The evening sparkles with the talents of rising stars, those performers who are relatively new to the burlesque stage. For the most part, these are people who have been bumping and grinding for three years or less — some of whom are making their festival debut!
In and around these talented men and women, are the weird and wonderful members of The Sideshow Ball — singers, jugglers, comedians, tap dancers, and more!
Doors open at 7:30pm
The first three rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket.
There is no unauthorized photography during The Sunday Showcase
Feb. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Check out our fabulous Performers!
Devoting himself to having as many experiences as possible, moral or immoral, elegant or sordid, Amoxie Villain thrives on the stage. After a triumphant debut, this boylesque performer incorporates surprise visuals, creative costuming, and emotional emphasis through his strip tease. This uncompromised expression of self makes Amoxie one of the most entertaining up-and-coming performers in Pittsburgh
Bella Badonkadonk was born though Showgirl Awakening with Kellita and has found her unique voice through burlesque and dance. She enjoys creating heartfelt, emotional, personal pieces from scratch, using challenging life experiences as inspiration. Bella lives in the Bay Area and can be seen performing solo, as a part of the duo The Belles of Whimsy and in The Velvettes can-can troupe. She is also a talented costume designer.
Equal parts darling and deviant, grace and ferocity, filth and decadence, Datura Katsura fuses her contemporary dance background with her raw sexuality to create a visceral neo-burlesque experience. This vaudevillainess has been hailed by audiences across North America as “a powerhouse” and “a broken glass bottle away from being the Iggy Pop of burlesque”. Her intense command of form fuelled by her own insatiable hunger is sure to make your heart race and your skin crawl.
Iridessa Blossoms is an Internationally known Performance Artist and is making way around the world one show at a time. She has been stimulating audiences with her unique expression and artistic concepts in variety shows for close to a decade. She is known for her pop n' lock isolations and hybrid style of belly dance. She is multi- talented and her signature style is broad, diverse and ever-changing. While struggling to find her place in belly dance, she found her community while attending the annual burlesque conventions, The Great Burlesque Exposition and Burlycon.
She is the founder and former producer of Poppin' Cherries and Eclectic~ Ka and owner of Creative Motion Dance!
With her distinguished hips that tease and signature moves that please, she dances effortlessly in an unreal fashion. Sultry and sassy...transforming your senses to a place that is ethereal. Bridging the gap between worlds and transcending time and space, she is a magical goddess in motion! When she is not lighting up the stage you can find her frolicking with fairies.
Jeannie has been studying with B.A.B.E. for 2 years.
Luscious Lane is an avid pole dancer, so her foray into Burlesque was a natural progression. She joined the Pink Chardonnays Burlesque Troupe in 2013, performing in venues around NYC including Drom, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Triad. The electrifying thrill of entertaining an audience is what drove Luscious to make her solo debut in 2014, blending a cheeky irreverent style with a sweet naughtiness. The reaction from the crowd helps fuel her creativity, and has Luscious striving to create bigger, bolder and cheekier numbers. Who knew that baring your panties would be so addicting! ;)
Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (Mr. Twister for short) is an award winning male entertainer & burlesque performer based in Chicago, IL (USA). Having the background in both music and dance, Mr. Twister has started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. Through his signature movement style and choreography, in each of his acts he tells a unique and narrative story that takes the performance art to a new level. Approaching female-dominated burlesque community as an alley and a guest, he also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque. And with the side interests in pole dancing and belly dancing, he expands his talent far and beyond the burlesque scene.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted, and his influence in making America sexy again is proven.
He was a member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau from 2015-2017, as well as various other burlesque productions in the Windy City. Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many Chicago local hot spots, also in many other cities across the United States.
Burlesque Festival appearances:
Oregon Burlesque Festival 2016 & 2017 – Portland, OR Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival 2016 – Knoxville, TN Michigan Burlesque Festival 2016 & 2017 – Detroit, MI Wisconsin Male Burlesque Festival 2016 – Madison, WI Vermont Burlesque Festival 2017 – Burlington, VT The Great Burlesque Exposition 2017 – Cambridge, MA Houston Burlesque Festival 2017 – Houston, TX Dallas Burlesque Festival 2017 – Dallas, TX Empire Burlesque Festival 2017 – Ithaca, NY Mile High Burlesque Fest 2017 – Denver, CO Texas Queerlesque Festival 2017 - Dallas, TX Pensilvania Burlesque Festival 2017 - Jim Thorpe, PA Burlesque Burlesque Burlesque 2017 - Asheville, NC Discordia Days Burlesque Festival 2017 - Greensboro, NC
Regal Mortis is a burlesque performer, artist & art/pin up model. She is a graduate of the New York School of Burlesque, and has performed in Venues around NYC and New Jersey. Her style can be described as dark humored performance art that plays on classic burlesque. Regal has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography & Media Arts.
She has used her background in fine art to inspire her burlesque endeavors; in addition to branching out into performance art through the means of burlesque. Her fine art work has been exhibited around the country and internationally.
Dandy Alexander and Datura Katsura are The Dandy & The Deviant, a budding burlesque duo born from the Toronto vaudeville circuit. Datura Katsura embraces her contemporary dance experience, raw sexuality, and fluidly sensual choreography in her burlesque acts to the delight of audiences across southern Ontario. Dandy Alexander struts and charms his way across stage with his deft storytelling, theatrical style and universally admired posterior. Drawn together through their complementary creative vision and parallel explorations of kink, The Dandy & The Deviant orchestrate pieces conveying power dynamics in intimate relationships.
The Velvettes - The Sweethearts of CanCan! The Velvettes are a San Francisco Bay Area based can-can dance troupe, bringing sass, class and top quality performances around the Bay and beyond! This is a new troupe in its first year of performing!
Part vixen, part pixie, this little lass with sass can be found spreading smiles all across the San Francisco Bay Area. Catch Vixi as part of The Velvettes CanCan Troupe, Hubba Hubba Revue, Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies, the Mystic Midway, and the TrashKan Marchink Band, as well as regular solo performances.