Welcome to Burdy where the best bits of the Burlesque Sister group are archived.

Burdy aims  to support the development of burlesque, cabaret and performers and this is where all the best bits are collected, so you can listen to the collected wisdom and insanity of the “older sisters” of the group as they tell you how to get gigs, how to do your makeup, and how to stab a dude and get away with it.

Our Latest Articles

From around the site, and across the globe here are the most recent articles and videos to help you on your voyage to becoming an incredible performer – hints and tips from the industry insiders, from tassels to hassles.

Vicky Butterfly

“When the rain falls.. the Night Flowers bloom” https://youtu.be/8y4j25ca9gg Whether it’s clouds of butterflies that fly out from her clothes as she hovers en Pointe, a Kinetic glittering crescent…

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Lucy Risqué

Lucy Risqué is a Cali made, southern raised beauty. She’s sexy, intentionally and unintentionally. This sex kitten vibrates of Rihanna with a kiss of catlike Kitt. Experience her gifts…

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Ask Me Anything!

You asked the world’s top burlesque and cabaret performers anything you wanted to, and here’s the archive of those video interviews

Adam All

Adam All has been performing as a Drag King for 10 years and has been instrumental in the growth of the Drag King scene in the UK. Adam was recently referred to as the modern ‘Godfather’ of the Drag King scene in the UK’ and one of the ‘game changers of the London Drag Scene’…

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Tigger

TIGGER! – “The Godfather of Neo-Boylesque” is a stripperformance artist/actor/dancer who has performed in NYC since 1988 & around the world since 1993. A pioneer in the 1990s burlesque renaissance who won the 1st-ever “King of Boylesque/Mr. Exotic World” title at Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 2006. He won numerous Golden Pastie Awards,…

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Cece Sinclair

Shes a pocket rocket, shes a shimmy shaker, a bump and grinder and a pure powerhouse of energy! This dynamic performer loves to blend modern influences with the classic style of burlesques golden era. She has been bumping and grinding her way across Uk and Europe ever since she began. shes sassy, shes classy, its…

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Chris Oh!

An international Kiwi Boylesque sensation Chris gives us some sparkling insights into choreographic storytelling in performance, flexibility, the insirations of Ballet. And all about living and performing in Europe. and much more. An international Kiwi Boylesque sensation his recent accolades include winning the Crown of Burlesque in Basel, Switzerland (2018) and ‘Most Dazzling Dancer’ at…

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Marnie Scarlet

Marnie Scarlet is the Queen of Fetish cabaret! Renowned for her surreal shows and Larger than Life looks, Marnie will confuse, shock and tantalise. Marnie Combines aspects of Cabaret with Drag and Burlesque also throwing elements of fetish and performance art into the mixA Freak of Nature she embraces the light and worships the darkness,…

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Helen Orford

A world class and award winning circus artist, Helen Orford has performed all over the world dazzling high end, celebrity studded audiences with her highly technical, mind-blowing acts. Here she explains how to market yourself, how to create a product with your end goal in sight, how to price your act, how to approach new…

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Dirty Martini

Answering your questions for over three hours!! One of the most celebrated personalities in the world of the new burlesque. She has been photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Starred in the film On Tour -winner Best Director at Cannes 2010 – co-stars in Dita VonTeese’s touring show Strip Strip Hooray and voted number one burlesque performer…

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Champagne Sparkles

Champagne Sparkles! Effervescent Showgirl Comedienne! She’s based in Victoria, BC, Canada, and has toured throughout Canada, US, and Europe. Festival highlights have included the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, as well as Vancouver, Itty Bitty, Stockholm, Rome, Paris, Helsinki, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and New York Burlesque Festivals. Since 2006, Champagne has been co-founder and…

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Indigo Blue

Since 2008, Miss Indigo Blue has been the co-director of Education for The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.  That same year she founded BurlyCon Burlesque Convention, and serves as the Executive Director. In 2011 Miss Indigo Blue won the highest International title for Burlesque performance, “Miss Exotic World”.  She remains dedicated to Burlesque…

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Burlesque Legends

Striptease pioneers, Legends revered by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Here they spread their wisdom and tell you their amazing stories from the history of burlesque and cabaret. Living legends!

