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About Anabel G

Teacher - The Centered Breath
Teacher - Stories for Performers
Teacher - Voice Savers
Teacher - Performance Workshop

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.

About Angie Pontani

Teacher - MC: Struts, Bumps, Grinds, and more!
Teacher - Go-Go Basics

Burlesque Queen, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette,” is one of few involved in the ecdysiast arts who shimmys and shakes on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including film and television. A child of New York and a key player in the burlesque revival, this bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe for over a decade. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, since her signature acts and productions all set standards of style and class. This international superstar’s ability to mix glamour of yester-years with contemporary sensibility has earned her burlesque’s most prestigious award: “Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2008.” Aside from its substantial part in Angie achieving burlesque’s highest Angie has toured multiple runs in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. She has headlined the largest burlesque festivals in the world, including New York, Dallas, Milan, Rome and Helsinki. In 2009 she was named “Best International Touring Artist,” by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia. Angie’s repertoire and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, Campari, Esquire Magazine, Dos Equis, The Fox 5 Superbowl Party, Guggenheim, Donatella Versace and more. She worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which was the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S. In the midst of her wake, Angie has wowed celebrity fans the likes of Sting, Anthony Kiedas, Hillary Duff, The Strokes, Adrianna Lima, and Hugh Hefner. As “New York’s Burlesque Queen” (, Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl. She was also featured in other New York productions: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV’s The 50 Cent Project, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Angie also appeared on The List (Canada), Lady Burlesque (IT), Burlesque Mania (IT), Good Day New Zealand (NZ), and Nightline (NZ). On October 24th, Angie will be featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett television special for PBS. Always reaching for new fields and genres, Angie had a featured role in Michael Imerioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost, and was also featured in the Italian television series, Lady Burlesque and The Poor Man’s Follies, an Italian film created for MTV. She was also a part of an ad campaign for Peter Werth (UK), X-Rite Photosystem with Brian Smith (USA), and Marlboro (worldwide). Aside from having been photographed by renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for L’uomo Vogue, she has graced the covers and pages of many magazines including Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad and countless others. Angie even made a cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).    Website

About Betty Blaize

Teacher - Go-to Choreo
Teacher - Tassel Twirling 101
Teacher - Belly Dance Workshop
Teacher - Shaped Pastie Making Workshop

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 Boysinberry Cupcake

Teacher - Improving Your Burlesque with Improv

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.


About Dante the Inferno

Panelist - PANEL: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque

The most recognizable boy-lesque dancer in Richmond, VA, Dante the Inferno was a founding member of the nerd-lesque troupe Those Freaking Weirdos and performs regularly with Blacklist Burlesque. Drawing on his lifelong love of all things geek, Dante imbues his routines with his natural sense of humor. He has a twice crowned Prince of Great Southern Exposure. Dante can be seen at the monthly Brews & Burlesque shows, as well as themed shows throughout the region and the national, George R. R. Martin-approved Burlesque is Coming tour.

About Devastasia

Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Burlesque Bumps 'n' Grinds (Drop-in Class)

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 clothing removal at a time.

About Gin-ni Gelato

Teacher - Beautiful Boas (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Beautiful Boas (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Keeping the Tease in Striptease (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Keeping the Tease in Striptease (Drop-in Class)

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.

About Jeannie Martini

Teacher - Bling Your Bra

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
   Venmo - @MartiniJeannie

About Jenny Jewels

Teacher - Cardio Showgirl/Burlesque
Teacher - Cardio Dance Tease

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! 


About Lili VonSchtupp

Teacher - Master Class: Clothing As A Prop
Teacher - Ask Lili!
Panelist - Panel: Is Burlesque Growing Up or Blowing Up?

