Who Are We?
Meet the organizers
Vixen Valentine - Seattle, WA
Vixen Valentine has been a performer since childhood training in acting, dance, & then burlesque for over the last 10 years. She's won Most Comedic at Como Lake IT (2014), Most Innovative at the Oregon Burlesque Festival (2017), & Most Haunting at the All Hallows Tease (2018). She has an MFA in Physical Theatre from Accademia dell'Arte (Italy), BA Drama UW. She's an actor, voice over, mocap & burlesque performer. She’s Director of Media for BurlyCon & CoFounder of WhatNot Theatrics. Let’s stay connected Seattlelatenight.com, IG:mxvixenvalentine, Fb: Cassandra Moselle
Ms. Pucks A'Plenty - Seattle, WA
Mx. Pucks A'Plenty is the Director of Junk in da Trunk, the Michelle Obama of Burlesque, and Seattle's Own Mxtress of #DirtyGlam! This roguish radical is always ready to ride whether it be behind the scenes or on stage. Spreading their black queer magic where ever they go, Pucks is always in control. Pucks is also the founder and co-producer behind What the Funk?! An All POC Burlesque Festival and is the co-producer behind FIERCE! Queer Performing Arts Festival 2020. This producer is known for their solo Puckduction productions and their co productions such as A Brief Puckduction, 4 Leaf Puckduction and Nocturnal Puckduction.
They have performed in several festivals including the Buxom Blaze Burlesque Festival, Savannah Burlesque Festival, FIERCE! Queer Performing Arts Festival, Edmonton Burlesque Festival, They/Them Festival as well as performed in The Body Political in San Francisco and as a guest performer with Bless Your Heart Burlesque in San Diego and Gritty City Sirens of Tacoma. They are also the current Mx. Congeniality of the 2019 Savannah Burlesque Festival.
The They/Them/Yas Queen of Burlesques is Mx. Pucks A'Plenty and they have #nopucksgiven.
Perlita Picante - Olympia, WA
Perlita Picante, a solo burlesque artist into her 9th year. She is no stranger to the stage: a natural born entertainer, Perlita has a performing background of Belly Dance and Burlesque going back to 2007. Perlita Picante made her burlesque debut in November of 2010 after she auditioned for a guest spot with TUSH! Burlesque. She is a former/founding member of Rock Candy Burlesque, troupe based in Olympia, WA. Perlita co-produced and managed graphic design, image, branding, identity, promotion and marketing for the troupe from its inception in 2011, until her departure at the end of 2016. Perlita Picante co-produces the annual “Azucar, a Celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage” with Professir Rolan Thunder of Jalapeño Productions, the inaugural show took place at the historic Capitol Theater in September of 2018; and co-founded Papaya Magic Cabaret, the first all-latinx burlesque and cabaret performance collective in Olympia. In 2019, she teamed up with Portland’s Dahlia Kash for casting the upcoming show series “Mischief, a Melanated Burlesque and Variety Show”, designed to showcase performers of color from across the Pacific Northwest. Perlita performs regularly in her local scene, and is a volunteer of the 2019 Burlycon Steering Committee.
Solangerie - Olympia, WA
Coming over from the world of opera, she is no stranger to the stage. This Naughty Nightingale is currently rooted in Olympia, Wa and in 2018, she decided to shed her costume for something... a bit more comfortable. Joining the 2nd “Peels Like the First Time” class under the direction of Valerie Veils and Ms. Hattie Hotpants, she incorporates her love of singing, orchestra, and musical theater, into a performance you won't soon forget... “The Silky Songstress” Solangerie!
Rita D’LaVane - Savannah, GA
Rita D’LaVane is known as the Witchy Hoe of the Hostess City. They’re also your current reigning Duchess of Funk of the What The Funk?! All PoC Burlesque Festival. They are the co founder and producer of the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue. This non binary babe has traveled near and far spreading what they call the Witchy Hoe Gospel. Which is the practice of conjuring confidence, body positivity, and sexual liberation.
Freaky Candy - Rimini, Italy
Eclectic as well as classic; irreverent and sweet as a glittered cupcake. Freaky Candy is a mixture of refined & graceful movements, joined with self-irony & humor. She's an international performer, producer & Burlesque coach in Rimini, Riccione & all over the world. She's the first Italian coach to teach at BurlyCon. Awarded for the “Most Beautiful” Act at the Great Burlesque Expo 2016. Freaky Candy grew up studying ballet, belly dance and cultivating a solid background in the performing arts. She became captivated by the dramatic and magical world of Burlesque in 2011 and studies with the best international artist. She performs in Italy, Europe, USA & Canada, where she recently trod the stage at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival as International Featured Performer. She created, in Rimini in 2015, the Association "Heart and Burlesque", which opens its doors in October 2016 also in Riccione, with the aim of promoting the spread of the Burlesque Art in the two most vibrant and exciting cities on the Adriatic coast.