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About Ava Fox

Teacher - Fantastic Elastic: Making a Body Harnesses
Teacher - Sew Easy: Conquering the Sewing Machine
Teacher - Sew Easy: Intro to Sewing Patterns

She's sneaky, she's crafty, she's sexy AF (those are her initials), she's Ava Fox!

Ava Fox is a Boston-based performer with BeauTease Burlesque. She has performed all over New England with the BeauTease, and has performed at the Vermont and New Orleans burlesqe festivals on her own, and is looking to travel more and meet other performers!

About Betty Blaize

Teacher - Bumps, Grinds and Shimmies
Teacher - The Eyes Have It
Teacher - Musicality and Movement

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 Devastasia

Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Drop-in Class
Moderator - Bling Your Bra!

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 Guilted Lilly

Teacher - Get On Your Knees and Blow: Stage Kittening Secrets

Guilted Lilly has been described as "a classically trained Siren who can switch from musical theater to jazz standards at the drop of a hat." With the face of an angel, the mouth of a sailor (convenient, given her Siren-like voice), and curves that would make even the Goddess of Love herself swoon, this multi-faceted flower of the evening is sure to surprise you. Along with her onstage appeal, she is an expert Stage Kitten who has worked with new performers and legends alike, and is always trying to raise the bar by showing that Stage Kittens should be (and are) a great deal more than just sexy outfits and picking up clothes. Lilly is the co-founder and artistic director of Shakesperotica, a whimsical combination of two of her favorite art forms: Shakespeare and burlesque! When she's not onstage, she enjoys helping the tech experts hang lights, build sets, run cables (she loves a good crawl under a stage), and is always available to help with a quick costume fix. She speaks French, volunteers at a parrot sanctuary, buys glitter ten pounds at a time, and loves to frolic. Lilly has a miniature poodle named Loki and two greenwing macaws named Isaac and Hayes. She makes floral headpieces out of naturally shed parrot feathers, and could talk about parrots for days. She also happens to strongly dislike talking about herself in the third person. Lilly spells her name with three Ls.


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 Margo Mayhem

Teacher - Floor The Audience: Taking your stage presence to another level

Coming in hot from New York City, Margo Mayhem has won the hearts and naughty parts of audiences all across the country, most recently being featured in the New York Times. In styles from classic to chaotic, this little firecracker will keep you on your toes as she twirls on hers. She’s the winner of the Best Neo Burlesque award at the Oregon Burlesque festival and -- alongside partner Samson Night -- "Best Group" at the Arizona Burlesque festival, and "Best Small Group" at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. While she’s at home you can find her dancing or hosting at such illustrious venues as the Slipper Room, Bathtub Gin, and NYC’s oldest running burlesque festival, Le Scandal Cabaret.

About Miss Mina Murray

Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Achieving Closure
Teacher - Get Tight: A Guide to Corsetry
Teacher - Who's Who in Classic 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".    Website

About Mr. Scratch

Teacher - Hire Me! Getting Booked.
Teacher - It's Not Personal
Teacher - Body Language, Movement, and Expresssion

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 Muff Jones

Teacher - Body Erotic
Teacher - Finesse
Teacher - Art of Animalistic Expression

Femme Daddy of The City of Trees, Muff Jones is an award winning Burlesque Artist, Educator, and Producer. Founder of Femme Von Follies, Tease Academy, Tinted Chapstick and co-founder of Make 'em Blush Burlesque (2020 Boise’s Best Performance Art). Muff is a main judge for Boise, ID’s Burlesque Show Person Competition. Muff has been awarded “Most Magical” at The Great Burlesque Expo 2023. “Master of Nerdlesque'' and “Master of Assels'' at The Colorado 2020 BurlyPics Solid Gold Regionals and 2018 “King of Hallow’s Tease' 'and feature performer for Carnival De Sensual as well as being a feature  for 2023 Midwest Burlesque Festival. Muff has been fathering nudebies' and getting strange on stages across the nation, breaking down societal norms one Assel twirl at a time.

About Red Velvet

Teacher - Make Your Own Pasties with Tassel Options
Teacher - Belly up to the Barre!
Teacher - Rhinestone Basics
Teacher - Stretching and Strengthening

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 Ruby Rider

Teacher - Serving Face - An Acting Workshop for Dancers
Teacher - How to Speak Lighting - For Performers!

Ruby Rider is a current apprentice with the Boston Beautease. She is new to burlesque, but brings with her a wealth of experience in theatre as an actor, director, and educator!

About Samson Night

Teacher - Put Some Funk on It

Samson Night burst on the burlesque scene in 2018. With his partner, Margo Mayhem, he is the taller half of "Midnight Mayhem", and award-winning burlesque duo. In 2022, Samson was named #6 in the Burlesque Top 20. He has performed all over the world. Samson Night lives in New York City.

About Scarlett Letter

Teacher - Keeping your Ecdysiast Books
Teacher - Preparing to Survive Producing

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"