The Burlesque Artists

These artists will be performing in the 2017 festival. More artists are being added every week, so please check back often for the latest news.

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Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks is an international circus and cabaret MC, performer, educator and director. He was co-founder and Ringmaster of Seattle’s Circus Contraption. He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine”...

Blanche DeBris

American Treasure Blanche DeBris is giddy to return once again to the Moisture Festival, her burlesque birthplace! Since debuting here in 2008, she has managed to not get herself kicked out of most of...

Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey is a Seattle-based chanteuse, dancer and all around entertainer. A natural performer with formidable stage presence, she’s been performing and touring with her family’s vaudeville troupe,...

EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!

EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! is a vocalist, songwriter, burlesque performer, and emcee based in Seattle, Washington. His whip clever and tongue in cheek songs are carried on vocals with a wide range, and delivery...

Fugazi

Veterans of Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, Stephan Choiniere & Lina Tabakova team up to present a new collaboration in an act called Fugazi. this performance has the spectacular choreography and...

Iva Handfull

Seattle’s Iva Handfull is a modern heathen in the Burlesque world, both a fashion Icon and Burlesque rock star. Mz. Handfull is a fierce, alternative neo-Burlesquer known for her inventive, epic, and oftentimes...

J. Von Stratton

J. Von Stratton has been delighting audiences in the Seattle area for over a decade. She is the 2015 Queen of Roses a la the Oregon Burlesque Festival. J. Von Stratton is a dancer in The Atomic Bombshells....

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr, has been performing in Seattle a little over 13 years. He is the Lead singer of soul inspired band “The Witness”, former Mr. Beltown, 2012 Mazen award winner, and the Co-host of “Burlesque...

Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival's interactive “Moisture Song”, with the...

Lily Verlaine

“A living, breathing work of art,” Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer and burlesque artist. She has studied at San Francisco Ballet and other notable schools with some of the most beloved names...

Madame X and her Lawyer

Mme X is just back from traveling around the world in a very, very, very slick black stretch limo. It really is a jungle out there. It was so hot… so wild… so many small people. Her attorney is likely...

Meraki Duo Acrobatics

Meraki (may-rah-kee) Greek: The soul, creativity, or love put into your work. Meraki duo is a performance duet specializing in combining diverse individual skills with partner acrobatics. Hand balancing,...

Miss Ekaterina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully in numerous international...

Miss Indigo Blue

“Delicious” “Fierce” “Obscenely Comedic” Miss Indigo Blue is all of this and more. One of the most sought after performers in the world, Indigo has ranked in the top 15 global burlesque entertainers...

Ms. Briq House

Ms. Briq House is an advocate of sensuality and an experiential instructor of intimacy. You may also know her as a Burlesque Performer, Producer, Emcee and all-around Bad Ass Bitch. With a smile that lights...

Mystic O'Reilley

Mystic O'Reilley has described herself this way: "Sexual & Spiritual Entertainer, Educator & Revolutionary. Specializing in interactive performance art." We know that she's planning to show us her Trash...

Paris Original

Paris Original is poetry in motion, exuding the graceful elegance of balletic beauty. This international burlesque star calls on his extensive experience in many forms of dance and theatre to craft his...

Persephone Illyri

Persephone Illyri exudes enchantment, adorned in only rhinestones and glitter. With effortless poise and mesmerizing femininity, Persephone thrives at the intersection of modern art and classic burlesque....

Ruby Mimosa

“The Island Flower” Ruby is the 4th generation in her family to be born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up on Hula, Ballet, and Gymnastics, this little flower has been dancing since she was three years...

Shanghai Pearl

The Shanghai Pearl is The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei, Tempestuous Temple of Temptations, and Princess of Pulchritude! Miss Pearl is an internationally renowned burlesque performer and instructor...

Steven Flynn

For over 40 years Steven Flynn has been singing and playing piano rooted in blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans R&B, rock & roll and jazz in barrooms, nightclubs, concerts, and festivals all over Seattle,...

Sydni Deveraux

With beautiful alluring features, and at a statuesque and very leggy 6'2", she is one of the tallest established performers the business. Sydni's charming performance style is an entertaining mix of wit,...

Tamara the Trapeze Lady

Tamara "The Trapeze Lady"! Gayly spreading love and glitter from above since 1993. Producer of the Fallen Women Follies, the Columbia City Cabaret and the originator of Burlesque Behind The Pink Door, she's...

Violetta Beretta

VIOLETTA BERETTA is “Hawaiiʻs Burlesque Sweetheart,” & the Producer/Director of the Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue, soon to celebrate it's 6th year in paradise! Violetta is a sultry Hapa-Hawaiian...

Waxie Moon

Waxie Moon, a gender-blending “boylesque” performance-art stripping sensation has performed at various venues throughout Seattle including Key Arena, On the Boards, The Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, The Moore...

Zora von Pavonine

On her website, Zora tells her story like this: “I was raised on 10 acres of land with a garden and some peacocks by an amazing woman, my Mother. I am a published writer with 3 degrees and some intellectual...