Gilded Cage Burlesk & Varieté presents….. ABurlyQ

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Introducing our Living Legend of Burlesque,  April March!!!!

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Meet  our  Headliner,  the  Queen  of  the  Quake…  Kitten  de  Ville!!!!!

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Tickets available online Soon!

ABurlyQ! 2014

 Burlesque, sideshow, aerialists, Vaudeville, acrobalance, belly dance, acrobats, boylesque, drag Kings and Queens and more are welcome to apply. This year, we’re honored and thrilled to have Albuquerque’s favorite “Fremexitalian” Naughty Pierre back on the big stage! And as an extra special treat, we’ll be bringing in our emcee from GCB&V’s smash hit “HOT” show, The Boss of Burlesque herself, Foxy Tann!!

Gilded Cage Burlesk & Varieté is thrilled to be working hard on this years’ show! Our venue agreements and liquor distribution company policies have just been finalized, and we’re scouting the best area hotels to bring performers, audience and our party crews the best accommodations at the lowest prices. A point of pride for the troupe every year is to provide the most perks to ABurlyQ! performers. We recognize that festivals are expensive propositions for most traveling artists, and as such, we look to make our event the most affordable and beneficial that we can. Last year, we provided performers with the following:
* Low-cost rooms and suites at one of the city’s largest resort hotels.
* Free 40-person PartyBus transport for performers and crew to and from the hotel and venue.
* Free admission for all performers to all Weekender shows.
* Refreshments and light catering during show nights.
* Swag gift bags loaded with items from the troupe and local Albuquerque businesses and sponsors.
* Performer packet with all disseminated event and local points of interest information enclosed.
* Closing night party for performers and crew, in a designated large hospitality suite with noise allowances, with all liquor, beer, mixers and more provided by the Gilded Cage and our sponsors.
* Special on-site performer brunch on Sunday.
* Closing Sunday night party with all food and liquor provided.

  This year, we’ll be working to provide all of this and more as we get the many facets of this years’ Weekender planned. Please visit this site over the next few weeks to see all of the exciting developments as we prepare for 2014’s triumphant return of ABurlyQ! Burlesque & Sideshow Spectacular!”

Meet your Headliners, a Living Legend of Burlesque…

April March, The First Lady of Burlesque

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   April March is a burlesque legend whose career spanned thirty years from the early 1950’s to the late 1970’s.During that time she performed across the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  April headlined on the Minsky Theater circuit and starred in Ann Corios show “This Was Burlesque” on Broadway. It was during a press party thrown by Ann Corio that a writer discovered April was a talented golfer. Because of that interview she became the first, and  only, burlesquer to be written up in Sports Illustrated Magazine.April March is known as “The First Lady of Burlesque” due to her lady like behavior on and off stage. Never crass or profaine, Arpril perfected the “elegant” strip and became known for her class and grace.In 1964 April appeared in a film short made by Jim Henson called Time Piece which won major awards within the film industry, including an Acadeny Award for best short film.Her extrordinary life has including romances and marriage propsals from such prominent men as Mel Torme, Joe DiMaggio and host of well known movie actors and entertainers. Her beauty and grace once drew the attention of a Saudi Arabian King and resulted in her being involved in a bit of espionage between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. She was also a central figure in a fatal shoot out in a Miami nightclub which garnered her the title of “Femme Fatale” wnen the incident was written up in a national crime magazine.

April recently appeared in a documentary entitled “Behind The Burly  Q” written and directed by Leslie Zemeckis.
“Behind The Burly Q” is an historical look at the art of burlesque in America and the performers were part of it in it’s earlier days. It made it’s American debute on April 23, 2010 NYC and continues to play in theaters across the U.S.

She has become an annual special guest star at The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston and the Miss Exotic World Pageant in Las Vegas. In 2009, April performed her world famous strip tease for the first time in thirty-one years. This performance at the Great Burlesque Exposition was met with a standing ovation.

April has been working with a writer on compiling the many fascinating stories and events of her life and career for publication into a book .


