Burlesque Dance Teacher

Missy Malone
Location: United Kingdom
Website: www.missymalone.co.uk
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The brunette bombshell Missy Malone, who now resides in Central England, is called the Queen of Scottish burlesque. Voted one of the Top 50 Burlesque Acts in the world in 2009, Missy is known for her classic 1950s pin-up girl style and the distinctive white streak in her hair.

Taking up burlesque full-time in 2007 she toured with The Damned on their ‘Twisted Cabaret’ UK/Ireland tour. She now performs with her own revue show, Missy Malone and Friends Burlesque Revue, across the United Kingdom often seen in burlesque hotspots such as the High Tease (Bath), Wet Spot (Leeds) and the Candy Box (Birmingham). She is also a regular at events like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Rockabilly.

The burlesque performer, actress, and model is known for high energy performances and her use of numerous and extravagant props. Whether she is stilt walking in her ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ act, or covered in balloons for her classic bubble pop routine Champagne she has audiences dropping their jaws. Missy is partnered with Leyla Rose in the Missy and Leyla Show. Together the duo brings a sexy comedy to the stage with their acts Hawaiian Hula, Elf Snowball Fight and the always over top Pillow Fight. In corset and panties, the girl fight with feathers flying act is the stuff schoolboy, and grown men’s, fantasies are made of. Whether as a solo act or part of a duet Missy Malone’s sexy and sensual style is what burlesque is all about.

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Khandi Khisses
Location: United Kingdom
Website: www.khandiekhisses.com
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The voluptuous Miss Khandie Khisses has been dubbed the ‘Queen of Burlesque’. Watching her act it is easy to see why she has been voted as one of the Top 50 Burlesque Acts in the World 4 times consecutively (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012) by 21st Century Burlesque magazine. Known internationally as a burlesque dancer, fire performer, model, writer and sometimes mermaid her sensual curves put the VA back in VA-VA-VA-Voom.

Miss Khandie Khisses has performed by invitation at such venues as the Australian Burlesque (and subsequent 12 day tour), Paris Burlesque, British Science Festivals, Festival of Sins, and Rock n Soul Festival. She is also seen also gracing the stages of burlesque theaters like the Greene Room in Milton Keynes. When not performing she teaches the art of burlesque in workshops through her own school Hidden Heart Academy.

Whether she is paying tribute to her days serving in the Royal Air Force with her act Babe of the Blitz, wearing a gorilla costume in Kong’s evolution or dancing with fire in Temple Temptress she captures the hearts of audiences across the globe. Her slapstick comic style, sexy shimmy, and infectious smile make her a show stopping hit. When asked what burlesque really is Khandie replied “For me burlesque is now more an ‘umbrella’ term to cover all sorts of art forms within cabaret and beyond that involving some stripping (but not always), comedy and a sense of sass.” And that is what she does every time she steps onto the stage.

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Deena Ray
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Website:  www.deeandjay.nl
Deena Ray is a well known burlesque performer in The Netherlands, and the city of Rotterdam’s very first burlesque artist. Deena has performed both nationally and internationally, on stages from Paris and Berlin to Kaliningrad. Deena’s burlesque acts are appreciated for their originality and diversity and her style is typically humorous burlesque.  Once dubbed the female Charlie Chaplin, she has tribute acts of the golden era silent movie actor. Deena’s energetic performances are undoubtedly entertaining and especially enjoyable when appearing alongside fellow artist Raoulala.
Within The Netherlands, Deena has appeared at shows ‘Royal Dutchess Burlesque’, ‘Burlesque Freakout’, ‘Chocolate Burlesque’,  ‘Rotterdam Loves Burlesque’ and ‘Burlesque Ballroom’. Deena Ray also regularly teaches burlesque within The Netherlands and Belgium.

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Indiana Belle
Location: London, United Kingdom
Website:  www.indianabelle.com
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Indiana Belle delights her audiences with a classic bump and grind burlesque showgirl style. Indiana began her burlesque striptease career in 1994 and has been a pioneer in the new burlesque scene in the United Kingdom.
Indiana Belle is the founder and owner of Burlesque Baby which is London’s premier burlesque academy, founded in 2006. Burlesque Baby has taught many burlesque artists who have risen to success and perform both locally and internationally. Indiana Belle also founded the www.retrotease.net website which is a hub for the international burlesque community.

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Victoria Romanova
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Website:  www.victoriaromanova.com
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Originally from Russia and now living in The Netherlands, international burlesque performer Victoria Romanova favours well-choreographed routines and pretty costumes. She has performed in The Netherlands and internationally for a number of years and has even appeared on top talent shows on Dutch television.

Victoria Romanova has a long career in professional dance and was the producer of the fabulous ‘Rotterdam Loves Burlesque’ show in 2009. Victoria now offers fun burlesque workshops. Check out her website for more information

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