Our unmatched Corps du Burlesque features such Seattle favorites as Holly Pop, Paris Original, and Laurel Bordeaux.
Rosette, a Snowflake
Mimi Me is originally from southwest Florida where she studied theater and dance. She then moved to Philadelphia where she received her BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. Currently she is in her third season with Spectrum Dance Theater. She has performed in various venues in Seattle as well as nationally and internationally with SDT.
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 Verlaine & McCann Presents’ Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland, Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, L’Edition Francaise, and is a founding member of the internationally-recognized “boylesque” troupe, Mod Carousel. He is also a 2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame award winner.
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 fourth 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 cast member of Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome and Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland.
Coco The Toreador, 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 has 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 third 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.
Poppy Daze is a cross-disciplinary performance artist whose work combines elements of circus, music, and dance. One of the pioneers in Seattle’s aerial and circus-arts community, she founded the beloved Circus Contraption in 1998 and served as artistic director for its 11-year lifespan. She then founded The Aerialistas, Seattle’s “aerial girl-gang,” who quickly established themselves as the darlings of the Moisture Festival and went on to perform for an extended period at Madrid’s prestigious Teatro Circo Price and across Germany in 2010. She has performed solo work across the globe and is a circus-arts and aerial educator. She returns to the cast of Land of The Sweets this year after a 3-year hiatus.
A California native, Ophelia moved to Washington ten years ago. She started ballet at age eight at the San Francisco Ballet School and studied under Irena Jacobson, Lola De Avila, Pascal Leroy, Larisa Sklyanskaya, George Esquivel, and Ricardo Bustamante. She continued her studies with Professional Ballet School and performed with Peninsula Ballet Theatre. She has performed locally with Emerald Ballet Theatre, Ballet Bellevue, & Inception Dance Theater, and is the advanced ballet instructor at Dance Premier. This is her first season with Land of Sweets.
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.
Front of House Manager, Assistant to Ms. Verlaine & Mr. McCann
Miss Bloom graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Musical Theatre and a minor in Opera in 2008. Since moving to Seattle, she is now happy to be a part of the rotating casts of Hotel NoTél, The Double-Down Burlesque Revue, Burlesque Behind the Pink Door, and The Can Can Cabaret in Seattle. She also proudly plays the role of Drink Me in Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland.