2020 is the year of celebrating all things Canadiana at the

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.

Meet our Headliners, Burlesque Legend and Featured Performers for this year!

Meet Our HEADLINERS

Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC)
Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC)

Co-director of the Vancouver Burlesque Centre, member of Sweet Soul Burlesque and an internationally recognized, award winning performer - Lola has headlined festivals from Chicago to Stockholm, been voted into the Top 50 of Burlesque Figures 8 years running, and holds the title of 2nd runner up Miss Exotic World 2013. As a rock'n'roll flapper, Lola is best known for her intense slow burn and combining her anachronistic styles of vintage and modern, a 1920’s starlet with a kiss of Ramones grit.⠀

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The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC)
The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC)

This beautiful bombshell of Montreal is the epitome of elegance and sensuality. The Foxy Lexxi is an International burlesque performer from Montreal. A renowned artist, she is the first Canadian to be crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2018. In 2019 she was crowned Miss Starlet Hollywood and Best Burlesque Arizona.

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The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC)
The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC)

Ever wanted to have sex in the Chrysler Building? Known as a “Tall Glass of Bad Ass”, The Lady Josephine is an award-winning burlesque performer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Her burlesque performances are unrelenting explosions of high fashion and drama... dipped in sex. She has been selected to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 3 times and voted Number one in Canada's top ten burlesque performers in 2019.

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Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC)
Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC)

Co-director of the Vancouver Burlesque Centre, member of Sweet Soul Burlesque and an internationally recognized, award winning performer - Lola has headlined festivals from Chicago to Stockholm, been voted into the Top 50 of Burlesque Figures 8 years running, and holds the title of 2nd runner up Miss Exotic World 2013. As a rock'n'roll flapper, Lola is best known for her intense slow burn and combining her anachronistic styles of vintage and modern, a 1920’s starlet with a kiss of Ramones grit.⠀

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2020 Legend

Judith Stein
Judith Stein

Once upon a time, a small Ontario farm girl needed a job to help pay for university...so she answered an ad, "Topless Go-Go Girls, no experience necessary" and a stripper was born!⠀ ⠀ For 17 years she traveled around the world, Alaska to New Zealand, Guam to Halifax, crisscrossing USA and Canada, performing and honing her craft, learning her trade everywhere from high-class nightclubs to small-town beer parlours and Honky Tonks as a working stripper. ⠀

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Judith Stein
Judith Stein

But as life in the fast lane, everyone has a time to retire and so she did --Hanging up her G-string to pursue a small-town life, love of skiing and sewing.⠀ ⠀ But a chance meeting at The Burlesque Hall of Fame found herself acclaimed a Legend of Burlesque and once again found herself in a myriad of feathers and rhinestones at her very first Burlesque Festival VIBF in 2008 as The Canadian Legend of Burlesque.⠀

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Judith Stein
Judith Stein

Since then she has headlined across Canada, USA, Finland, and New Zealand, performing, teaching, and mentoring as she travels and proudly representing Canadian Burlesque as The Grand Beaver of Canadian Burlesque!

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Judith Stein
Judith Stein

Once upon a time, a small Ontario farm girl needed a job to help pay for university...so she answered an ad, "Topless Go-Go Girls, no experience necessary" and a stripper was born!⠀ ⠀ For 17 years she traveled around the world, Alaska to New Zealand, Guam to Halifax, crisscrossing USA and Canada, performing and honing her craft, learning her trade everywhere from high-class nightclubs to small-town beer parlours and Honky Tonks as a working stripper. ⠀

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Feature Performers

Dee Twenty - Legend Tribute
Dee Twenty - Legend Tribute

Dee Twenty is Vancouver's own Gender Chaotic Chameleon and all-around Supportive Father Figure. They are one of the founding members of the Trans and GNC production company, Ghost Light Vaudeville Society, and is currently Vice President of the Screaming Chickens Theatrical Society. Daddy Dee is proud to have brought their own special blend of queer clowning, drag, and burlesque to many stages around BC and across Western Canada.⠀

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The Darlings (Vancouver, BC)
The Darlings (Vancouver, BC)

The Darlings are a multidisciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective based in Vancouver, BC. Their work challenges the boundaries of conventional drag, and explores genderqueer, non-binary, and trans experience through the use of movement, poetry, performance art, theatre, and immersive/interactive installation. The Darlings are Continental Breakfast (Chris Reed), PM (Desi Rekrut), Rose Butch (Rae Takei) and Maiden China (Kendell Yan).

