“Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2016”
Part goddess, part femme fatale, part hedonist, and recently
crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, Poison Ivory is a New York based burlesque performer who is beginning to make her mark on the international burlesque scene.
Within months of her debut, Poison was nominated for Hottest Freshman at the 2012 New York Burlesque Festival. She was later crowned Miss Starlet Burlesque at the 2013 Hollywood Burlesque Festival and took home the first place Crystal Corset Award at the 2014 Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival. Additionally, Poison won the Most Classic award at the 2015 International BurlyPicks Finals and has traveled as a featured performer and headliner all over the US. Now, with multiple festivals, accolades, and the Queen title under her garter, it is clear that Poison Ivory is a force to be seen.
With a background in theater and dance, Poison Ivory combines her thoughtful musicality with sultry and sensual movements that always leave her audience wanting more. She is brown sugar and spice; she is a deadly device.
Photo by: Harry Pocius Photography
Dibbs Preston , a founding member and lead guitarist for Levi and the Rockats then lead singer with the Rockats has performed on U.S. and international tours including the far east and Europe.He also has appeared on such well known prime time nationwide T.V. shows such as the Midnight special ,American bandstand and the Merv Griffin show to name a few.He is now with his great new band Dibbs Preston and the Detonators. Recently they've played all over the country opening for The Brian Setzer orchestraas well as sold out club dates proving themselves to be a great live act.
Dibbs original songs have been featured in major movie releases and are available for download on all the well know download sites.
Band member are, Marco Destino drums,Ralph Miller piano,Jonny Lingo bass.
Hazel Honeysuckle is NYC’s “Delicate Flower”, an international burlesque starlet who has been playing dress-up all her life. As a dancer, singer, model, costumer and actress, she performs all over New York City, the US, and abroad. She is a core member of Wasabassco, The BURLESQUE Show at the Borgata in Atlantic City, and also performs regularly at The Slipper Room. She was named 1st runner-up at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2015 & 2016, and has toured with Twirly Whirly Burly-Q and Mason Dixie Burlesque, as well as solo touring in Europe. Catch her cameos as Echo on the Netflix series “House of Cards” and the second season of “Orange is the New Black.”
Photo by: Matt Schechtman
Chris Harder is a NYC based male burlesque performer, writer, and adult film "starlet!" Harder has stripped and teased across the US as well as world wide including shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna where he recently headlined the 2016 Vienna Boylesque Festival. Harder is also the playwright of Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy, a "tease of a play" parodying the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries with burlesque and drag performances and currently running at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Find out more and #getHarder at HarderBurlesque.com!
Photo by: John Paul Bichard
Lelu Lenore has a reputation for raising stakes...and pulses during her seven-year career. A coveted contributor to the Cabaret Administration and Cabaret Red Light, the exquisite choreography of her grand and titillating productions earned Lenore her signature appellation “Philadelphia’s Burlesque Ballerina.”
The University of the Arts-schooled siren has generated Philly love with local film appearances, by claiming the South Philly Review’s Top Performer title in their 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards and counts appearances in the Philly Peek-A-Boo Revue, Celeste Guilano's Pin Up Peepshow and Rasputin’s Room, as well as producing her own monthly "La Maison Rose" at Franky Bradleys. In addition the “Everlastingly Luscious” beauty brings her bewitching grace to New Jersey, Maryland and the New York City burlesque scene.
Rosie Cheeks is a burlesque performer, go-go dancer, and pin-up model based in New York City.
A trained dancer, Rosie performed in musical theater productions, touring nationally and internationally for many years. She began her burlesque career in 2012, and made her debut at Coney Island as a graduate of the New York School of Burlesque.
She has performed in burlesque festivals in the southern and northeastern US. In NYC she’s brought her dynamic, vivacious stylings to The Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, Dances of Vice and as a year-long resident performer at Hotel Chantelle. She has also managed Dances of Vice events.
Rosie is a featured performer at The Burlesque Show, a weekly production at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
She is a co-founder of Twirly Whirly Burly-Q, that tours the US in the spring and fall.
Photo by Jose Contrera
Dottie Riot emerged on the Burlesque scene in 2013. Sporting a degree from the New York School of Burlesque and further education from The Peek-a-Boo Revue's own Ginger Leigh as her mentor, she has gone on to performer in Pittsburgh, New York, and Philadelphia. She is a co-founder and co-producer of The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (2015-2016). Additionally, she produces Dottie Riot's Music Revue, a bi-monthly show celebrating a variety of music genres such as Punk, Hip Hop, and Soul Music! Most recognizable by her long red hair, Dottie is known for her whimsy and charm. She's a loner, a rebel, and she's ready to take you on a Big Adventure!
Renée Rebelle began her career as a classically trained ballet dancer from University of the Arts. Mz. Rebelle’s theatrical training led her to the world of cabaret. She’s performed with The Cabaret Administration in productions directed by Anna Frangiosa and choreographed by Christine Fisler. Rebelle has performed at Painted Bride Arts Center, Ruba Club, L'Etage, The Adrienne, Plays and Players Theatre, and Rasputin's Room.
Miss V is an internationally published retro style model and burlesque performer with a specialty in pin-up and fetish looks. She has graced the covers and pages of all today's top pin-up magazines, including Retro Lovely, Delicious Dolls, Tease and Cake, Garters and Grills, and Bachelor Pad Magazine, just to name a few. She has had the honor of being a brand model for Sourpuss Clothing and Top Rope Tuesday. She began her burlesque career in 2015 and has been dazzling audiences with glamorous acts ever since. While her visual aesthetic on the stage hearkens back to the vixens of the 40's and 50's, she loves to incorporate modern elements, such as latex fashion and her favorite post-punk and new wave music, into her acts. She believes burlesque is an opportunity to create an intimate but fleeting fantasy which she shares with the audience.