This is How You Burlesque… Catherine D’Lish

Serena Doherty June 4, 2016 Modern Burlesque Dancers
Catherine D'Lish

Catherine D’Lish is an award-winning international burlesque performer known for, among other things, being besties with Dita Von Teese. We could all learn a thing or two from this wonderful burlesque dancer…

Catherine D’Lish Burlesque

Burlesque dancer, Catherine D’Lish was the second woman to win the coveted Miss Exotic World title. At the time it was known as the Miss Exotic World Pageant. Though she didn’t just win it once. Nope. She won it twice! First in 1992 then again in 1994.

Catherine D’Lish has gone on to be known as one of the most seductive burlesque dancers around and arguably the best costumier in the biz. She works on bestie, Dita Von Teese‘s burlesque outfits dontchyaknow.

She has set unprecedented standards in burlesque dancing for decadence and the use of Swarovski crystals. The woman can do no wrong.

This year saw the acclaimed burlesque performer grace the stage of multiple international burlesque festivals including in the UK. She’s also starring in the Burlesque: Strip Strip Horray! revue once again. The killer line-up includes the likes of Miss Dirty Martini, Perle Noire and of course Dita Von Teese.

Her iconic spider web act, first used by Zorita herself, has become synonymous with erotic burlesque. Catherine D’Lish showcases her flexibility and superior skills every time she performs it. Just wow.

Watch Catherine D’Lish burlesque dancing with this act at Viva Las Vegas:

Read one of our favourite interviews, ever! Dita Von Teese and Catherine D’Lish (together!) talking to 21st Century Burlesque as part of their partnership series. You can also watch our burlesque history lesson.

(Main image from Mariana Salvador)