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Board of Directors

The Burlesque Hall of Fame's board is charged with organizational governance and oversight. Board members are drawn from both within the burlesque community and outside, helping to assure a broad range of skills and perspectives. If you'd like to contact the board for any reason, please email board@burlesquehall.com.

We are always searching for potential board members, click here to find out more about board membership and how to apply to become a BHoF board member.

Nicollette Daly, Board Chair

Nicollette Daly, who may be better known as “Desiré d’Amour”, has been performing burlesque  for over 20 years. She found her inspiration when visiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum
in 2000. She joined one of the first burlesque troupes of the neo-burlesque scene, Dane's Dames shortly thereafter. Later, as a solo performer, she graced some of the top stages in burlesque such
as VaVaVoom Room, Lucha Va Voom, Rock & Roll Strip Show, Tease-o-rama and BHoF / Miss Exotic World.

But don’t just look for her on the stage…her burlesque calling continues behind the scenes. Aside from being the CFO and Head of Hospitality of the BHoF Weekender production team,
she has produced shows in San Francisco and Tucson, and helped start Tucson's first burlesque troupe. She loves to share her tassel and fire tassel twirling expertise when teaching others the art
of burlesque. Yet, her proudest achievements are the work she has done as a Member of the Board and CFO for the Burlesque Hall of Fame and BHoF Weekender. As a licensed CPA and Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit, Desiré brings financial, accounting and general business expertise, particularly in the non-profit arena, to the Board and museum.

Whether on stage or off, Desiré lives, breathes, works - and twirls - burlesque!

 

Robert Ferguson, Vice-Chair

Rob Ferguson brings more than a decade of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management to the Board. Since completing his MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003, Rob has worked for leading organizations including The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and City University of New York. He currently works in marketing at international professional services firm, KPMG, and is co-founder of Edison Projects, Inc., a creative services consulting organization.

Lux LaCroix Lux LaCroix, Secretary

Lux LaCroix is an award-winning burlesque performer, professional dancer, choreographer, performance artist, and documentary filmmaker. Her talent, dedication to the art of burlesque, and commitment to the burlesque community make her a welcome addition to our board as we lean into the challenges posed by a post-COVID world.

Lux splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, performing regularly in both cities. As a dancer and choreographer she has worked with some of the biggest names in music. As a documentary filmmaker she has examined topics ranging from the use of the “N” word in American popular culture, women in punk and hard rock and the art, and the influence of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. She is currently channeling her documentary and photographic urges into performance art pieces that showcase dance to examine the Black experience in America.

Lux has been a featured performer in burlesque festivals all over the world. In 2008, she was awarded First Runner Up and Most Dazzling Performer at BHoF’s Miss Exotic World competition. In 2009 her burlesque-based performance art piece and tribute to the artist and musician Prince, titled, “Color Me Purple,” was featured at REDCAT’S Spring Studio program. It has been her signature piece since it’s conception, and she still performs it four to six times a month. Lux was voted one of the best burlesque performers in Los Angeles by TimeOut Magazine in 2013. In 2018 she started flexing her hosting muscles by stepping into her role as Femcee for LA based burlesque troupe, Bootleg Bombshells. You can find her dancing, talking and doing her thang on stages, tables, and an occasional parking lot pretty much every night of the week.

Debra Roth Debra Roth, Treasurer

Debra Roth and her pink hair have been a part of the New York art scene for over 40 years. Debra first expressed her love for the color by establishing Pink Inc., a performance art and decor company, in the late 70’s.

Still today she works hard to keep a high-profile, when it’s safe, and is not only the chief creative and co-founder of the Originators - a design and manufacturing fabric structure company - and of LeMasqueNYC, a fashion-forward fabric face covering company, but she’s a yoga master-in-training, a Toastmaster, on the board of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and an indefatigable swing dancer who finds pop-up dances all over town.

