The Burlesque Artists

These are the performers who appeared in the 2017 festival. Check back in the fall for 2018 performers.

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Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks is an international circus and cabaret MC, performer, educator and director. He was co-founder and Ringmaster of Seattle’s Circus Contraption. He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine”...

Babette LaFave

Ms. LaFave has been performing in the worlds of circus cabaret, and burlesque for many moons. Starting in Vancouver BC, she was a member of the Karen Jamieson Dance Co, Fluffgirl Burlesque Society, The Wormwood...

Blanche DeBris

American Treasure Blanche DeBris is giddy to return once again to the Moisture Festival, her burlesque birthplace! Since debuting here in 2008, she has managed to not get herself kicked out of most of...

Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey is a Seattle-based chanteuse, dancer and all around entertainer. A natural performer with formidable stage presence, she’s been performing and touring with her family’s vaudeville troupe,...

Duo Rêves

Internationally acclaimed Duo Rêves is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb, co-creators of whirlwind aerial/shadow show 'Into the Dreaming'. Bringing dramatic spectacle and glamorous levity...

Eddie Van Glam

Eddie Van Glam made the transition from wrestler to burlesque artist seem natural. Growing up, he thought of professional wrestlers as comic book superheroes come to life. "I admired the wrestler’s Adonis...

EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!

EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! is a vocalist, songwriter, burlesque performer, and emcee based in Seattle, Washington. His whip clever and tongue in cheek songs are carried on vocals with a wide range, and delivery...

Ezra Weill

It all started when Ezra’s dad taught him how to juggle; after that there was no stopping him. As a youth he was performing street shows at local Seattle Festivals. After refining his skills at The School...

Fugazi

Veterans of Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, Stephan Choiniere & Lina Tabakova team up to present a new collaboration in an act called Fugazi. this performance has the spectacular choreography and...

Georgetown Orbits

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and soulful reggae. One of the few bands to pay tribute to the golden era of Jamaican ska and reggae music, they will add their bounce to...

House of Verlaine

An Exquisite Assemblage of Daring Classical Artists, House of Verlaine pushes the boundaries of burlesque and ballet by bringing to life the hedonistic classical fantasias that live in the mind of artistic...

Iva Handfull

Seattle’s Iva Handfull is a modern heathen in the Burlesque world, both a fashion Icon and Burlesque rock star. Mz. Handfull is a fierce, alternative neo-Burlesquer known for her inventive, epic, and oftentimes...

J. Von Stratton

J. Von Stratton has been delighting audiences in the Seattle area for over a decade. She is the 2015 Queen of Roses a la the Oregon Burlesque Festival. J. Von Stratton is a dancer in The Atomic Bombshells....

Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival's interactive “Moisture Song”, with the...

Layne Fawkes

Layne Fawkes is an internationally traveled performer based out of Portland, Oregon. She specializes in neo-burlesque but is also an accomplished singer, actress, writer, and model. Most recently she successfully...

Lily Verlaine

“A living, breathing work of art,” Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer and burlesque artist. She has studied at San Francisco Ballet and other notable schools with some of the most beloved names...

Luminous Pariah

The Luminous Pariah is a Seattle-based interdisciplinary performance artist, model, and fitness enthusiast. Lumi's effervescent style is derived from an extensive background in physical theatre and...

Madame X and her Lawyer

Mme X is just back from traveling around the world in a very, very, very slick black stretch limo. It really is a jungle out there. It was so hot… so wild… so many small people. Her attorney is likely...

Meraki Duo Acrobatics

Meraki (may-rah-kee) Greek: The soul, creativity, or love put into your work. Meraki duo is a performance duet specializing in combining diverse individual skills with partner acrobatics. Hand balancing,...

Miles and Karina

One reviewer called their music "wonderful, ... irreverent, purposefully silly, very sophisticated ..." Another said "these stellar musicians have stepped up and into a musical circle where only a few...

Miss Ekaterina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully in numerous international...

Miss Indigo Blue

“Delicious” “Fierce” “Obscenely Comedic” Miss Indigo Blue is all of this and more. One of the most sought after performers in the world, Indigo has ranked in the top 15 global burlesque entertainers...

