Bastard Keith is your sophisticated host for the evening. Our favorite male MC, hands down – every show is different. TimeOut Interview
Image Credits: Iryna Gorb. Conjure woman by day, sultry burlesque performer by night. Hoodoo Hussy’s ancestral magic was carried across waters to the Mississippi Delta. Where the Blues was born. Sensual earth magic, memory in DNA allowing her to cast spells with the movement of big hips, the licking of full lips and perhaps a […]
Logan Laveau is a New York-based burlesque performer, costume designer, and model. She saw her first burlesque show ever as a freshman in college, and quickly realized something had been missing in her life. She made her debut performance with the Galhaus Revue troupe at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For the next two […]
“She’s got curves in places other girls don’t even have places!” Miss Jezebel Express has been performing and teaching burlesque for over a decade. In addition to having competed for the title of Miss Exotic World in Las Vegas, she has performed at festivals all over North America (including Alaska and Hawaii!). Major appearances include […]
Chris Harder is a North Dakota raised, New York based male burlesque performer—think “Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque!” Harder has stripped and teased (and then some) around the world including stops in L.A., Key West, London, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm, and Amsterdam. Both sexy and humorous, Chris Harder’s burlesque is “beefcake with a twist,” parodying […]
Medianoche, dubbed “Sin in an Hourglass”, has charmed audiences throughout the U.S. and around the world – from select venues in Europe and as far as Singapore, Australia, and Russia. Crowned Miss Exotic World / Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in June 2017, Medianoche has also been awarded […]
My favorite femcee as well as an amazing burlesque performer in her own right. Boo Bess hosts Wasabassco’s Bathtub Gin shows. She also made a trailer for a series called “By Night” exploring the day and night life of five burlesque performers. Listen to Sapphire Jones interview her on her podcast:
Jelly Boy the Clown is one part of the inspiring duo that is the foundation of the Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow. The Squidlings grew out of a brotherly bond over committing to the strange and deranged in all of us. Ever since that vow was uttered they have been creating feats of endurance and ridiculous […]
Stache Novak hosts the Thursday Midnight Fingers show at The Slipper Room. Stache is a white-shirted bandana’d redneck who keeps pieces of himself in a jar. His dream is to have the famous magician Matthew Holtzclawon his show, but so far his efforts have been stymied.
We might as well just say it – Sydni is tall. But she’s also playful, cheeky, and sensual. Signature move: the hands-off boob wiggle.
Peaches lives under the Slipper Room stage, and only comes out at night through a trapdoor in the floor.
Beautiful Weirdo, Professional Shitshow! Burlesque Dancer, Emcee, Uke Strummer, Actress, Cat Lady. Tainted Cabaret, Victrola Burlesque, Twirly Whirly Burly-Q
Part goddess, part femme fatale, part hedonist, and recently crowned Miss Exotic World – Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, Poison Ivory is a New York based burlesque performer who has made her mark on the international burlesque scene. Poison’s two mantra’s – one for performances: “It’s not about […]
“An event is something you go to, an attraction is something you’re drawn to.” Maine Anders captivates audiences every time she hits the stage. Coined the “Triple Threat of Burlesque” (dancer/actress/singer) she’s performed domestically and internationally, from MGM Grand*s Studio 54 in Las Vegas, Le Bus Palladium (Paris), Buddha Bar (Beirut, Lebanon) to Dragon-i in […]
Stormageddon is a host, DJ, podcaster and producer hailing from Brooklyn, NY. He deejays shows for Wasabassco, The Pink Room, Rabbit Hole Productions, D20 Burlesque and of course he is the official DJ of the Nerdlesque Festival. He also hosts, deejays and is a producing member of Magical Girl Burlesque. He has three different podcasts […]
Image Credits: Alex Colby. Internationally-renowned artstar (and reigning Cheese Queen of Coney Island) Nasty Canasta is frequently hailed as a genius of the neo-burlesque scene. A “burlesque queen” (The NY Times), 2nd Runner Up at the 2010 Miss Exotic World Pageant, and “Brooklyn’s greatest burlesque star” (The Brooklyn Paper), Nasty is an associate producer with […]
Based out of New York City, International Burlesque performer, Dottie Dynamo has been tearing up stages since 2011. Better known as “The Lovalble Bundle of Tits n’ Trouble”, Dottie puts her own special stamp on scintillating performances as she lights up the stage and sets fire to your heart with her brand of slow burning […]
NYC based aerialist and acrobat. Jason is the most graceful male aerialist I’ve ever seen. Favors rope, but would love to see him do more silk.
