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The Burlesque TOP 50 2016

Burlesque TOP 50 2016: 30 – 21

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Every year, thousands of burlesque professionals, peers and fans vote for their TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures, and the results are in for the Burlesque TOP 50 2016.  If you are new to this extremely popular process, please read the Burlesque TOP 50 Essential Guide here
 

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Burlesque TOP 50 2016 - 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

Burlesque TOP 50 2016 – 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

 

 

30. Sweetpea

  • Miss Exotic World 2nd Runner Up, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016
  • Head of Legend Matters and producer of Titans of Tease, Burlesque Hall of Fame
  • Producer: Sweet Soiree Events and Entertainment
  • Teacher: Studio Sweet

2016 Appearances: New York Burlesque Festival, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Texas Burlesque Festival, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.

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Sweetpea competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Sweetpea competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

 

29. Hazel Honeysuckle

  • Crowned ‘Princess of Southern Exposure’ at the Great Southern Exposure Pageant 2015
  • Core member of Wasabassco, New York

2016 Appearances: Mason Dixie Burlesque US Tour, Twirly Whirly Burly-Q 2016 Tour, solo European tour.

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Audrey Ivory

  • Producer of The Tassel D’Or
  • ‘Best Burlesque’, Best of Montreal Cult MTL awards 2016

2016 Appearances: Montreal Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival

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Lavender May

  • Co-Producer and founder of Speakeasy Burlesque including  Le Grand Cabaret starring Dita Von Teese.

2016 Appearances: Performances in Montreal, Bike & Tattoo Show Canada.

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27. David Bishop

  • Stage manager for countless prestigious burlesque productions including Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Burlesque Showcase, and the New York Burlesque Festival.
  • Professional stage manager since 1998. 20 years experience working in the performing arts (backstage and onstage), and over 15 years experience in burlesque.
  • BA in Theatre, Music and Dance.
  • 2016 appearances include the Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival as ‘The Bishop of Burlesque’.

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The Bishop of Burlesque, David Bishop, leads the crowd in his customary burlesque blessing at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Image copyright John-Paul Bichard.

The Bishop of Burlesque, David Bishop, leads the crowd in his customary burlesque blessing at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Image copyright John-Paul Bichard.

 

26. Coco Lectric

  • Director, Austin Academy of Burlesque
  • BurlyCon Board President
  • Co-producer, Texas Burlesque Festival
  • Producer, World Go Go Championship
  • Co-founded Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue
  • Founder, Austin Burlesque Alliance

2016 Appearances: 2016 Tour of Europe (Germany, Paris, Italy). Performer: Texas Burlesque Festival, Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase. Headliner: Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival, Arizona Burlesque Festival. Featured Producer: Texas Queerlesque Festival.

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Coco Lectric in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, April 2016. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Coco Lectric in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, April 2016. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

 

25. Mister Gorgeous

  • ‘Best Boylesque’ Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014

2016 Appearances: Headliner: Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival, Burly! Burlesque for the Boys: Official Tampa Pride Pre-Party. Performer: New York Burlesque Festival, New York Boylesque Festival, Theatre Bizarre.

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24. Velma Von Bon Bon

  • Instructor at Airborn Academy
  • Announced: Brussels and Sweden dates 2017

2016 Appearances: Performer: Caput Mundi Burlesque Awards, (Italy) Cariad Ink Tattoo Festival (Wales), Haworth Steampunk Weekend, Filly Follies Velvet Voyage (Munich) Burlesque on the Beat (Lyon). Headliner: Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2016.

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Natalia Kalashnikov appearing at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival. Image by Mark Lycett

Velma Von Bon Bon as Natalia Kalashnikov appearing at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival. Image by Mark Lycett

 

23. Scarlett Martini

  • Founder, Rome Burlesque School
  • Producer, Beautiful Freaks Burlesque Show

2016 Appearances: Headliner: Rome Burlesque Festival, Barcelona Burlesque Festival. Performer: Bohemian Burlesque Festival, Berlin Burlesque Week.

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22. Christina Manuge

  • Proprietor of Manuge et Toi Corsetry and Burlesque Costume Design. Creating bespoke corsets and lavish costumes for clients all over the world including Dita Von Teese, Roxi D’Lite, Kalani Kokonuts, Sassy Von Straddler, Coco Framboise and Tanya Cheeks.

Manuge Et Toi for Dita Von Teese

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21. Ginger Valentine

  • Teacher, Ginger Valentine’s Burlesque Charm School at The Ruby Room Studio
  • 2nd Runner Up MEW 2015 and 2014
  • Member of the Ruby Revue (Best Troupe, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014)

2016 Appearances: Performer: Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray! tour 2016 (Australia and US), Dallas Burlesque Festival, Houston Burlesque Festival, Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase.

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