Lili VonSchtupp made her debut performance at the legendary Derby in Hollywood CA, on a starry Monday night in September of 2004. She's performed headlined, emceed, and taught classes at Viva Las Vegas, The Great Burlesque Expo, The New York Burlesque Festival, The Hawaii Burlesque Festival, The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival, The Vermont Burlesque Festival, and was the founder and producer of The Hollywood Burlesque Festival. Lili was featured twice at #40 and #42 on the 21st Century Burlesque's Top 50 Industry Professionals and was featured as one of the top 13 burlesque performers in Los Angels by Timeout LA. Her weekly burlesque show, Monday Night Tease has been featured internationally in many press outlets. Having worked with Satan's Angel, and studied with many burlesque legend educators and performers, Lili's 13 plus years in performing plus 10 years teaching and producing serves as great grounding in the art of burlesque. As producer of Monday Night Tease! est. 2003, Friday Night Happy Hour, Burlesque After Dark, and The Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Lili has booked over 600 live burlesque shows and worked with both local, national and international talent. Her unique experience as a performer and a producer allows her the eye to understand what works artistically for the performer as a work of art, and from the audience perspective of entertainment. Serving the art form and the consumer is her expertise.    Website

About Lucie Luxe

Teacher - Beautiful Boas (Drop-in Class)
Teacher - Saucy Sampler (Drop-in Class)

When faced with any decision in life, Lucie’s answer always comes based on the question “What will make for the funniest story?” Teaching and performing burlesque seems to be a natural combination her history as a former competitive ballroom dancer and a founding member of Boston University’s first improv comedy troupe. Outside of the studio she’s currently obsessed with rock climbing. And gin. But not at the same time.

About Magnolia Minxxx

Panelist - PANEL: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque

Magnolia Minxxx is a burlesque performer from Savannah, GA, that is known as Classy, Sassy, SexyCool, with a Taste of Twisted. This BurlyBombshell hit the scene with a local burlesque troupe called, The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue, since they began, in 2013. With each performance, Magnolia takes the stage in a bigger way, leaving the crowd wanting more.    Website

About Miss Mina Murray

Teacher - Who's Who in Classic Burlesque
Teacher - Caring for Your Costume
Teacher - Achieving Closure
Teacher - Get Tight: A Guide to Corsetry
Teacher - Subtle Sparkle: Edge-Beading Technique

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".    Website

About Moxie LaBouche

Teacher - Putting Yourself Out There (or: How Not to Piss Off Producers)
Panelist - PANEL: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque
Teacher - Basic Music Editing with Audacity
Teacher - Foam-crafting

Moxie LaBouche performs and produces burlesque around the mid-Atlantic and beyond, specializing in a style known as “nerd-lesque,” which involves dressing up as (then undressing as) beloved fictional characters. Her style as a performer tends toward the silly, portraying everything from a washed-up beauty queen to giant barbarian knight to Grover from Sesame Street, though she has a penchant for the dramatic, as well. Moxie has produced tributes to Jim Henson, Archer, Mel Brooks, and of course the works of George R. R. Martin. She was also a presenter in the 2016 TEDxRVA.    Website

About Mr. Scratch

Teacher - Being a Masterful Master of Ceremonies
Teacher - It's Not Personal
Moderator - Panel: Is Burlesque Growing Up or Blowing Up?

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.


About Red Velvet

Teacher - Basic Strengthening and Flexibility for Performers
Teacher - Yes! You Can Can-Can! Cardio Cancan Basics
Teacher - Hear Me Roar
Teacher - Warm it Up and Stretch it Out
Teacher - Samba Basics

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!


About Roxy Stardust

Teacher - What to do when it all goes tassels up!
Panelist - PANEL: Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque
Panelist - Panel: Is Burlesque Growing Up or Blowing Up?

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!


About Scarlett Letter

Moderator - PANEL: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque
Panelist - PANEL: Cosplay, Fan Fiction and Identity in Burlesque
Moderator - PANEL: Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque

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"


About Stephanie Schorow

Teacher - Inside The Combat Zone

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. 


About Tapitha Kix

Teacher - Getting Butts in Seats
Panelist - PANEL: Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque

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.

   Instagram - tapithakix/
   Venmo - TKBurlesque