Queen of Burlesque
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
The Theater at Harrah’s New Orleans
Showtime 8:00pm, doors at 7:30pm *Show Starts Promptly*
This showcase accompanied entirely by a live traditional jazz band!
Reserved seating. No photography allowed during the show.
The Queen of Burlesque is a competition among the world’s sexiest, talented, and glamorous burlesque dancers. Focused on classic and traditional burlesque, each contestant performs a striptease with the accompaniment of a live traditional jazz band. A panel of celebrity judges selects the title-holder who will be crowned by Queen of Burlesque 2014 Elle Dorado.
The Queen of Burlesque is produced by Rick Delaup. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival jazz band is Matt Bell (bandleader/guitar), Doc Richards (drums), Jim Thornton (trumpet), Mike Jenner (sax), Greg Schatz (upright bass), and Jason Mingledorff (baritone sax/clarinet).
|PERFORMANCE BY THE 2014 QUEEN OF BURLESQUE! ELLE DORADO is one of America’s most exciting classic striptease dancers. As a nationally and internationally ranked competitive figure skater, she has been trained in the art and discipline of many forms of dance, and incorporates them into her respective routines. As a figure skater, Elle Dorado has performed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, and across the United States. She was the only American to be admitted into the Russian Olympic training facility, Novogorsk. Transitioning to burlesque has garnered her a lot of attention. She is known for her exuberant take on the classic bump and grind. In September 2013, she debuted the first striptease ice-skating act in modern burlesque, and in November she headlined the 1st Annual Iowa Burlesque Festival. In September 2014, Elle won the Queen of Burlesque title at the 6th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival at Harrah’s New Orleans!|
|QUEEN OF BURLESQUE CONTESTANTS|
|MARY LYNN MAYHEM (Dallas, TX) makes audiences swoon in monthly performances with the Ruby Revue at the House of Blues in Houston and Dallas. She’s been hypnotizing fans around the country since 2012, performing in New Orleans, Kansas City, and Las Vegas, just to name a few! Mary Lynn receives her formal burlesque training at the Ruby Room studio, building on 16 years of dance and performance experience. Miss Mayhem graces the pages of pin-up magazines such as Retro Lovely, Atomic Bombshells, and was the March 2013 cover girl of Striptease Magazine. Pin-up and Burlesque titles include: Miss Dallas Burlesque Festival (2012), Miss Lone Star Deluxe (2014), Best Solo at the San Antonio Burlesque Festival (2014), and 2nd runner up at the Kansas City Burlesque Festival (2015). With Girl-Next-Door looks and Bad Girl moves, Mary Lynn Mayhem can’t help but sizzle onstage!|
|HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE (New York, NY) has been playing dress-up all her life, and lives to showcase both her love of classic burlesque as well as being a crazy, stupid nerd. A versatile performer, she can be sweet and innocent yet also bump and grind! As a dancer, singer, model, costumer and actress, she performs all over NYC and the U.S. She is a core member of Wasabassco, and also The BURLESQUE Show at the Borgata in Atlantic City, and also performs regularly at The Slipper Room. She annually tours the American South with Mason Dixie Burlesque, and has also toured in Europe. Catch her cameos as Echo on the Netflix series “House of Cards” and the second season of “Orange is the New Black.” She was crowned “Princess of Southern Exposure” at the Great Southern Exposure Pageant in Charlotte, NC. This “Delicate Flower” is one you don’t want to miss!|
|IRIS LE’MOUR (Dallas, TX),also known as the “Exotic Flower of Burlesque”, is a native born Texan infamous for her dangerous curves that have been known to drive men and women into a state of carnal frenzy. She possesses the four B’s that are necessary for a woman to succeed – beauty, brains, boobs, and booty. Staying true to the Texan girl in her, she keeps everything big – big hair, big smile, big props, and BIG personality. She holds such titles as; Miss Burlesque America 2012, 2nd place in the prestigious 2013 Miss Viva Las Vegas Competition, 2013 Queen of the Sweet Tease, and 2013 Queen of Great Southern Exposure. As the current reigning Italy Queen of Burlesque, she’s exotic, erotic, and whole lot hypnotic.|
