Performers

Cheeky, Sexy, Stunning, Gorgeous, Glamourous

ABI COLLINS

Born in London, UK, Abi holds a BA Hons in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts in Drama Studies.Abi trained as a Royal Ballet junior dancer, moving on to Contemporary Dance and eventually Circus Arts at Circomedia, Bristol (UK).Abi performed her first solo street theatre show, Fire On The Nile in 1995. This show has toured throughout Northern Europe and Australia, where Abi was a two-time winner of the Campus Activities Victoria, “Best Street Performer” award for Fire On The Nile.Une Femme Exposée is her second major solo work for the street. The work was developed with the assistance of Espace Catastophe, Brussels, during the Atelier Création Pour Rue in May 2005.

CHI CHI REVOLVER

Chi Chi has studied Circus and Clowning Arts all her life! She began her performance career working with ‘Ziz Ziz Kaboom!’ Circus at the age of three and since then has performed regularly all over the world. Chi Chi has been touring for the last 6 years with Freds Flying Circus which is a tented touring circus. Circus skills include; Static Trapeze, Hula Hooping (including split multi hooping, hooping with 30 hoops and fire hooping), Magic (magic illusions, and also stage comedy magic) and Juggling (3 balls/clubs and hoops, can pass clubs, also contact juggling).

COCO DEVILLE

Coco Deville has been smouldering in the underground, experimental and kitsch burlesque scene for over three years. Her distinct style is a heady blend of contemporary dance, clowning techniques and old school burlesque theatrics. ‘An actress by trade, dancer by heart’ Ms Deville devises, choreographs and costumes each of her 13 shows in her diverse cabaret repertoire resulting in a visual display of soul and passion in each and every performance. Winning awards, gaining media attention and earning respect and accolades from others in burlesque scene, Ms Deville has become one of the most unique and simply entertaining performers in the cabaret circuit.

DAVE THE BEAR

Dave The Bear? More like Dave The Legend… This performer has been wowing burlesque crowds worldwide for the past 5 years. A former member of both Bearlesque and The Cubs, Dave, very much like Beyonce decided to go solo and just got more and more awesome. You can also regularly catch Dave on TV on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and the one he is most proud of, Embarrassing Bodies.

“The Miley Cyrus of the Bear Scene” QX Magazine “Marvellously funny and wickedly cheeky” Attitude Magazine “Epically Entertaining” Burlesque Bible

DOLLY ROCKET

Dolly Rocket is an international cabaret superstar whose presence and personality at any party are as big as her assets! With decades of international cabaret and television performances under her belt Dolly is one of the UK’s most easily recognized and loved artists. Most recently you may have seen her face plastered all over the front of The National Portrait Gallery and London underground as part of David Baileys Stradust exhibition of his favourite photographs. Whether it’s hosting, performing singing live or just mingling with guests in her amazing, towering costumes Dolly is an essential element to any truly memorable event and loved by Proud audiences.

ELSIE DIAMOND

Elsie Diamond is an international burlesque performer, cabaret singer and compere. Inspired by the music hall tradition of comic song, opera, pop culture, the songs of WW2 and a background in costume design, Miss Diamond has an eclectic repertoire of sultry musical based routines

LEAH DEBRINCAT

Leah Debrincat is a London based performer, specializing in fusion belly dance and sword shows. She has performed for various corporate events, cabaret shows and private parties in the UK and internationally. Highlights include shows for Time Out (Live), MTV (EMA) awards for artist Taylor Swift, fashion photographer Nick Knight and SHOWstudio, Erotica, Lovebox festival, Torture Garden, Tattoo conventions worldwide, and launches for Game of Thrones, Diet Coke and Jean Paul Gaultier. She was also nominated for ‘best specialty act’ at the London Cabaret Awards 2013 and called “Dazzling” by Time Out Magazine (London). Recently worked for the English National Opera for Cosi Fan Tutte production at the Colis.

MICHAEL STANDEN

Michael Standen is a recent graduate from The National Centre of Circus Arts. Handbalancing and being a national gymnast he uses his skills to tease and tantalite the audience. Armed with a wink and a smile, this cheeky chap will sure to steal a kiss from any unsuspecting audience member.Nimble and dynamic, Michael contorts his body and uses his acrobatic ability to leave audiences with their eyes (and sometimes mouths) wide open. Michael has performed his routines internationally for audiences and crowds, and had performed for her majesty on the Centennial Royal Variety show 2012.

MISS BETSY ROSE

Betsy has graced the most glamorous of stages, starred in two runs of West End show The Hurly Burly Show, and appeared in feature films, music videos, film premieres, Television dramas and Television commercials. Betsy has teased no less than the British Royal family, Italian Mafia, the Grand Prix elite, Cointreau and Givenchy to name a few, and featured in French Vogue, Italian Playboy, ID, Harpers Bazaar and Time Out. Not just a classic beauty, but a trained professional dancer too. Betsy has proudly performed for Proud cabaret since the moment the fabulous doors were opened and the curtain went up 5 years ago.