The Dicey Dame of Burlesque, Anja Keister has been performing burlesque since 2010. She is most known for founding and co-producing her nerdlesque group d20 burlesque, which has been running monthly themed shows in NYC since 2011. Along with producing her own shows, Anja also helps with the production of the international nerdlesque festival. Anja […]
Great performer and great MC, often performing with Wasabassco. Brings a unique flavor of zany to her acts – seeing her internal monologue act should be one of your life’s goals. Sapphire also runs a Boss Ass Bitch podcast where she interviews women (and sometimes men) in Burlesque. Fun fact: Sapphire is a passerby in […]
A dual degreed, former lap dance engineer of the upscale gentlemen’s club scene, she has performed burlesque at venues all over New York City, including Duane Park, Artist in Residence at Room 69 @ the Hotel Chantelle, Hypergender Burlesque & Red Umbrella Diaries. She’s taught workshops at Universities in the US and dance studios is […]
The Perverted Pixie of Burlesque! Penny can bend over backwards, even when she’s stone cold drunk but still somehow dancing the Can Can with something stuck in her teeth.
Image Credits: Eli Schmidt. Even if you’re sure you’re a straight man, Mr. Gorgeous will make you reconsider your options. Towering, hilarious, and cheeky, he is a surefire crowdpleaser with perfect comedic timing and facial expressions. I don’t think I’ve ever not laughed out loud when Mr. Gorgeous performs. Fun fact: his stage name is […]
Image Credits: Ben Trivett. The sultry and seductive Brooklyn-based burlesque performer whose sweet flirtations are coveted no matter where you land on the Kinsey Scale. Growing up, Drag Queens were her prophets and Betty Rizzo was her god. Now in adulthood, Qualms has become the aggressively femme, black Barbie doll she fantasized about as a […]
Alisa is an aerialist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She flies on aerial hoop, aerial silk, bungee, and harness, as well as custom-designed apparatuses. Alisa grew up dancing and flying in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cassandra Rosebeetle has been performing her entire life, starting with a 15 year career as a competitive ice skater. She has been performing as a principal member of Desert Sin Dance Company since 2001, and has toured with them throughout the US and Europe. She has an extensive background performing as a belly dancer for […]
Image Credits: Andy Hollingworth. The original Latin Lover from Spain, for your hosting pleasure! Instantly recognizable by his trademark appearance of high waisted trousers, a super-tight shirt and with the sound of a magnificent vibrato to simply die for, Wilfredo is a musical character comedy phenomenon – an ill-mannered, grotesque, deluded but always charming Mediterranean […]
The most gracefully hilarious burlesque dancer of New York. Whether she’s evoking ecological disaster as a squawking sea gull or clouding our judgment with carefully placed lightning fixtures, she always makes us crack a few smiles. Oh, and that butt too. Tiger Bay is the international sensation (she performed in Canada once) known as The […]
Grace Gotham is a burlesque performer, chanteuse, and producer who is currently one of 9 women featured in the new Dove beauty campaign #MyBeautyMySay encouraging women and girls to define and express beauty on their own terms. She also just won the competition showcase at the Como Lake Burlesque Festival in Italy and was crowned […]
Help Delysia fund her startup business, Meow! Born Mia Stephenson in the South Bronx, Delysia La Chatte “The Feline Fatale of Burlesque” is a NYC based performer. Her work includes; burlesque, choreography, visual art and fashion design. Delysia’s burlesque persona and style was created in the rehearsal spaces at her alma mater CCNY in 2010. […]
Ivory Fox is a burlesque pole performer. She is know for her clever and athletic routines that deliver humor with a heap of sexy!
