It's a burlesque battle royale as performers from all over the world compete for fame and fortune! The Howard Awards for burlesque excellence may be given out in these new categories:
• Most Bewitching
• Most Enchanting
• Most Magical
• Most Spellbinding
• Most Wicked
Performances are judged by a panel made-up of industry experts, special guests, and previous winners.
Sept. 5, 2020, 7 p.m. -
Bolles Hall The Bridge at 211 211 Bridge St Salem, MA 01970
Check out our fabulous Performers!
Anadelia’s recipe for raunchy includes a bombshell attitude, a dash of coquette flair, and a brazen set of pipes. Dubbed “The Siren of Seduction” this singing stripper is a native Jersey Girl who hosts her own local revue, Le Cabaret Rouge. She’s made appearances in venues all over NYC including Sid Gold’s, Nurse Bettie’s, and kittened at Duane Park.
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.
Bitsy Brulee is a NYC based actor,singer,dancer and burlesque artist. She studied at the New York School of Burlesque under the tutelage of the world reknown Jo "Boobs" Weldon and sensational Jezebel Express. She has since performed at the Slipper Room, Arlene's Grocery, the Box, Capital City Burlesque Festival, Nurse Bettie, Drom, and other various venues around NYC and Brooklyn. Bitsy has also produced two burlesque shows"Bitsy's Bits" at MuchMore's (a bar in BK) and developed a short film anthology @bitsysbitstheseries based on her burlesque persona.
From Texas to Toronto, Alaska to Australia this traveling temptress has been stealing hearts world wide.
Born from the bright lights of Hollywood, LA's sexual intellectual is ready to teach you a thing or two. Are you ready to be schooled?
Just 44 and a half feet shorter than The 50-Foot Woman and as sexually attracted to frogs as Miss Piggy, this Iowa City-based beauty is the silliest name in sapphic burlesque. She's the co-producer of Bawdy Bawdy Ha Ha burlesque — she’ll steal your socks and knock your heart off — she's just a little askew — she's Catty Wompass!
Chakra Tease, whose favorite philosopher is Socrates, began as a VaVaVette, with Cora Vette and the VaVaVettes. The VaVaVettes performed at Harrah's for Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and at the House of Blues for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Locally Chakra performs at The Clocktower Cabaret. She has performed at the Colorado Burlesque festival for the past two years and was a soloist at the Ohio Burlesque Festival in 2013, performed and taught at the Great Burlesque Expo in Boston in 2015, 2016 and 2017, performed and taught at Southern Fried Burlesque, and performed at the Great Southern Exposure burlesque festival. In 2014 she became the choreographer as well as a performer for D'Sanez Productions "Feel This Moment" variety show. She was in the 2014 California Burlypicks, the 2016 Colorado Burlypicks, and the Golden Legends Champion Challenge in 2016.
Creme Dela Phlegm strives to be the girl with a finger in every pie. Or she once did. Then she stuck her finger in too many pies & pie sticking got boring. Dela Phlegm has since retired to the tame state of Maine where she produces and performs burlesque, alongside her lavish lifestyle as a single, unemployed housewife. Without burlesque she'd just be an exhibitionist at the public library. A maven of mucous membranes, she wants your dirty thoughts lubed up & ready to slip into the world.
She is a curvy mix of sexy, silly, and nerdy! Edith Meowt has been shaking 'dat ass' since 2015! She is the Co-Producer of Cult Status Burlesque and Producer of Check Meowt Productions, the 2018 Florida BurlyPicks Master of Tassels and Assels, and an international performer! Her booty pop will make your jaw drop, be sure not to miss out on Miss Edith Meowt!
Formerly classically Russian ballet trained Eve Riot began her burlesque experimentation at university in 2008 - through The Rocky Horror Picture Show and avant-garde modern art group Euphoria - smearing paint over herself to spoken word poetry and music inspired by Sigur Ros. From there she joined her local troupes SLO Tease and The Glampede and learning aerial arts & fire flow while starting her own traveling circus troupe to perform at steampunk conventions. Now this Golden Goth performs & mentors locally and travels from coast to coast and internationally when she can, taking classes and being inspired by others from the classical to the kinkiest trying new things every step of the way.
Kinky Slippers is a burlesque performer and teacher in Portland, Maine. She produces a bi-weekly open stage night open to all varieties of performers and acts at Empire Comedy Club, Sundays at 8pm. She sings, she dances, she hosts, but she just can't find a proper way to sit in a chair. ;)
Les Femmes Fatales have been captivating audiences in NYC, Boston and Vermont since 2015. With their distinctive brand of humor, creativity and charm, they delight in making strip happen - with a twist! - whether it’s a voyage through time via burlesque (Decadent: 100 Years of Burlesque) or a burlesque rendition of a Hollywood classic (Hopelessly Devoted: A Burlesque Singalong Tribute to Grease; Out of the Corner: Baby’s Revengea Tribute to Dirty Dancing). In addition, Les Femmes Fatales seek to make the world better through burlesque, by raising money for charity and promoting joy on stage and off. As of late 2020, LFF has raised more than $5,270 for various organizations across NYC and the U.S.
