Thursday, February 15th- Opening Party


Ruby Room Studios, Dallas


Performances By:

Aurora Hart

Cherry Antoinette

Miss Mary Jane Green

Rocky Lewis

Hana Li


Friday, February 16th- The Early show 

Doors at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm  

Cambridge Room, House of Blues, Dallas


Performances by: 

Arielle B Goode

Mena Domina

Missy & Sissy

Missy Lisa

Mister Twister

Raquel Reed


Ruby Revue

Scarlett Frenzy

Tony Fohawk

Hosted By Jade Esteban Estrada

Friday, February 16th- The Late Show

Doors at 10:00 pm, Show at 10:30 PM

Cambridge Room, House of Blues, Dallas


Performances By:

Angi Pontani 

Arty Dodger

Bessie Boutte

Dee Dee D'Luxe

Honey Lustre

Lascivious Lark

Missy & Sissy

Missy Lisa

Ruby Revue

Vixen Grimm

Hosted by Jade Esteban Estrada



dOORS AT 8:00 pm, sHOW AT 9:00 pm

Main Music Hall, House of Blues, Dallas


Performances by:

Angie Pontani

Black Mariah

Jade Esteban Estrada

Jason Mejias


Jezabel Express

Lily Liqueur

Missy Lisa

Qualms Galore

Ruby Revue

Raquel Reed

Sweet Pea

Hosted by Foxy Tann

2018 Dallas Burlesque Festival Headliners





Angie Pontani

Miss Exotic World 2008

One of today's top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including film, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, as her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.


An award winning entertainer, Angie holds burlesque's highest honor, the title of  Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World as given to her by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was named Coney Island’s Miss Cyclone, in honor of the world famous roller coaster and has been cited as one of the world's leading burlesque performers by multiple media outlets. She was named Best International Touring Artist, by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia.


Angie’s performances and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, with whom she has worked with on many stage, screen and print projects.  Other clients have included Snoop Dog, Dita Von Teese, Bettie Page Clothing, Campari, Esquire Magazine, The Fox 5 Super Bowl Party, Donatella Versace, 50 Cent,and The Guggenheim.  She is a staple headliner at Viva Las Vegas and has worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which has been the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S.  Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl and has also been featured in other New York productions including Delocated, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.  She was honored to be the subject of an episode of PBS’ Driving Jersey, in which the show followed her back to her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey and took an in-depth look at what it means to grow up Italian-American.  She appeared in Michael Imperioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost and has appeared in several Italian television programs, including the SKY UNO series, Lady Burlesque. 


Angie was featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s; Great Performances television special, as well as in the cover art for their grammy winning album Cheek to Cheek.  She has been photographed by some of today's leading photographers, including Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Meisel.


Angie has hosted her own podcast, The Pontani Pages where she has interviewed such diverse figures as Eli Miller, Brooklyn's beloved seltzer delivery man, to rapper Taleb Kweli.  She is the co-producer of The New York Burlesque Festival, the world's longest running and largest burlesque festival, as well as the producer of Burlesque-A-Pades, the touring stage show.  Angie created a fitness craze with her dance workout cult DVD series Go-Go Robics, a 1960’s style fitness workout. Angie has partnered with both Crunch Gym and World Dance New York on fitness programs and additional DVD releases.


Angie has modeled for Secrets in Lace lingerie and graced the covers and pages of many magazines including CR Fashion Book, Inked, Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad and countless others. Angie even made a sexy cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).


Angie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, band leader and frequent co-collaborator Brian Newman and their beautiful daughter Sistilia. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being a stay at home showgirl mom and dressing her child in oversized matching head bands.  




Raquel Reed


Raquel Reed- 2017 Queen of Burlesque

Bio to come......


Sweet Pea


2017 Princess of burlesque, burlesque hall of fame


PRINCESS of BURLESQUE (1st Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2017
#30 Burlesque Top 50 2016, 21st Century Magazine
Duchess of Burlesque (2nd Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2016
Lavender Community Award - Lavender Magazine 2015
"Most Dazzling Dancer" Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2013
"100 Women We Love" GO Magazine 2013

Sweetpea has been teasing her way into the hearts of audiences for over 13 years.  She’s been called a conductor of electricity, known for her fierce looks, high-powered choreography, stunning musicality, with the ability of her energy to charm any room and fill any stage.  The dancing powerhouse has been given such taglines as, "The Energizer Honey", "The Seismic Shake from the Land of 10,000 Lakes", "The Equal Opportunity Teaser,” and, “The First Lady of Sweet.”   A seven-time competitor at The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF), she holds the titles of Most Dazzling Dancer (2013), Duchess of Burlesque (2016), and Princess of Burlesque (2017).

Her Royal Sweetness was a pioneer of the Twin Cities’ Neo-Burlesque movement, helping to create and direct Lili's Burlesque Revue, as well as starring in revues, cabarets, and variety shows across town.  She has since been in print, film, plays, and performed all over the US and beyond, headlining and featuring in numerous festivals such as Phoenix Comicon, Fierce! International Queer Burlesque FestivalABurlyQ Burlesque & Sideshow SpectacularNew York Burlesque FestivalTexas Burlesque FestivalVancouver Burlesque FestivalNew Orleans Burlesque FestivalShow-Me Burlesque Festival, and of course her hometown Minneapolis Burlesque Festival.  As a burlesque superfan herself, she is honored to meet and celebrate new artists as well as share top billing alongside the best performers in the industry.

She loves to put on events as much as she does taking off her clothes.  As a producer she's credited with the Titans of Tease Legends Showcase and Head of Legend Matters (BHoF), Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival, Grown & Sexy Pride, Diversi-Tease, and countless other shows, fundraisers, dance parties – even weddings. [Sweet Soirée]

Sweetpea is also out to advocate and motivate!  She is a proud spokesperson for such charity events as Dining Out for Life, lends her talents to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign, and Minnesotans United for All Families, and was a facilitator and personal trainer for Rainbow Health Initiative's Pounds-4-Pride campaign.

Sweetpea's mission is to nurture and promote the experience of succulent, multifaceted, full-spectrum living by caring for, connecting to, and fully inhabiting our bodies (especially by revealing them).  When not onstage baring & sharing her love of life, she's working to help others discover, nurture & express theirs through teaching tease-tactics & performance art, and overall wellness. [Studio Sweet]




The tickets are on sale now for the 10th Annual Dallas Burlesque Festival


Friday- The Early Show

Tickets for this show HERE 

Cambridge Room, House of Blues Dallas

Doors at 7 PM, Show at 8 PM



Friday- The Late Show

Tickets for this show HERE

Cambridge Room, House of Blues Dallas

Doors at 10 PM, Show at 10:30PM



Saturday Spectacular

Tickets for this show are HERE

Main Music Hall, House of Blues Dallas

Doors at 8 PM, Show at 9 PM