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Bianca Boom Boom (Toronto, ON)
Bianca Boom Boom (Toronto, ON)

The Triple B With The Double D's And A High C is a curvy, campy, queer cutie with a fever for glamour and a fetish for beauty. ⠀ ⠀ A true triple threat treat, this award-winning high femme has dazzled stages from Montreal to Vancouver, from New York to L.A, and many places in between. ⠀

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Dee Twenty - Legend Tribute
Dee Twenty - Legend Tribute

Dee Twenty is Vancouver's own Gender Chaotic Chameleon and all-around Supportive Father Figure. They are one of the founding members of the Trans and GNC production company, Ghost Light Vaudeville Society, and is currently Vice President of the Screaming Chickens Theatrical Society. Daddy Dee is proud to have brought their own special blend of queer clowning, drag, and burlesque to many stages around BC and across Western Canada.⠀

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The Buffies

Wednesday, April 1

 
Host | Mister Nickel
Host | Mister Nickel
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faetality
faetality
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Pixie Pleaser
Pixie Pleaser
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Roxy Reverie
Roxy Reverie
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Sugar L’Estrange
Sugar L’Estrange
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Viktoria Court
Viktoria Court
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Violet Fiori
Violet Fiori
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Friday, April 3

The Glamorama Gala

 
Host | Lola Frost
Host | Lola Frost

Vancouver, BC

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Host | Raven Virgina
Host | Raven Virgina

Calgary, AB

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FFF | Arabella Boop
FFF | Arabella Boop

2020 Fresh Face Feature Vancouver, BC

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Ava Lure
Ava Lure

Vancouver BC

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Bella Blue
Bella Blue

New Orleans, LA

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Dusty Bahls
Dusty Bahls

Chicago, Il

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Genie Emerald
Genie Emerald

Toronto, ON

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Ginger Femmecat and Draco
Ginger Femmecat and Draco

Vancouver, BC

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Goldi Fox & FAGL ROQ
Goldi Fox & FAGL ROQ

Philadelphia, PA

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House of Hush: LeTabby Lexington, Vi
House of Hush: LeTabby Lexington, Vi

Edmonton, AB

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Jungle Kat
Jungle Kat

Vancouver, BC

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Kitty Kin-Evil
Kitty Kin-Evil

Ottawa, ON

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Lola Coquette
Lola Coquette

Portland, OR

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Melody Mangler and Screaming Chicken
Melody Mangler and Screaming Chicken

Vancouver, BC

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Miss Kiss
Miss Kiss

Burnaby, BC

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Mone't Ha-Sidi
Mone't Ha-Sidi

Sacramento, CA

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Portia Favro
Portia Favro

Vancouver, BC

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Sugar Vixen
Sugar Vixen

Montreal, QC

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TUSH! Burlesque
TUSH! Burlesque

Olympia, WA

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Viv Clicquot
Viv Clicquot

Port Moody, BC

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Wrong Note Rusty
Wrong Note Rusty

Toronto, ON

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Saturday, April 4

The Showpony Soiree

 
Host | Miss Kiss
Host | Miss Kiss

Vancouver, BC

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Host | Raven Virgina
Host | Raven Virgina

Calgary, AB

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FFF | Joy Rider
FFF | Joy Rider

Fresh Face Feature Montreal, QC

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April O'Peel
April O'Peel

Vancouver, BC

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Aria Delanoche
Aria Delanoche

Chicago, IL

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Bea Lissima
Bea Lissima

Calgary, AB

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Bessie Snow
Bessie Snow

Berkeley, CA

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Charlie Sharp
Charlie Sharp

Phoenix, AZ

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Chastity Twist & Cleo Victory
Chastity Twist & Cleo Victory

Vancouver, BC

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Crocodile Lightning
Crocodile Lightning

Chicago, IL

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Dahlia Fatale
Dahlia Fatale

Chicago, IL

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E. Ville Dewar
E. Ville Dewar

Vancouver, BC

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Gia Sangria
Gia Sangria

North Vancouver, BC

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Homo Hardware
Homo Hardware

Vancouver, BC

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House of Hush
House of Hush

Edmonton, AB

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La Maison Lust
La Maison Lust

Vancouver, BC

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Ruthe Ordare
Ruthe Ordare

Vancouver, BC

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Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society
Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

Vancouver, BC

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Siomai Moore
Siomai Moore

Chicago, IL

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Sucre à la Crème
Sucre à la Crème

Montreal, QC

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Sybil Satana
Sybil Satana

Edmonton, AB

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