Here’s a sneak peek at some of the performers scheduled to appear
As we approach this annual titillating event we want to give you a glimpse of some of the performers scheduled to tickle your fancy! Experience exciting live performances throughout the event spaces. Each night will showcase unique burlesque and pole dancing, erotic skits and for those who are into something a little more edgy. . . we’ll have it! The entertainment is ongoing, all night, all weekend long!
Our emcee this year is none other than, Charlotte Sumtimes a St. Louis Emmy Award winning producer, emcee, voice over talent, and performer. Charlotte is also the winner of the Riverfront Times Best St. Louis Talk Show Hos,t and the Los Angeles NATPE Next TV Award. She began performing the art of burlesque in her 40s as a one night bucket list dare. Seven years later and Charlotte has starred in, hosted, and produced hundreds of burlesque and variety shows in the St. Louis area, with a speciality in producing strip tease shows featuring drag performers. When not prancing around in feathers and sequins on stages throughout the St. Louis area, Charlotte is the proud stay at home mom of three children, two Pugs, and dozen of St. Louis drag queens who call her Mama Char Char.
Our good friend, Ami Amore is the head of Exotic Rhythms Bellydance and is a versatile, charismatic performer from St. Louis. She’s been performing since 2002 and is widely known in the St. Louis region and beyond for her fusion bellydance stylings and snake dancing.
SinDee Hoo Hoo is a classically trained dancer with experience in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap. She bourre’d herself onto the St. Louis burlesque scene in 2011 and hit the stage with grand jetes. Through her experience she has found her happy place through being a wild weirdo in St. Louis and beyond. She shares her passion for pussy… cats and fuckery through artistic expression. She is the Harlot of Hooville that brings Fuckery Catawampusly out of the Glitterbox.
Allura Fette is a performance artist with a flair for nerdiness and geekdom mixed with a dark and sultry edge. Known for her charismatic stage presence and stunning musicality, she has been strutting, shimmying, and burning her way across St. Louis stages and beyond since 2009, displaying her unique blend of burlesque, belly dance, fire flow, and fetish for captivated audiences. In addition to performing, Allura is a burlesque producer and teacher, as well as a lifelong learner of her craft. She is currently a member of Ami Amore’s ‘Mosaic Fusion’ student belly dance troupe and continues her burlesque education taking workshops at Van Ella Studios. Visit her online at allurafette.com.
Margaret Wilson aka Meg-a-Legs began stilting in St. Louis in the summer of 2009. She has since learned from stilt artists all over the world and developed her own aerial stilt repertoire. She is also an accomplished aerialist and costume maker, who can be seen stomping and dangling above the crowds in fashions of her own creation at various shows and events. Find her on Instagram: mergalegs
Rosy Glow discovered fire through her extensive background in belly dance. She began her fire performance career in 2007. Rosy dazzles audiences as a regular member in the St. Louis based fire troupe St. Louis Fire Technicians and performs at events and festivals across the midwest. Rosy is a multi prop madwoman her skills include; hoops, poi, fans, fire belly dance, most recently
double staves and of course fire eating. She is also a costume designer, mother, and owner of a small clothing business Mermaid Scout. A fierce, fiery and feminine force to be reckoned with.
ZiZi Valenti is a transient weirdo, an explorer of sensuality and sex, a Jill of many trades, and an avid creator of performance. She began her love affair with St. Louis in 2011 and has had the pleasure of working with The Randy Dandies, Subversion STL, St. Lou Fringe, and many other fine folks. She may also be known to you as ZooZooVee, The Clown That Couldn’t Quite… winner of the Greasepaint Debauchery Award at the 2015 Virginia Burlesque and Sideshow Festival. When she is not performing, she is busy performing. Selections of her work under her pseudonym, H. Blaize, can be glimpsed at www.hblaize.com.
Foxy La Feelion has been in the burlesque scene for 12 years now. But her passion for entertaining started much earlier …
Starting at the young age of 12, Foxy studied at COCA Center Of Creative Arts. Dancing nightly, she sharpened her jazz, tap, ballet and modern dance skills which led to her good fortune and performing with major dance companies such as Paul Taylor, Battleworks, River North, Twlya Tharp, Jason Samuels Smith, Doug Elkins and much more. Foxy’s first burlesque experience was with the first burlesque group in St. Louis, the Alley Cat Revue, where she performed weekly. Currently a solo artist and multiple award winning performer, choreographer for The Hoochie Coochie Girls, Beggars Carnivale and many others. She can be seen all over the country captivating audienceS with her famous glove removal!
Bettie la Bootie has been shimmying and shaking her brand of comedic and sultry burlesque for over 8 years. From her extensive solo work to her appearances in the Kiss and Tells dance troupe, Last Saturday Strip, Show Me Burlesque, Subversion, The Randy Dandies comedy troupe, Bungalow Bunnies and independent productions all over St Louis and beyond. If her trademark laugh doesn’t make you happy, her smoldering sexuality will! The St. Louis apple bottomed cutie will thrill and tease you as she spins her tassels AND shakes her assels!
Horchata Dentana is a St. Louis-based neo-burlesque and Pole performer with legs for days and a smile that bites.She performs all over the country and teaches pole at Mynx Academy. You may have seen her recently in Jeezy’s Juke Joint, Poletry in Motion, or the Show-me Buirlesque Festival.
Steele Starling has introduced women and men to pole dance at the Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance for the last 7 years and performs aerial pole, rope and chains across the country. His favorite shows included the Hubba Hubba Revue and Red Hots Burlesque in San Francisco as a featured performer, the Stage Door Johnnie’s show, the Americana, the Windy City, Fierce Queer and the Show Me Burlesque Festivals, including as part of the Beggar’s Carnival.
Sailem is a burlesque dancer from St. Louis, Missouri. She debuted in January 2016 as a graduated student from Van Ella Studios. In the past year, they’ve made several appearances- Travelled with the Van Ella Bordella show, performed with The Big Gay Soiree, debuted in the 8th annual Show me burlesque festival, The Roux festival in New Orleans, performed and traveled with Jeezy’s Juke Joint- and is ready to do even more! This fireball is a force to be reckoned with… and the one to put the BOO in booty! SAILEM! Here to capture your soul and heart (figuratively and literally).
I’ve been pole dancing for 6 years at the Mynx Academy and I don’t know what I would do with out it. Dancing brings be more joy than I could ever exrpress. Michelle Mynx has also helped me begin to embrace my sexuality, which I had never really been able to do before. She also gave me the best advice this year, to dance with the pain, don’t just use dance to distract from it. Using the pains of life, like a breakup, as fuel for practice and performing changed everything. I’m so excited to be dancing at Naughti Gras this year!
Sugar Rush is an entertainer who is sassy, sweet and will turn up the heat. They are versed in burlesque, drag and serving up the ridiculous. This gender-bending diva’s decadent dance moves and sexy sense of humor will leaving you wanting cavities. Graduate of Van Ella Studios and member of the Lola Van Ella’s nationally known burlesque troupe The Bon-Bons. Member the St Louis’s own Spectaculaire and Big Gay Soirée casts. Nine out of ten dentists recommend Sugar Rush!
Zi is a Magician and Mentalist who plays with your eyes, your attention, and your mind to show you a world of mystery and impossibility. Let him borrow your attention for a moment, and you’ll never trust what you see or think again.
Also scheduled to appear: Vera Valentinaa, Sofie De Sade, and more … Just to name a few
Much more to come!