Metropolis Performers

  • Leah Kahn

    Leah Kahn is a New Orleans native, and has toured nationally and internationally in Europe, the middle East, and the caribbean. She is a variety artist, performing various aerial acts, her special brand of "Kahn-tortion", and a multitude of fire acts, all influenced heavily by her extensive background in ballet and contemporary dance. Some of her credits include Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, The Last Exorcism 2, HBO's Treme, Celebrity cruises, and Cirque du Soleil's “KA”. Most recently Leah was featured as a fire-eating contortionist in "The Biggest Little Sideshow" in Reno, and with the Lyric Opera in Parsifal. Leah has also performed in a suspension group in New Orleans performing transcendental body modification rituals.

  • Jett Adore

    He’s “The No-Pantser Romancer" ... “The Diamond Stud" ... “The Prince of Burlesque" ... “Chicago's Vegas Showboy"... Jett Adore is the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Most Innovative 2011". "Jett's innovative, artistic, silly, sexy, scandalous, sophisticated, and elegant performances are male striptease at it's finest." Born and raised on the Isle of Romantica, he is the internationally beloved icon of glamour, passion, and lusty elegance. Jett is known for his hugely grand, epic, and elaborately theatrical presentations and has headlined in shows and festivals all over the world in over 50 cities, most recently throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US.

  • Pomme Entoe

    For over ten years, Pomme Entoe has been performing throughout Chicago as well as the rest of the country with many highly acclaimed professional dance troupes. Pointe dancing has been one of her most heavily demanded skills, and has awed audiences across the board. She is known for her creativity on stage, as well as her grace and dance moves. Most of the work she has done is seen as ballet art, but with modern and contemporary moves as well.

  • Holly Peno

    Co-Founder of Shameless Burlesque in 2008, Miami's premier burlesque troupe. Featured as the "Burlesque Babe, Miami New Times 'Miami People 2010', issue. Her burlesque career started with Chicago based troupe Eve's Parlor Burlesque and continues to do selective tours with Eve's Parlor. Holly Peno is the hottest vixen to hit South Beach!

  • Dolls of Doom

    The Amazing, Bendable, Posable Dolls of Doom are Chicago's acrobatic, aerial, and engineered burlesque troupe.  The trio has been featured across the US and Internationally, bringing their own unique circus twist and humor to the stage.  They were honored by the Burlesque Hall of Fame with the honor of Best Variety in 2010 and again in 2011 for Most Comedic. Don't miss the delights of Lola Martinet, Tila von Twirl, and Teddy Bare!  For more about the Dolls, visit 

  • Sanjula

    Sanjula Vamana has been performing both classic as well as original sideshow acts for over 15 years.  In that time he has performed with some of the biggest names in the business including the 999 Eyes Carnival, The Pretty Things Peepshow & The Squidling Brothers Sideshow as well as making appearances on such television shows as Bad Girls Club, Rikki Lake, Oddities and Americas Got Talent; which earned him the title of the grossest act ever performed on prime time television resulting in a permanent ban from future auditions.  He is currently working on setting or breaking multiple world records!

  • Ammunition

    Ammunition is co-founder of the sideshow siren burlesque troupe, SS Triple X. She holds the superstar brickhouse bitch residency of Chicago's most notorious party Porn and Chicken Dance Party. You may have seen her onstage at Spring Awakening this summer grinding sparks in Soldier Field. She is locked and loaded, She is Ammunition.

  • Perkulator

    Perkulator is a Chicago area performer, specializing in a variety of performance arts.  Her pursuit of flow arts began in 2011 with hoop, and her journey has unfolded in many unexpected directions since then.  Her primary performance elements include hoop, levitation wand, belly dance, acro, and buugeng.  Her passion for dance fuels a drive to continue exploring new forms of movement expression.

  • Maya Sinstress

    Miss Maya Sinstress has been a performer in Chicago since 2001. Her roots stem in Sideshow and Circus training. She has performed internationally at such events as Montreal Fetish Weekend & Skin Two's Rubber Ball. She was recently seen on last season's America's Got Talent. Her skills include, hula hooping, fire eating, flesh hooks, grinder shows, clowning, horror, gore, fan dance and seduction.