…And the Smokin’ Hot

Kitten de Ville, Queen of the Quake

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   Known as “The Embodiment of Burlesque”, Kitten de Ville performs across the United States and Europe -where she headlines with a variety of top musicians and performers from around the globe . Kitten is credited as one of the originators of the New Burlesque movement . Starting her career in 1994 with The Los Angeles based troupe The Velvet Hammer whose sold out shows were responsable for reviving the Art of Burlesque .Kitten has been seen on several television shows in North America and Europe. She has been featured in Burlesque documentaries and has starred in several Independent films. Some of the Music Videos that kitten has appeared in are J-Lo ,”You do it well”, The Cramps “Ultra Twist and Rob Zombie’s “Feel So Numb”.Kitten made her Hollywood acting debut in the movie “Auto Focus.” starring Willem Defoe and Greg Kinnear. Photographs of Kitten de Ville have graced the covers of books,magazines, calenders,and newspapers worldwide. Her image has inspired many artists to paint her likeness in a variety of styles. Kitten has worked with top photographers from around the world, including David Lachapelle and Bunny Yeager. Kitten has also appeared on the runways for such acclaimed designers as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Syren, and Agent Provocateur.Kitten de Ville is an award-winning international burlesque superstar. Some of the titles that Kitten has won are Miss Exotic World 2002 and Queen of the Quake. This multi-talented kitten also produces a successful Rock & Roll StripShow and runs her own school of burlesque in her home town in southern California

Joining forces to rule the world… or the weekend, we present:

Naughty Pierre Jean Pierre, Emcee

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   Naughty Pierre is based out of Denver, at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret,
where he hosts a variety of weekly shows. He has worked in Los
Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Amsterdam, and all over the
Rocky Mountain time zone, but his best work has been kept secret by
the government.

Foxy Tann, The Boss of Burlesque, Emcee

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   Performer…producer…director…costumer…actor…writer…educator…designer…these are all the things that I have had to become so I could bring  Foxy Tann to you! It seems a bit extreme doesn’t it? But back in the day (1997) there wasn’t much choice…there wasn’t a burlesque show in every other dive bar. All I knew, was that I wanted more! More glitter, more glamour, more irony. If I wanted to pop out of a cardboard and sequin volcano, lip-synching “I’d Rather Be Burned As a Witch”, then I was going to have to do it myself. If I wanted a beaded fringe bra, I was gonna have to do it myself. But it really isn’t “by myself” now is it? It never is…behind every fabulous diva there is a fleet of people that deserve kudos and credit. What would I do without The Wham Bam Thankyou Maams? I take this opportunity to be a bit mushy and thank everyone who has ever given The Fox a hand…in the studio or in the audience. But most of all, I thank Professor HoneyBunny, my partner in all things,  in business and pleasure, naughty or not, on stage and at home.

We’re proud to introduce the ABurlyQ! artists of 2014..


Bootzy Edwards Collynz

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    A Southern Gentleman, born and raised up north. Bootzy considers himself a lover, not a fighter. But if pushed, he’ll  knock a sucka out! Known for great characters, high-energy performances and exciting dance routines. Bootzy possess good looks, great talent and a strong but lovable personality.He initially began performing as a female back-up for Royal Rush Dance Troupe, a Janet Jackson Tribute troupe. Having performed as Bootzy Edwards Collynz for the last 10 years,  he has been honored to be chosen as Colorado Out Front Readers’ Choice for Drag King of the Year.A regular performer for Denver’s PrideFest from 2000-2009, with featured performances in 2013 and 2014. Bootzy has had the pleasure of performing for a variety of shows and venues around Denver, including Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.Bootzy has enjoyed being a longtime cast member of Drag Nation, the nation’s largest monthly drag show held at the premiere LGBTQ club Tracks Denver, hosted by Nina Flowers of RuPauls Drag Race Season 1. He loves bringing to the stage his passion for performing and his desire to keep the audience entertained and captivated.Bootzy also has the honor of being the first Drag King Performer to grace the ABurlyQ stage!



The Brotherhood of Burlesque

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    The dancer, the entertainer, and the crooner.  They made their start with Peaks and Pasties and have done a lot of work in the last year.  Performance credits include, Las Vegas Burlesque festival, New York Boylesque festival.  They have been invited to perform at the Carribbean Burlesque Festival in Jamaica.  They are the Naughty Boys of Burlesque.


