The Bombshell Burlesque Academy Tutors
Lila Luxx - Academy Director
Specialising in: Neo & Classic Burlesque, Choreography, Characterisation & Dance Training
Lila Luxx is an elegant, extravagant and eccentric performer and one of Queensland’s most in-demand showgirls. Known for her exceptional technique and captivating stage presence, she steals audience’s hearts and then breaks them!
As the Director of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy in Brisbane, co-founder of The Burlesque Cruise, and the former Co-Producer of The Australian Burlesque Festival Lila works to create opportunities for burlesque artists all over Australia.
Lila Luxx has been selected to perform as a Mover, Shaker & Innovator at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017, was a Best Debut contender at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, headlined the Perth International Burlesque Festival in 2016 and the Australian Burlesque Festival in 2015, Lila was also awarded Most Outstanding Contribution and Best Troupe for The Bombshells at the Australian Burlesque Community Awards in 2017.
Lila Luxx is old world glamour, classical training and a healthy dose of drama! She is the ultimate theatrical tease, wowing and wooing audiences from coast to coast.
Specialising in: Neo & Classic Burlesque, Choreography, Fire, Feather Fans & En Pointe
Fiery femme fatal to sweetheart showgirl, Jacqueline is all that and more!
This classically trained dancer and qualified dance teacher has trained in many performance arts, from fan dance to fire eating.
Jacqueline moved from her small home town to the big smoke of Brisbane to pursue a career as a professional dancer, however she has since set her sights on taking over the burlesque world!
Her acts combine her love for vintage fashion and art along with her roots in modern dance to create spellbinding performances to captivate her audiences and leave them begging for more.
Specialising in: Vintage Hair and Makeup, Styling, Posing coaching, Pinup Modelling
Bettie Butcher is one of Australia's pioneer pinup enthusiasts with over eight years’ experience in the industry. You may have seen her on stage, or behind the scenes, as this experience is utilised in her roles as an event coordinator for rockabilly and car events and as hostess for various Queensland pageants.
As a true guru of everything pinup, Bettie is focused on sharing her skills and tips in vintage makeup and hairstyle with all women interested in the era, and has tailored classes to create perfect and simple pinup styles. Bettie also runs specialised workshop for ladies interested in entering pinup pageants and getting published with tips for posing, routines, confidence, working with photographers and publication in magazines.
Just some of the national and international magazine that have proudly featured Bettie include, Retro Lovely USA (Cover), Deadbeat, Adore pinup, Drive in, Alter Life, Atomic Bombshells, Inked Girls, Pinup Perfection and many more.
After many years of modelling and pageant titles, Bettie has now hung up her heels to share her secrets of beauty and glamour with ladies interested in the Australian pinup culture.
Specialising in: Classic Burlesque, Neo Burlesque, Bump & Grind
This high kicking, hair flicking showgirl is known for her addictive energy and glittery glamour. Evie Libertine is cheeky yet chic, and with a wink and a smile she promises you’ll be having just as much fun as she is!
Named Queen of Seduction 2015, second runner up at ABF Baby Bombshell competition 2015 and first runner up at Burlesque Idol Brisbane 2015, there is no doubt that audiences love watching her perform just as much as she loves performing for them. Evie has also delighted audiences at Gangsters Ball, Birdlesque, the Queensland Museum, Vanguard, Wet Whistle Tease, Sunday Night Burlesque, the Bombshells Ball and many a private event.
She spreads her love of tease and tassels as a tutor for Brisbane’s Bombshell Burlesque Academy and also performs regularly as part of their elite performance troupe.
With her trademark smile and cheesecake style, this saucy showgirl will have you dancing in your seats. So kick up your heels and clap your hands for EVIE LIBERTINE!
Specialising in: Vintage Hair & Makeup, Modern Hair and Makeup, Bellydance, Sword Balancing, Zills
Cath is a Brisbane based make-up artist with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry and an accomplished belly dancer known as Shimmer with more than 20 years experience.
Performing and teaching as Shimmer, Cath specialises in veil work, sword balancing and zills (finger cymbals).
Adoring all things vintage, Cath started specialising in the vintage style of makeup and hair 3 years ago when she began freelancing for Sherbet Birdie Pinup Photography. There she had the pleasure of transforming many stunning ladies into perfect vintage beauties.
Cath will make every lady feel like a star when in her capable hands.
Specialising in: Neo Burlesque, Circus Aerials, Vintage Jazz, Modern Jazz, Tap, Fire, Pole dancing.
Miss Cello is one well strung performer, and a finely tuned instrument of tease. Based in her hometown of Brisbane, she is the current reigning Miss Burlesque Queensland and titled Miss Burlesques Australia's Miss Elegance. Cello loves nothing more than a good serving of parody with a pinch of satire and a side dish of tongue and cheek.
