Dancer Biographies


Lucy Morals

Director Emeritus

Illana Rogue

Performer Illana Rogue is almost, but not quite, a native Phoenician with the Sonoran desert in her blood. She had a brief and forgettable stint of jazz dance with a Rattler's cheerleader as a child, and liked to flip flags around in color…

Marilyn Merlot

Apprentice Marilyn hails from Southeastern Arizona. Her dance career started at the age of three, and includes backgrounds in Ballet, Tap, Irish Step, Hip-Hop, Polynesian and Belly Dance. She first became interested in Burlesque when she…

Ida Tapdat

Teacher & Apprentice Ms. Ida Tapdat has been tapping her toes since the day she could walk. Dance has been a part of her life since she starting taking classes at the age of 2. Ida's background is in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip…

Raven Cumorah

Apprentice  Hailing from the salty peaks of Utah, Raven swooped into the Phoenix burlesque scene thrilling audiences throughout the valley with her sexy and sultry style. She has a flair for old-time burlesque but loves to add her own…

Beau Shade

Master of Ceremonies/Co-Host Amateur archaeologist, prop maker, cat wrangler and subscriber to Men’s Ties Quarterly. My foray into burlesque began in 2015. I watched and watched and eventually was asked to be Stage Manager in October of…

Woody Cumorah

Master of Ceremonies/Co-Host
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Miles D. Lightly

Performer Miles began his burlesque education at Studio VaVaVoom in January of 2018.  Inspired by the student talent and diversity, he registered for every available class and workshop.  In the summer of 2018 he was invited to understudy…