Caramel Knowledge, The Sexual Intellectual

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    Born from the bright lights of Hollywood, Caramel Knowledge is the sexual intellectual ready to tempt and tease you. Formally trained in the classics of ballet and jazz, Caramel is deeply passionate about folkloric and vintages dances. This traveling tart has been tearing up the stages across the US and Canada, and was named Most Dazzling at the 2013 Alabama Burlesque Festival. She is the founder of the troupe Chocolate Box Burlesque and is a member of the Santa Monica based belly dance troupe, Raqs Nouveau. Caramel has written for Pin Curl Magazine and was a featured performer on the Ovation channel show The Art of: Burlesque. Attracted to the glamour and rich heritage of burlesque and shake dancers, Miss Knowledge’s performances range from sultry and sweet traditional to rump shaking neo.  Are you ready to be schooled?


ChaCha Burnadette

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    ChaCha is a devilish blend of killer concepts, insane stage presence, and musicality.  She loves to play characters on stage and has been known to embrace her dark side from time to time using blood and theatrical concepts to shake her audience and show them a bloody good time.  She has been performing for several years and started her burlesque journey long ago in the enchanting deserts of New Mexico. She is now the leader of the dynamic burlesque collective known as The Darling Clementines Bohemian Burlesque Revue in California’s capitol city, Sacramento.  She is also the producer of “Darling” a documentary about female empowerment and universal acceptance for women through the power of burlesque, A Wordsmith Pictures project. You can find her spreading debauchery and glitter all over Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the Bay Area, she is thrilled to the bone about bringing her own fierce glamour to the ABurlyQ stage!


Cherry Pop Pop Poppins, The M.I.L.F. of Burlesque

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    Known as the MILF of Burlesque, Ms. Pop Pop Poppins has been twirling her tassels for almost 6 years. As a performer and a pin up, she was voted Denver’s Naughtiest Mommy by Paper Dolls Pin Up Photography in 2011. She was also Ms. November in the 2012 Colorado Burlesque calendar. Often called a “Professional Flirt”, Ms. Pop Pop Poppins has a versatile style that branches from classic to modern to fetish Burlesque. You can always expect the temperature to rise when she is on stage. She recently produced the Colorado regional’s for the international burlesque competition, Burlypicks. Cherry is the producer and Queen Bee of her own burlesque productions, Triple D Debauchery. Her name is a mouthful and so is she!


The Cupcake Cabaret, Colorado’s Wicked Lil’ Girls!

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   The Cupcake Cabaret was cooked up in the early winter of 2009 with the desire to bring vaudeville and burlesque flavored entertainment to the Northern Colorado area. The melange of talented performers made for a delicious blend of dance, song, and titillating fun! Pulling from their varied backgrounds, the ladies of The Cupcake Cabaret created Fort Collins, Colorado’s, premier all-girl variety show (now with some boy) with retro styling and modern flair.In addition to producing their own monthly shows The Cupcake Cabaret has had the honor of performing at Lannies Clocktower Cabaret in Denver, at the Colorado Burlesque Festival in 2010, 2011 and now again in 2014, as well as recently competing in the Colorado BurlyPicks Regional.


DD Honeybee

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   DD Honeybee was first introduced to burlesque while holding the title of Miss Boulder County. She found herself with one foot in the exciting and empowering art of Burlesque and one foot in the prim and proper pageant world of Miss America. When the Miss America Organization found out she was “tarnishing their crown” with vintage strip tease, she was forced to choose between two worlds. Without hesitation she chose Burlesque and never looked back! For the last six years she has been a proud performer at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret in Denver, Colorado and is known for her cheeky acts with vintage charm. DD Honeybee can’t wait to pollinate her way into your heart!


Deirdre Von Derriere, The Carol Burnette of Burlesque

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   Deirdre Von Derriere broke onto the Denver burlesque scene following her graduation from Vivienne VaVoom’s School of Burlesque back in March of 2012.  Since her graduation she has performed all over Denver and much like an itchy rash, she is beginning to spread all over!  She is a member of Ooh La La, Denver’s most unpredictable burlesque troupe and can be seen performing with them regularly.  She was also a featured performer in the first Annual Las Vegas Burlesque Festival last year and she has been featured in expos and shows in California and Wyoming.  She currently holds the CO Regional Burlypics title for Master of Assels and this July, she is delighted to be a part of the 2014 Colorado Burlesque Festival for her first time ever!  With a face made of putty and buns of steel, she’s happy to be sharing her brand of funny-sexy with all of you here in Albuquerque!


