This is How You Burlesque… Stephanie Blake

Serena Doherty June 4, 2016 Modern Burlesque Dancers
Stephanie Blake

Stephanie Blake is an award-winning international burlesque performer also known as an established actress. We could all learn a thing or two from this wonderful burlesque dancer…

Stephanie Blake

American burlesque dancer, Stephanie Blake is also known as Cimarron. Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, she was the second burlesque performer to win The Exotic World Pageant twice.

Stephanie Blake and Catherine D’Lish are the only stripteasers to gain the title more than once. Though, she’s the only person to win it twice in a row. Stephanie Blake is both Miss Exotic World 1997 and 1998.

The Exotic World Pageant was the former competition to support the Exotic World museum. It’s now known as the Tournament of Tease which takes place during the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas.

She told Burlesque Hall of Fame, “For me, being Miss Exotic World two years in a row has meant lots of attention and a lot of requests for me to perform. I love the museum in Vegas and all the people involved with the show.

“I would tell the fabulous talented girls aspiring to become a burlesque queen to never worry about the competition. Just get on that stage and show ‘em how it’s done!

“So many wonderful memories… The first time I met Jo Boobs, being an emcee with Kitten on the Keys, discovering the extremely funny Miss Astrid, and getting to catch up with women I worked with when I was a teenager! The BHoF has been a joy and a very important part of my life.”

Watch Stephanie Blake burlesque dancing at the third annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival:

Find out about the Burlesque Hall of Fame instigator Jennie Lee and watch our answer to: what is burlesque?

(Main image by Nola Fleur)