Performers

Glamorous? They’re so much more than that… the finest acts in the business!

ABI COLLINS

Having trained briefly at the Royal Ballet, Abigal eventually ran away with the circus studying tight wire and trapeze before specialising in hula hoop. She has performed on five continenets in four languages, and gained a swag of awards and nominations, including Best Comic Act at the Milan Burlesque Festival and Fool of Muncaster. She has appeared on television and is working on her second novel but remains devoted to live performance and cabaret especially. Alan Davies calls her mix of character comedy, physical skills and off-the-wall audience interaction “absolutely brilliant.” 

BEAU ROCKS

Beau is reminiscent of a Vargas pin-up girl with a cute sass, flirty smile and naughty sparkle in her eye. She combines glamour with a heart-warming pinch of girl next door calamity…but don’t let her angelic features fool you, as she is known to make both men and women blush with a wink and a bump of her hip! Her career began on 2006 with the North East based troop – Club Boudoir – where she refined her bumping, grinding and all out booty shaking.

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.

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

JOE MOROSE

Joe Morose, the dandy prince of cabaret, is one of Proud’s resident comperes. The bastard lovechild of Peter Pan and Dot Cotton, he has the body of a child and the mind of a gin addled old lady. Outside of his home at Proud, Joe has performed in Cabarets at numerous venues across London, including The Hippodrome, Madame JoJo’s and The Kaff Bar. When not in dark rooms with semi-naked people, Joe is an actor, director, composer and writer. He has performed, directed and musically directed in theatres all over the country and on London’s west end.

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.

MISSY FATALE

An INTERNATIONAL Burlesque Siren, and one of London’s most sought after cabaret stars, Missy has captivated audiences across the world with her hypnotic burlesque performances – from the absinthe salons of PARIS and baroque theatres of Milan, to the cirque-carnivals of Australia, and theGEISHA district of Kyoto, Japan. This formidable femme fatale has showcased in prestigious burlesque revues and high-end cabarets, as well as for private clients including The Serpentine Gallery, Hollywood producers Ridley Scott Associates, and British Royalty. Missy’s burlesque and FIRE shows range from intoxicating EXOTICA, vaudevillian FREAKSHOW and SNAKE-CHARMING, to old-fashioned elegance & CLASSIC BURLESQUE.

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.

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.

SLINKY SPARKLES

A British burlesque bombshell, jetsetting, Swarovski-encrusted showgirl, Slinky Sparkles, skilfully combines elegant, coquettish charm and old school Hollywood glamour, transforming from demure English rose to seductive silver screen siren in a flash of a crystals and lace! Hailed as a ‘Sparkling Queen of Burlesque’ by GQ Magazine, Miss Sparkles toured the UK and Europe in ‘An Evening of Burlesque’. Slinky has also performed with Dita Von Tease and at Viva Las Vegas in the US. Slinky has recently created bespoke art and fashion installations for London Fashion Week and Temperly. Miss Sparkles regularly seduces audiences at events in London & beyond.

SOPHIA ST VILLIER

Sophia St. Villier – the flame haired burlesque artist with the looks of a Golden Age Hollywood Star and the body of a pinup goddess (5’10”, 37”, 26”, 37”)— has a variety of opulent vintage burlesque acts with exquisite bespoke costumes. Sophia has performed for Will.i.am at Playboy Club London’s 1st Birthday alongside Professor Green, for Sky Atlantic for the Boardwalk Empire launch, at House and Lost director Greg Yaitanes’ wedding in France and at Hampton Court Palace. Come and see Sophia’s elegant, spell-binding acts at Proud Cabaret and see for yourself why she is known as the real-life Jessica Rabbit!

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!”