Donna Denise

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   Donna Denise is an exotic, award-winning burlesque performer from Dallas, TX. Her love of the art of the tease shines through every time she hits the stage. Her style is uniquely classic with a touch of down south sass that only she can bring. Described by her peers as “a stage powerhouse” and “always one to watch,” she proves to be an audience favorite.Having begun her burlesque career in 2010, she has already won titles two “Queen” titles such as “Queen of the Sweet Tease” at the Carolina Burlesque Festival 2012 and “Queen of the Great Southern Exposure Burlesque Pageant 2012” of North Carolina. Some of her other awards include “Most Glamorous”, “Sweetest Lady in Burlesque”, “Judge’s Favorite”, and “Legend’s Favorite.” She has most recently been named The 2013 Great Burlesque Exposition’s “Most Classic Performer.”


Dr. Bones, Denver’s Villainous Reynard of Reveal

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    A newcomer to the Boylesque scene, Dr. Bones wants to push burlesque boundaries with thought-provoking and dark acts, all the while taking off his clothes!  He is based out of Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret in Denver, Colorado where he also serves as their Stage Manager.  His claim to fame: his ability to twirl tassels at high speeds!


The Duo Elisa

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    The Duo Elisa is Elise Southwick and Lisa Kadel.
Elise Southwick began training aerials at Wise Fool in 2010 with a
background in figure skating, gymnastics, and dance. She continued her
aerial and acrobatic training in the Residency Program at the New
England Center for Circus Arts. A budding circus arts performer and
teacher, she is also a preschool teacher, music teacher, and music
performer specializing in old-time banjo. You can see Elise perform
physical theater at the Santa Fe Opera’s production of Carmen.Lisa Kadel began circus training on and off at Wise Fool New Mexico in
2008 with no prior athletic or dance training.  She continues to train
in her free time at Wise Fool in trapeze, aerial fabric, partner
acrobatics and stilt walking. She assists in circus arts classes and
loves to see people build new strength and confidence through the
circus.  Lisa is also a Mental health therapist.The Duo Elisa first performed partner trapeze together in the spring of 2013.


Fathom*, The fastest ass and tassels in the west 

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    Fathom* was once told that she embodies the famous painting, “The Birth of Venus”. With her memorable curves: 42, 28, 44. Her trade mark long, thick red hair. . .Fathom* is impossible to forget.Fathom* has been a burlesque artist for almost 10 years, but has been dancing since the wee age of 3. Fathom* got her passion for the stage from her grandmother and mother. Her grandmother was a successful pin up model of the 1940’s/1950’s. She got the chance to see THE Sally Rand perform live! Fathom’s mother was a professional dancer for almost 20 years. She is the founder/producer/creator of the KEYHOLE PEEPSHOW in Casper, Wyoming.Known as the ‘Fastest tassels in the West’, she is the only tassel twirler in Wyoming!! Fathom* is doing her best to spread glitter throughout Wyoming.  She was featured on PBS channel documentary, ‘Wyoming Portrait Series’ about burlesque that aired nationally in November 2011. She has been a part of Denver’s Gay Pride Parade in 2012, 2013, and will be again in 2014. Also, she was the first burlesquer EVER to be on the Jerry Show!! It aired nationally on May 3rd, 2013, “Strippers go round and round”. For the past 3 years Fathom* has performed at the huge Wyoming music festival, WHATFEST. She is educating the cowboys on the joy of striptease. “Wyoming needs more glitter!!” she stated in a newspaper article.Fathom* was crowned “Miss. Hot Rod” at a pin-up beauty pageant in 2013. She dons huge fairy wings as a professional woodland fairy. As well as a siren of the sea, a professional mermaid at aquariums and renaissance festivals during the summer.  Fathom’s most recent crowning achievement was at the regional BurlyPicks competition in Colorado. She won the metal for “Master of Tassels”. She is now finals bound in September! “The more rhinestones, the closer to God!” Fathom*


Foxy La Feelion, The Sassy Seamed Lady

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    Foxy La Feelion has been in the burlesque scene for almost 10 years now. But her passion for entertaining started many moons before. As a classically trained dancer, she has studied with companies such as Twyla Tharp, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and much more! Foxy began twirling her tassels as a member of the Alley Cat Revue alongside many other fantastic performers. It was with the group, she performed weekly to sold out audiences for 4 years. Currently a artist, she has choreographed for the Hoochie Coochie Girls and Beggars Carnivale to name a few. Foxy also holds three titles as the Queen of Kansas City Burlesque Festival 2012, Shimmy Showdown Queen 2012 and Burlypicks Kentucky gold medalist 2014. She can be seen all over the country strutting and sassing…she also does one hell of a glove peel.