MISS BRUISE VIOLET

Since storming onto the scene in 2010, Miss Bruise Violet has been thrilling audiences across London and the South ever since. With a wide ranging repertoire of acts crossing many genres and styles but all with the gusto that earned her the nickname The Emerald Inferno! Her speciality is whipping audiences up into a frenzy with dazzling costumes, high-energy choreography and unique music choices!

MISS JOLIE PAPILLON

Award-winning Burlesque artist Jolie Papillon is one Europe’s most highly skilled burlesque stars. An exquisite dancer, choreographer and pin-up model, Jolie trained in dance and singing at one of Italy’s top theatre academy’s before making her mark on the glamorous world of burlesque. A petite, dark-eyed, powerhouse, she manages to combine the tease and sensuality of burlesque with real theatricality, skill and intelligence

MR.MEREDITH

If variety is the end of the pier, Mister Meredith went and jumped off the end. “Camp”, “glitzy”, “dandy”, “charmer”…all frequently used words in the press that describe this musical comedian with a penchant for lewd songs and loose clothing; qualities that helped him into the finals of Hackney Empire New Act of The Year and 5 star reviews for his solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and 2013

POLLY HOOPS

Polly has been performing since the age of three and has a background in ballet and a degree in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths University of London.Polly specialises in Clowning, Improvisation, Physical Theatre and Circus (Hula Hoops). She is not only one of the very few female street performers regularly performing in London’s famous Covent Garden, but also currently the youngest performer there. Polly is well known on London’s Cabaret circuit, she has performed on the touring show; An Evening of Burlesque, Volupte Lounge, The CandleLight Cabaret Soho, Cirque Du Cabaret to name just a few.

RUBY DESHABILLE

Ruby Deshabillé can whip her audiences into a frenzy or send them into a trance and always, always leaves them wanting more. Before she even knew what Burlesque was, Ruby had a fascination with all things theatrical and fabulous, feathered and glittered, exotic and sensual.Inspired by the classic splendour of early 20th century film stars such as Rita Hayworth and Gene Tierney, the grand opulence of Victorian and Gothic architecture and the delicate beauty of nature itself, Ruby’s performances lure you into another world altogether. Deshabille ~ noun 1. the state of being only partly dressed.

CHASTITY BELT

“Chastity Belt – Chanteuse, Compére and all round good egg. She is the thinking man’s crumpet and the crumpet man’s thinker.

As her name suggests, she can belt with the best of them and can be found doing so in some of the top cabaret venues in London and around the country.
However, despite her name, this part time feminist is rarely chaste. Like every modern woman she extols the virtues of forward thinking and gin drinking, but will happily drop it all for a prospective husband with a beard and strong shoulders.

CHERRY SHAKEWELL

Blonde bombshell and tassel twizzler extraordinaire The ‘Shakewell’ moniker is certainly well earned – Cherry’s tassel technique is world renowned, and once witnessed is not easily forgotten! Cherry is based in Brighton but is regularly booked internationally, having previously wiggled and whirled for the likes of Gucci, Fat boy Slim, Richard Branson and Robert Downey Jnr, in such prestigious venues as The Slipper Room in New York, The Moulin Rouge in Paris and London’s very own, Café De Paris.

LILIAN LAKE

Lilian Lake is like a Mojito, tall, fresh with a little kick of sweet naughtiness!”
Cabaret Host and Burlesque Artiste, Lilian was the winner of Mrs Proud 2015! She joined us after beating off the competition at our annual Burlesque competition down at Proud Brighton. Find her performing at all 3 of our venues – she leaves a little glitter wherever she goes!

AURORA STARR

Circus, burlesque, aerial artist meets sword wielding pyro mistress: Specialising in aerial, fire and a variety of circus skills. Aurora loves to incorporate danger and decadence, merging her love of Circus, Burlesque and Variety to create unique and spectacular stage shows. This pyro mistress has mesmerised audiences all over the globe in over 20 countries with her killer moves and dare devil stunts; her unique sultry style and flair for the unusual are not to be missed.

FELICITY FURORE

Reminiscent of a time when a dropped glove and a meaningful look could send pulses racing, Felicity Furore is inspired by the golden age of burlesque: cheeky yet innocent, glamorous yet scandalous, sweet yet ferocious. Her trademark style oozes showgirl glamour, blending traditional striptease, fun characters and pure entertainment into high-energy and entirely unforgettable performances. Chosen as one of 3 outstanding newcomers to be showcased by 21st Century Burlesque, Felicity quickly made her name for herself, performing around the UK and abroad.

DIDI DERRIÈRE

Didi Derrière is an award winning Burlesque artist and has done nothing less than impress since she exploded onto the scene. This blonde bombshell is a professionally trained dancer who’s sure to tantalize and tease any audience she encounters. With the look of a young Madonna this blue eyed beauty brings a theatrical, jazzy twist to a classic style of burlesque. Didi’s Burlesque acts are full of clever choreography and executed with dynamic detail. Her shows are not to be missed! This showgirl is show-stopping!”