PNW Burlesque Festival believes it's of the utmost importance to celebrate artists of all sizes and body types, LGBTQ+ artists and artists from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. We are committed to continuing and growing the burlesque community by reflecting all members, and curating safe and inclusive spaces for performers and attendees. Our mission is to empower individuals to create movement and body connected art through powerful and creative performance, and to provide an exciting platform for sharing that art. We believe that through the medium of Burlesque, we can love and appreciate ourselves as well as have a positive effect on the community around us.
Valerie Veils, is an internationally renowned, award winning burlesque performer who has been dazzling crowds up and down the West Coast for over a decade. This tattooed tart brings you the trifecta of tease by commanding the stage with her graceful elegance, sultry satire, and pure animal magnetism, which has earned her the reputation of one of the best powerhouse performers around.
“The Heroine of the Hoochi Coo”, Valerie has had the privilege of performing at festivals across the country, including the coveted Burlesque Hall of Fame and Viva Las Vegas Weekender where she was crowned Duchess of Viva in 2021.
Valerie is a co-producer of the renowned troupe TUSH! Burlesque, producer of the PNW Burlesque Festival, and her most recent endeavor Best Coast Burlesque in Santa Cruz California.
An installation and comedic performance artist first and foremost, Bettie Beelzebub first performed burlesque as Lester Crafty The Bearded Lady at George Barker’s graduation show at UCLA entitled “Side Show Freaks” in 2006. With TUSH! Burlesque, and a new name, Bettie continued the work of Lester Crafty in her effort to explore the fine line between funny, beards, sad clowns, and boobies. With self-deprecating, sarcastic, unique humor that is loved by many but understood by few, Bettie pushes her vision of burlesque by literally dancing with the devil, ripping her clothes apart and falling down…a lot.