Gazella Galore

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    Tutus and toe shoes weren’t enough to keep this born entertainer satisfied. After years of classical training and performing in Russia, Luxembourg and various cities in the southwest and Colorado, Gazella entered the glamorous world of showgirls. Performing nightly in Bally’s Jubilee! in Las Vegas, Nevada as a lead dancer, she was surrounded by feathers, rhinestones and glamour. Feeling creatively stifled, she left the stage for almost a decade. She began to miss the spotlight, and her chance to grace the stage again came up when she was introduced to burlesque. Tapping into her craftiness and talent to shine, burlesque has become the perfect creative outlet for her. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado where you can catch her high kicks and swinging puff at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret and throughout Denver.


Gigi De’Lovely, The Delightful Darling of Denver

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    Gigi D’Lovely is a burlesque performer, costumer and singer based in Denver, Colorado.  A classically trained dancer who went on to become a champion Irish Dancer, she discovered her love of the art of burlesque over a decade ago.   A veteran member of the burlesque community in Denver,  having gracefully glittered and shimmied across the the stage with Vivienne VaVoom and Burlesque-As-It-Was, as well as with Pierre Jean Pierre at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.  This year is her 3rd year of performing with Cora Vette’s VaVaVettes, and she is pleased to now be the choreographer for Cora Vette’s RestoMod Burlesque Revue group numbers. This year also marks her 10th anniversary as a burlesque performer, and Gigi is very excited to be sharing her experience and passion for burlesque as “Head Hussy” at Cora Vette’s School for Wayward Hussies through teaching and mentoring new performers!


Holly Von Sinn, The Purveyor of Bad Habits

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    Holly Von Sinn the purveyor of bad habits.  Von Sinn hits the burlesque stage like a tornado through a trailer park. Using a mix of dance, clown and passion she will make you laugh and make you moan. This red headed fire cracker is always ready to throw back a whiskey and dance the night away. She has been performing in Edmonton and abroad for 5 years. She is the founder of Sinners, Freaks and Geeks Burlesque and co-founder of The Edmonton Burlesque festival. She has performed at anything from festivals to dingy bar across Canada and the United States. The World Famous *BOB* said she has a twisted motherfucking mind, so raise a glass and hold on to your ass for Holly Von Sinn

Howard Van Zandt, The Loveable Tramp Who Loves To Vamp

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    Howard Van Zandt is the lovable tramp who loves to vamp. Howard’s past maybe shady but he isn’t. Said to hail from Tecumseh Valley but he’s been everywhere, man. Whether it’s with a mic in his hand or disrobing for whiskey and beer Howard is always a fun sight to see. He gave up the riding the rails to become the full time host of Sinners, Freaks and Geeks in Edmonton Alberta but he’d gladly hit the road again for the sake of the song. Ladies and gentlemen, the most beautiful person you’ll find passed out in an alley Howard Van Zandt.


Julia DiVerdi, The Sideshow Siren 

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Lola Begonia, The “Other Lola”

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    Without a doubt one of the Northern Colorado’s premier dance entrepreneurs, Julia DiVerdi has developed a dance style and stage persona distinctly her own. Seamlessly blending together a vast array of influences, she maintains a commitment to artful creativity and elegant sensuality in all of her endeavors, whether it be directing her burlesque Company, The Cupcake Cabaret Burlesque Revue, her belly dance company, Sumatra Belly Dance, or her very own studio, Julia DiVerdi Dance in Fort Collins.  She is honored to have taught workshops and/or performed at events and festivals across Colorado and beyond including The Colorado Burlesque Fest and BurlyPicks Regionals in Colorado, Spirit of the Tribes in Florida, Third Coast Tribal in Texas, and Tribal Fest in Northern California.


Kara La Fleur, The Wild Flower of Burlesque

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    Known for her dangerous curves and delicate beauty, Kara La Fleur started performing when she was knee-high to a Drag Queen. Her early stage experiences were primarily of the musical variety, with the occasional ballet or hula recital. Now she is regarded as one of the most innovative and graceful feather fan performers to grace the stage. She can be seen performing from California to Florida with many stops in between, notably her home town of Phoenix, Az, where she cofounded the troupe BurlEscapades.