|MISS STORMY GAYLE (New Orleans, LA) is originally from New Orleans La. but splits her time in between Los Angeles and New Orleans. She started her burlesque career as a chorus line girl in The Crazy Horse inspired show, La Revue, on Bourbon St. Though no stranger to other realms of entertainment, Stormy has been a fixture in New Orleans as well as Los Angeles entertainment, working as a film actress, model, dancer and producer for over a decade. She has not only produced and directed her own shows but has provided live entertainment for various notable companies,venues and festivals around the world. She has headlined shows at The London Burlesque Festival, Dallas Burlesque Festival, The Ink and Iron festival in Los Angeles, The New Orleans Burlesque festival and many more!|
|RENEE HOLIDAY (Dallas, TX) is a classically trained vocalist and a cast member of the award-winning burlesque troupe The Ruby Revue (Burlesque Hall of Fame, “Best Troupe” 2014). A versatile entertainer with years of performance experience, Renee has dazzled audiences in many cities including Denver, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Winner of The San Antonio Burlesque Festival’s “Future Legend of Burlesque” Award, “Best in Neo” at the Iowa Burlesque Festival and “Miss Lone Star Drive Inn 2013″ and this June Ms. Holiday will be competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame for the coveted title of “Best Debut”. You can see Renee Holiday in Ruby Revue shows each month at the House of Blues in Dallas and Houston.|
|PUSS-N-BOOTS, (New York, NY) is bound to entertain you with her high kicks, perfect pout and dynamic body that just oozes sex appeal. “Slicker then liquid eyeliner,” this true blue eyed beauty was dubbed in London as one of “The United States best exports”. Puss is a raven haired vixen from the south bringing audiences everywhere the bump and grind, splits, kicks, shimmy, twirl and, of course, the strip! Puss now resides in NYC and produces a monthly show, Naughty Noir, on the LES at legendary rock-n-roll bar Three Of Cups. Puss can be seen with NYC’s premiere swing band Double Down, Beauty Bar, Hotel Chantelle, where she is currently the 2015 Artist in Residency, Nurse Bettie, Wasabassco, Boudoir308 at Duane Park, Coney Island.|
|ARIEL HELVETICA (Vancouver, BC, Canada) The doctors say she strutted – with heels and pasties – straight out of the womb. Others say she built her own time machine to do weekly brunches with Bettie Page. All we know is she goes by Ariel Helvetica, and since 2010 she’s been stamping her unique font all over the burlesque scene. A proper Canadian Prairie girl and a classically trained ballerina, Ariel spent years criss-crossing the globe; first as a dancer and entertainer aboard cruise ships, then as a professional Can-Can dancer in France. No doubt, Ms. Helvetica’s traveled the world and the seven seas, where everybody’s looking for something, and thanks to her signature stems and sultry stare, Ariel’s found it in her bewitching brand of burlesque.|
|CHARLOTTE TREUSE (New Orleans, LA) is an intoxicating flirt. A performer from a very young age, she found her calling on the burlesque stage in 2008 and has since been ceaselessly seducing show-goers. Charlotte cut her teeth in the Pacific Northwest burlesque scene, where she has been connected to the resurgence of what is now the burgeoning burlesque scene of Portland Oregon. Now She makes her home in New Orleans, where she is a resident performer for both Bustout Burlesque and The Bad Girls of Burlesque. Charlotte has been seen across the county, performing for critically acclaimed conventions and festivals, including The Burlesque Hall of Fame, Tease-O-Rama, Viva Las Vegas, The New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Ink-N-Iron, Hot August Nights, The Show-Me Burlsque Festival, The Kansas City Burlesque Festival, and many, many more.|