Mod Carousel

Mod Carousel is a multidisciplinary boylesque collective featuring the talents of Paris Original, Trojan Original, the Luminous Pariah, and Moscato Extatique. Mod C has performed regularly since their...

Ms. Briq House

Ms. Briq House is an advocate of sensuality and an experiential instructor of intimacy. You may also know her as a Burlesque Performer, Producer, Emcee and all-around Bad Ass Bitch. With a smile that lights...

Mystic O'Reilley

Mystic O'Reilley has described herself this way: "Sexual & Spiritual Entertainer, Educator & Revolutionary. Specializing in interactive performance art." We know that she's planning to show us her Trash...

Paris Original

Paris Original is poetry in motion, exuding the graceful elegance of balletic beauty. This international burlesque star calls on his extensive experience in many forms of dance and theatre to craft his...

Patricia Charms

Born in Singapore and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Patricia Charms is known as Portland's first and only stilt walking striptease pole artist. She began stilt walking four years ago when she joined...

Persephone Illyri

Persephone Illyri exudes enchantment, adorned in only rhinestones and glitter. With effortless poise and mesmerizing femininity, Persephone thrives at the intersection of modern art and classic burlesque....

RedBone

Internationally known, Minnesota Grown RedBone has been performing since 2005 as one third of Foxy Tann and Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams who won the 2006 "Best Troupe" and "Most Vegas" titles in the Burlesque...

Ruby Mimosa

“The Island Flower” Ruby is the 4th generation in her family to be born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up on Hula, Ballet, and Gymnastics, this little flower has been dancing since she was three years...

Shanghai Pearl

The Shanghai Pearl is The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei, Tempestuous Temple of Temptations, and Princess of Pulchritude! Miss Pearl is an internationally renowned burlesque performer and instructor...

spICE

Hailing from South Los Angeles, spICE! is a dynamic performer who has studied dance and performed professionally for over a decade years. She’s a cameleon who blends various movement styles. spICE! is...

Steven Flynn

For over 40 years Steven Flynn has been singing and playing piano rooted in blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans R&B, rock & roll and jazz in barrooms, nightclubs, concerts, and festivals all over Seattle,...

Sydni Deveraux

With beautiful alluring features, and at a statuesque and very leggy 6'2", she is one of the tallest established performers the business. Sydni's charming performance style is an entertaining mix of wit,...

Sylvia Rose

As a member of the aerial team, Duo Rose, Sylvia's work in the air is a well known wonder among the performers in America's and Europe's Varieté/New Vaudeville scene. Her solo contortion performance was...

Tamara the Trapeze Lady

Tamara "The Trapeze Lady"! Gayly spreading Love Lust and Glitter from above since 1993. Her career highlights include: Producer of the now historic neo-Burlesque incubator The Fallen Women Follies; Producer,...

TANSY

TANSY 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...

Tanya Brno

Tanya (Tova de Luna) has been an influential part of the Seattle circus scene for 10 years, after having trained most of her life at the nation’s top ballet schools including School of American Ballet...

The One The Only INGA

The One The Only Inga is an internationally renowned burlesque star, born and raised in Seattle. Her charismatic and precise performances have entertained audiences all over the world, winning her the...

Trixie Little

Trixie Little is the Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2015 and New York City’s pint-size powerhouse! Trixie also has the alternative title "Queen of No Fucks" because she brings a sense...

Trojan Original

As a professional dancer, Trojan was classically trained in Ballet and Modern dance and has been performing dance professionally for seven years. In a fun twist of events, Trojan discovered Burlesque through...

Violetta Beretta

VIOLETTA BERETTA is “Hawaiiʻs Burlesque Sweetheart,” & the Producer/Director of the Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue, soon to celebrate it's 6th year in paradise! Violetta is a sultry Hapa-Hawaiian...

Waxie Moon

Waxie Moon, a gender-blending “boylesque” performance-art stripping sensation has performed at various venues throughout Seattle including Key Arena, On the Boards, The Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, The Moore...

Zora von Pavonine

Zora was born to an amazing woman on a 20 acre orchard of fruit trees and flowers, raised wild with peacocks. She is a published poet, a watercolour master, holds three intellectual property patents and...