Gabriella Maze

Started dancing in 1970 My first performance was in Spain loved the Burlesque way of life the people the glamor and most of all the travel . I have worked all over the Middle East and Europe. Would I change anything in my life no way I am a lucky gal ! https://vimeo.com/241108712 1 How…

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Isis Starr

Isis Starr has been performing Burlesque and Striptease for 50 years and has travelled the world on a G-String. A living burlesque legend – she has performed at the Crazy Horse and legendary Moulin Rouge in Paris. She has worked at the Windmill Theater in London and has peformed in Australia, Japan, Thailand, Spain, Morroco,…

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Camille 2000

Burlesque Legend – Camille 2000 Camille 2,000 was known as the Girl for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, The Cosmic Queen of Burlesque. She introduced Aggressive Art to Burlesque with her Tribute to Marquis de Sade. many said at the time that is wasn’t Burlesque that it was performance art, but it was Burlesque. Camille choreographed…

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Feature Acts

Top performers tell us how one of their acts evolved over time, so now you can learn from their experience!

Vicky Butterfly

“When the rain falls.. the Night Flowers bloom” https://youtu.be/8y4j25ca9gg Whether it’s clouds of butterflies that fly out from her clothes as she hovers en Pointe, a Kinetic glittering crescent moon or a Lynchian slant on Weimar era erotic dance, Vicky Butterfly’s beautifully choreographed routines take in everything from the ethereal and the breath-taking to the…

Calamity Chang

The name “Calamity Chang” is inspired by the notorious frontierswomanCalamity Jane, an outlaw who was known to be a daredevil and analcoholic. Calamity Chang may not be all those things (but she didgrow up in Texas), she does exemplify the same rebellious freedomthrough the art form of burlesque. Calamity Chang is one of the busiest…

Ebony Silk

Ebony Silk, the North East’s International caramel burlesque queen. The ever radiant Ebony Silk has been performing at a professional level since 2008 and modelling since 2005. Previously a resident member of the Headline Honeys Burlesque Troupe and touring burlesque show The Burlesque Ball. With her killer pins, saucy smile and enchanting gaze, she’s sure…

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It’s all about YOU!

Burdy is the Archive of the Burlesque Sister Group where performers, promoters and industry insiders can get together and collectively chat about improving performance, gigs and the business. It’s a Facebook group, but don’t let that put you off! If you aren’t already a member, why not check it out.

Star Promoters

What makes a good night? What can performers do to get booked on that big event? What are the big mistakes for you to avoid>
Top Burlesque and Cabaret promoters spill the beans from behind the scenes

Cadbury Parfait

Cadbury Parfait is a British born burlesque performing living and partying in Berlin, she turned her hand to producing back in 2018 alongside her friend Charlotte Hook. Extravagant Shambles has become a promising and exciting production company showcasing some of the best performers on the scene. 1 What do you look for in an act.…

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Silly Thanh

Silly Thanh is an Exotic performer working and living in Geneva, Switzerland. She mixes her Vietnamese heritage with an addiction for vintage costumes and rhinestones in her acts, reminiscent of the 1920s and Golden Age of burlesque. She is known as the most introverted showgirl… SweeTease – fine burlesque show – is her bi annual…

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Ginger Tart

Oxford-based drag darling, compére extraordinaire, and mother of the Oxford drag scene, Ginger is a dynamic force to be reckoned with. This must-see performer has been tearing up the cabaret scene for nearly 4 years, from her silly and surreal acts to her queer and boundary-breaking events. Her semi-regular show OxPHWOARd is legendary in the…

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Feature Teachers

The worlds top burlesque and cabaret teachers share their tips and techniques, find out how to improve your craft from the best in the business

Celeste de Moriae

Celeste de Moriae (speak= Selest de More).A Croatian Performer based in Göppingen, Germany and in Cres, Croatia.Professional singer and showgirl. With more than 24 years experience in the show business.Lot of experience in Singing in different bands and Styles, performed/performing on international stages as Showadancer.A very changeable burlesque performer with a lot of faces expression.…

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Miss Paige

Miss Paige is Burlesque’s Dangerous Beauty, a headlining Canadian Burlesque Bombshell, Published Pinup, and Fetish Fatale. She has toured across Canada and the United States, seducing audiences with her glamorous & raunchy classic bump ‘n grind shows. With her bambi blueberry eyes, killer curves, and signature smile, Miss Paige is sure to win your heart…

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Freaky Candy

BIO: Freaky Candy is a mixture of refined and graceful movements, joined with self-irony and humor.She tastes as a cupcake covered by spicy and colourful glitters.She is an international performer, a producer and a burlesque coach in Rimini, Riccione and all over the world, including the famous Miss Indigo Blue Academy of Burlesque in Seattle!…

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Trixie Blue

Teacher Bio: Trixie Blue is an international multi-award-winning burlesque performer who runs the burlesque entertainment enterprise House of Trixie Blue. Trixie is a PGCE qualified teacher, with a Masters of Research degree specialising in burlesque. Not only this, she has extensive qualifications within performing arts and fitness and uses her theoretical and practical knowledge, along…

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