  • Naughty Natanya

    Naughty Natanya has been seen in her altogether all over Chicago in her guise as a fine art model and burlesque performer. She is a founding member of the Belmont Burlesque Revue (now in its 10th year) and of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret. She has appeared as the notorious “Pasty Chef” for Lavender Cabaret, lifted ropes as a ring girl for the Mexican wrestling and burlesque extravaganza Lucha VaVoom, and struts on local runways for designers such as House of Narcisse. She is also the co-founder and host of the Brimstone Drawing Club, a pin-up drawing session. Known for her fine form and cultured demeanor, Naughty Natanya lends a touch of class to any occasion.

  • Lady India3

    Lady India is a Chicago based fusion style bellydancer and is best known for her appearances in alternative venues and alternative cabarets. Lady India has toured nationally off broadway in New York with the Near East Dance Ensemble, and has also been a regular performer at Green House Theater's Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Chicago Horror Film Festivals, House of Blues Foundation Room, and can be seen in new independent film "Dark Realm". The Lady had also organized the fire and side show project "Carnal Carnivale" which had made its debut before Drowning pool this year and will also be taking her show to the mainstage again at Biker Breast Fest 2014.

  • Mia D. Vine

    Mia D. Vine is a proud member of Vaudezilla Productions, and is best known for her high energy, rock n roll acts! You can find her regularly at Stage 773 on Saturday evenings.  This lady is also a freelance pinup model, and you can check out her portfolio on Model  Here to bring you HER idea of a flapper girl- MIA D. VINE!!

  • Carolyn Hoerdermann

    Carolyn is a sinner and a saint, an entrepreneur of the soul and a raconteur of your heart.  She is the creator and host of the live dating game cabaret "Looking for Love", she is a member of Collaboraction Theatre and can be seen on stages from The Goodman Theatre to the Trapdoor Theatre in Chicago. Her burlesque outfit Chucha Libre is on a small vacation but look out 2014. She is delighted to be part of anything Angela Eve cooks up, especially for New Years Eve, when we can all wait one more day to make a resolution.

  • Roxie Le Rouge

    New Orleans Burlesque Sensation, Roxie le Rouge, is known as "The Best Booty in the Big Easy." She effortlessly blends her technical dance training and improvisational skills with classic Burlesque moves that harken back to the day when Burlesque thrived on Bourbon Street. Her versatility also allows her to thrive as a Neo-burlesque performer making her a sought after entertainer. She is the Producer of New Orleans first ever touring Burlesque show called BIG DEAL BURLESQUE and also performs with both Fleur de Tease and Slow Burn Burlesque. Often called "The hardest working gal in New Orleans Burlesque," she travels all over the country performing in major festivals and as a soloist spreading her passion for the very fine art of Burlesque.

  • Dana Dugan

    Dana is an aerialist, artist, and performer based in Chicago as a company member of Aloft, primarily as a trapeze generalist. Having spent most of her career as a freelance artist, she has had the pleasure to perform at and collaborate with many performing arts genres including dance companies, musical theatre, burlesque, film, television, and festivals. Her secondary disciplines include lyra and dance, but she also carries a passionate flame for hand balancing and music. Dana’s body of work and performances are honest and unapologetic expressed with grace, beauty, and strength. When she isn’t in Chicago, she is gracing stages across North America.

  • Teddy Bare

    Teddy Bare began her burlesque career in the basement bar of her Alma Mater's student union.  Once she moved to Chicago, the Midwest was never the same. Blending her own brand of sexy and raunch, she started working with the Dolls of Doom in 2009, performing with them in Minneapolis, St Louis, San Fransisco, Denver and New York. Teddy has also graced the stage for the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend with the Dolls for the past three years.  She currently lives in San Antonio, where she was recently awarded Best Variety at the 1st Annual San Antonio Burlesque Festival.

  • Lola Martinet

    The Chandelier of Chi-town, Lola Martinet is the director of The Amazing, Bendable, Posable Dolls of Doom, Chicago's very own acrobatic, aerial, and engineered burlesque troupe (Burlesque Hall of Fame Best Variety 2010 & Most Comedic 2011).  Sometimes referred to as the "Radiohead of Burlesque", Lola brings her own brand of engineering twist to reinvent classic elements.  She currently resides in San Francisco, where she is regularly featured at the Hubba Hubba Revue - San Francisco's biggest, wildest, and most elaborate burlesque and variety show.  For more information, please visit

  • Red Rum

    Hailed as the ‘Queen of Halloween’ and the ‘Lon Chaney of Burlesque’ Red Rum is a multidisciplinary artist whose formal background is in painting and video art. Burlesque brought together the perfect combination of her love for makeup, prop building and horror film with the catharsis of a live audience. Drawing from a variety of influences she brings to the stage a unique combination of burlesque and performance art, choosing narratives that combine elements of sex, death and humor – the great social levelers. Known for her unusual costumes and skilled improvisation, she strives to give audiences something they've seen before and may never see again. Red Rum is a core member of Hot and Heavy Burlesque in Chicago, IL and a frequent guest performer of SS-Triple-X, Vaudezilla, Angela Eve and Eve‘s Parlor Burlesque, Cirque De La Femme, Ties and Tassels, and the Kiss Kiss Cabaret.

