Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

Thank you so much Vancouver.








Catherine D’Lish has earned a reputation as a contemporary “striptease virtuoso” with her unusually inventive shows performed in an elegant and whimsical style. Catherine is easily the most influential stripping entertainer performing today. Catherine has competed in and won nearly every pageant and title available to striptease performers, holding over thirty titles such as Miss Nude USA and Miss Exotic World. — SEATTLE




Russell Bruner has been entertaining for nearly a decade in variety arts. In June of 2012 Russell won “Best Boylesque” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Tournament of Tease in Las Vegas, making him the current reigning King of Burlesque. Russell also spends much of his time on stage performing partner dance, gentleman juggling, and acrobatics with the Wanderlust Circus and Swing Time PDX based in Portland, Oregon. — PORTLAND




B.C.’s own burlesque legend, Judith Stein got her leg up in burlesque in the 1970s when she answered a help wanted ad for topless go-go girls that read: “no experience necessary.” Since then she has performed internationally and is now recognized as Canada’s burlesque legend by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. — NELSON, BC





Shannon Doah has been called “the epitome of elegance” by Robin Leach. Born in London, Shannon Doah has lived all over the world and her career in burlesque spans more than 40 years. Known for her Paris and Hollywood inspired shows, “Vargas Girl” looks and elaborate costumes, she performed in San Francisco and Hollywood Strip Clubs and starred in the first US production of the original Crazy Horse Paris Saloon show at an elite Beverly Hills strip club! Her credits include the Playboy Channel, Oui Magazine (French Playboy) and Miss World Burlesque for HBO.


Nicky Ninedoors & John Ninedoors

Mrs. and Mr. Ninedoors are founding members of Vancouver’s diverse live music and burlesque collective, Pandora and The Locksmiths. Classic sensuality shapes Nicky and John’s collaborations and a deep intimacy is brought to life on stage. — VANCOUVER





Burgundy Brixx

The producer of Canada’s most popular burlesque show, Kitty Nights; “Best Soloist” at the 2012 Boston Burlesque Expo; Headliner for the Toronto Burlesque Fest and Girlesque; Featured soloist at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Teasorama, NYBF & MSP Burlesque Fest. Love to Doug! — VANCOUVER




The Purrrfessor (HOST)

The Purrrfessor, host of Canada’s Most Popular Burlesque Show, KITTY NIGHTS, celebrated their 5th Anniversary in January. Drawing an average 200 fans each Sunday, The Purrrfessor hosts burlesque for more people than anyone in Vancouver. An accomplished musician, award-winning singer/actor, and former Festival Board Member, The Purrrfessor is proud to support the best festival anywhere, the VIBF! — VANCOUVER






Cheesecake Burlesque

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease and more body confidence. The Cheesecakes are multiple award winners who have shimmied across stages in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Berlin, Seattle and Victoria to name a few. The performers are as individual as the stars on the walk of fame – cute, geeky, rock n roll, classic, and elegant. — VICTORIA


Cherry OnTop

Cherry OnTop is a founding member of Sweet Soul Burlesque and Co-Director of the Vancouver Burlesque Centre. Known for her energy and dance moves, she’ll simultaneously kiss you on the lips while kicking you in the teeth! Full of happiness and joy, Cherry OnTop is everyone favourite topping! — VANCOUVER





Lola Frost

Vancouver’s Rock’N’Roll Flapper! Proud member of Sweet Soul Burlesque and co-director of the Vancouver Burlesque Centre. International stages include the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Tease-O-Rama and the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. This year Lola was named #22 in the “Burlesque Top 50” by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. — VANCOUVER