Bunny Bee, Immediate Past Chair

A Colorado native living in Colorado Springs, Bunny Bee is an ABA Certified Paralegal, with extensive experience in employment/labor law, corporate, contract, patent, copyright and trademark law.  In fact, Bunny Bee(™)  is trademarked.  In 2002, she unleashed her entrepreneurial spirit and started a company out of her garage.  She then grew the company into a seven (7) figure a year business.  She has been responsible for the development of patents as well as the copyrights and trademarks of the company.  In the twelve years of the company’s existence, she has been responsible for the management and direction of the company’s entire existence.  She has received many local and national awards for her company.  In 2009, she was recognized as a Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, and now assists others with startups as well as advisory to Boards.  With her vast business experience, Bunny Bee brings her energy and skills to BHoF, and looks forward to build upon its impressive foundation that so many have worked hard to achieve.

Bunny Bee made her Burlesque debut in 2009 with the local troupe Peaks and Pasties. She instantly fell in love with the art of striptease; thanks to Lola Spitfire.  In 2011, she attended her first Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender and visited the museum.  It has since been an inspiration and focus for her to raise awareness of the mission of The Burlesque Hall of Fame.  As a Burlesque performer, she has made appearances both Nationally and Internationally, and is also a Co-Director/Producer of Peaks and Pasties and The Colorado Burlesque Festival.  She has also won prestigious notoriety in the modeling industry and has worked with many well known photographers, companies, promotional, variety of different bikini companies as well as Playboy.

Dustin M. Wax Dustin M. Wax, President and Executive Director

As Executive Director of the organization, Dustin serves as a non-voting member of the board. His full bio can be found on our staff page.

Alotta Boutté Alotta Boutté

Hailing from the Bay area, this International Cabaret and Burlesque Sensation is classically trained, yet forged in nightclubs. Alotta may have discovered burlesque in the back of a magazine, but she is a dance and theater kid at her core. She has shared the stage with the likes of Joey Arias, Taylor Mac, and Margaret Cho as well as performed at the Goat Farm. She was a core member of the legendary all Black neo-burlesque troupe Harlem Shake Burlesque, founded by Simone de la Getto.

Alotta has graced a multitude of stages including:

  • Fresh Meat Performing Arts Festival with Harlem Shake 2004-2007
  • Va Va Voom Room at the Plush Room in SF as the House Dance troupe with Harlem Shake Burlesque 2004-2005
  • New York Burlesque Festival 2005 - with Harlem Shake Burlesque
  • Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman at the Plush Room SF as the House Dance Troupe with Harlem Shake 2006-2007
  • Dirty Little Secret at the Plush Room 2007-2008
  • Tease-o-rama 2005 with Harlem Shake Burlesque and as a solo artist, 2007, 2008, 2012
  • 2010 Headliner Hootchie Kootchie Club Stockholm Sweden
  • 2011 Headliner Helsinki Burlesque Festival
  • 2016 Headliner Jeezy’s Juke Joint
  • 2018 Headliner Show Me Burlesque Fest
  • 2018 Headliner Texas Burlesque Festival
  • 2023 Headliner Fatlesque Fest NW
  • 2006-2013, 2015-2019 - Understudy in Beach Blanket Babylon SF
  • 2013-2015 Chanteuse in Mugler Follies, by Manfred Thierry Mugler in Paris, France

In 2022 Alotta received a Sassy Lassy Award from the Burlesque Hall of Fame in special recognition of her significant impact in the promotion and perpetuation of burlesque.

Tiffany Carter performs at the 2016 BHoF Weekender Tiffany Carter

Miss Nude Universe 1975, Tiffany Carter, began her burlesque career at the infamous Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, CA in the late 1960s, and toured the United States, Canada, and Japan throughout her career into the 1980s.

Throughout her 20+ years in burlesque, she has been a muse to MIT-trained engineer-turned-burlesque costumer Bobby Gersten and has performed alongside such legendary performers as Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr, Satan’s Angel, Kitten Natividad, Tura Satana, Delilah Jones, Shannon Doah, Akiko O’Toole, Machine Gun Kelly, Crystal Blue, Lovey Goldmine, and Teri Starr.

In recent years, she has been a teacher, mentor, and caretaker for burlesque newcomers and legends alike, both here in Las Vegas where she lives and at festivals across the country.

Board Emeritus

The title of Board Emeritus recognizes founders and past board members whose work and service have been instrumental to shaping the Burlesque Hall of Fame as it is today.

Jennie Lee
Dixie Evans
Laura Herbert
Dita Von Teese

 

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