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

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.

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.

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.

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!”

DEUX AILES

Acrobatic duo, Deux Ailes combine grace, style and gravity-defying agility both in the air and on the ground. Creating breath-taking routines that have dazzled audiences in cabarets, circuses and Festivals across the world, professional dancer Fiona and Commonwealth Games Circus Graduate Cory, merge the worlds of dance and acrobatics. Cory was nominated for best circus show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, in her solo show Ringside. She has also being hired in a huge variety of events including shows with the Queen and Royalty present. Fiona has been working as a professional dancer since the age of 17. She has worked for international cruise ships, high end Casinos, Cabarets and at large corporate events, with contracts all over the world. They now work together to create duo performances that enthral and excite.

TEAGZ

Teagz is a multi-skilled international performer that specializes in pole and hand-balance and currently UK Pole champion 2016. Self-taught with some professional guidance she has made it to stages across the world Teagz is a unique and fresh performer that loves to put on a show. When not doing handstands Teagz will be in the air working on her next skill.

ATHENA BEAUVOIR

A sensational performer, with grace, gusto and a goddess like prowess. Athena is a premier showgirl dazzling audiences with theatrical routines complete with show stopping costumes that never fail to be completely sugar coated in diamantes! Athena emulates the flamboyance of Las Vegas, with the seduction of a Parisian showgirl. Notorious for her hourglass shape, she is a real ambassador of curves and bold femininity. Athena embodies the ultra-blonde bombshell seen in the golden age of Hollywood and is frequently compared to the iconic Bond girls.

FALLON DEE

Miss Fallon Dee is a professionally trained dancer and model who has worked alongside such names as Philip Treacy, Stella McCartney, Elton John, Take That, Givenchy, JLS, Kylie Minogue, Triumph, Clothes Show live and more recently Christian Louboutin and Justin Timberlake at Wembley Arena. Her TV appearances include Fashion TV, Red or Black and X-Factor for ITV. She has also appeared in TV adverts which include Baileys Liquor, Next, Citroën and Matalan.

LADY ALEX

Once described as ‘Bette Midler on acid’ Lady Alex’s fiery blend of no-nonsense compering, comedy and fire burlesque performance has been a regular feature of the cabaret scene since she burst onto it in 2006. She’s performed as a resident showgirl in London’s West End as well as internationally for over a decade. Lady Alex has been swallowing fire, twirling tassels and causing anarchy in the audience at Proud cabaret across all venues. Watch out….sometimes she bites!

MISTER MERDITH

Mister Meredith is a very naughty compère and should be spanked for best results. Whether belting out jazz standards, soulful ballads or the occasional self-penned filthy comic song (this is cabaret for grown-ups after all), you’ll get a kick out of his old-school baritone delivery transporting you to bygone glamour days.

His piano singalong nights have become quite the party on the London scene over the past ten years, with many a celebrity guest getting their knees up round his instrument. Bringing years of experience in theatre and hosting grand events (he is officially vintage himself, bordering on the antique), he frequently hosts around the country and guests at many other nights, although Proud Cabaret remains a favourite venue. Like the Noel Coward himself, his songs are often lewd and biting, so come prepared.

DAVE THE BEAR

Dave The Bear? More like Dave The Legend… This performer has been wowing burlesque crowds worldwide for the past 5 years. A former member of both Bearlesque and The Cubs, Dave, very much like Beyonce decided to go solo and just got more and more awesome. You can also regularly catch Dave on TV on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and the one he is most proud of, Embarrassing Bodies.”The Miley Cyrus of the Bear Scene” QX Magazine “Marvellously funny and wickedly cheeky” Attitude Magazine “Epically Entertaining” Burlesque Bible