Our unmatched Corps du Burlesque features such Seattle favorites as Tori Tiara, Polly Wood, and Paris Original.
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 currently performs in Tournament of Kings, a nightly show on the Las Vegas strip. She is a principal performer in Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome and is returning for her third season of Land Of The Sweets this year.
Janet, a Snowflake
Holly Pop Holly Pop received her dance training at the Evergreen City Ballet and attended Summer Dance Intensives at the American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. She has performed in Seattle Opera’s productions of Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus. As well as the Atomic Bombshell’s Lost in Space!, Holly is a member of the casts of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome and Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland.
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.
Crystalina, a Snowflake
Ms. Bellini trained with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and studied privately with Stephanie Saland, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Ms. Seefeldt is a former member of Quorum Ballet in Portugal and Spectrum Dance Theater. She has also performed with Peter Schaufuss Balletten in Denmark, danced five years with Seattle Dance Project, and currently performs with Olivier Wever’s Whim W’him. This is her second year with Land Of The Sweets.
Washington’s own Red Delicious has been gracing the stage with her unique energy since the 1990′s. She loves spinning tassels and making the audience squirm! Her character, Tulips, is stage hand, stage kitten, and comedienne. She was a founding member of BurlyQ: a Queer Cabaret. Red is the business manager for Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque and a proud BurlyCon Board Member.
Hot Chocolate!, 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
Kylie Koyote graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Musical Theatre and a minor in Opera. She got her start in burlesque by graduating from Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy in 2010. Kylie now co-produces Stripped Screw Burlesque Troupe, presenting Disney After Dark, Undressed to Kill, The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever, and Keep It Up. She is also a member of the cast of Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland.