Headliners of the BBF 2019


Known as “The Embodiment of Burlesque”, Kitten de Ville performs across the globe headlining Shows with a variety of top performers an musicians. Kitten is credited as one of the originators of the New Burlesque movement.


Kitten started her career in 1994 with The Los Angeles based troupe “The Velvet Hammer” whose sold out shows were responsible for reviving the Art of Burlesque. Since then she has moved on to become an award-winning international burlesque superstar, who's titles include “Miss Exotic World 2002” and” Queen of the Quake” amongst others.


This multi-talented artist also produces a successful Rock & Roll StripShow and runs her own school of Burlesque in her home town in southern California.




Ray Gunn is a Chicago based internationally renowned burlesque artist, dancer, choreographer, and producer. He is trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira and pole dancing. He creates imaginative works of striptease art that show off his smoldering athletic ability, inspired choreography and unique artistic aesthetic.


His acts are imaginative, athletic, sexy and often avantgard. Audiences throughout a lot of countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK submit to the dirty imagination of this sinful assassin.


In 2013, Ray was crowned King of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Since then he has been ranked among the top 20 performers in the world.