Our unmatched Corps du Burlesque features such Seattle favorites as Inga Ingénue, Polly Wood, and Paris Original. As a special treat this year, your breath will be taken away by the debut performance of The Aerial Suites as our high-flying Ornaments and Angels.
Cristilina, a Snowflake
Inga Ingénue, “The Little Blonde Bomb”, won the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011 at the 2011 Viva Las Vegas International Burlesque Competition. Inga has performed all over the world including the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and the Amsterdam Burlesque Festival. She plays the title role in Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann’s Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland and is a principal performer in Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome. Inga is a member of Dance Belt and The Atomic Bombshells, and an instructor for Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque.
Rosette, a Snowflake
Seattle’s Tinseled Tart, Polly Wood got her start at the Academy of Burlesque in 2006, and is a member of Sinner Saint Burlesque. Polly has performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (Las Vegas),Tease-O-Rama (Sam Francisco), the Brickhouse (London), and is a cast member of House of Thee UnHoly and Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland. She recently performed in the Seattle premier of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.
Tea Twin, Arabian Bodyguard, Foliage, Snowflake
A professional dancer, Paris Original is poetry in motion and exudes the graceful elegance of balletic beauty. Paris calls on his experience in dance and theatre to craft his unique style of burlesque. Possessing a statuesque aesthetic, he captivates, inspires, and wins the hearts of audiences everywhere. Paris is a cast member of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland, L’Edition Francaise, and founding member of the internationally recognized “boylesque” troupe, Mod Carousel.
The Clockwork Doll, Tea Twin, Foliage, Snowflake
Ms. Bordeaux received her training at the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Academy of International Ballet in Philadelphia. In 2005 she was a finalist in the international ballet competition, Youth America Grand Prix. She danced on the East Coast for two years before moving to Seattle to join Ballet Bellevue and Northwest Ballet. In 2012 she moved to Las Vegas to dance for the Nevada Ballet Theatre. She is a principal performer in Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome and is returning for her second season of Land Of The Sweets this year.
Janet, a Snowflake
Holly Pop was trained at the Evergreen City Ballet and attended Summer Dance Intensives at the American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet. She has performed in Seattle Opera’s productions of Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus, the Atomic Bombshell’s Lost in Space! Holly is a member of the cast of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome and joined the cast of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker in 2011.
Lou Henry Hoover
Janet, a Snowflake
Lou Henry Hoover was conceived by dance-based performance artist Ricki Mason. In addition to being a vehicle for solo performance, Lou is 1/2 of The Cherdonna and Lou Show, 1/3 of DeLouRue Presents (Homo For The Holidays, Freedom Fantasia, Party Schmarty) with Kitten LaRue and BenDeLaCreme, co-host plus principal showboy extraordinaire of The Atomic Bombshells, and a founding member of Dance Belt USA. Ricki’s work has been supported by The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. She was recognized by Seattle Magazine as a 2010 Spotlight Award Winner for her work with Cherdonna Shinatra.
Hot Chocolate!, Volga Gal, Snowflake
Classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz and modern, Wednesday DuMonde has been dancing and performing for most of her life. In recent years, her concentrations have expanded to lyrical, cabaret and burlesque. She attended Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque and is currently based out of Olympia where she is a member of Olympia’s Own TUSH! Burlesque. This is her second year performing in Land of the Sweets.
Arabian Bodyguard, Volga Guy, Snowflake
Trojan Original is a classically trained dancer who’s taken his love for performance art into the burlesque world. Three years ago he was only vaguely familiar with the art form and in that short while he’s become a prominent member of Seattle’s boylesque community. Trojan is a cast member of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland, and L’Edition Francaise. Trojan’s been fortunate enough to tour internationally and is happy to be working with Verlaine/McCann productions again.
Lydia McLane aka Tulips
“The Maid that Knows” started her burlesque extravaganza as an original member of the now departed BurlyQ Queer Cabaret in 2002. Lydia McLane performs as a soloist and as a professional model wherever the stream of life takes her. She has performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Tease-O-Rama, and across the U.S. Lydia is the business manager for Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque and produces the Seattle chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. She is also an active board member of BurlyCon.
Volga Gal, Snowflake
Tory grew up in Ashland, Oregon where she studied under Sylvia Bolton. She spent summers on scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and Northwest Professional Dance Project. She danced three years with St. Louis Ballet Company before coming to Seattle to dance with Spectrum for three seasons. She is a principal performer in Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, is part of Olivier Weaver’s “Whim W’Him” project, and performs with the Can Can Castaways.
The Aerial Suites
The Aerial Suites are pleased to make their Seattle debut in this year’s Land of The Sweets. Having appeared previously with The Aerilaistas, sweet little treats Viola Sugarlump, Shock Hotlet, and Lucie Tarte have been featured at/with Seattle Center’s Winterfest, Circus Contraption, Lululemon, Queensryche, Budlight, Adidas and Microsoft.
Members have performed separately and collectively throughout Seattle and nationally including with Seattle Opera, at EMP, ACT Theater, The Everett Museum of Flight, and in NYC at Chelsea Piers, PS 122, Dixon Place and with Mabou Mines and New York Theater Workshop. In addition, Miss Shock Hotlet brings her dashing and deviant musical and choreographic expertise from years appearing with Pat Graney, The Dangerous Flares and Lori Wilson.
Heather A. Mayhew
Heather is all too happy to once again be working with the lovely talents of Miss Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann. Aside from having this particular pleasure, she also is the Production Manager for Dayna Hanson on her National Tour of Gloria’s Cause, resident Sound Engineer for Seattle Shakespeare Company, and a member of IATSE Local 15. In lifetimes past, Heather was the Production Manager for Pat Graney on both House of Mind as well as Faith Triptych.
Captain Morgan Le Fay
Captain Morgan le Fay is thrilled to be returning to the Land of the Sweets for his third year. He has worked behind the scenes for Burlesco Divino as well, and recently performed in the Walla Walla tour production of Through the Looking Glass as Eat Me. He is also a performer and stage manager in the Seattle area. Thanks to V, M&M, and LL.
Taffeta V. is a Seattle-based costume designer, wardrobe mistress, and rogue crafter who specializes in burlesque, geekery, and dress-up clothes for odd children. Ms V. is pleased to serve as company Wardrobe Mistress for Lily Verlaine/Jasper McCann Productions (Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, Land of the Sweets: the Burlesque Nutcracker, L’Edition Francaise, Burlesco DiVino, Nightcap) and for The Atomic Bombshells (J’Adore, Lost in Space). www.taffetav.com
Assistant to Ms. Verlaine & Mr. McCann
Ms. Minx hails from beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska. She has been dancing since the age of 4, and has spent 14 years studying a wide variety of styles. Since moving to Seattle, she has focused her training on burlesque, and has taken multiple classes at the Academy of Burlesque. She has performed in New York City at The Delancy, The Bowery Poetry Club, and at the Ace Hotel. She is a cast member of Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland.