2019 Festival Headliners


Betsy Bottom Dollar


Armed with a powerhouse personality and devastating vocals, Betsy is a force to be reckoned with. For almost a decade, this fierce - fatale has brought her own brand of sass, crass, and smart - ass to multiple burlesque festivals across North America and continually brings audiences to their feet with her standout showmanship. 


Dinah Might

Talk about explosive… Dinah Might is a force that will demolish your foundation. She has a naughty, sexy, playful attitude that shines, torments & tantalizes the masses. An eloquent style paired with a sassy demeanor only scrapes the surface of this wild beauty. Dynamite by Name - Explosive by Nature



 INGA, recently crowned the 2018 Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Competition, is an internationally renowned burlesque star born and raised in Seattle. Her charismatic and skilled performances have entertained audiences all over the world, also winning her the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011. INGA is a member of The Atomic Bombshells and an instructor for Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. 


Champagne Sparkles

 Champagne Sparkles is an effervescent burlesque comedienne! This bubbly and sparkly performer will dazzle and delight you with hilarious stories, googly eyes, puppets, and other innovations! She’s co-founder and 'Head Cheese' of the award-winning Cheesecake Burlesque Revue in Victoria, BC, and co-producer of the Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival. She's been performing, producing, and teaching burlesque since 2006, and has toured throughout Canada, US, and Europe.  Bring on the silly, sparkly, sassy shenanigans; Champagne Sparkles is here to entertain YOU!!! She brings the glitter, glamour, and GIGGLES! She’s gonna *POP* your cork!!!! 


Judith Stein

 She goes by many names and disguises in Nelson BC,but to the International Burlesque Community ,she proudly represents Canada and Nelson BC as one of a very few Canadian Burlesque Legends in the BURLESQUE HALL of FAME in Las Vegas Nevada!  Her stripping career began in 1972, and yes,the Kootenays were part of her travels to stardom.From lowdown honky tonks and rustic beer parlors to elegant nightclubs and theaters,as a proud Canadian Stripper.  She has found herself upon the worldwide stage performing, teaching and mentoring with great delight to audiences in Helsinki Finland, New York, Auckland New Zealand, Toronto, Montreal, Las Vegas and yes her beloved Nelson BC! With heart full of love and glitter, she welcomes you to the Kootenay Burlesque Festival!!