Image Credits: Kidtee Hello. Nina La Voix, The Grande Dame of Derriere, is a burlesque performer and producer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her performance style is hard-hitting yet strikingly sensual. With a heavy classic and street dance background, Nina’s style often blends the classic structures of burlesque with modern/neo twist. She has been […]
Image Credits: Ben Trivett. Jenny is a mystery online. So are her acts, always pushing one step further. Whether she’s a walrus, needs six extra people to hold her dress, or cedes control over her pleasure center to the audience. You’re most likely to find her with Wasabassco. Ben Trivett
Miss Mary Cyn is a classically trained actor/designer with a passion for downtown performance. Her ability to create a vivacious party atmosphere is what made her show, Original Cyn, a long running underground sensation. As a founding member and co-producer of the internationally known Epic Win Burlesque she became known for her painstakingly accurate costumes […]
A burlesque performer, host, motorcycle enthusiast and “alternative” model, based in New York City.
Gemini Blitz is a New York based performance artist. She can be found performing burlesque, gogo dancing and swinging from a trapeze in the greater New York City area.
Uncle Earl usually closes Saturday’s The Slipper Room Midnight Show with a singalong that tends to involve some naked revelry. You don’t have to know the words to Sweet Caroline… but it helps!
Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from New York and Los Angeles. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture. She loves to share the joy of DIY in costume construction. Most notable are her Devil Homura, Imp Mercy, and Master Yi cosplays. Her creative and quirky […]
A NYC-based performance duo comprised of Kyla Ernst-Alper and Sylvana C. Tapia, specializing in the creation of expressive dance and aerial work.
Image Credits: The Slipper Room. One of Burlesque’s wildest children. Read her TimeOut Interview. The Slipper Room
Storm Marrero is a singer/songwriter in motion. The Brooklyn native grew up in Puerto Rico where she developed her unique vocal skills under the private tutelage of opera veteran Darisabel Isales, and as a student of the University of Puerto Rico’s prestigious musical theater department under the guidance of tenor Jose Ramon Torres. Storm has […]
Image Credits: La Photographie. Gigi is a Queens native who moved out to Nashville, Tennessee where she runs the Nashville chapter of Wasabassco. Read her Gothamist interview. La Photographie
A petite powerhouse of Burlesque, and an absolute delight on the gogo box. Signature move: gogo-ing with a shirt asking you to send her dick pics with a phone number. If you’ve never had a chance to do so in a consensual fashion, don’t miss the chance.
Commonly described as “The Elizabeth Taylor of Burlesque,” this vintage vixen teases with both humor and a sophisticated sensuality. A staple on the New York City burlesque stages , Tansy radiates a joyous effervescence whilst channeling the sublime glamour of another era. She is admired for her classic energy, storytelling, and joie de vivre. […]
Joshua Dean is an New York City based aerialist and circus performer and has been for over 10 years. He is cofounder of the theatrical circus company 2 Ring Circus, cofounder and instructor of Aerial Arts NYC, faculty member for Pace University, and cofounder of Boys Night: An All Male Cirquelesque Revue.
Miss Dirty Martini, the definition of Burlesque was voted number one Burlesque performer in the World by her fans. The perennial Miss Exotic World, she continues to set the standard for Burlesque performance internationally.
You have not lived or truly experienced The Slipper Room until you’ve taken a few Burlesque virgin friends to get a pickle sliced at them by Velvet Crayon.
