Pepper Sparkles. ©Atelieri O. Haapala

Burlesquers of the World: Pepper Sparkles (Helsinki, Finland)

Click the link below to tell your burlesque story… I know most people outside Finland usually find out about me through my Mata Hari signature act, and tend to think I’m the ‘always classy and glamorous’ kind of performer. I wish! As an example I can say that when the girls in our troupe, The […]

Bettie Blackheart, by Minna Jerrman

Burlesquers of the World: Bettie Blackheart (Helsinki, Finland)

Click the link below to tell your burlesque story… My signature fire act ‘Thunder Goddess’ was born in 2010. It has changed a lot since. I absolutely love performing it, however it is hard to find venues that allow fire these days. It is my first fire act since being sanctioned by Satan’s Angel. It is […]

Mrs Mystique ©Sally Van Tassel

Burlesquers of the World: Mrs Mystique, Italy

Click the link below to tell your burlesque story… In 2012 I attended my first burlesque festival in Lindau (Germany), so before leaving Italy I thought to ask for some good advice from a burlesque performer living overseas (she’s not with us anymore so I prefer to keep her name anonymous). She gave me this great piece […]

Red Snapper ©MHF

Burlesquers of the World: Red Snapper, Los Angeles

My nipples are no secret. I’m a nudist with a topless vlog. Pasties are required at all LA burlesque bar shows, so I comply with the rhinestoned icing on the nipples. Producers here treasure relationships they establish with their venues, and they don’t want to lose their regular slots to pay-to-play bands because of vice […]