Since starting burlesque in 2008, she now performs regularly in her first true love of the art form, but also likes to incorporate her other loves such as jazz, tap, pole dancing, fire and circus aerials into her performance. She has performed at many prestigious event including Falls Festival, Abby Museum Medieval Festival, Cannon Ball, Sydney Mardi Gras, and Brisbane Underground Film Festival and Burleskathon to name a few. This year she will be performing in the top billed show 'The Big Tease' in Melbourne at the Australian Burlesque Festival and also at the Perth International Burlesque Festival.
Miss Cello is passionate about people, she loves seeing her pupils being cheeky and having fun. She puts the show in showgirl and the F U in FUN! Be warned, she will pluck a chord in your heart.
Caitlin of KTB
Specialising in: Pinup & Burlesque Photography, Creative Promotional Portraiture & Design
Photographer KTB has been working as a freelance photographer since September 2010.
KTB has been working with her photography business for over six years, and has worked with News Limited, The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Make-Up, and many local creatives in both Queensland and Victoria.
KTB currently photographs Creative Portraiture for anyone in the Creative Industry. Inspired by the souls of people, she has honed her skills over the years by capturing life’s moments; especially it’s beauty, creation and colour. The observation of people’s lives is a driving force within her work and this has resulted in a varied portfolio ranging from third world travel to the creative industries.
Specialising in: Neo Burlesque, 1960s Go Go Dance, Comedy
Bursting onto Brisbane stages in 2012 with her unique neo-burlesque routines, Lenore is known for stealing sandwiches and splitting sides with her clever comedy routines. Lenore is the down to earth jack of all trades with performances that make you never quite know what she will pull out of her giant red hat next. Sultry and seductive with her curvaceous figure to upbeat and personal with her genuine smile you never know what you will get but it definitely will be dynamite.
Devil horns and cowboy hats aren’t the only things to adorn her head as she has won the prestigious title of Miss Burlesque Queensland 2016 and Burlesque Idol Brisbane 2015. A world record holder for her participation in Burleskathon 2014, a regular performer in showcases nationally and performer and tutor for the Bombshell Burlesque Academy Lenore is a staple in the Brisbane community like an Australian white ibis in Southbank.
Let Lenore take you on a journey of her wonderfully weird mind and make you think that maybe, just maybe pineapple does belong on pizza!
Specialising in: Neo Burlesque, Bump & Grind, Comedy, Glam Rock
All sass and all ass, she's the cat's meow. Brisbane's bad ass of Burlesque.
Burlesque Idol Brisbane 2016, Miss Burlesque Australia : Entertainer of the Year 2015, Miss Burlesque Brisbane 2015, Runner up Australian Burlesque Festival Baby Bombshells 2015, Second Runner Up Miss Burlesque Qld 2014, Tutor at the Bombshell Burlesque Academy and Producer of Wet Whistle Tease. Betty Lovecat is a Brisbane based bump and grind beauty.
Performing at sold out high profile events around Australia: such as Australian Burlesque Festival, Perth International Burlesque Festival, Vanguard and Gangsters Ball.
Known to tread the boards with the perfect balance of comedic cheek and sexy sass she’s described as "Brisbane's bad ass of Burlesque" "blowing up the stage" with her electric stage presence, and "a smile that could stop traffic". Forever a "wild child" this feline won't be tamed, but will be sure to claw her way into your heart and leave her mark.
Specialising in: Feather Fans, Bump & Grind, Dark Neo Burlesque
Sassy… Sultry... Striking. Magnolia Knife is Brisbane’s femme fatale flaunting a derriere built to bump and grind! Magnolia’s sharp wit, innovative themes and Bettie Page bangs have blazed up stages across Australia, earning her a distinct reputation in her home state of Queensland.
Magnolia has danced her way across Australia, including performances as part of the prestigious Australian Burlesque Festival and Perth International Burlesque Festival. Miss Knife is an extremely well-regarded burlesque teacher and has been building budding starlets into bad-ass burlesque babes for over five years, offering private tuition all aspects of the world of tease.
Magnolia draws on her love of lights, lace, lipstick and lady bits to create dynamic burlesque routines to intrigue, seduce and delight her audiences, one bawdy bump at a time…
Specialising in: Neo & Classic Burlesque, Choreography, Commercial dance & Dance Training
Martini McFly is the time-travelling coquette - a cocktail of classic and quirk. She's shaken up audiences around the globe since 2008 and returned to our fair shores to inject her cheek and risqué high kicks into the Australian scene.
Fresh from taking out the title of Miss Burlesque Brisbane, the first runner up position at the Queensland state final of Miss Burlesque Australia, Ms McFly is thrilled to have the chance to take a new audience on her whirlwind ride. You'll have to hold on to your seats though, because where we're going, we don't need clothes.