Spookey performing in Le Scandal at The Laurie Beechman Theater (42nd St NYC). Photo by Helane Blumfield
21 Questions with Spookey

Spookey, ‘The Tiny Titan of Burlesque’, began his career in 2011 with traveling burlesque shows…

Anna Balfe-Taylor by Desiree Nicole Photography
Private Dancer: Finding Roxy Tornado

Today, lithe and vivacious dancers across the globe watch and wait for the legendary Parisian institution Crazy Horse Paris to announce auditions on Instagram. Before social media existed, Anna O’Keefe, a plucky teenager from New Zealand, walked in and asked for one. She would go on to become Roxy Tornado, arguably the most iconic, documented dancer in its 72 year history.

Jolie Papillon by Veronika Marx.a
Strict Machine: Burlesque powerhouse Jolie Papillon on discipline, dysmorphia and doing the work

How do you interview one of the most prolific burlesque performers, producers and bookers in…

Joy Rider, by Marisa Parisella
21 Questions with Joy Rider – Burlesque Hall Best Debut 2022

Joy Rider is an award winning burlesque performer who just won Best Debut at the…

Cleopantha by Veronika Marx
21 Questions with Cleopantha – Burlesque’s Breakout Star

Everybody is talking about Cleopantha – the exciting British rising star who combines a high…

Mika Romantic, by Grainne Images.
21 Questions with Burlesque Bombshell Mika Romantic

Described as ‘Pinup in Motion’, Mika Romantic is the epitome of classic burlesque entertainment. She…

Lola Coquette, by Miss Pryss
21 Questions with Latinx Burlesque Star Lola Coquette

Lola Coquette is a multi-award winning burlesque performer, producer and instructor based in Portland. A…

Zyra Lee Vanity by Marisa Parisella.
21 Questions with Zyra Lee Vanity

Canadian burlesque sensation Zyra Lee Vanity started performing burlesque in 2013 via the Toronto School…

Jessabelle Thunder, by Jason Kamimura
21 Questions with Jessabelle Thunder

Jessabelle Thunder has been dancing joyously across burlesque stages since 2009. With a wink of…

Foxy Lexxi, by Pierre Josten
21 Questions with Foxy Lexxi

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Foxy Lexxi attended a live burlesque show seven years ago and…

Burlesque: The State of Things
Burlesque: The State of Things

When I was asked by the editor of this illustrious publication to write a piece…