A juggler who likes puppets and to put a ring on it. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a hoop jump from his right ear to his left ear.
A rare occurrence on stage, but sometimes caught performing tributes to his Burlesque wife.
Gigi is a high-energy and flirtatious bombshell who is known to seduce the crowd with her dynamic dance moves and killer smile. She is a regular performer at the Floating Kabarette, The Slipper Room, The Box, Nurse Bettie and Hotel Chantelle among others. She made her solo debut at the 2014 New York Burlesque Festival, […]
Matthew Holtzclaw is an amazing magician often performing at The Slipper Room. His dream is to be invited to Stache Novak‘s Midnight Fingers show, but so far his efforts have been stymied.
A starlet on stage and a staple in NYC nightlife, Puss is pure erotic entertainment. She is bound to entertain you from her classic high energy acts that ooze sex appeal with lush ostrich feathers dripping in diamonds to her own take on sex symbols, such as the infamous Cat Woman, space babe Barbarella, Dirty […]
Lux LaCroix is a burlesque star, performance artist, professional ballerina and award winning choreographer. Professionally she has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Beyonce, N.E.R.D., OutKast, Janet Jackson and Lady GaGa. In 2009 her burlesque based performance art piece, “Color Me Purple,” was featured at REDCAT’S Spring Studio program. In 2010, she became a […]
Trixie Little is the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2015 and New York City’s pint-size powerhouse. Seamlessly blending circus, theater, visual arts and burlesque training, Trixie presents a raw feminine power that is both hilarious and imaginative. For over a decade, she has pioneered her own style of circus-cabaret, touring frequently in America, Australia and Europe. […]
Known to show up as Mel Frye, the old lounge owner; Walt Whitman, the dead poet; or Go Goat Boy.
Hazel is one of the most creative Burlesque performers in New York – from a wonderful Cookie Monster routine giving you a chance at snagging an Oreo, over classical Burlesque, to the “Boobs” song with scrolling LED marquee on her head.
Magician with a rock and roll heart and a skateboard. Signature act: eating razorblades and pulling them back out on a string.
Melody Jane is an independent artist and entertainer based in New York City. She has been featured in The New Yorker Presents television series as one of New York’s most interesting personalities to watch. Her burlesque work combines performance art with classic striptease to create scintillatingly sexy acts that have been hailed as “astonishing” (nerve.com). […]
Based in Los Angeles, Coco Ono forms part of The Bootleg Bombshells, but has also performed in New York at The Slipper Room and Calamity Chang‘s Asian Burlesque Show.
Clara Coquette is a New York City based burlesque performer, drag performer, producer, stage kitten, go-go dancer, and model who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is a vintage vixen, a nimble nerd, and a cunning chameleon. She moved to New York in 2009 and stumbled upon the glamorous, glittery, and geeky world […]
Pearls Daily is a critically acclaimed actress, comedian, and burlesque artist based in NYC. For over ten years, Pearls has accumulated numerous credits on Off and Off-off Broadway, feature films, TV, stand-up, sketch comedy, improv, magic, and burlesque. The New York Times has dubbed her “Glittering and talented”,”Spirited” and “Ebullient”. Best of Off-Broadway has called […]
Image Credits: Ben Trivett. Peekaboo Pointe, known as the “Fastest Tassel-Twirler from East to West,” has graced the stage of nearly every burlesque show in New York City, and continues on her mission of “Seducing the World, one stage at a time.” Peekaboo started out as a classically trained modern dancer studying under Bill T. […]
A perfect mix of classic, quirky and funny. Gal once knocked a gogo client over the head and onto the floor after he deliberately spanked her hard without consent. And that’s how it should be. Signature move: grabbing a phone from someone in the front row who’s not paying enough attention and lodge it firmly […]
Stormy’s acts are sensual, crafty, arousing, and often explicit. Signature act: tieing herself up into a rope outfit while blindfolded to the tune of Mrs. Robinson.
