The Burlesque Artists Archive

This is a list of artists who have performed at past moisture festival shows.
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Adrienne Jack-Sands

Adrienne Jack-Sands has been involved in performance art since childhood, playing violin from age six and viola since she was 12. At the American Ballet Theatre school in New York City she trained in classical...

Amy G

Amy Gordon is a revolutionary comedienne (she spins around a lot, anyway). The granddaughter of The Little Giant, a vaudevillian acrobat/ukulele playing song and dance man of little renown but vast appeal,...

Angelique DeVil

Sugar and spice, naughty and nice- but that is not all she is made of. Bursting on to the Portland burlesque scene, Miss Angelique DeVil is adding a little pop-n-lock to the bump and grind. Known for her...

Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks is one of the most sought after MC/performers on the International Burlesque & Cabaret scenes. Voted on the top 10 Male Performers of 2013 by 21st Century Burlesque, he is co-founder and...

Aviatrix

Last year this rocking 4-girl team of aerial stunt women brought you the aerobatic stunts of “Wingwalking” – a triple trapeze precision flying spectacle. They are back in a whole new guise with their...

Aviatrix Ground Crew

Every team of daredevil pilots needs a solid Ground Crew with lots of experience under their collective belts. One look under the belts of these luscious young ladies will tell you they’ve been hand picked...

Babette La Fave

Originally hailing from Vancouver, BC, Babette La Fave is a Canadian burlesque pioneer. An original member of The Fluffgirl Burlesque Society, she left for more ambitious endeavors, to run her own non-profit,...

Belle Cozette

Belle Cozette has been performing burlesque in and around the Seattle area for over five years. She combines effervescent wit and intoxicating beauty to create narrative masterpieces that titillate and...

Bellini Twins

Their mother was a trapeze artist in The Bohemian National Circus. She was, as they say, a real swinger. Therefore this next act came to see the light of day as one of nature's most unusual experiments....

Ben De La Creme

As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter Ben DeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when s/he realized that normally...

Blanche DeBris

American Treasure Blanche DeBris is exceedingly tingly to have been asked back to the Moisture Festival, the place of her burlesque birth in 2008. Miss DeBris has been entertaining herself and occasionally...

Blurred Lines

Last summer the boys of Mod Carousel joined forces with Caela Bailey, Sydni Deveraux and Dalisha Phillips to produce a video parody of Robin Thicke's controversial hit song Blurred Lines. They explained...

Booby Trap Players

Performing Variety/comedy sketches both new and old, with humorous twists … we expect to be surprised.

Buckaroos

BUCKAROOS USA is a rare combination of sexy and down-home fun comprised of dance, comedy and theater. Professional dancers and veterans of the Northwest entertainment scene Jonathan Betchtel, Keon Price,...

Buxom

Cowgirl cabaret duo, Buxom, is formed by cellist/vocalist Ashia Grzesik and guitarist/vocalist Amanda Richards. These two met as finalists in one of Portland’s open mic competitions in 2008. Their outrageously...

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,...

City Circus

Sasha Harrington and Chloe Gordon-Murer are San Francisco based performers, with the troupe City Circus. They create doubles aerial acts on tissue, rope, hoop and straps, as well as work as an acrobatic...

Clayton Murray

We've asked Clayton Murray to help set the mood for the people entering the Broadway Performance Hall on some of the Burlesque nights and he has agreed. ********************************** Clayton...

Craig Sutherland

Craig Sutherland has more flavor with less calories. He builds strong bodies twelve ways. Craig is America's sweetheart. He rights wrongs and ... what the hell is he doing with that gorilla head?

Daredevil Chicken Club

Welcome to 'The Honeymoon Cabaret' starring Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth. When an American cheeseball loves a Russian mail-order bride, a vaudevillian feast of comic proportions is born! This couple...

du Caniveaux Dancing Bears

The bears have been doing their sweet dance number now for almost twenty years and they still don’t have it down. No matter, they’ll have you bending over backwards as the four bears simply bend over....

Duo de Luna

When the two ladies of this stunning and sexy new duo met, it was trapeze love at first sight. Together, Cameron and Marina as Duo de Luna, relay through their movements the complexities of any relationship;...

Duo Flor de Piel

Patricio was born in Argentina and has 18 years of experience as a Tango dancer. In 2008 Patricio joined the creation of ZAIA, the first show staged by Cirque du Soleil in Asia. Inspired by the beauty...

Duo Madrona

Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer met as biology students at Haverford College. After a successful stint as lab partners, the couple decided to try out a new kind of collaboration--this time in the air! After graduation...

Duo Rose

The first American circus artists to perform in Havana, Cuba since 1959 The passionate, romantic trapeze performance of Duo Rose combines unique dynamic elements with aerial contortion. The seamless...

