Fringe and and produces Scotland’s only monthly burlesque dedicated showcase. This has her a solid reputations as Scotland's very own "GlasVegas Showgirl."
She’s formally trained singer, actress and an experienced compere experienced at handling the even most raucous of crowds with her usual Glaswegian tact… or perhaps lack of….who holds a First BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre and is studying toward her MA Musical Theatre. She can often also be found performing as her Drag King alter ego “Rodeo McGregor” or as her sassy grandmother “Granny Stardust” both of whom have many acts of there own!
Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. A long time fixture of the Los Angeles Burlesque scene, Scarlett has graced stages across North America and Europe and has won several awards along the way. Also a costumer and producer, Scarlett is known for a dark cold beauty reminiscent of Hollywood Noir and the classic Hitchock heroine.
"With 4 feet of red hair and miles of bad intentions"Website
A freelance writer, journalist, author, and teacher, Stephane Schorow has made a reputation as a lively speaker about off-beat historical and cultural topics, mostly focusing on Boston's more nefarious history. Using images and video clips and telling tales that are often stranger than fiction, Stephanie takes her audiences on journeys into a past that few people know. For example, how many folks remember walking along Washington Street, right smack in the middle of Boston, and seeing rows of strip clubs proclaiming the best in exotic dancing? Yet from the 1960s to the 1980s, Boston's "combat zone" was an officially designated adult playground. In her newest book, Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood (Union Park Press, 2017), Stephanie recounts the stories that made the Zone infamous.
Stephanie is the author, co-author or editor of seven nonfiction books, including Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, published by Union Park Press in 2012, and, with co-author Beverly Ford, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, published in December 2011, by the History Press. She has also written on the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire, the Boston Harbor Islands and the "Crime of the Century," the 1950 Brink's robbery.
She teaches professional writing at Regis College and other area colleges. A former reporter for the Boston Herald and Associated Press, she now writes restaurant reviews for the Boston Globe North section. She once attended a stripping class for a feature for the Boston Herald.Website
Tapitha Kix is a founding member and producer of the Baltimore-based Troupe, 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. 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.Website