Twirly Whirly Burly-Q
Twirly Whirly Burly-Q is a touring burlesque troupe bringing you a burlesque extravaganza straight out of the days of old New York! Experience the nostalgia of old burlesque and the excitement of avant-garde theater. Brought to you by an entirely female creative team, this show celebrates sensuality, sexuality, the female form and good old-fashioned girl-power.
Twirly Whirly Burly-Q features three New York burlesque stars - ULA UBERBUSEN (star of NYC’s Victrola Burlesque and Tainted Cabaret and producer of the The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour), ROSIE CHEEKS (Star of The Burlesque Show at the Borgata), BOO BESS (host for Wasabassco, Storybook Burlesque core creative member).
Who is Twirly Whirly Burly-Q?
Ula is an award-winning burlesque performer, producer, emcee, teacher and professional actress. She produces the bi-weekly Tainted Cabaret and Victrola Burlesque in NYC and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. Awards include: "Beautiful Weirdo" (2013) and "Judges Choice" award (2014) from Alternatease, "Judges Choice" (2014) and "Perle Noire's Favorite Act" (2014) from The Great Burlesque Exposition, and "Most Original Act" (2015) from The Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival. Ula holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company. Catch her featured role in the forthcoming Slipper Room produced feature film, “The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man.”
Rosie is a New York City based burlesque starlet and pin-up model. A trained dancer, Rosie performed in musical theater productions, touring nationally and internationally for many years. She has performed in burlesque festivals in the southern and northeastern US. In NYC she’s brought her dynamic, vivacious stylings to The Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, Dances of Vice and as a year-long resident performer at Hotel Chantelle. She has also managed Dances of Vice events. Rosie is a featured performer at The Burlesque Show, a weekly production at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. She is also the co-producer of Cheeky Beetle Productions.
Boo Bess is a New York City burlesque star, emcee, actress and model who has been singing and dancing her way across stages in the big apple since 2004. With a background in musical and straight theater, she has taken her theatrical style of performance art all over the US. She is the regular host of Wasabassco at Bathtub Gin, a thrice weekly speakeasy style burlesque show in Manhattan and was a core creative member of Storybook Burlesque. She regularly graces the stages of The Slipper Room and City Winery NYC. This year she forayed into film making to produce, direct and perform in a trailer entitled "By Night" with several other NYC burlesque super stars.
Hazel is NYC’s “Delicate Flower,” an international burlesque starlet who has been playing dress-up all her life. As a dancer, singer, model, costumer and actress, she performs all over New York City, the US, and abroad. She is a core member of Wasabassco, The BURLESQUE Show at the Borgata in Atlantic City, and also performs regularly at The Slipper Room. She was named 1st runner-up at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2015, and tours with Mason Dixie Burlesque as well as in Europe. Catch her cameos as Echo on the Netflix series “House of Cards” and the second season of “Orange is the New Black.”