Duo Volta

Duo Volta is a static trapeze duet comprised of Oliver Parkinson and Adrienne Jack-Sands. Based out of Seattle, Washington, they met in 2012 at Emerald City Trapeze Arts where they both currently teach...

Duo XY

Thomas and Justin met while working on Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" and began to train duo static trapeze. From there they moved to Montreal to further their technique and create Duo XY under the direction...

Eartha Quake

Eartha Quake "9.9 on the Richter Scale, it wasn't San Andreas' Fault!" was born and raised in tremor capital San Francisco. Her first brush with striptease was as a cashier at the Follies on 16th & Mission....

Ernie Von Schmaltz

As I'm sure you can tell, I'm a ladies man. Love the ladies. I really enjoy treating the ladies to a real man; a real man that can perform. You ladies like a man that can perform, dontcha? I can be seen...

Evil Hate Monkey

The Evil Hate Monkey is New York City's sexiest simian. As an award-winning acrobatic burlesque legend, Monkey has been throwing his poo at audiences since 2002. He has earned the Burlesque Hall of...

Evilyn Sin Claire

Moisture Festival veteran, Evilyn Sin Claire, brings mouthwatering magnetism to cabarets all around the Northwest. Sinner Saint Burlesque's "Wild Child" is popular for her sultry, sensual and sometimes...

Flying Caribe Girls

The Flying Caribe Girls are Martha Enson and Esther Edelman. Both are founding members of UMO Ensemble. Their have flown together and solo on rope, tissue, bungee, trapeze, lyra and on the high wire. ...

Foolz

Two performers: one outwardly calm, the other wound tighter than a spring. If there is a dim-witted innocence about them, it's because their childlike charm permeates their world, placing them in situations...

Frank Olivier

Frank Olivier developed his unique off-beat brand of humor in San Francisco's comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. New York producers...

Fuchsia FoXXX

Crowned the "Hot Pink Habanero" by The Stranger and voted "Seattles' Sexiest Burlesque Performer" (2008) Fuchsia FoXXX is the stand out hybrid of bellydance for the burlesque stage. Entertaining audiences...

Georgetown Orbits

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat, roots-influenced Reggae. One of the few bands to pay tribute to the old sounds of Jamaican Ska, The Orbits will add their bounce...

Heavenly Spies

The Heavenly Spies began in 2003 and are now celebrating their 10th year anniversary of sleuthing, slinking and sparkling on Seattle stages and beyond. They made their mark in the Neo-Burlesque movement...

Heidi Von Haught

Heidi Von Haught has been involved in Seattle's Neo Burlesque scene since 2004, producing and performing in hundreds of shows across the country during that time. Heidi began her career as co-founder of...

Heidi Von Haught & Randi Rascal

For one show only, two of Seattle's more dynamic burlesque performers are teaming up. Heidi Von Haught and Randi Rascal have plans! Iconoclast, Anthropologist, Jester, Stripper: Randi Rascal is your own...

Honky Tonkers duo - Steve Flynn & Ricky Gene Powell

We've asked these guys to help launch the party at the Broadway Performance Hall on Burlesque nights and they are set to do just that. Steve Flynn is a multi-instrumentalist with the most diverse styles...

Hot Pink Feathers

"Best of the Bay" dance company Hot Pink Feathers is in it's 10th year of Delighting the World, One Showgirl at a Time. The Feathers spread joy and wonder through their passionate and playful samba burlesque...

Inga Ingénue

Inga Ingénue, “The Little Blonde Bomb”, holds the prestigious title of Miss Viva Las Vegas which she won at the 2011 Viva Las Vegas International Burlesque Competition, and has been voted one of the Top...

Iva Handfull

Iva Handfull is a modern heathen in the Burlesque world, an albino Grace Jones, both a fashion Icon and rock & roll Diva. She’s co-producer of Discontinued Trim Productions, producing Burlesque shows...

J. Von Stratton

J. Von Stratton has been delighting audiences in the Seattle area for years. She began her career as "The Doe-Eyed Darling" Honey D. Luxe, in the critically acclaimed Atomic Bombshells (www.theatomicbombshells.com)....

Jacki and Nicolo

Jacki and Nicolo are contemporary circus artists specializing in duo aerial straps. Their expressive and fluid style is influenced by their combined experience in capoeira, contortion, physical theatre...

Jenny Penny

Jenny Penny is a Jill of all trades; Aerialist, Acrobalancer, Fire performer, Circus entertainer, Burlesque dancer and Freak. Jenny has been performing in Seattle and around the globe since 2004. Over...

