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The best burlesque performers in Los Angeles (NSFW slide show)

Check out the thirteen most talented ladies—and gentlemen!—of the LA burlesque scene as they bare and share (almost) all.

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Prix de Beaute of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Prix de Beaute of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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April Showers of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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April Showers of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Tito Bonito of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Tito Bonito of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Nikita Bitch Project of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Nikita Bitch Project of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Jessabelle Thunder of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Jessabelle Thunder of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Bobbie Burlesque of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Bobbie Burlesque of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Heather Henderson of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Heather Henderson of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Ruby Champagne of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Ruby Champagne of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Lili VonSchtupp of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Lili VonSchtupp of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Lux LaCroix of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Lux LaCroix of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Kira Von Sutra of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Kira Von Sutra of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Jewel of Denial of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Jewel of Denial of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Scarlet O'Gasm of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles
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Scarlet O'Gasm of The Best Burlesque Performers in Los Angeles

We attended countless burlesque shows (and finally had an excuse to loiter backstage) on our search for the créme de la créme of the LA scene. After witnessing much dancing, hip swinging and titty twirling, we narrowed it down to thirteen performers who knock it outta the park every time and have fun doing it. Because a good burlesque show is all about revelry: The performer feels good, the audience feels good. It's a celebration of the body (note: not all burlesquers are 36-24-36 females), it's a celebration of sex, of cutting loose and having a laugh, of flirting and fucking and everything in between. And our picks for LA's best burlesquers embody all that and more in their super sexy bodies. Can't get enough? We don't blame you: Check out each performer's individual page for even more cheeky (literally) shots.

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The best burlesque performers in LA

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Prix de Beaute

Presenting burlesque dancer Prix de Beaute, with "rosy cheeks, red hot lips and a million dollars worth of flying hips."

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April Showers

Presenting burlesque performer April Showers, "the girl who always encourages audience precipitation."

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Tito Bonito

Presenting burlesque performer Tito Bonito, "the Cuban missile crisis."

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Nikita Bitch Project

Presenting burlesque performer Nikita Bitch Project, "crushing cities, breaking hearts—the Godzilla of burlesque."

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Bobbie Burlesque

Presenting burlesque performer Bobbie Burlesque, "the boy who glitters."

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Jessabelle Thunder

Presenting burlesque performer Jessabelle Thunder, "the perfect storm."

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Heather Henderson

Presenting burlesque singer Heather Henderson, with "ferocious vocals."

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Ruby Champagne

Presenting burlesque performer Ruby Champagne, "the Mexican spitfire of burlesque."

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Lili VonSchtupp

Presenting burlesque performer Lili VonSchtupp, "the buxom, foul-mouthed godmother of LA burlesque."

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Lux LaCroix

Presenting burlesque performer Lux LaCroix, "representing the 4 Gs of burlesque: Ghetto, gutter, glitter and glamor."

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Kira Von Sutra

Presenting burlesque performer Kira Von Sutra, "the iron mermaiden."

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Jewel of Denial

Presenting burlesque performer Jewel of Denial, "the gal who denies everything, admits nothing."

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Scarlet O'Gasm

Presenting burlesque performer Scarlet O'Gasm, "the Southern-fried showgirl who's hotter than Georgia asphalt."

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Chris Okula
Chris Okula

Monday Night Tease is the longest-running burlesque sensation still going in L.A. -- and for good reason. The eclectic and talented acts arranged by the show's own Lili VonSchtupp must be seen to be believed. Don't believe me? See it for yourself. Or at least listen to some of the fun in this radio piece featuring on The Tease's Prince-themed show: https://soundcloud.com/chris-okula/monday-night-tease