Lady Shanime, The Mysterious…

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    Ars longa, vita brevis! Life is short, art is long! This lovely lady lives by these words. Originally from San Francisco, she found the beautiful world of burlesque in Denver, where she has been a long time performer at  Lannies Clocktower Cabaret. For over a decade she is known for integrating her Japanese backround. She has created kabuki/geisha performances, rope art, stilting, mural painting, singing, and recently performed at the Denver Film Society for the opening night of documentary “Betty Page Revealed” performing a Betty Page tribute and recently performed in Kansas City Burlesque Festival, doing that same tribute with the Queen of Burlesque Tempest Storm in the front row. The last time she performed at ABurlyQ she was awarded first runner up Best Soloist. Now she is honored to return to the stage with an original piece with music written by her and her amazing husband Adam Arete, a haunting story of a pirate geisha of the seas “Geisha of the Bones.”


Lola Brown, The Tequila Swillin’ Latina Loca

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   Lola Brown hails from a small northern New Mexico town.  In her second season with Zircus Erotique, she brings some Latina heat and passion to the stage.   While she’s still new to the burlesque scene, she’s adding her own touch of latin flavor to the mix.  Lola fell in love with the art of burlesque from the first time she was introduced to it.  Drawn as if by fate, she is enjoying every fabulous minute of her burlesque adventure.


Lola Coquette, The Sweetheart of the Southwest

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     Homegrown in Southern Arizona, Lola Coquette has been tearing up the burlesque stage since late 2010. Known for her cheeky, coquettish and comedic style, Lola has performed with VaVaVoom Burlesque & Dance Troupe, Romantasy Cabaret, as a guest performer with BurlEscapades, Birthday Suit Burlesque, Fanny Galore & Pisa Cake Productions, ABurlyQ Burlesque fest and on numerous stages all over Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Under the directorship of Lucy Moral’s School of Burlesque, Lola has enjoyed the joy of teaching the art of the burlesque strip-tease. Currently Lola teaches several yoga classes over in the East Valley including upcoming workshops in burly-yoga fusion.


Match Stickmon

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     Match Stickmon is a mystery man with all kinds of surprises for unsuspecting audiences.  He has a garden full of Placebos to fulfill all your wildest fantasies.  Whether flying through the air or spinning around great balls of fire, he and his friends will make you believe that magic can happen as they bring stories to life in front of your eyes.  Anyway, how many people will inspire you to ask them, “Why is there a gigantic ladybug larvae crawling up your leg?”Match trains at Wise Fool New Mexico in Santa Fe, and loves to work with others to create unique live-action circus-inspired artwork for the lucky few who can pry themselves away from Youtube long enough to witness and participate in live entertainment.


Mena Domina, Santa Fe’s Shimmying Siren

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   Mena Domina, originally from the Big D, now resides in the Land of Enchantment. She is the director/producer of Santa Fe,NM’s  Zircus Erotique Burlesque Company and is a magician in all things theatrical. Dance training from mime to modern informs her provocative performances.  Mena has been bringing her signature mix of intensity and irreverence, the disturbing and delectable to Zircus Erotique since 2008. She is “Santa Fe’s Shimmying Siren ” the girl with the shimmies that shimmy.


Miss Chloe, Legs As Long As The Rocky Mountain Range

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    Having sprouted her burly-roots with the lovely ladies and gents of Laramie Tropes Burlesque, Miss Chloe has shared her interpretation of this beautiful art form across Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. During that time, she’s had the privilege and pleasure of sharing the stage with and learning from legends, future and former queens, and many of her own burlesque idols. Her inspiration and passion are fueled by the greats that came before her and by the fabulously vast group of glitter people she’s come to call family. She remains humbled and honored by the opportunities she’s had thus far and cherishes all the memories and moments she’s been lucky enough to be a part of. Finding this crazy wonderful burlesque-o-sphere has been her saving grace and was even the catalyst that helped her find the love of her life. She is absolutely delighted to have been asked to return and perform at this year’s ABurlyQ spectacular and cannot wait to hit that stage!