Jesse Belle-Jones

Jesse Belle-Jones, "The Modern Sexual Intellectual," cut her burlesque teeth in 2007 while completing her graduate studies at the University of Washington and is currently a principal dancer and co-producer...

Joanne Klein

Joanne Klein, featured singer with The Moist-ettes, has performed in almost every theatre in Seattle. She has sung in Paris, Costa Rica, Canada, NYC, Los Angeles, Portland, Ashland, Coeur D'Alene, Denver,...

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose’s interest in circus arts began in Mexico, where he was a roustabout in a small, family-owned circus. For several months he served as caretaker of the many exotic animals, including Maurice,...

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr

Kaleb Hagan-Kerr, has been performing in seattle a little over 12 years. He is the Lead singer of soul inspired band “The Witness”, the Current Mr. Beltown, 2012 Mazen award winner, and the Co-host of...

Karolina Lux

Karolina Lux, originally from the Bay Area, has spent the past 2 years in Portland, making herself a name as one of the most desired belly dance/burlesque fusion artists, pushing the limits of both fields...

Kellita

Reigning Carnaval SF Queen Kellita descends from a long line of sassy dancers. Her Spanish grandmother routinely danced flamenco on tabletops while her Lebanese aunt entertained vaudeville audiences as...

Kevin Joyce

Kevin is Creator and Host of the variety show Big Night Out on the Seattle Channel. With his wife Martha Enson he runs EnJoy Productions, which produces live entertainment for corporate and special events,...

Kevin Kent

Kevin was one of the original cast members of Seattle's acclaimed Teatro ZinZanni. He is a writer, director and producer whose work has led him overseas in addition to being a steady presence in Seattle's...

Lady Rizo

Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical...

Lady Tatas

A Seattle native, Lady Tatas has been twirling and teasing around town since 2007. "The Debutante of Derriere" approaches the medium of burlesque with camp and extravagance, dabbling in comedy, melodrama,...

Laura Stokes

LAURA STOKES is a zealous movement researcher, educator and performer. Always fascinated by the notion of embodied experience, she was a child gymnast, a teenage ballerina, and at one point, a budding...

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...

Liza Rose

Since settling in Seattle in 2008, Liza has worked with the Aerialistas, Manifold Motion, the Atomic Bombshells, Lily Verlaine, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the Moisture Festival, cellist Zoe Keating,...

Lo-Lo Flamingo

When Lo-Lo takes the stage, the audience immediately becomes caught up in the excitement of it all. As her juggling clubs maneuver magically through the air, nothing of the years of hard work is visible...

Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx celebrated his interest in childish pursuits even before the birth of his child gave him "... a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and build forts out of the sofa cushions." He spent...

Luminous Pariah

The Luminous Pariah is a traveling Seattle-based interdisciplinary BOYlesque character, model, and cabaret performance artist. Luminous has been sharing his effervescent style since early 2009. He tours...

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...

Manuela Horn

Manuela Horn, the Austrian Amazon, is riding the whirlwind! We're so pleased to have her join our Moisture Festival cast. Manuela is a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic force of nature. Back in 2000 Manuela...

Maria Margiyeva

Maria was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 7 she began her career as an athlete of rhythmic gymnastics on the Club Dynamo of Kiev coached by Vera Kremer. A few years later Maria entered in the National...

Midnite Martini

Midnite Martini is the "Mile HIgh Flying Tease" from Denver, CO. She combines her aerial acrobatic skills with the art of tease. Midnite has titillated audiences across the world from Las Vegas casinos...

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

"We are sorry to announce that Miss Indigo Blue will not be able to attend Moisture Festival 2014. We will miss her this year and her fans are encouraged to click through to her website to know when and...

Mod Carousel

Mod Carousel is a multidisciplinary BOYlesque collective featuring the talents of the Luminous Pariah, Paris Original, and Trojan Original. Mod C has performed regularly since their founding in 2010....

Moist-ettes Ensemble

The Moist-ette Ensemble is the Festival’s very own troupe of ever changing beauties. As the curtain rises, they will once again heat up the stage and intentionally elevate your temperature a bit to assure...

Naked Truth

The Naked Truth show band that will anchor all Burlesque shows and the two Variete shows presented at the Broadway Performance Hall is a new band made up of not-so-new musicians. We expect greatness. Their...

Nich Galzin

A native of Chicago, Nich's skills include several forms of acrobatics and aerial work. He will perform in Burlesque this year on a gymnastic device known in America as the German Wheel. The large rolling...

Noelle Wood

Pole dance performer Noelle Wood has demonstrated her appealing art in various venues in Seattle and beyond. Noelle has been recognized for her artistry in several competitions including taking first place...

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....

