My life has taken quite a turn and I have been intensely doing other things rather than burlesque. The time is right, when one thing ends another thing begins. This is how it’s been going for me for the last 18 months. With that came a time to review what I had been doing for the last four years.
Five years – is how long I have been running the House of Burlesque
400 women – is the count of individual women that have come weekly to learn burlesque from me since 2010.
Eight Miss la Belle’s House of Burlesque graduation shows, known as Frolic Lounge.
Official graduates (that performed in Frolic Lounge) now total 60 (ish – some did it twice) starting in 2011.
101 hen’s parties – at the time of writing this blog
Five times – I have performed at Venus Star’s Carousel Cabaret.
I have had the opportunity to work with quite a few awesome producers and showgirls, such as Rachel Rouge, Venus Star (as mentioned before), Miss La Vida, Flo Foxworthy, Courtney L’amour and Lily La Rouge (now Jasmine Tease).
I have supported fund raising or prizes for: The Industrial Burlesque collective, MisRed fund raising, Starlet of Nelson, Miss la Vida goes to Las Vegas, Save our Strangelove, Canterbury Earthquake fund raising, and Wellington Roller Derby.
Over the years I have offered guest workshops of 7 different performers for 10 different classes, (Miss Tittle Tattle, Rachel Rouge, Anastasia, Allie Kat, Courtney L’amour; Miss la Vida and Mis Red).
I’ve taught tassel twirling to around 100 women.
I ran Dr. Sketchy Wellington for 3 years and 6 months.
Twice – the times I have volunteered at the NZ Burlesque Festival; performed with a troupe at the Out in the Square event and lost a pastie on stage.
Once – traveled to Seattle in 2012 to Burlycon, where I got to meet and have classes with idols, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, Amber Ray, Miss Indigo Blue, Sydni Deveraux aka the Golden Glamazon, Jo Boobs Weldon, Trixie Little, Coco Letric and Cherry Typhoon.
Past graduates were:
Cherie Moya; Penny Pins, Bon Bon Rocher; Phoenix Flame; Miz Tallulah Vavoom, Scarlett Delight, Fanciforia Foxglove, Crystal Mischief, Winnie Chester; Aurora Petal, Cyn Furneaux, Flic Caracou, Coco La’more, Atomic Ruby, Deity Dollicious, D’Licia Minx, Honey Suckle, Miss Delish, Optimus Fine, Miss Lorena Cle’ Vage, Salacious Sugar, Seductora, Suzie Shandie, Dazzling Divine, Karolina Karamele, Magpie Sweetie, Miss Honeybottom, Pandora Porcelain, Tottie Van Camp, Bettie Vitesse, Calypso D’light, The Velvet Whip, Jewelz Magique, Lady-Cash Mere, Lady Long Legs, Vicky Velour, Devine Roxie, Lolli Fiasco, Ula Vulk, Night Shade, Flic Caraou (again), Gigi Lumière, Persephone Primrose, Tatiana Toplace, Moxie Fizz,Trixie Coconuts, Dulcie Belvedere, Coco Stiletto, LaFemme Fantail, Leila Fox, Tippy La Velvet, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweet Lady Lustre, Sadie von Scrumptious, Deadly Flutter, Miss Tasty Tingle, Amber de Luze, Ophelia Bon Bon, Jaz Tre-Belle and Constance Craving.
Apologies if I’ve missed anyone.