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WAXIE MOON Marc Kenison (aka "Waxie Moon") began his formal dance training at the Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to receive his BFA from The Juilliard School. Upon graduating, Marc joined The Jose Limon Dance Company, with whom he danced leading roles worldwide, including tours to war-torn Sarajevo and El Salvador, and a performance at The White House for former President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton. In 2004, Marc received his MFA in Acting from the prestigious Professional Actor Training Program at The University of Washington and co-founded Seattle's critically acclaimed Washington Ensemble Theatre. Encouraged by his friend Miss Dirty Martini (the international burlesque sensation), Marc enrolled in The Academy of Burlesque and began to study the art of striptease. The stage personae of "Waxie Moon" was born; a titillating amalgam of high art, popular culture and neo-burlesque. The character of Waxie Moon is wrought with contradictions – defiantly male and female, she is both a raunchy stripper and a high art queer priestess (channeling Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, Celine Dion and others). With his/her exceptional dancing ability, expressive acting and comedic expertise, Waxie entertains and challenges audiences throughout the country. He/she has performed "boylesque" for Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Carson Kreseley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and The B-52's and on stages ranging from gay bars to On The Boards and The Seattle Repertory Theater. Marc Kenison has also taught and lectured about performance and burlesque at various universities and festivals, including American University, Evergreen State College, University of Washington and Cornish College for the Arts. He’s also been featured in several documentaries and TV features on burlesque.
 
SARAH RUDINOFF studied acting with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in addition to performing and studying at The Second City in Chicago, she has appeared in world premiers of many plays and was the first actor to play Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, outside of the original production, in 2000, and in 2001, she completed a run of Negative Space, at Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric in New York City as part of the Blue Print Series. Ms. Rudinoff has written, performed and toured with her solo shows around the world; her latest solo work, The Last State, about growing up as a non-native in Hawaii, had its Seattle premiere at On the Boards. She is also the vocalist in the band We Are Golden.
 
MARYA SEA KAMINSKI is a writer, performer and director. On stage, she's played the title roles in MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE at the Seattle Rep, ELECTRA at Seattle Shakespeare and HEDDA GABLER with Washington Ensemble Theater (which she co-founded in 2004). Her original solo performance has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, PS 122 in NYC and On the Boards in Seattle. She's been honored with The Stranger's Genius Award for Theater, Seattle Magazine's Spotlight Artist of the Year and Seattle Weekly Readers' Award for Best Stage Actor.
 
MISS POLLY WOOD A member of Sinner Saint Burlesque, “Seattle’s Tinseled Tart” dances regularly in Seattle at the Noc Noc, The Triple Door, and the Pink Door. She is a cast member of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, and House of Thee UnHoly. She performed in the US premier of SHINE: A Burlesque Musical, and recently returned from a 2 week run at the Brickhouse in London and a showcase spot at the Vancouver Burlesque Festival ’11 with Sinner Saint! Other notable credits include: Tease-O-Rama SF ’08,The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Opening Show ’09 & ’10, Nude Nite (Orlando ’09 & ’11/Tampa ’10), The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, The Rosehip Revue (Portland) The Royal Tease (Portland), & Dr. Sketchy’s Seattle.  She has recently been featured on the cover of Seattle Woman Magazine.
 
LOU HENRY HOOVER is the invention of dance artist Ricki Mason.  Lou is one half of sort-of celebrity duo The Cherdonna and Lou Show, and one third of Seattle’s Sexiest Dance Company (The Stranger) Dance Belt.  Additionally, Lou appears with the Atomic Bombshells as the troupe’s first Atomic Boyshell in such exotic locales as Provincetown, MA.  Ricki’s work has been funded by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Artist Trust, and The Bossak Heilbron Charitable Grant Foundation.  From 2003 until 2008, Ricki directed LAUNCH dance theater.  She currently dances with lingo dancetheater, and teaches regularly at Century Ballroom and Velocity Dance Center. 
 
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INGA INGENUE
"The Little Blonde Bomb", began stripteasing in 2005, and since then has become an internationally known burlesque star and winner of the 2011 Miss Viva Las Vegas competition.  Inga is a member of DANCE BELT (voted "Seattle's Best Dance Class" and "Seattle's Sexiest Dance Troupe" in 2010), The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque, the Blue Velvet Burlesque Revue, and an instructor for Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque.  Her performances have been featured in the documentaries "A Wink And A Smile" and "Waxie Moon".  For more info on Inga, visit www.littleblondebomb.com
 
JOHN OSEBOLD is a musician and performer, also generating work under his pseudonym Jose Bold. His body of work is most often rooted in music and theater, yielding surreal performances -- such as MOUNTAIN (film+live score), Spidermann (deconstruction of the Spider-Man musical), Seateeth (literary reading turned stage show), and <symphony> (16-piece symphony) -- and recordings posted at josebold.com, home of his annual December album project. He is also a member of art band "Awesome" and sketch comedy troupe The Habit. He also writes essays, fiction, and unstageable plays, makes video and sound design, and occasionally acts. He recently received The Stranger's 2011 Genius Award for theater. 
 
