I have been working with Blue Belle Burlesque since Jade Janvier created the troupe last year. As an Aussie import, her goal is to bring the grandeur of Australia’s burlesque scene (where there are dedicated burlesque clubs & weekly performances) to Canada – starting with Alberta. She plans to host the very first Edmonton Burlesque Festival this fall, which is going to be a blast!
I was the feature performer for the very first show, which also kicked off the competition leading to the festival. I judged Miss Burlesque Bunny Heat 1 & then went on to judge Heat 2 as well.
This Sunday, I judged the third heat of the competition & rubbed elbows with Edmonton’s vaudeville community. Male contenders, also known as performers of “boylesque”, have swept up the winners’ sashes lately and I suspect will continue to dominate.
I’m now looking forward to the explosion of festivities planned for the fall! See you in September!
Makeup, Hair, Styling, for Lylia by Lylia
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends