Buxom Blaze Performers
Buxom Blaze Burlesque Festival is excited to have World Famous Bob and Ri Ri SynCyr headline our inaugural festival!
Photo by Bob Debris
The World Famous *BOB*, known for her over the top blonde bombshell image and incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage, has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and emcee skills.
She has been photographed by hundreds of photographers including Patrick McMullan, Mario Testino, and David LaChapelle. *BOB* appears in several books including Hotel LaChapelle, New Burlesque, Striptease: From Gaslight to Spotlight, Burlesque: The New Bump and Grind, The Brooklynites, The Velvet Hammer Burlesque., Domestic Burlesque,Legends of Burlesque as well as The Burlesque Handbook. A collection of photos by Amy Touchette was recently published by UnGyve Press entitled Shoot the Arrow- A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*.
Believing that television is “the theatre for the poor” *BOB* is a huge fan of the boob tube and has appeared on A&E’s The History of Cleavage as well as HBO’s Real Sex. She has graced the pages of over 50 national & international publications including The New York Times. The big screen suits *BOB* as well, with screen credits including John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus and Beth B.’s EXPOSED.
World Famous *BOB* for 11 years was a regularly scheduled guest speaker at NYU and has performed and appeared at over 20 US Universities including Harvard, Yale, and Bard.
She has performed all over the world and co-created and starred in Young Jean Lee’s; Untitled Feminsit Show. From NYC’s Dance Theatre Workshop, to Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, to Stockholm’s Sodra Teatern, World Famous *BOB* has brought crowds together by pointing out what we all have in common- the need for love and creating that with her art in the moment. *BOB* continues her life in the spotlight and is also an Ultimate Self Confidence! Coach for people worldwide. She just packed up her wigs and moved to Austin, TX where she plans on living in a Pink Poodle Palace, making fearless and beautiful art, leading an LGBTQ Elder Revolution and adopting a gay teenage son. For more info and to see if she is coming to your town visit www.theworldfamousbob.com
Known as the Mayor of Chubbytown, RiRi SynCyr has been shaking her glittering gams across the U.S. since 2003! This plus sized Puerto Rican cutie learned her love of performing from her parents. Her Papi played congas, flute, and sang vocals for the popular San Francisco based salsa group Los Compas, while her mother is a professional classical bassoonist. Subsequently, she is known for her colorful costumes, character, creativity, and musicality. Founder of the original BurlesqueFests.Com spreadsheet in 2010, she’s performed in countless festivals and shows from coast to coast. RiRi has studied under some of the biggest names and legends in burlesque, and her passion for continuing education extends to her role as Director of Development for BurlyCon. She currently calls Portland, Oregon her home.
Miss Botero was raised in France and the US and currently resides in Paris. She has been working as a professional burlesque and cabaret performer for the past 32 years and is known as the hysterical monument of french and european burlesque!
Photo by Sadisterik Kandi Photography
Jasper St. James is the fabulous boylesque performer, producer and founding member of the award-winning Pastie Pops Burlesque Revue in San Antonio, TX. He has been changing the city of San Antonio one tassel twirl at a time and has become one of Texas’ leading male burlesque performers. Jasper is a cast member of Fat Bottom Cabaret’s “Midnight Menagerie,” a performers of size and color collective in Austin, TX. and is a co-producer for the San Antonio Burlesque Festival. He has performed at the Texas Burlesque Festival (Austin, TX.), The Dallas Burlesque Festival (Dallas, TX), The Southern Fried Burlesque Festival (Atlanta, GA.), The New York Burlesque Festival (NYC, NY.) and more. He was awarded the “Audience Choice Award” at the 2012 Texas Burlesque Festival and is the 2013 Southern Fried King of Burlesque. He has headlined several burlesque events through out the state of Texas including the 2017 Texas Queerlesque Festival and the 2017 San Antonio Burlesque Festival. Jasper has been featured in various publications like The San Antonio Current and the San Antonio Express-News. Jasper can be found instructing the art of the tease at the Sexology Institute in San Antonio and is always ready to bring his unique brand of boylesque to a stage near you!
Fat Bottom Cabaret is Texas one and only award winning plus size cabaret troupe. These voluptuous ladies have been burning up stages all over the country proving that sexy comes in all sizes. They are taking over the world one curve at a time!
Bianca Coal’s smile has been lighting up stages since 2013 when she began performing burlesque in Albuquerque, NM. A Columbus, OH native, military veteran, and law school graduate, Bianca has performed throughout the United States and produced the wildly successful, The Plus Show: An All Plus-Sized Burlesque Revue and Beylesque: An All-Beyoncé Burlesque Revue. As an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of the body positive movement, Bianca hopes that the Buxom Blaze Burlesque Festival will inspire others to love their bodies – stretch marks, cellulite, and all!
Ginger Snaps, The Tastiest Tease in Texas, is an award-winning burlesque performer and producer from Austin, TX. Voted Austin’s “Best Burlesque Performer” by the 2016 and 2017 Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll, she is renowned for keeping burlesque weird with her unique approach to burlesque and aerial performance infusions. Ginger has been seen on stages and screens across the country from New York to LA, often leaving a trail of glitter and confusion in her wake. When appearing on America’s Got Talent, Simon said of her, “I just saw more of you than I wanted to” as Ginger gleefully pranced her unapologetically chubby butt off the stage to high five Tyra Banks!
She is the Performance Manager for Sky Candy Aerial Arts, the producer for the aerial portion of the 2018 Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (COTAC), the founder of Legislate THIS – a series of burlesque fundraiser shows for Planned Parenthood, as well as the founder and producer of this festival! Ginger clearly doesn’t sleep a whole lot, but finds great enjoyment in cats, glitter, fighting the patriarchy, and bizarre productions.