Our Host Miss Ivy Paige
International Showgirl, Ivy Paige is a British born Singer, Comedian and Cabaret Star. She is acclaimed for her sultry singing voice, killer curves, lightening wit and signature flame red hair.
Ivy Paige is a tour de force and ultimate show woman having performed around the globe with her brand of sass and seduction. From performing the first ever Burlesque show in The Middle East (Lebanon in 2015) which was also filmed and broadcast by MTV on New Years Eve that year. She is also the host of the smash hit European Tour, An Evening of Burlesque, which has played
Theatre’s from across Britain, to Italy, Belarus, Lithuania, Finland, Seychelles, Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. She is the resident host for A Night in Soho, At The Phoenix Arts Club in London.
Ivy has had her own show in London’s West End at The Leicester Square Theatre and at the Legendary Matcham Room at The Hippodrome Casino. She is also an Edinburgh Fringe Favourite being called the ‘stand out Burlesque Act of the fringe’ Fest and “Showgirl Royalty of the highest order” Edinburgh Spotlight.
She has also notably appeared at The Hammersmith Apollo and Shepherds Bush Empire where she was the Support Artiste to John Waters and The Puppini Sisters on their respective UK tours.
In 2017 she presented and sang for BBC presents Cabaret at The Edinburgh Festival.
In 2018, Ivy got the nation hot under the collar when she made Olly Murs turn his chair on the prime time ITV show The Voice. Her blind audition literally took the nation by storm, making National and international Press, her name trend on twitter, Radio times creating a poll about her, Sir Tom Jones calling her a ‘firecracker and fantastic audition” and her You Tube Video has had over 1.1 million hits and counting. Her voice, sass, seduction and showmanship won the hearts of millions and made her the UK’s most famous burlesque performer with press referring to her as ‘a real life Jessica Rabbit’ The Sun.
In Feb 2018 her documentary, “From Burlesque Queen to Body Builder” aired on BBC1. The documentary followed Ivy’s journey as she prepared for a fitness competition while also exploring the effects of social media and how exercise helped her battle anxiety and depression. The documentary was presented by Dr Ranj.
She has been featured in the numerous publications and press including The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Sun, Love it Magazine, BBC, The Stage, Time Out, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Jester Styles – Magician
Promises a different type of close-up magic, taking inspiration from the places and people around him and infusing street magic and mind-reading. Once you’ve seen him perform you will be left breathless, begging for more and wondering, “How did he do that??” The official match night magician of the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team, Jester Styles is a truly excellent magician but ultimately it is his personality that sets him apart from the pack.
Miss Oopsie Ooohh
A cheeky cheesecake calamity. Whether unclipping her garter or hula-ing her hoop she’ll be sure to seduce with her silly slapstick and adorkable ways. She shimmies, she stumbles, she gets stuck in her stockings, Miss Oopsie Ooohh brings the bumble to burlesque!
From fan dance to pole dance to line dance and everything in between, international boylesque performer Johnny O will surely tantalise you with his exuberant routines and dramatic costuming. Hailing from Gloucestershire, Johnny is one of the upcoming boylesque artists from the southwest of England. Johnny has been performing for 3 years and as well as being resident boylesque artist at ‘Cherries on a Cloud’, he travels up and down the country and into Europe spreading smiles and copious amounts of glitter to audiences everywhere.
Velma Von Bon Bon
A ridiculous purveyor of silliness and smut in equal measures. Voted in the top 10 UK burlesque performers three years on the trot, her unique acts have been causing slightly damp seats since 2009. A pure cocktail of circus, comedy, and glamour creates a heady mix, throw in a dollop of 80s pop and you have an original part clown, part comedian, part showgirl, all oddball. “Crazy” say a lot of audience members, often.
Inspired by the bygone era of prohibition, the golden age of film and the elegance of traditional ballet. Velvet Fox is a theatrical spectacle of delight, tease and glamour. Velvet is also the first ever winner of the ‘Rising Rebel’ contest at the Cork Burlesque Festival 2019.
Belles Burlesque Dance School
Belles Burlesque is a professional school teaching burlesque, the art of tease, to any ladies wanting to have some fun and gain confidence or to those wishing to take their first steps on the road to a burlesque career.
Belles Burlesque are based in Leamington Spa