“A living, breathing work of art,” Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer and burlesque artist. She has studied at San Francisco Ballet and other notable schools with some of the most beloved names in ballet including David Howard, Laryssa Sklyanskaya, and Gelsey Kirkland.
Lily has served as Artistic Director and Choreographer of “Land of the Sweets, The Burlesque Nutcracker,” “Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland” (2009) “L’Histoire de Melody Nelson” (2010) and “Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome” which debuted in Seattle to rave reviews in 2012.
Lily Verlaine was one of the original members of The Atomic Bombshells, and has performed as a soloist in Europe, Asia, Australia, Los Angeles, New York, New Zealand, Chicago, and at The Portland Art Museum. Her international influence continues to expand in the wake of her triumphant performance at the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Reigning Queen of Burlesque competition, launch of The Mortal Vintner’s 2012 “Lily Verlaine Viognier,” appearances at high-profile charity events in Hong Kong, and through the worldwide distribution of the documentary “A Wink and a Smile”, a film by Deirdre Timmons.
For more on Lily Verlaine, visit her website.