Edmonton Burlesque Troupes
The Edmonton burlesque community is a thriving scene of performance art, from retro vintage glamour to punk rock feminists to boylesque divas. Shows range from classic striptease to rockette-style kick lines to theatre productions. There are so many different types of burlesque — the best way to find out what you love is to try out a variety of shows! Below is a constantly growing list of active troupes in the Edmonton burlesque scene.
Edmonton Burlesque Troupes, A-Z
The Baretones are a musical comedy act starring Blondie Bustier, Spank Williams Jr. and Sweet’n’Low (and sometimes a crew of extras and helpers). We put a grown-up spin on all your favourite songs.
Black Label Burlesque
The badass babes of the YEG scene. They are something you enjoy slowly. Current members include: Betsy Ryder, Layla LeLay, Lilly Whyte, Velvet von Steam and Kidd Crimson.
Capital City Burlesque
From Rockette-inspired kick lines to a trio of thrusting Santas, CCB elegantly straddles a fine line between classic burlesque and humourous modernist parody.
The Feminine Mystique
Burlesque troupe, all female, all queer: Darla Darwin, D'lish T'squish, Arcadia Gayme & Lilly Minx. Empowering the masses with the magic of our asses.
Fever Dream Revue
An ethereal magic making burlesque troupe providing vivid visions, smoldering surrealism and divine divinity amidst their reverie and consists of Lolita Mignon, Cruella Corbeau, Vivian Vanguard, and Laynie LoveLace. IG: @feverdreamrevue
An Alt-Glam burlesque group that features a live band and singing dancers. Produced by Luna La’Pearl.
House of Hush Burlesque
A unique blend of theatrical entertainment for a live, interactive experience. If you're craving glittery costumes, glamour, wild abandon or gin-soaked revelry, you've come to the right place! Co-founded by LeTabby Lexington and Violette Coquette.
Sexuality. Masculinity. Vulnerability. Authenticity. Nothing’s off-limits as these men take back fashion’s most provocative footwear - the high heel. Founded by Gregory Caswell.
No Big Deal (NBD)
An outrageously-fun, awe-inspiring, trailblazing, all-inclusive, force-to-be-reckoned-with dance troupe where all shapes and sizes are not only welcome, but are simply put, the norm.
Razz Ma Berries Productions Inc
Burlesque ~ Cabaret ~ Drag ~ Dance ~Edmonton-based production company featuring The Velvet Cupcakes, The Stud Muffins & The Fem Brûlées. firstname.lastname@example.org
Send in the Girls Burlesque
Sexy. Smart. Storytellers. An award-winning, Edmonton-based, emerging theatre company using the art form of burlesque to create stories and produce plays that promote conversations surrounding feminism and body positivity while examining historical figures and events through a modern day satirical lens. Founded by Ellen Chorley & Delia Barnett.
Want your name added to the list? Fill in the Contact Us Form with your burlesque name, brief description and URL! Only Edmonton-based performers who are currently active in the burlesque community (with an active URL) will be added.