Abi Collins

Born in London, UK, Abi holds a BA Hons in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts in Drama Studies. Abi trained as a Royal Ballet junior dancer, moving on to Contemporary Dance and eventually Circus Arts at Circomedia, Bristol (UK).Abi performed her first solo street theatre show, Fire On The Nile in 1995. This show has toured throughout Northern Europe and Australia, where Abi was a two-time winner of the Campus Activities Victoria, “Best Street Performer” award for Fire On The Nile.Une Femme Exposée is her second major solo work for the street. The work was developed with the assistance of Espace Catastophe, Brussels, during the Atelier Création Pour Rue in May 2005.

BEAU ROCKS

Glaswegian born Beau is reminiscent of a Vargas pin-up girl with a cute sass, flirty smile and an unmistakably naughty sparkle in her eye. Her stage persona combines glamour with a heart-warming pinch of girl next door calamity… but don't let her angelic features fool you as she has been known to make both men and women blush with a well-timed wink and bump of her hip! Her foray into publicly peeling began in 2006 with the north east based troop - Club Boudoir - where she refined her bumping, grinding and all out booty shaking.

BEN BROWN

Ben is an international performer specialising in Aerial Hoop and has been performing on the Cabaret Scene for 4 years, including, most recently a 6 month residency in Singapore. Ben is dark, sexy and perfect for any cabaret evening! He will have you holding your breath and refusing to blink when he takes the stage in a mesmerising combination of technical skill, bizarre flexibility and theatre performance. 
"Ben Brown, during which I’m pretty sure he completely twisted his torso. Ben Brown’s flexibility and strength is shocking. I had to look away a few times" - Bobbi Lee Hitchon”

BETSIE BON BON

Bettise Bon Bon is one of London's leading showgirls. Unashamedly addicted to rhinestones and Glitter, this bombshell travels the world with her unique blend of sexiness and fun. Known as the Mistress of Seduction, this curvaceous temptress will bump and grind straight into your hearts.  

CHRYS COLUMBINE

A true queen of burlesque, London-born Chrys has been described on numerous occasions as Britain’s answer to Dita Von Teese but with a twist - she is the only burlesquer in the world who combines her stunning skills as a classical pianist with the art of striptease and exquisite fan dancing! 

 

CHASTITY BELT

“Chastity Belt - Chanteuse, Compére and all round good egg. She is the thinking man's crumpet and the crumpet man's thinker. 

 

As her name suggests, she can belt with the best of them and can be found doing so in some of the top cabaret venues in London and around the country.

 

However, despite her name, this part time feminist is rarely chaste. Like every modern woman she extols the virtues of forward thinking and gin drinking, but will happily drop it all for a prospective husband with a beard and strong shoulders.

 

When not being a Mistress of Mirth she can be found acting, directing and on tinder.'

HELEN ORFORD

Helen Orford has been a professional performer since the age of eight, touring all over Europe to amaze audiences of all sizes with her unique acts.
Helen achieved a first class BA(Hons) degree in Circus Arts specialising in Hula Hoops at The Circus Space. Helen Orford performs tricks the likes of which you will have never seen before and have to see with your own eyes to believe! She spins many LED glowing hula hoops on all parts of her body at the same time creating a mind-blowing display of light and movement combined, and spins hoops at the fastest speeds imaginable culminating in spinning a massive 50 hula hoops at the same time!

MISS JOLIE PAPILLON

Award-winning Burlesque artist Jolie Papillon is one Europe’s most highly skilled burlesque stars. An exquisite dancer, choreographer and pin-up model, Jolie trained in dance and singing at one of Italy’s top theatre academy’s before making her mark on the glamorous world of burlesque. A petite, dark-eyed, powerhouse, she manages to combine the tease and sensuality of burlesque with real theatricality, skill and intelligence

JONATHAN FINCH

Trained at London's Circus Space with a speciality in Hand-Balancing, Jonathan tantalizes crowds with his dazzling displays of strength, agility and control in his journey as a rising star of the cirque-cabaret scene. From acrobatic gymnastics through to old-fashioned slapstick, our very own Mr Finch has a performance style celebrating the best of old fashioned entertainment combined with stunning modern circus technique. His shows will have you on the edge of your seat- but don't try this at home!

JOE MOROSE

Joe Morose, the dandy prince of cabaret, is one of Proud's resident comperes. The bastard lovechild of Peter Pan and Dot Cotton, he has the body of a child and the mind of a gin addled old lady. Outside of his home at Proud, Joe has performed in Cabarets at numerous venues across London, including The Hippodrome, Madame JoJo's and The Kaff Bar.

When not in dark rooms with semi-naked people, Joe is an actor, director, composer and writer. He has performed, directed and musically directed in theatres all over the country and on London's west end. 

LEAH DEBRINCAT

Leah Debrincat is a London based performer, specializing in fusion belly dance and sword shows. She has performed for various corporate events, cabaret shows and private parties in the UK and internationally.
Highlights include shows for Time Out (Live), MTV (EMA) awards for artist Taylor Swift,  fashion photographer Nick Knight and SHOWstudio, Erotica,  Lovebox festival, Torture Garden, Tattoo conventions worldwide,  and launches for Game of Thrones, Diet Coke and Jean Paul Gaultier.  She was also nominated for ‘best specialty act’ at the London Cabaret Awards 2013 and called "Dazzling" by Time Out Magazine (London).  Recently worked for the English National Opera for Cosi Fan Tutte production at the Coliseum . 