London St. Juniper is a burlesque and sideshow performer local to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. London's background is in performativity rather than performance; as a PhD candidate, London researches the construction and performance of identity through fashion in Victorian novels and contemporary comics. Overthinking everything, and writing it all down, this sartorial siren has spent the last seventeen years hunting down the illicit in literature as a literary scholar and cultural historian; now finishing a PhD in bad influences, London loves a dirty book, but always keeps the pages pristine.
In 2017 London put her doctoral theories into practice, and made her burlesque debut as Batman in Baltimore. Since then she has performed around the US, from intimate brunches to the huge crowds of DragonCon Burlesque and Satanic Panic. Performing nerdlesque, burlesque, glass walking and bed of nails, London favors elaborate costumes and unexpected reveals, and finds inspiration in her research.
London St. J is the Gin Palace Special, and Your Illustrated Edition.
Sultry siren Lottie Bedlam brings your gothic fantasies to life through her dark and delightful acts. Taking the path less traveled she is a walking Victorian novella with a sinister fetish twist. Always gracing the stage with her unique style of burlesque she is sure to have you on the edge of your seats and begging for more. Submit to sin with the dark darling Lottie Bedlam.
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! ;)
Turning up the heat on this chilly night, it's Miss SummerDaze! Her character-driven acts bring out a bustle load of sizzling, loud and proud personality. Now a solo artist, Miss Summer got her start heating up the stage 3 yeas ago with Portsmouth's Premier Burlesque Troop: Lady Luck Burlesque. Known for her upclose and personal tease with technical and titilating dance moves to boot, she guaranteed to cause a heat wave!
From dancing and acting, to directing and producing--this Tease Queen has been titillating audiences since 2005, and was named Miss Congeniality at the Caribbean Burlesque Festival and The Washington Blade's Best Burlesque Dancer in 2014 and 2015! Her mission is to #INSPIREandELECTIFY as she has performed in 21 cities, 9 states, 3 countries, and 1 District. She is the Producer of DC's Open Stage show UNFASTENED DC (unfasteneddc.com). She is The Woman who Ignites Pleasure fuses for Sport, there's #nothingprivate about these tails... Miss Private Tails!
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!
Ruby Mechant's presence has graced the stages of New York City's burlesque scene for the past 5 years. She started with a troupe but quickly decided she wanted her own style as a solo artist. She has since then twirled her sequined adorned tassels at various festivals from Vermont to North Carolina, Canada and all the way in the old continent in her home town of Lake Como, Italy. From the first peak of her seductive stems this Italian ingénue can turn on the red light and captivate audience everywhere.
Sweet Dee, The Boss Booty Babe of Burlesque, has been shaking and quaking for over 20 years with experience in a variety of dance styles such as Latin Ballroom, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Go-Go, Pole and of course Burlesque. She's performed and taught with a number of troupes around the world and across the country, even taking home a medal in the dramatic category at the National Pole Championships in 2017. Dee's performed at the Texas, Hawaii, Fierce, Arizona, Ohio and Alaska Burlesque festivals; LA, Houston, Austin and Hawaii salsa congresses; choreographed and been featured in music videos and go go danced for artists Enrique Iglesias and Flo Rida. She created her own signature dance formats Body Beats and Booty Bounce by Dee which she currently teaches locally as well at expos and festivals. She's an award-winning entertainer and co-director of The Pollies, a San Diego based burlesque and entertainment troupe. She is also the director and choreographer for The Lil Sweets, San Diego's Premier Twerk Team. Dance is life for Dee and she loves teaching her wicked booty ways to movers and shakers to help them feel sexy, empowered and to just plain have fun! Her motto is "It's your duty to shake that booty!".
Tapitha Kix is a founding member and producer of the Baltimore-based Troupe, Twisted Knickers. Her foray into Burlesque was as a prop kitty for Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey. She then attended “Burlesque Bootcamp” with Baltimore’s Gilded Lily Burlesque troupe and has since been performing on her own and with 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 and often tap dances while she strips. 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.
A graduate of the Detroit School of Burlesque, Veronica Lockhart is the Countess of Cockroaches and has been performing for nearly three years. During this time, she has gone all over the Midwest and then some! She is also the Master of Lip Sync at the Michigan Burlypicks 2018, and at the 2019 Midwest Burlesque and Rockabilly Weekend was crowned Miss Turbo at the pinup competition.
Vivian Vice, Burlesque Queen Belly Dance Dream, is a classic burlesque and belly dancer performing since 2003. She was a co founder of Portland Maine's first burlesque company Whistlebait Burlesque with Jolene Divine which won Portland's Best dance Performer 2010-2012. Also a pin up model, Vivian is Featured in Bela Morte and Alt Girl magazine's burlesque edition and is the official 2016 logo model for Vintage Girl Studios! Vivian has performed as Whistlebait Burlesque and as a solo artist all over New Engand with many well known acts such as Angie Pontani, The Pontani Sisters, Kitten Deville, the Boston Baby Dolls, Cha Cha Velour, and Princess Farhana. A highlight of Vivian's burlesque career was meeting and sharing the stage with burlesque legend Tempest Storm.
Vivian Vice is known for her vintage style, class, grace and sweet persona while specializes in bumps,grinds and amazing shimmies!