Joy Coy is a burlesque dancer, producer and instructor based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.A classically trained dancer with a flair for theatricality, she balances grace and agility in her enchanting performances that meld vivid movement and sensual striptease.
In 2011 she began performing burlesque with Albuquerque’s award-winning troupe Burlesque Noir. Joy quickly became a local favorite in New Mexico and is an up and coming performer in the national community, having performed on stages from coast to coast.
Her poise and beauty captivate audiences in every act she does.
Mischa grew up with dance and theater. As a very small child she performed in nursing homes to “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. Her first acting role at the age of eight was Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. This was a harbinger of the Mischief she would one day become. She also grew up on hippie communes where clothing was always optional. She trained in ballet at Southwest Ballet Company, and studied Shakespearean performance and criticism at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Cambridge University, England. She was a drama student at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU: Stella Adler Acting Studio. As an adult, she found she was missing an outlet for her creativity and exhibitionism. After seeing videos of classic burlesque stars of the 30’s and 40’s, she began to wonder if anyone was still doing this kind of erotic art. That’s when she discovered the Albuquerque troupe, Burlesque Noir, and fell in love. She has gone on to co-produce with Unicorn Productions. Now she mixes a touch of evil with sexy trouble-making in her brand of burlesque. She solemnly swears she is up to no good!
Annie O’Roar has been twirling her ta ta’s in Albuquerque, NM since 2011. A founding member of Unicorn Productions, she is both a performer and producer. Her acts range from classic to neo-burlesque, and she has a fondness for fringe, snakes and fire. She is also the author of local favorite memoir: Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love: A Memoir of Life under the Albuquerque Sun.
Venus de Folie
Born and raised in New Mexico, Venus de Folie has been developing her skills as a versatile performer for the past four years. Her path has been sprinkled with hula hoops, fire, and glitter. Venus began her journey not being able to hold up even one hula hoop around her waist, but through practice and diligence now performs with 1-4 hoops on various parts of her body, and works towards adding more hoops everyday.
Her passion for circus-style hooping led to her discovery of other flow arts, such as fans and fire arts. In 2016 Venus decided to try out hooplesque, becaming the hoopstress of Albuquerque as a member of Dirty Deeds Burlesque and one of the most advanced hoop teachers in The Land of Enchantment. She started traveling late 2016 and has now performed in various shows in Colorado, including The Carnivale de Sensuale shows, and The De Colores Cabaret in Portland, Oregon. Venus teaches private and group hoop lessons and can be contacted through her email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information
Tara Danielle (aka Raven Lass)
From Albuquerque via Southern Nevada, Lottie LaRouge is a dancer and actress who is both nerdy and dirty. She is known as “The Nerdy Girl Next Door”, “The Double O 7-Double D”, and “That 70s Show-Girl”. Lottie’s acts incorporate classical dance, comedy, and general bawdiness. She has performed in burlesque festivals and in local shows with the Rebelle Alliance, Dirty Deeds Burlesque, Vagrant Variety, Arthaus Burlesque, and various shows at Sidewinders Cabaret Theatre. Lottie enjoys dance, theater, drag, and hanging out with kitties.
Ave Machina has been lighting up stages across the southwest since 2011. Currently a co-producer with Albuquerque’s Unicorn Productions, she made her dance debut touring with the award winning Burlesque Noir, having competed for best troupe at the 2014 Tournament of Tease.
Ave is a fire eater, cosplayer, alt model, and a multi-disciplined artist with imaginative acts that range from classically elegant to darkly bizarre. She infuses a passion for circus arts, science fiction, classic glamour, and storytelling into her unique body of work. Witness the ‘Machine Dream’ as she brings these imaginative visions to a stage near you.
“Glitz and grind! Let the lusty vixen, Nymph Nocturna, slink into your mind. If you’re not mesmerized by all her rhinestones, be assured you won’t veer away from her stellar long legs. Hailing from ABQ, New Mexico, Nymph pairs her classic cat-like spirit with hair flips and floor humps. Working as a full-time costumer, she decorates both burly-babes and muggles alike. Nymph also lends her skills as a Co-producer with Unicorn Productions, bringers of the New Mexico Burlesque Festival.”