Pidgeon Von Tramp

With the goal of making you laugh infused into every piece she creates Pidgeon Von Tramp brings humor into everyday events brought to the stage. Of course she may also try to sneak in a little taboo and...

Polly Wood

Polly got her start at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque back in 2006, where she is now the Executive Secretary and Teacher in Training. She’s also on the Steering Committee for BurlyCon, and co-producer...

Randi Rascal

Iconoclast, Anthropologist, Jester, Stripper: Randi Rascal is your own private radical. An incendiary alloy of beauty and wit, she will seduce you out of the mainstream and into her world of glamorous...

Retro Verso

Retro Verso (aka Terry Crane & Erica Rubinstein) is a genre and gender challenging partner acrobatics duet that flips our preconceptions on their head. Terry is a professional circus artist performing...

Rhys Thomas

Whether walking up a stairway of blades, gliding along a slack rope, juggling pins, spinning crockery on sticks (for no known reason) or offering other circus-style feats Rhys Thomas’ climb-up, lay-down,...

Ron W. Bailey

Ron's a musician. That should almost be enough to say about a person, don'tchya think? Yeah, he is also the guy who first envisioned Seattle having its own Comedy/Variete/Burlesque festival and, with more...

Rose Nisker

Rose Nisker comes to us this year from the San Francisco Bay Area. A remarkable aerialist with extensive dance training, Rose's love of movement has taken her around the world and into the air. She made...

Russell Bruner

Russell Bruner is a variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler. As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held...

Sally Pepper

Sally has exercised a dizzying array of vaudeville skills ranging from aerial expertise to hula hooping, tap dancing, stilt walking, tumbling, group acrobatics, and roller skating. Working for years with...

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...

Sinner Saint Burlesque

Sinner Saint Burlesque produces Seattle's longest continually running weekly burlesque show, featuring 8 week long themed runs and guest appearances by international burlesque sensations! Our troupe is...

Steve Flynn

Steve Flynn is a Northwest composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Playing piano, Hammond organ, and keyboards, he appears with the rock/rhythm-and -blues/Americana bands Jr Cadillac, Alice Stuart...

Swami YoMahmi

Swami Yomahmi (Yo' Mommy) performs phenomenal feats of physical comedy and linguistic vaudeville. He creates fractured fairytales drawn from the Sideshow aesthetic, infused with a love of pop culture,...

Swedish Housewife

The Swedish Housewife was born in Stockholm and raised a broad. This Sintillating Smorgasbord and Peeler" aka Ginger! is a Seattle based international performer and nationally working producer. The...

Sydni Deveraux

In 2013 classic striptease artist, producer, instructor and jazz singer- Sydni Deveraux “The Golden Glamazon” was recognized worldwide with the award of 1st Runner Up for Queen at the Burlesque Hall of...

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...

Terry Crane

Having languished long enough in higher education, Terry Crane finally surrendered to restless urges that lead him to walk calmly away with the circus at the tender age of 20. Since then, his thirst for...

The Innamorati

The Innamorati is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb. They have been poetically described by Edward S. Koizumi as “abiding in a dimension of dramatic radiance and diminished gravity.”...

Top Hat Dancers

Jennifer Sutherland became a life-time member of The Royal Famille Du Caniveaux the hard way: She married one of them. She can often be seen performing bits that include singing and dancing, but never...

TriBellas Belly Dancers

TriBellas is a Tribal Fusion Belly Dance trio taking the Seattle/South Puget Sound region by storm. Members - Christina Amadeo, Janice Hodge and Juwana Hodge create unique and dynamic choreography from...

Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey

TRIXIE LITTLE & MONKEY are an award-winning acrobatic burlesque superduo who has been flipping and stripping since 2002. Based in New York City, they are known for their highly skilled antics and electric...

Trojan Original

As a professional dancer, Trojan was classically trained in Ballet and Modern dance and has been performing dance professionally for seven years. In a fun twist of events, Trojan discovered Burlesque through...

Velvet Ice

"The Sleaze with Ease, The Tower of Power, the Torrid Velvet Ice" Velvet Ice was born at the old Follies in San Francisco, 1973 in to Rock & Roll Hippie Burlesque. She fell in love with the art form,...

Von Foxies

The Von Foxies are Seattle's hottest burlesque power-trio: Pidgeon Von Tramp, Heidi Von Haught and Elsa Von Schmaltz. These kinky minxes enjoy playing with the boundaries of sexuality, gender and decency...

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...

Zebra Kings

The Zebra Kings are the house band for each of 2013's Moisture Festival Burlesque shows. As you can imagine, some of the band members will miss having their regular springtime positions around the watering...

Zero Boy

Zero Boy is an East Village icon and vocal acrobat. His solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in theater, vaudeville, burlesque, television and radio. He has been featured...