Roxi Dlite as Bourbon Sue
Bourbon Sue is a hard drinking, hard bodied, rockabilly delinquent with a taste for big cigars and bigger trouble.The newest recruit of team leader Johnny Valentine, Bourbon Sue is on the hunt for her first kill so she can earn the title of Burlesque Assassin.
Roxi Dlite, the current reigning Queen Of Burlesque, and one of the most successful and sensual burlesque performers of all time. Her list of awards include multiple wins at the New York Burlesque Festival, 1st runner up at the Miss Exotic World competition in 2009, and winner of the title of Queen Of Burlesque at Miss Exotic World 2010. She was voted one of the top 5 burlesque performers in the world by Century Pinups.
Her spectacular acts draw from her training as a gymnast,and her extensive aerial training with a former CirqueDu Soleil performer. In 2009 she appeared in the title role of Alice, in Detroit’s renowned burlesque adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.
Armitage Shanks as Johnny Valentine
Johnny Valentine, ex air force, ex allied WWII resistance fighter, and founder of The Burlesque Assassins. The most revered and respected figure in international espionage, Johnny’s fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants style has gotten him into more pickles then a kosher deli. But he always makes it through with 3 things, a cool head, a fine cigar, and the most fatal femme fatales on the planet.
Armitage Shanks is an Internationally acclaimed Actor, Host/MC, Cabaret Singer and Show Director, who has been featured in the January 2009 issue of PLAYBOY France, The February 2009 issue of Playboy Italy, and Dans (Netherlands).
The Seattle based entertainer is known the world over for his abilities as a performer and he has become one of the foremost hosts of international burlesque and cabaret events. Recent credits include the London Burlesque Festival, the Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Big Top Burlesque Follies (Australia), the NYC Burlesque Festiva Paleis Van De Weemoed and The Supper Club (Amsterdam), as well as performances in Tuscany, Rome, Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco, and more. At home in Seattle he is a regular host of both the Pink Door Cabaret and Indigo Blue’s Darkside Cabaret.
Kiki Kaboom as Bombshell Belle
International burlesque performer, singer, host and cabaret star. Kiki Kaboom was voted as one of the top 50 burlesque stars worldwide in 2009 by ’21st Century Pinups’ and winner of Best Newcomer at London Burlesque Week the same year.
Swiper of hearts, minds and drinks, she is a cheeky, charming charismatic chameleon of the contemporary burlesque scene. Hold on to your hats, she’s one v-v-vivacious vixen.
Koko La Douce as “Koko La Douce”
Sophisticated Superspy Seductrice, Koko La Douce needs no other name as she joins the Assassins. Stunning and mesmerizing, Koko is always underestimated by her fans, especially when all she has left are her fans…don’t be too distracted or you’re likely to lose an eye!
Koko’s real life story is also full of danger and intrigue. As a punishment when she was younger, Koko had to write down 20 times “I am not allowed to take off my clothes on the bus“. When she was eight years old, they pushed her out of school, because of her homework assignment in which she made a frivolous offer to her Math teacher. By twelve she robbed a bank by seducing the Bank Manager and by twenty she married an engineer three years younger than herself. At 27 she opened a retirement home, where soon after all her clients died on birdseed. As the only heir of all her deceased clients she bought a zoo when she was 32.
By 38 she worked in a swiss shoe-factory and during her free time she wrapped little chocolate-hearts into shiny chocolate-paper. By 39 she married her illegitimate son’s lover. Today she is a fighter against domestic violence. She makes her living as a burlesque dancer.
Carrie Schiffler as Katerina Molotov
Katerina has been a spy ever since she was the яблоко of her parents’ eye! As a little girl she would skip school and follow her elusive father through the streets of Moscow, where she witnessed first- hand how he earned the nickname, ‘Czar Bombs Go-Off’.
In an attempt to harness Lil’ Kat’s promiscuous, er’… precocious, behaviour her Mother enrolled her in Ballet classes. Katerina promptly broke all the rules including, ‘Thou Shall Not Blow Up Change Room’, and it wasn’t long before she traded in her tutu for tassels. In the world of Burlesque, Ms. Molotov found the sense of camaraderie between sexy women to be so powerful she concocted a scheme to over throw evil, one grind at a time. The rest as they say is история!
Dusan Rokvic as Maxim
Dusan is an actor with a long list of international credits, having played on French, Greek, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Cypriot and Canadian stages. His extensive list of credits includes performing as a Show Host, Quiz Master, Writer, Director and Theater Producer. When political conflict started in his country, Dusan was playing wide range of roles mostly in Belgrade’s famed “Little Theater” including Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Pilot in Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince, and Ferdinand in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. He has played in The Serbian National Theater including classics like Checkov, Shakespeare, Bulgakov, and contemporary authors such as Mrozek, Horovitz, Simon as well. Dusan was awarded for playing the role of “The Young Man” in Brecht’s Respectable Wedding as well awarded for roles in plays of remarkable Serbian authors. Dusan is also known for various Cabaret roles as well.