Burlesque sensation Perle Noire was born to perform. She began singing, dancing and acting as a child when she landed a McDonald’s commercial and a role on the Cosby Show. In 2008, she burst onto the burlesque scene winning the Best Debut category during the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas. Perle […]
Karina Libido is an Actress and Burlesque Performer based in NYC. Ms. Libido is a versatile dancer: with background in classical ballet she now performs fan dances, classic striptease, neo-burlesque and specialty acts. Born and raised in Ukraine, Karina brings cultural appreciation to her routines gracing the stage as a traditional nestling doll “Matryoshka” or […]
Corvette’s first act was to Computer Love by Zapp and Rogers, transforming from a PC into a Mac like in the classic Apple ad. Corvette comes out planning to murder it, every single time, possibly due to her lifelong maffia obsession. Biggest fear: performing other people’s words in front of other people. On the other […]
Ben Franklin (and yes, that is his real name) is a New York based variety entertainer who runs the gamut of skills and performances. Working as a professional circus artist, singer, actor, dancer, instrumentalist and teacher, Ben offers a wide range of talents for a variety of performance styles. Co-creator of 2 Ring Circus, a […]
Aerial, contortion and hula hooping make for an entirely alluring and deadly combination in Ellie Steingraeber. How many hoops can a person keep spinning at once? You tell us if you ever manage to count them all.
June 28, 2018
If you wanted a fun carefree post, please skip this one. The subject matter is a little more heady than usual. It’s about to get meta. Still with us? OK then… Earlier this month, Trixie Little posted a video with her take on The State of Burlesque on youtube: In this video, Trixie goes into […]
May 10, 2018
This year is The 6th Annual NYC Asian Burlesque Extravaganza at The Highline Ballroom, happening this Saturday, May 12, 2018! This annual event aims to bring visibility and exposure to performers of color who have traditionally been marginalized and erased in the history of theater, entertainment & burlesque. They focus on POC of Asian heritage […]
April 27, 2018
From the announcement: ” We can’t believe it, but we are warming up our pasties and getting ready to celebrate 16 years of the New York Burlesque Festival September 27th – 30th. Tickets are on-sale and we have some amazing things happening this year, including new venues and delicious new perks in our VIP levels! […]
April 12, 2018
Boss Ass Bitch is back with a second season! I missed this when it happened, as for some reason my podcast feed didn’t get the new episodes, but now I’m playing catchup. The first episode in season 2, or just plainly episode 13 is with Poison Ivory, and it’s a great listen thanks to Poison […]
April 10, 2018
Image Credits: Georgia Krause. In 2017, Georgia Krause, a NYC based documentarian filmmaker, made a short documentary in the Slipper Room about performer Nina La Voix. In the piece Nina talks about women’s right to express their sexuality on their own terms, without being labeled as a slut by men who wrongly expect them to […]
April 4, 2018
While there are good Burlesque shows every day of the week in Manhattan, sometimes a show is special, unique, or simply doesn’t happen often. We want to highlight those events to make sure you don’t miss out! If you only go to one show this month, this is our recommendation. Our pick for April 2018 […]
January 27, 2018
2017 wasn’t all happy news and fun for the whole family. In no particular order, here are three regretted departures from Burlesque in New York City. Trixie Little is one of the most versatile burlesque performers around – incorporating circus, burlesque, theatre and humor in her acts, both alone and with her previous partner Evil […]
December 14, 2017
The official Naughty Noir 2018 Showgirl Calendar is here! Featuring Naughty Noir’s most notorious babes; Calamity Chang, Logan Laveau, Amuse Bouche, Qualms Galore, Penny Wren, Trinity Starlight, Gemini Blitz, Broadway Brassy, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Le Grand Chaton, Wendy Blades, Betsy Propane, Peekaboo Pointe and your hosts Puss N Boots and Mistress Ginger! Limited quantities available, order […]