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Photos: 12 Sizzling Burlesque Starlets Spicing up Sheffield

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The array of dazzling divas taking the stage at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza this month are a sumptuous feast for the eyes, captured exquisitely here by some of the finest burlesque photographers in the UK. Renowned for boasting a first rate lineup of burlesque and cabaret stars year on year, The Velvet Burlesque certainly means business in 2016 with these beautiful birds of paradise, not to mention a star appearance from London cabaret megastar Reuben Kaye, emcee extraordinaire!

As well as four nights of distinctly different showcases starrring 40 national and international performers, you can learn from the stars of the shows in dance and performance workshops, and charismatic burlesque photographer Neil Kendall will present exquisite items from the Burlesque and Striptease Museum.

Bring on the girls!

 

Amber Topaz

Amber Topaz, appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Thomas R Grady

Amber Topaz, appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Thomas R Grady

 

Internationally acclaimed burlesque and cabaret showwoman Amber Topaz is a perfect combination of glamorous, fabulous and ridiculous. With powerful and playful vocals, and earthquaking wiggles and shimmies, she is guaranteed to whip up a comedy storm with her high energy antics. Topaz, named ‘Beautiful and Lethal’ by Italian GQ, made their top Burlesque artists of 2015.

 

Talulah Blue

Talulah Blue appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

Talulah Blue appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

 

With a history of classical dance training and natural charm, “fire-eating folly” Talulah Blue has danced on stages across the world in the UK and overseas, and is renowned for her show-stopping fans!

 

Lady Wildflower

Lady Wildflower appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

Lady Wildflower appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

 

Lady Wildflower is known for her fierce, high energy, extravagant acts, often inspired by sci-fi, fantasy and mythology. Since making her Burlesque debut in 2008, Lady Wildflower has made her name as one of the most in-demand burlesque performers, promoters and  teachers in the UK, and is co-producer of the celebrated Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival.

 

Raven Noir

Raven Noir appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

Raven Noir appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

 

Raven Noir is a “deliciously dark showgirl with a hint of gothic elegance”. Graceful with sultry, haunting routines, Raven commands the stage. Priding herself on top class visually stunning costumes, she works closely with some of the best costumers in the business.

 

Lady May Den-Voyage

Lady May Den-Voyage appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Dollhouse Photography

Lady May Den-Voyage appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Dollhouse Photography

 

A “Glamazon” of the London Burlesque scene, Lady May Den-Voyage is statuesque burlesque personified. With a handful of sass and more than a handful of dangerous curves, this fiery pin-up brings her own brand of glamour to any stage. As a teacher at The Cheek Of It! School of Burlesque, Lady May teaches the body confidence she personifies in her performance.

 

Kitty Ribbons

Kitty Ribbons appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

Kitty Ribbons appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

 

Expect the unexpected from “Pocket Rocket of Burlesque”, Kitty Ribbons. An award-winning actress and performer, as well as an accomplished singer, her credits include a number of historical television documentaries.

 

Jeanie Wishes

Jeanie Wishes appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by V Anchor Studio

Jeanie Wishes appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by V Anchor Studio

 

Described as “A pleasure to behold” by This is Cabaret, Jeanie Wishes is a professionally trained dancer who delights audiences with her super fun, high energy mix of ballerina-like grace and sexy showgirl antics.

 

Didi Derriere

Didi Derriere appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by V Anchor Studio

Didi Derriere appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by V Anchor Studio

 

Didi Derrière is an award winning burlesque artist and professionally trained dancer who’s sure to tantalize and tease any audience she encounters. With the look of a young Madonna, this blue eyed beauty brings a “theatrical, jazzy twist to a classic style of burlesque”. Didi’s burlesque acts are full of clever choreography and executed with dynamic detail. She’s a show-stopping showgirl!

 

Scarlett Daggers

Scarlett Daggers appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

Scarlett Daggers appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

 

Scarlett Daggers will get you hot under the collar with her sizzling stage presence and pyromaniac tendencies. From a hot rod greaser  girl to a fire eating Tiki temptress – and even Robin Hood – Scarlett’s unique acts certainly make her stand out from the crowd.

 

Cece Sinclair

Cece Sinclair appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

Cece Sinclair appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

 

Cece Sinclair is a dynamic and passionate performer with a degree in performing arts. Inspired by the golden era, she blends vintage glamour of classic striptease with diverse influences, creating truly magnetic, exciting Burlesque. Highlights include debuting alongside Miss Exotic World winner Kitten De Ville, the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival and the Italian Milan Extraordinaire Festival.

 

Ana Kiss

Ana Kiss appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Glenn Balsam

Ana Kiss appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Glenn Balsam

 

Ana Kiss is a “classic enchantress with a modern and theatrical edge” who has been seducing audiences with her sensual routines since 2013. Benefitting from over 25 years of classical dance training, Ana has “an ethereal mystique that will intrigue and enthral you”.

Stunning photos courtesy of Neil Kendall, Cherry Bomb Rock Photography, Glenn Balsam, V’s Anchor Studio, Dollhouse Photography, and Thomas R Grady.

Snap up your ticket to enjoy this exquisite lineup at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza on 25-28 August.

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21st Century Burlesque Magazine

Quoted in major international newspapers and held in high esteem and affection by the international burlesque community, 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.

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