Working as First Assistant in cinema and TV productions, Dusan has contributed his to the success of documentary series ABC_Book of Orthodoxy (an insight of the orthodox religion) which was marked as “ A Cultural Event of the Year” of Yugoslavian Cultural Space. Dusan was cast in the TV series Once Upon a Time There Was a Country directed by 2 time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica. Dusan also played the title role of Erik Satie in TV Movie Erik Satie and was a host of a Children’s TV Show for several years. A graduate of Academy of Fine Arts, Drama Department, University of Novi Sad, this Calgarian is now playing mostly in Canadian theater, TV and movie productions.
The story of how life carried Dusan from Serbia to Canada is as interesting as any of the characters he has portrayed, and the subject of a much longer biography.
Known as “The Embodiment of Burlesque”, Kitten de Ville headlines with a variety of top musicians and performers worldwide. Kitten is accredited as one of the originators of The New Burlesque movement, starting her career in 1994 with The Los Angeles based troupe, The Velvet Hammer, whose sold out shows were responsible for the revival of the Art of Burlesque.
Winner of Miss Exotic World 2002 and Queen of the Quake, Kitten has been seen on several television shows in North America and Europe, featured in numerous Burlesque documentaries, starred in several Independent films, and performed in Music Videos for J-Lo’s ,“You do it well”, The Cramps’ “Ultra Twist” and Rob Zombie’s “Feel So Numb”. As a model, Kitten has worked with David Lachapelle and Bunny Yeager, and appeared on runways for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Syren, and Agent Provocateur.
Artistic Director of Italy’s biggest Burlesque festival, ‘Burlesque Garden’. Scarlett Martini has been a featured performer in Europe’s most prestigious festivals, in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Rome and Berlin. She is the only Italian performer on the International Burlesque scene.
Award-winning international burlesque delight, Kellita is an ecstatic, exuberant shimmy-shaker extraordinaire. Her Spanish grandmother routinely danced flamenco on tabletops while her Lebanese aunt entertained vaudeville audiences with her signature hula striptease dance. Kellita continues the tradition of interpreting world dance through a showgirl lens, travelling far and wide, leaving glitter and grins in her wake. She is a 5-time finalist at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, 3-time burlesque festival headliner , and Queen of Carnaval SF, 2008. Kellita’s performing and teaching highlights include: Tease-O-Rama, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman Show, The VaVa Voom Room. She has also participated in various Burlesque Festivals in such cities as: New York, New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and St. Louis and has appeared on America’s Got Talent. She is the proud Head Feather of both Hot Pink Feathers Dance Company and the Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy. Named Little Miss Aftershock for her outstanding shimmy shake at the Miss Exotic World pageant 2002, Kellita is the proud owner of 2 Golden Pasties from the New York Burlesque festival: Best Derriere (2004) and Most Sensual (2009). She takes particular delight in spreading her joy, light and passion through performance and awakening showgirls worldwide.
Xarah Von Den Velienregen
She loves to celebrate beauty and femaleness in her charming and glamorous way, while she is bringing back the sensuality of the golden twenties.
Renea’ Le Roux
Renea started as a Burlesque performer back in 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia but after moving to Los Angeles in 2003 Renea’ reinvented her persona, rethought her costume styles and reemerged as Renea’ Le Roux, The Southern Belle from Hell to bring old world southern charm to the stage and its meaning can be seen in her elaborate costumes and campy performances.
W Currently, Renea’ markets her own line of custom corsets and custom Burlesque friendly costumes with a deep southern flair which gave her the nickname, “The Southern Belle from Hell”. In January 2010 she started her own corset and custom costume business House Of Le Roux. She has performed all over the world and was the winner of the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque competition 2006, and winner of Chaz Royals Burlesque Rumble 2006. Winner Best costume Texas Burlesque 2009.
She has won 5 Golden Pastie Awards including Most Elegant Performer and Most Likely to be Diagnosed With OCD due to Excessive Bedazzling.
Jill Belland as Natasha Kalishnikov
Jill is a trained singer, dancer and actress with a big passion for the arts. Her long list of accomplishments include an AMPIA Award for “Best Host” in 2009 and 2010; being named one of the “Top 10 Hottest Women on Television” by HELLO! Magazine Canada; and being named “Favourite TV Personality” and “Sexiest Calgarian” by FFWD Magazine in 2010. Also high on Jill’s list of accomplishments was singing the national anthem as a Calgary Stampeeder in front of 35,000 hometown fans.
Most recently Jill has taken her talents to the stage in productions like “The Full Monty” and “Man Out of Joint”. Jill is also passionate about charitable organizations and is actively involved with Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Inn from the Cold, Safe Haven Foundation, Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and Breast Cancer Supportive Care to name a few.