Having spent more than a decade photographing burlesque performers, I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite without creating a list of potential candidates as long as my arm! With that in mind, I set out this month to create an A-Z of notable burlesque performers from all over the world that I highly recommend checking out, featuring several Miss Exotic Worlds, some living burlesque legends and – of course – the current number one performer in the world as voted for by the 21st Century Burlesque community. If you’re currently dipping a toe into the glorious world of burlesque, or perhaps want to brush up on your burlesque knowledge, I 100% recommend grabbing yourself some snacks and getting comfy on your sofa. Enjoy!



Aria Delanoche

Best Debut / Most Classic, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2018

Chicago, USA – Instagram


Betsy Rose

Number 1 Performer in the UK, Burlesque Top 50 2019

London, UK – Instagram


Calamity Chang

Producer of the Asian Burlesque Festival

New York City, USA – Instagram


Dirty Martini

Miss Exotic World 2004

New York City, USA – Instagram


Elektra Cute

Producer of Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

Minneapolis, USA – Instagram


Frankie Fictitious

Miss Exotic World 2019

San Francisco, USA – Instagram

29th Annual Tournament Of Tease at Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019 © Tigz Rice Ltd 2019. https://www.tigzrice.com


Gin Minsky

Most Classic, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017

Brooklyn, USA – Instagram


Hazel Honeysuckle

Most Lovable Performer, New York Burlesque Festival 2017

Las Vegas, USA – Instagram


INGA

Miss Exotic World 2018

Seattle, USA – Instagram

photographic collaboration Miss Exotic World INGA for STRIP|TEASE - The Burlesque Photography of Tigz Rice


Jeez Loueez

Number 1 Performer in the World, Burlesque Top 50 2019

New Orleans, USA – Instagram


Kitten N’ Lou

Best Small Group, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019

Seattle and New York City, USA – Instagram

29th Annual Tournament Of Tease at Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019 © Tigz Rice Ltd 2019. https://www.tigzrice.com


Luminous Pariah (The)

1/4 of Mod Carousel – Best Large Group, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019

Seattle, USA – Instagram


Medianoche

Miss Exotic World 2017

New York City, USA – Instagram


Nadi A’marena

Instructor at Twin Cities Burlesque Academy

Minneapolis, USA – InstagramInterview


Ophelia Flame

Princess of Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame 1999

Minneapolis, USA – Instagram


Perle Noire

Duchess of Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015

New York City, USA – Instagram


Queen of the Amazon – Marinka

Burlesque Legend

Las Vegas, USA


Redbone

Princess of Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2019

Minneapolis, USA – Instagram


Sweetpea

Princess of Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017

Minneapolis, USA – Instagram


Tempest Storm

BHOF Living Legend Award 2004

Las Vegas, USA – Instagram


Ulrike Storch

Circus Performer

London, UK- Instagram


Violet Chachki

Burlesque Drag Queen, toured with Dita Von Teese’s The Art of the Teese Tour

Los Angeles, USA – Instagram


World Famous *BOB*

Duchess of Burlesque, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2004

Texas, USA – Instagram


Xarah von den Vielenregen

Milan Burlesque Award Winner, 2013

Netherlands and Denmark, Europe – Instagram


Rubyyy (With Three Ys) Jones

Most Innovative, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017

London, Uk – Instagram


Zelia Rose

Best Debut, Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015

Australia – Instagram


Many of these burlesque performers appear in my book STRIP | TEASE!

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