KEIRA MCDONALD is an actor-creator, writer, director, producer and teaching artist who resides in Seattle, WA. Her solo shows have toured around the US and Canada to sold out houses and won best of fest awards and multiple holdovers. Her first solo show Showerhead played at The Mae West Fest (Seattle,WA), ...And Everything Nice (Seattle,WA), Uno Solo Festival (Victoria BC), Re-bar (Seattle,WA), Estro-Genius Festival (New York, NY.) Her second solo show The Bridesmaid premiered at The Comedy Tree (London, UK), and toured to festivals in Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and Orlando as well as having runs in Seattle (CHAC) and Minneapolis (Bryant Lake Bowl.) Her third solo showBL-Astro-naughty (a musical) toured to Regina and Winnipeg and won best of week and best of fest at Frontera Fest (Austin, TX.) She performs her original work in cabarets all over North America. She is the producer/lead actor and part of the ensemble that helped to create Cherry Cherry Lemon which opened at The Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival (Total SOLD OUT run) and played at Annex Theatre, Re-bar and Frontera Fest (Austin, TX--Voted best Touring Show "Austin American Statesmen") and received five star reviews and played to sold out houses at festivals in Minneapolis, Victoria and Edmonton where it won the best of fest holdover. Her original cabaret Cocktails with Astronauts premiered at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin,TX. (SOLD OUT) and was also produced at The Sunset Theatre in Wells B.C. and The New Orleans Fringe Festival in 2011. She is the Founder and Founding Artistic Director of Seattle's International Solo Performance Festival (SPF) at Theatre Off Jackson (2007-present). 
Press links: 
http://www.austinchronicle.com/calendar/theatre/keira-mcdonald-cocktales-with-astronauts-1196190/
http://seattlest.com/2011/04/13/lights_up_onkeira_mcdonald_solo_per.php
 
STEPHEN HANDO is a long time company member of Printer’s Devil Theater in Seattle and is a part of the dance/theater duo Juliet & Stephen as well as one of the original members of Sgt Rigsby and His Amazing Silhouettes.  Stephen has written and performed two solo works: Stephen Hando’s Late Night Porn Show and Cruisin’ and is co-creator and star of the improvisational comedy Keefee’s House of Cards.   He has production credits with many Seattle theater companies including: Book It Repertory Theatre (Owen Meaney’s Christmas Pagent), Greek Active (King John) and Printer’s Devil (The Ikea Cycle). 
 
ANNA ALLEN (as Ernie and Elsa Von Schmaltz)

Anna is one of the only neo-burlesque performers in the country performing two solid burlesque personae; one female (Elsa Von Schmaltz) and one male (Ernie Von Schmaltz). As these two characters, Anna has performed in, created, produced and emceed countless burlesque and variety shows since 2004. Performance highlights include “Shine; A Burlesque Musical“ which played in Seattle and at the 2010 NYC Fringe Fest, Golden Echo Films "A Wink and a Smile" burlesque documentary, I Ate My Eye Films "Waxie Moon" boylesque documentary as well as a founding member of the now defunct Von Foxies. She can also be seen lending her hosting skills to Naked Girls Reading, Dr. Sketchy's Seattle and various Academy of Burlesque shows.. Anna is also proud to be a part of the talented faculty of Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque. With a strong background in physical theatre, dance, acting and singing, Anna continues to delight burlesque audiences with her humor, wit, exaggeration and sexy absurdity.  In addition to performing in "Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel", Anna choreographed the elaborate "Cold Song" musical number for the film. 

 
ELISE HUNT Regional credits include Of Mice and Men and You Can’t Take It With You at Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Women at A Contemporary Theatre, Paradise Lost at Intiman,  and The Importance of Being Earnest at South Coast Repertory Theatre. Elise appeared in September 2009 in The Glass Menagerie at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay, California, where she cut her teeth as a young actor. Other Bay Area credits include Arcadia at Bus Barn Stage Company. Elise worked as Co-Artistic director at Washington Ensemble Theatre in Seattle from 2005 to 2011. With the Ensemble, Elise originated roles in the world premiers of Handcuff Girl Saves the World,WonderfulLife: The Holidays on Capitol HillWhat is Sexy?Museum PlayCrumbs Are Also Bread, and The Ten Thousand Things. Other productions at Washington Ensemble Theatre include The Mistakes Madeline MadeIphiginia in Aulis, and Swimming in the Shallows. In the winter of 2011, Elise directed the Ensemble’s production of Babs the Dodo by Michael Mitnik. Elise graduated from the University of Washington in 2006.
 

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