Mr. Valdez

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   Southern Colorado’s First Boylesquer.    He has performed all over the country, NM, NYC, El Paso Texas, Las Vegas, and has been invited to perform at the Carribean Burlesque Festival in Jamaica.  He is a member of Peaks and Pasties and is one third of The Brotherhood of Burlesque.



New Orleans Jon

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   Know for his perfect pompadour, dulcet tones, and being surrounded by the most lovely ladies around, Johnny Pine, a.k.a. New Orleans Jon has been a fixture of the Atlanta Burlesque scene for 14 years. He is Atlanta’s premier Burlesque MC and vintage crooner. You’ve seen him at countless events and festivals including The Alabama Burlesque Festival, The Southern Fired Burlesque Festival and has appeared in several projects at Dragon Con including last year’s Glamour Geek Review, Talloolah Love’s Pool Side Pin Up Party and was the original host of the reboot of the Dragon Con Burlesque. He is thrilled to be here a ABurly Q with so many close friends and gifted performers. He Croons the tunes to make you swoon! He is New Orleans Jon!


Nyree Nyx

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   Stepping into the dark side, tassels swinging is Nyree Nyx, a playful performer hailing from Santa Fe’s Zircus Erotique.  She has a flair for the theatrical and will bring you on a journey into a strange new world.  Miss Nyx will convert you, and you’ll find that you may quite enjoy it.  Will you come with her into the darkness? 


RedBone

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   Internationally known, Minnesota Grown RedBone has been performing since 2005 as one third of the 2006 “Best Troupe” and “Most Vegas” Miss Exotic World Burlesque Competition Award winners “Foxy Tann and Wham Bam Thank You Maams”. She has tantalizingly dazzled audiences in such exotic places as Chicago (Superstars of Burlesque), Denver (Lannie’s Clocktower), Los Angeles (Margret Cho’s The Sensuous Woman), San Francisco (Little Minsky’s @ Club Deluxe & Hubba Hubba Review at DNA Lounge), London (Immodesty Blaize’s Burlesque Review) and the most recent addition St. Louis (Jeezy’s Juke Joint)In 2008, RedBone fell in love with a gypsy breakdancer and followed his caravan to the beautiful North West where she mastered the fine art of eating sushi and took up Hydriponic Horticulture. RedBone now grows the finest “tomatoes” both sides of the Mason Dixon line.  Returning to the Twin Titties In 2011, RedBone continues to whoop it up around the country.Dancin’ fiercely in such burlesque festivals as Windy City, Tease O Rama, Colorado, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Southern Fried, Show Me Burlesque Festival and also competed as one of the top 8 at Viva Las Vegas 2013.


Rex Starchild, Brulesque’s Favorite Dead Boy

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   Rex Starchild is a local boylesque performer who dances with Burlesque Noir. He has performed in various cities around the country and has been featured in the Hollywood Burlesque Festival and the Southwest Burlesque Showcase. He is, undoubtably, “Burlesque’s Favorite Dead Boy.”


Roxy Star, The Mistress of Polesque

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   Roxy is a vintage burlesque artist who performs dazzling striptease while elegantly twirling around a vertical spinning pole! Stockings circle the air, corsets unwind, and bras fall away in a whoosh while this daring sex-bomb whirls around! Lady-like and glamorous in one moment, edgy and seductive in the next, she credits classic movie star glitz and hard hitting rock & roll as her greatest influences.    Roxy is also a sought after instructor in pole dance-fitness, sensual movement, and burlesque. She adores teaching women how to boldly claim their own self image by understanding the unique qualities that make each and every woman sexy. Roxy teaches the respected five- week how-to burlesque course, Sexylesque, and she produces the Sexylesque student showcase three times annually. She was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera for her progressive views on modern burlesque entertainment. She has performed at the International Pole Convention in Los Angeles, and she’s making her second appearance at the Colorado Burlesque festival this year. She loves the online social world, so check her out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr and Youtube! Spinning to please and stripping to tease, the one and only, Miss Roxy Star!


Sheba Queen of the Night, Kitten with a whip and she knows how to use it

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    Sheba was born in a sea of mermaids in New York city but began her shimmies and shakes in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Sheba has performed all across California, in Long Beach and Los Angeles, Sacramento and Sebastapool and Reno, NV. Her performance art dazzles and delights with sex-positive kinky themes and her fierce feminist views. You may see her wrapped in furs and sequins or strapped in lace and leather, depending on her mood. Follow her on twitter or facebook to see what trouble she is up to next!