  • Viva La Muerte

    Viva La Muerte has been performing in Chicago since 2007 and is the producer of Hot & Heavy Burlesque. She has been featured in HUSTLER magazine, Jerry Springer & America’s Got Talent. Viva was crowned ‘Miss Exxxotica’at the 2013 Chicago Exxxotica Expo and is also proud to have won ‘Most Original’ 2 years running at Texas Burlesque Festival in 2010 & 2011.For more info visit:

  • Ray Ray Sunshine

    Described as a little hellcat and one of the most adorably dirty burlesque performers in Chicago, Ray Ray Sunshine has been tearing up the stage for the last two years.  She's a cast member of the performer collective Original Tease and  co-producer of Burlesco! Chicago's only monthly live band burlesque show. She'll make your garden grow -- Ray Ray Sunshine!

  • Ron Fitzgerald

    Ron Fitzgerald (AKA Master Ron Fitzgerald) is an Actor, Gothic Illusionist and Host for dark, sticky fun! Fitzgerald has appeared as an actor in numerous feature films shuch as "The Item", "The Thirsting", "Blood Gnome", "MAGUS" and others, with more on the way such as Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater. Fitzgerald recently portrayed Dracula in "Dracula's Orgy of the Damned" and is the lead, as White Fan, in the short film, "Year of the Ox". Ron has just completed his own film project, which he co-wrote and co-produced, titled "Dark Realm" which combines his acting abilities with his Gothic ilusions in a very unique Horror movie that is a first for the both the the world of illusion and the genre of Horror! Fitzgerald has performed from Hollywood to Hong Kong with his wicked and weird style of dark, theatrical Illusions in his live show "Fitzgerald's Realm of Magic".

  • Tila Von Twirl

    Also known as the Origami Crane of Sequins and Pain, Tila Von Twirl is one third of The Amazing Bendable Posable Dolls of Doom, an internationally seen acrobatic and aerial burlesque group.  The Dolls have had the honor of being inducted into the esteemed Burlesque Hall of Fame twice with the titles of Best Variety 2010 and Most Comedic 2011.  In her hometown of Chicago, Tila is a featured dancer at Untitled Supper Club in Chicago where she specializes in a classic kind of tease with a special brand of humor.  For stalker tips and tricks go to  Always fun and flirty, she will be sure to knock your socks off!

  • Bella Canto

    The Seductive Songstress, Bella Canto began her burlesque career two years ago in Chicago. After returning from New York City where she played the sensual role of Carla in Nine, she immersed herself in the art of tease and loves every minute of performing this fun, sexy, and rich genre! She is a company member with both Kiss Kiss Cabaret and Plan 9 Burlesque, Chicago’s premier nerdlesque group. She is also currently performing her own singing burlesque acts at various venues around the city. She recently toured to NYC where she performed at The Slipper Room! She loves music, having her picture taken, and everything that sparkles! 

  • Phaedra Black

    Phaedra Black is a villainous seductress seen around Chicago performing at Ties 'N Tassels and Gorilla Tango Burlesque's Holy Bouncing Boobies and The Empire Brings Sexy Back. She's also a founding member of new burlesque group The Better Boobie Bureau, making it's debut in January 2014 at Mary's Attic in Andersonville.

  • Atonio Brunetti

    This is Antonio’s second year emceeing for the Metropolis Ball. He is a member of the Trap Door Theater Company where he recently appeared in Jean Genet’s The Balcony. He also toured Hungary and Romania with last year’s award-winning The word progress on my mother’s lips doesn’t ring true. Other Trap Door credits include The Arsonists, Smartphones, Anger/Fly, They are Dying Out, Heart Machine and Chaste. While overseas, he also made his way down to Avignon, France to perform as a clown for a few days. Elsewhere in Chicago Antonio has performed with Vitalist Theater, Ex Pat Theater; an Out of Site Spectacle with Walkabout Theater and Collaboraction, where he is also a company member. Antonio is represented by Big Mouth Talent.