Spring BurlyCon Presenters
Koko La Douce
Koko La Douce
An international kiwi Boylesque sensation. Currently Ranked #1 amongst Europe's best performers & has appeared twice on the 21st Century Burlesque top 50. 2018/2019 saw him headlining shows & festivals across 3 continents alone, exposing his glittered thighs & sparkling personality to all who have encountered him. With 14+ years of dance & performing arts experience, Chris Oh! has taken the world by storm, his most recent accolades includes winning the 'Most Dazzling Dancer' at the most prestigious Burlesque Competition in the world, Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (2018). He studied Ballet & Contemporary dance professionally & worked for many professional dance companies in New Zealand before deciding to establish his own Black Swan Productions entertainment company where he began to choreograph & costume his own shows & events. He has a passion for theater, stage craft, dance & make up & loves to share his knowledge.
The soul sista of burlesque. Ranked 15th most influential burlesque artist world wide in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine 2020. A London based performer who brings sexy, funny, & powerful characters to the world of burlesque & cabaret. She's a frequent performer for companies such as The Cocoabutter Club, House of Burlesque, Gin House Burlesque & House of Vixens. And in venues such as Cafe de Paris, Proud Cabaret & Cellar Door. She has performed in shows throughout the UK such as the Gilded Merkin, The Sheffield Burlesque Festival, Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Noir, Burly Q & LADS to name a few. She has also performed internationally in shows such as Jeezy's Juke Joint (Chicago) & Tronicat and Friends (GOP theatre Hannover). Demi Noire prides herself on making her audience giggle, scream & shout while she injects the space with sass, style & soul.
Non-binary artist from Rio de Janeiro. Actor graduated from the Casa das Artes in Laranjeiras (RJ), earned a degree in Performing Arts from UNRIO (RJ), and specializes in sexuality (INPASEX / 2019). Co-Creator of the International Burlesque Festival "Yes Nos Temos Burlesco!" in Rio de Janeiro. Researcher of burlesque art with an emphasis on dissident curation. As an educator, they have given workshops in the extension course at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, POA Burlesque Festival, Argentina, at the Academy of Burlesque - Seattle (USA). As a performer, they have an international career and has performed in Buenos Aires, Seattle, Vancouver, Minneapolis, New York and acts as an ambassador for Brazilian Burlesque in their exchanges abroad, with a report registered at the Burlesque Museum in Las Vegas. They have been a volunteer for 17 years at Brasil Soka Gakkai International as a Human Rights activist. They have been a volunteer for 17 years at BSGI - Brasil Soka Gakkai International as a Human Rights activist.
Hailing from Tokyo, Erochica Bamboo began her career as a teenager in 1984 performing at nightclubs and cabaret shows in Japan. She danced in small villages to big cities for audiences including the Japanese Royal family.
In 2001 Erochica Bamboo became an international burlesque performer and by 2003 she was crowned Miss Exotic World. The Burlesque Hall of Fame creator Dixie Evans then gave her the tagline, "Tokyo Tornado"™. Erochica Bamboo then moved to LA where she became a key figure in neo-burlesque. On moving back to Tokyo in 2008 she began producing Tokyo Tease and founded the Tokyo Burlesque Academy. Now living in Berlin, she is a performer of the German's most successful burlesque show ''Let's Burlesque''since 2015 and goes around Germany and Europe.
Bon vivant and plaything of millionaires, Imogen Kelly is/was a globetrotting show pony and a role model to troubled teens. With a burlesque career spanning 30 years, Imogen has transformed the performance landscape of her home town to be more of a town and is as such still waiting for her nomination for Australian of the Year to be validated by someone other than herself. Imogen has changed more laws, more minds and more knickers more than is possible to even estimate.
With a BFA (College of Fine arts) Major in Performance, a Circus diploma (ZACA UK) and a Masters in Theatre Directing (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) Imogen continues to set the world ablaze with her provocative whoopee. Crowned World Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2012, real deal stripper, cancer survivor, mum and all-round nudist, Imogen intends to age disgracefully. Her aim is to keep burlesque fun, relevant, fair and as mind-blowing as possible.
A Canberra-based entertainer, producer and teacher. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine says “I will not forget her any time soon” and listed her as #46 in the Top 50 most influential burlesque industry figures across the globe for 2020. Jazida has become recognised as one of Australia’s premiere burlesque performers, having been accepted to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2018 and virtually in 2020, chosen as the representative Australian Headliner for the Perth International Burlesque Festival in 2019, selected as a Featured Artist for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019, and selected as teacher on the Australian Burlesque Cruise 2020!
Jazida’s production company, Jazida Productions regularly puts on sold-out shows and her alternate performing arts hub, Flazeda, runs artist development programs, and provides scholarship opportunities.
Rocking burlesque stages near and far, since 2009. This self-proclaimed wallflower has blossomed into a booty shaking bombshell over the years and her fun, flirtatious style captivates audiences every time. Some highlights of her career include (but are not limited to), receiving 1st runner up and Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, performing in multiple shows with Dita Von Teese and being a regular cast member of LA's Tease If You Please show. She was voted into the Top 10 list of most influential burlesque performers of 2020, a list she's been on for a few years at various positions. She's the 8th AND 9th World Wonder!
Born in Switzerland (makes Berlin her home now), she's Germany's oldest Showgirl & announces herself as a confessing bird-of-paradise. Next to being mother & cosmopolite she's known as a humanistic burlesque artist. 2012 she was awarded at Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas with "Most Innovative" & has since appeared several times at the same event in the All stars & Icons Showcase. As headliner & host she conquered the stages from Helsinki to Rome & from San Francisco to Prague & in this mission the famous Semperopera Dresdenâ hired her as a burlesque choreographer & performer in 2016. As a burlesque teacher, vaginal kung fu coach and spiritual midwife she conquered hundreds of hearts all over this world. In her unique workshops, Koko assists humans to get aligned with themselves.
A glittering force of nature! A Burlesque Hall of Fame Winner! An unforgettable and undeniable showstopper! And a “big, fat, fabulous, queer Canadian”! Trained in dance, voice and theatre, Rubyyy Jones has been moonlighting in burlesque and cabaret in the UK for the last decade, headlining festivals and shaking up soirees across Europe and beyond. A provocative Femmecee, an innovative and award-winning neo burlesque artist, a Mxther to manyyy in the Queerlesque genre and a marvellous mentor to cabaret Qids of all kinds; Rubyyy is creator, curator and creature of the night!
Rubyyy has taught theatre, dance and cabaret arts across Europe, in universities, burlesque schools, drag academies and more! They specialize in: acting in micro theatre, lipsync, face, dance and movement for all levels, various abilities and ages. They have a passion for helping people to focus, free up and bring flare to their work and practice!
Samson Night is a cross genre artist with over 25 years of professional experience in the businesses of TV/ Film, Broadway, Voice Over, Commercials and Print. Currently starring on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall, he is also a theater educator and will utilize techniques learned and used from those experiences to guide you through these courses.
#20 on The Burlesque Top 50, Samson has been featured as the closer for the opening night of the New York Burlesque Festival, reigning title holder of "Queen Of The Roses" at the Oregon Burlesque Festival, "Best Group" with his partner Margo Mayhem at Arizona Burlesque Festival, will be the Featured Newcomer at Jeezy'™s Juke Joint in Chicago and Headlining What The Funk Festival 2021. He will also be competing for the title of Mr. Exotic World at BHoF next year and is 1/3 of the producing team: Bawdy Suit with Faggedy Randy and P.NoNoire.