Siobhan Atomica, 5 Feet of Ka-Pow!  The Lady Who Puts The Ass In Bluegrass

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    Kentucky’s first and most highly decorated multi-award-winning burlesque performer, Siobhan Atomica has been a central figure in the Bluegrass burlesque scene since 2008. She has a life-long history of training and involvement in a myriad of dance genres and theatre and travels nationally to perform and teach as well as to appear at numerous shows, festivals and competitions. She is the founder of the Kentucky Burlesque Society and the Executive and Creative Director of Vagabond Artists Collective, a non profit organization for circus and variety performers that produces Lexington’s premier variety show. In 2013 she earned the Bedazzled Buffalo Award at Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival for Biggest Tease, was crowned Shimmy Showdown Champion in January of 2014 in St. Louis, and most recently earned the title of Best Improv Performer and a silver medal at the Kentucky Burlypicks regionals. She is known as, “The Lady that puts the Ass in Bluegrass,” and she is five feet of ka-POW!


Siren Saint Sin

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    Siren Saint Sin hails from the south desert town of El Paso, Texas. She proudly heads up the the Lotus Blossoms Burlesque Revue and many burlesque and variety shows with Crystal Lotus. Her performing career spans over 18 years performing classic Romani (gypsy) dance to burlesque. A proud Romani woman she carries on the traditions of gypsy story telling through dance and movement.


spinArella – Pole / Dance / Fitness

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    The owner of spinArella Pole l Dance l Fitness has been providing dance instruction, performances, choreography, and private events for over 25 years!  The spinArella bellA’s are not only spinArella students and instructors; they are attorneys, IT Directors, Burlesque performers, engineers, authors etc., whom all have one thing in common…the LOVE of the arts. Meet the ladies of the spinArella bellA’s: Galaxxy Skky; Sparkles, Josephine, Lovely Topps, Lady Tangerine, Pearl E. White, Lotus and Naw’T Nai’la. Our teaching style is combined with traditional dance (ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, modern) with an exotic flair. Although we are well versed on the pole, we love to showcase all aspects of dance. It’s no telling what you will get with the bellA’s! spinArella Pole l Dance l Fitness is located in Atlanta, GA. Our 5,000 square foot “women’s playground” offers Pole, Exotic Dance Fitness, Aerial Silks, Lyra, Burlesque classes and more.  We love to inspire and motivate the everyday woman and embrace all shapes, sizes, and ages. It’s our privilege to guide you, and help you tone your body, increase your self –confidence, lose weight, improve your relationship, self-expression, and overall empowerment. We will help you step by step! You don’t need dance experience.“No Judgment, No Rules, Just Dance.”


Stella Steele

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   Stella Steele is a painter, writer, metalsmith, aerialist, performer and general dabbler in fun things. She lives in Madrid, NM and performs with Chicks with Chainsaws.


Zircus Erotique 

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    Zircus Erotique Burlesque Company is a theatrical dance company combining the genres of dance, performance art, circus, variety and burlesque. The company was established in Santa Fe, NM 2008 and is one of the “city different’s” longest running burlesque companies. It is a merriment of cabaret, vaudeville, and blackbox, bringing exquisite beauties to the stage.


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Gilded Cage Burlesk & Varieté

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  It’s the show that changed Albuquerque burlesque! See the biggest, zaniest and most unique show in the city every other month at our home venue of Low Spirits Bar & Stage. For upcoming dates, visitwww.gildedcageburlesque.com 
or our venue site at
www.lowspiritslive.com.

Gilded Cage School of Burlesque & The Vaudeville Arts

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   After more than a year of planning, The Gilded Cage School of Burlesque & The Vaudeville Arts is up and running on a limited basis. As final touches are made to the studio and class schedules are built, we’ll be adding to our hours. You may visit the school at:
233 San Pedro Dr., NE, Albuquerque NM 87108. Phone is 505-266-4228

www.gildedcageschoolofburlesque.com

Vivian MirAnn

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   The home for all things Vivian! As the Gilded Cage’s intrepid leader, Viv is all over North America performing and teaching… and getting in a little sightseeing too! Follow her adventures atwww.vivianmirann.com.


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“Gilded Cage School of Burlesque & The Vaudeville Arts”, “ABurlyQ! Burlesque & Sideshow Spectaculár!”
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