She has also appeared in adverts for Fox Sports 1, Mazda, Rugby League and Codex Digital, as well as music videos for artists such as Unkle. An agency represented model, modelling for brands, such as Diet Coke, VICE,  Schuh, Stimorol,  Nordic Poetry fashion film for Rankins Hunger TV. 

www.leahdebrincat.com

Photo by Tigz Rice

LILIAN LAKE

Lilian Lake is like a Mojito, tall, fresh with a little kick of sweet naughtiness!" 

Cabaret Host and Burlesque Artiste, Lilian was the winner of Mrs Proud 2015! She joined us after beating off the competition at our annual Burlesque competition down at Proud Brighton. Find her performing at all 3 of our venues - she leaves a little glitter wherever she goes!

MICHAEL STANDEN

Michael Standen is a recent graduate from The National Centre of Circus Arts. Handbalancing and being a national gymnast he uses his skills to tease and tantalite the audience. Armed with a wink and a smile, this cheeky chap will sure to steal a kiss from any unsuspecting audience member.
Nimble and dynamic, Michael contorts his body and uses his acrobatic ability to leave audiences with their eyes (and sometimes mouths) wide open. Michael has performed his routines internationally for audiences and crowds, and had performed for her majesty  on the Centennial Royal Variety show 2012.
 

MISSY FATALE

An INTERNATIONAL Burlesque Siren, and one of London’s most sought after cabaret stars, Missy has captivated audiences across the world with her hypnotic burlesque performances – from the absinthe salons of PARIS and baroque theatres of Milan, to the cirque-carnivals of Australia, and theGEISHA district of Kyoto, Japan. This formidable femme fatale has showcased in prestigious burlesque revues and high-end cabarets, as well as for private clients including The Serpentine Gallery, Hollywood producers Ridley Scott Associates, and British Royalty.
Missy’s burlesque and FIRE shows range from intoxicating EXOTICA, vaudevillian FREAKSHOW and SNAKE-CHARMING, to old-fashioned elegance & CLASSIC BURLESQUE. 

MISS BETSY ROSE

Betsy has graced the most glamorous of stages, starred in two runs of West End show The Hurly Burly Show, and appeared in feature films, music videos, film premieres, Television dramas and Television commercials. Betsy has teased no less than the British Royal family, Italian Mafia, the Grand Prix elite, Cointreau and Givenchy to name a few, and featured in French Vogue, Italian Playboy, ID, Harpers Bazaar and Time Out. Not just a classic beauty, but a trained professional dancer too. Betsy has proudly performed for Proud cabaret since the moment the fabulous doors were opened and the curtain went up 5 years ago. 

RUBY DESHABILLE

Ruby Deshabillé can whip her audiences into a frenzy or send them into a trance and always, always leaves them wanting more. Before she even knew what Burlesque was, Ruby had a fascination with all things theatrical and fabulous, feathered and glittered, exotic and sensual.Inspired by the classic splendour of early 20th century film stars such as Rita Hayworth and Gene Tierney, the grand opulence of Victorian and Gothic architecture and the delicate beauty of nature itself, Ruby’s performances lure you into another world altogether.
Deshabille ~ noun 1. the state of being only partly dressed

SLINKY SPARKLES

A British burlesque bombshell, jetsetting, Swarovski-encrusted showgirl, Slinky Sparkles, skilfully combines elegant, coquettish charm and old school Hollywood glamour, transforming from demure English rose to seductive silver screen siren in a flash of a crystals and lace! Hailed as a ‘Sparkling Queen of Burlesque’ by GQ Magazine, Miss Sparkles toured the UK and Europe in 'An Evening of Burlesque'. Slinky has also performed with Dita Von Tease and at Viva Las Vegas in the US. Slinky has recently created bespoke art and fashion installations for London Fashion Week and Temperly. Miss Sparkles regularly seduces audiences at events in London & beyond.

SOPHIA ST VILLIER

Sophia St. Villier - the flame haired burlesque artist with the looks of a Golden Age Hollywood Star and the body of a pinup goddess (5’10”, 37”, 26”, 37”)— has a variety of opulent vintage burlesque acts with exquisite bespoke costumes. Sophia has performed for Will.i.am at Playboy Club London's 1st Birthday alongside Professor Green, for Sky Atlantic for the Boardwalk Empire launch, at House and Lost director Greg Yaitanes' wedding in France and at Hampton Court Palace. Come and see Sophia's elegant, spell-binding acts at Proud Cabaret and see for yourself why she is known as the real-life Jessica Rabbit!
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Didi Derrière

Didi Derrière is an award winning Burlesque artist and has done nothing less than impress since she exploded onto the scene. This blonde bombshell is a professionally trained dancer who's sure to tantalize and tease any audience she encounters. With the look of a young Madonna this blue eyed beauty brings a theatrical, jazzy twist to a classic style of burlesque. Didi's Burlesque acts are full of clever choreography and executed with dynamic detail. Her shows are not to be missed! This showgirl is show-stopping!"