The Burlesque Artists

These artists performed in the 2016 festival. Stay tuned for 2017 artists

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Amara Strutt

​Amara Strutt performed her first burlesque act at the age of two for an audience of extended family and friends at thanksgiving dinner. Shortly thereafter she enrolled in Ballet and Jazz classes...

Angelique DeVil

Angelique DeVil is internationally known for her unique choreography and dynamic stage presence. Though she has been training, performing or teaching dance for most of her life, it was in 2008 that she...

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”...

Belle Cozette

Belle Cozette has been performing burlesque in and around the Seattle area for ten years. She combines effervescent wit and intoxicating beauty to create narrative masterpieces that titillate and tantalize...

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,...

Cassie Cutler

Growing up in Los Angeles, California, Cassie was always bouncing with energy. She began gymnastics at age 5, and competed until the age of 16. From there, she found circus arts. Specializing in aerial,...

Chris Harder

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.,...

Della Moustachella

Long has Della Moustachella pondered over what it means to be sexy. Her work reflects these preponderances and convey a strong message of empowerment coated in side-splitting comedy in pieces that harken...

Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz's razor sharp, adults-mostly, on-the-spot wit combined with his exceptional musicality have made him a stand-out performer when appearing on the Comedy Central Stage (in Sit'n Spin); with...

Evilyn Sin Claire

Moisture Festival veteran, Evilyn Sin Claire, brings mouthwatering magnetism to cabarets all around the Northwest. Sinner Saint Burlesque's "Wild Child" is popular for her sultry, sensual and sometimes...

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...

Golden Shower

David Underwood and Williams Rodriguez, Las Vegas arcrobatic artists, will present their legendary hand-to-hand act called "Golden Shower". Come see why this remarkable performance has so many tongues...

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...

Jasper McCann

Born in Kentucky and raised up in Kansas City, Jasper McCann studied vocal music at the University of Kansas and traveled extensively before finding Seattle and, eventually, the Seattle burlesque scene....

Jenny Penny

Jenny Penny is a Jill of all trades; Aerialist, Acrobalancer, Fire performer, Circus entertainer, Burlesque dancer and Freak. Jenny has been performing in Seattle and around the globe since 2004. Over...

Jesse Belle-Jones

Jesse Belle-Jones, "The Modern Sexual Intellectual," is one bluestocking babe whose edgy antics and sultry grace will leave audiences scratching their heads and panting for more. With her strong dance...

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr, has been performing in Seattle a little over 12 years. He is the Lead singer of soul inspired band “The Witness”, former Mr. Beltown, 2012 Mazen award winner, and the Co-host of “Burlesque...

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...

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 international interdisciplinary boylesque character, model, fitness enthusiast, and performance artist. Luminous has been sharing his effervescent style since...

Manuela Horn

Manuela Horn, also known as the Austrian Amazon, is riding the whirlwind! We're so pleased to have her join our Moisture Festival cast. Manuela is a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic force of nature....

Meraki Duo Acrobatics

Meraki Duo Acrobatics is a new partnership but Jenae Gerstmann and Dominic Eason have worked as part of a team for a long time now. As members of Portland's renowned Wanderlust Circus and the remarkable...

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...

Moscato Extatique

Moscato Extatique is a classically trained dancer and choreographer based out of Seattle, WA. He will receive his BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in May 2016 where he studied Neo- Burlesque...

Mr. Gorgeous

Mr. Gorgeous has been charming audiences around the globe since 2009, with his comedic and charismatic approach to contemporary burlesque. He has become a frequent persona in NYC nightlife, working several...

Oliver & Megan Duotrapeze

Oliver Parkinson entered the world of circus by way of a diverse athletic background including fencing, rugby, and mixed martial arts. His imposing strength, athleticism, and surprising grace have engrossed...

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...

Peculiärs

The Peculiärs are connoisseurs of the peculiar, seekers of odd musical gems of a bygone era, fastidious dressers. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Peculiärs. To see The Peculiärs, be sure to come early as...

Pink Lady

Pink Lady DiAnn is the perfect combination of sultry siren and a sweet little flapper with a whole lot of sass! She is a performer of many talents; having won Best Group 2013 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame...

Sabrina Chap

Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter, cabaret performer, and pianist. Called, 'Guaranteeably vaudevillian chic', she is known for her high voltage live performances. 'Imagine, if you can, Judy...

Sailor St. Claire

Sailor St. Claire is a curvaceous redhead with learned mind and an A+ anatomy. Since 2009, The Showgirl Scholar has been putting her knowledge of the literary canon to more-than-scholarly uses, crafting...

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...

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,...

Sugar Cane Jane

Known as The Velvet Painting Come To Life, Sugar Cane Jane is a Chicago born Oakland, California based burlesque entertainer, designer, visual artist & internationally published muse. A 2015 Burlesque...

Tana the Tattooed Lady & Niels Goldmember

Tana is that singing, dancing, one-woman-arts-district who debuted in 2004 with Seattle’s Atomic Bombshells & as one of El Vez’s Elvettes. Her notable performances include Miss Exotic World competition,...

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...

The Duet That Do It

Bolt Action is probably an android running on lightning and the power of rock. Scarlett O'Hairdye is probably an alien spy sent to Earth who got distracted by Star Trek and rhinestones. They met. They...

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...

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...