QLD: Lila Luxx
First off the bat is your co-ordinator for Queensland, Lila Luxx. Queensland has a supportive & talented Burlesque community with no less than four fabulous Burlesque schools and many monthly events.
QLD Co-ordinator, Lila Luxx has a lifetime of performance experience in a variety of dance styles and has worked professionally in both contemporary and commercial dance projects including independent works, film clips and even choreographing professional level American style Cheerleading routines! Offstage she has extensive events and arts management experience and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre & a Post Grad in Arts and Cultural Management.
Lila shares her wealth of knowledge of theatre, movement and the vintage aesthetic she adores as the Director of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy in Brisbane.
We couldn't be more pleased to have her on board!
TAS: Grace Cherry
Meet Grace Cherry, your ABA State Co-Ordinator for Tasmania!
A key player in Tasmania's Burlesque community, Grace has been performing since 2007, producing shows with Miss Kitty's Meow and teaching at Tasmania's Pole Dancing & Burlesque Academy since 2010.
Already making headway into research on Tasmania's 'showgirl' history, in particular from Wrest Point Casino and the Carlyle Hotel, some of her research was featured in our recent article in the 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Grace is looking forward to being part of ABA and contributing to the study and preservation of burlesque history in Australia and we're glad to have such a passionate advocate for Australian Burlesque on the team!
WA: Melanie Piantoni
Meet your State Co-ordinator for Western Australia Melanie Piantoni!
With her background as a trained costumiere & vintage jazz & lindy-hopper for over 10 years Melanie founded Perth's premiere vintage dance troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque in 2007.
A powerhouse producer she is also the Co- Producer of the Perth International Burlesque Festival & the Miss Burlesque Western Australia Competition.
With her keen business knowledge & passion for burlesque we are glad to have her on board co-ordinating ABA work in the massive state of Western Australia.
NT: Ellashaye D'More
Meet your ABA state co-ordinator for the Northern Territory, Ellashaye D'more!
Ellashaye erupted onto the Australian Burlesque scene in 2010, bringing together her past rock and roll, latin dance & showgirl experience and was taken under the wing of Lola the Vamp where she developed into the burlesque darling with a knock-out smile we know and love. Now an accomplished & awarded burlesque performer, Ellashaye has had a massive impact in bringing burlesque to the Northern Territory with her performance school Secret Women's Business, as well as headmistress of the monthly Dr Sketchy's in Darwin, and as a team member of The Lindy Charm School For Girls.
Welcome aboard to Darwin's Darling!
ACT: Tiffany Blue
Meet your ABA Co-Ordinator for the ACT, Tiffany Blue!
She has been a dancer since she could walk and a Burlesque artist since 2010. She loves to travel and loves her community, catching up with artists and (if she's lucky) legends of Burlesque wherever she can. Tiffany is a performer who loves learning about the past with a particular passion for her art and its history. She's excited to be the Australian Burlesque Association's representative for the Australian Capital Territory and she can't wait to track & share the ACT and its history with everyone!
Welcome to the team!