Photos, video links and descriptions of The Lady Josephine's burlesque acts portfolio.
Photos, videos et descriptions des numéros burlesques de Lady Josephine.
Josephine’s act portfolio
Welcome to my world! These are my signature acts. See photos below and click to view inspiration image galleries on Pinterest and live videos of each act. My work expands beyond what is presented here. Contact me with your vision if you’d like to build something new together.
Photo from my work for Grand Prix weekend at Club La Voûte in Montreal, Canada
Film noire femme fatale from the future
One night, in the dark nightclub of a Blade Runner dystopia, she finds out from her scummy lover that she’s a replicant. It's a story of smoky rebirth through the art of undress - from betrayal to exuberant (and naked!) defiance. She may be a robot but, her humanity is written from head to toe. Song is a custom mix of "Another Night in the Naked City" and "F*ck Boy" done by sound designer, Ryan Ockenden. The giant cane emits harmless but dramatic smoke and the owl’s eyes light up with LED fierceness! This act is all drama and dark magic.
Photo by Ed Barnas at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Queen's Competition in Las Vegas
* Performed at The Queen’s Competition of Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016
Rockstar remix of the Gatsby Era
Adorned in a chic, custom-tailored costume, Josephine's performance is the embodiment of 20s-era extravagance and celebration. Josephine has two version of this act: one starts with classic Jazz Era strutting and finishes with trap music striptease perfect for dance parties, the other stays vintage throughout and progresses from elegant and nouveau-riche to flapper shimmy and shake. This character is always in love with herself, her audience and all that glitters! For this act, an onstage burlesque attendant helps Josephine with her props and costume pieces. An Art Deco mirrored backdrop is an optional addition.
Photos by Honey Beavers (#3) and Ed Barnas (#1) at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend - Queen's Competition 2017, Alan Bailward from an Forever Yours Lingerie event (#7), Edgard Delacroix (#4 and #5), Mark Young (#6)
An aristocrat from the 1920s drinks whiskey to relax... and undress.
This is one of Josephine's signature acts. It takes us back to the darkly decadent 1920s/30s era. This aristocratic snob is entirely 'pish-posh' about the whole affair until the enticing rhythms of Mambo, and a large gulp of whiskey (delivered by her maid), inspire her to move in exciting new ways... Complete with surprise bum pops and a split finale, there's a reason this act has become one of her most requested.
Photo by Vitor Munhoz
Feathers & high kicks - welcome to Le Moulin Rouge!
A delicious tribute to the world of classic cabaret. This act showcases Josephine's flexibility and acrobatics (she does a one-handed cartwheel into the splits if the venue allows for it!). In Carnivalesque, feathers and confetti burst out from her costume and she dances with a beautiful ostrich feather fan for the finale. Great for a Moulin Rouge party or any other a party vibe!
Photos by Jo Gorsky and Vitor Munhoz (center top)
Miss King Crimson
Cinematic and edgy striptease spectacle
Debuted in October of 2017, this is Josephine's most elaborate show to date. In this 7 minute show, we are invited into a sexually-charged fairytale reminiscent of a David Lynch film or a dark Wizard of Oz. The witch floats across the stage appearing to be a giantess wearing a 6ft high blue velvet dress. On her command, two flying blue monkeys burst out from the giant skirt to terrorize the audience. The next spell is cast upon her own hand, turning it into the embodiment of a dominant lover. This unique burlesque striptease proceeds with the monkeys as her attendants and the open skirt as her setting.
Miss Sheath is an explosive and contemporary trio burlesque performance. She is a fencing mistress whose sensuality will take no prisoners. A fiercely feminine and highly innovative striptease performance, Miss Sheath is high-impact and surprising.
One reporter's impression of this act:
"Lady Josephine played a dangerous swordswoman to a soundtrack of orchestral electronica, and sliced her bodice off with her weapon to intakes of audience breath"
Perfect for large venues or a party atmosphere. The costume is a mind-blowing ensemble by Misty Greer Couture. This act was performed alongside Dita Von Teese herself in 2016!
Photos by Carl Thériault (#1, 5, 7, and 8) and Marc Young (#4) from show with Dita Von Teese produced by Speakeasy Burlesque , Jo Gorsky at the Monde Ose Royal Burlesque Ball (#2), Photolena at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Vegas (#6), and Samson Photography at the Everything to do with Sex Show in Halifax (#3)
1920s glamour girl at a burlesque party
This act summons us into the Gatsby era. Josephine seizes the stage and offers a classic tease with her most flashy showgirl costume and a big boa to finish. She can conclude this act with either an elegant striptease for all, a playful finale where she brings an audience member onstage (perfect for birthdays), or a version ending with bra and panties still on (perfect for corporate events - please ask for video). Danced to "St Louis Blues" (upbeat jazz tune) and "St James Infirmary Blues" (a sultry version of this classic).
for your eye only
Great for Halloween events!
The Caped Persuader (protagonist) is a neurotic heroine inspired by the daring dames of Tarantino's Kill Bill series. She is simultaneously obsessed with watching the audience and being watched by them. She pulls out an eye (enter giant inflated eyeball) to keep watch over them while they see her undress. Songs are "Twisted Nerve" (listen) and "Madness" (listen)