2020 Legend Guest of Honor: Coby Yee
China’s Most Daring Dancing Doll! Coby Yee mesmerized audiences with her exotic dances from the 1940s into the 1960s. She got her start in San Francisco’s Chinatown nightclubs, then traveled the world. In 1962, her and her family took over Forbidden City and ran it until 1970. Coby is 93 years young and still performs with her partner Stephen to this day!
2020 Guests of Honor: The Maine Attraction and The Shanghai Pearl
The Maine Attraction landed her first professional dance job as a teenager for MTV’s Fight For Your Rights Campaign. Since then, she has performed alongside a number of greats including legends James Brown and Lionel Richie, pop sensations Jessica Simpson and Pharrell Williams, and burlesque divas Dita Von Tease and Gentry de Paris.
Her tenacious spirit has helped her become one of New York’s most celebrated burlesque performers. A muse for numerous visual artists, she has collaborated with conceptual photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and multimedia extraordinaire, Matthew Barney, the infamous DJ Tiesto and performed for exclusive fashion events hosted by icons Patricia Field and Marc Jacobs.
She’s a rising star in musical theater, television and film and will continue to grace any stage where she can let her creativity ride.
Internationally celebrated burlesque performer The Shanghai Pearl is known for her extravagant costumes, conceptual acts, and pulchritudinous performances. As an events producer she has focused on bringing multi-disciplinary & inter-generational shows to a wide range of audiences. An instructor in drama and burlesque since 2006, she brings a deep love and knowledge of the craft to share with her students.
Currently based in Seattle, Washington Ms. Pearl travels widely to perform and teach. She has headlined as close to home as Portland, Oregon, and as far away as Paris, France. Learn more at www.theshanghaipearl.com
BurlyCon XIII is November 5 – 8, 2020 at the Seattle Hilton & Conference Center. We can’t wait to see you there!