Perle Noire

Perle Noire: A Beautiful Imperfection

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In 1984 Dick Clark of American Bandstand asked a very young, very ambitious Madonna what her dreams were, to which she paused for a beat before replying in total seriousness: “To rule the world.” As anyone who knows international burlesque star Perle Noire can attest, the renowned multi-hyphenate artist (performer, mentor, and most recently, producer […]


Perle Noire Builds Her House

Burlesque dancer Perle Noire with her new troupe, House of Noire. Photo by David L. ByrdRead more

To see Perle Noire is to be instantly dazzled. You can tell she’s a rock star simply by the way she enters the stage. She combines her natural talent with relentless hard work and investment, and has become one of the most desireable stars on the international burlesque circuit today. Hotly pursued as an instructor, […]

House of Verlaine Delivers ‘Haute Burlesque’ Ballet

Perle Noire in House of Verlaine's Nightcap: L'Edition Noire, Seattle. ©Ernie Sapiro PhotographyRead more

Crystal Tassels describes House of Verlaine’s latest production in Seattle, starring Lily Verlaine, Perle Noire, Indigo Blue and Paris Original… Lily Verlaine recently curated an evening of haute burlesque that made the massive Triple Door auditorium in Seattle seem incredibly intimate. The show, Nightcap: L’Edition Noire, starred Verlaine’s new dance company, House of Verlaine, and […]

Burlesque Match Game, BHoF Edition: Perle Noire

Perle Noire in a burlesque tribute selfie to Ray GunnRead more

For this year’s pre-BHoF contender profiles, the Miss Exotic World hopefuls were asked to play a burlesque edition of Match Game, with an added challenge – inspired by RuPaul’s Snatch Game version – to create a tribute selfie to one of their burlesque heroes. Next up, Perle Noire!   21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall […]

Burlesque Match Game, BHoF Edition: Gin Minsky

Burlesque Match Game, BHoF Edition: Gin MinskyRead more

For this year’s pre-BHoF contender profiles, the Miss Exotic World hopefuls were asked to play a burlesque edition of Match Game, with an added challenge – inspired by RuPaul’s Snatch Game version – to create a tribute selfie to one of their burlesque heroes. Next up, Gin Minsky – as Perle Noire!   21st Century […]

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle (Photos)

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The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle, by Crystal Tassels. Seattle burlesque mainstays The Atomic Bombshells celebrated their tenth anniversary last weekend. Hosted by the ever-so-chipper BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle was a glitzy delight. In addition to the Bombshells themselves, the troupe invited superstars […]