We are a group of burlesque performers with years of experience and we produce The NJ Burlesque Showcase, The NJ Burlesque Festival Weekend and other shows throughout the Garden State.
We are available to perform at conventions, clubs, private events, and teach courses from beginner's lessons to helping create a full performance piece.
We are also available to model at alternative fashion shows, for pinup shoots, as well as classic photo modeling.
We have performed for audiences of 30-4000 people and we would be happy to discuss performing a show for you. (We will travel anywhere as long as the terms are agreeable.)
Price Range: $400-$3000
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
We are a NJ based troupe with a number of performers that have many years of burlesque/live event experience. When we perform at a private event we like to cater to the specific needs of the client. If a client desires classic performances then we create a "traditional" burlesque show with fan dances, rhinestone covered costumes, bump and grind. If we are hired to perform nerdy burlesque we bring characters from a variety of sources: video games, movies, novels, comic books, cartoons and anime are all within our lexicon. We also create fully themed/scripted shows based around themes/film plots.
Our shows can have just classic burlesque but it can also feature bellydance, singing, pole dance, magic and sideshow. We have relationships with quite a few performers and we are able to reach out to them to perform with us.
For Birthday/Bachelor/Bachelorette parties we like to encourage the audience to participate by having a contest featuring a feather boa or a glove peel where the contestants do their best impersonation of a burlesque dancer. It gets everyone up and laughing and its always a good time.
Birthday/Bachelor Party shows feature the select number of performers and we create a show based on the wishes of the participants. We try to customize the event so that the main celebrant gets to enjoy a show with the type of performance/character/music they most enjoy.
Bachelorette Parties can run in the exact same way as the above but we also offer a fun option where we will do a performance and then run a beginner's how to class so the ladies in attendance can have some fun acting out their personal burlesque fantasy.
Corporate/Promotional Events these are where we tend to create a scripted or fully themed stage show to feature whatever the client desires ie a Dark Fairytale themed show for an animated series premiere of a Dark Fairytale themed series.
Our shows do not feature full nudity. (Pasties and g-strings are the furthest we go.) We do not do private dances or anything along those lines. We are best thought of as a stage show but we can perform anywhere we are given enough floor space and a private changing space.
Lily Stitches - Our most experienced performer and Host has performed in many of the best venues/burlesque shows in the NorthEast. She has performed at The Slipper Room, Webster Hall, Shampoo, Asbury Lanes, The Stone Pony, Union Hall, The Elecktra Theatre in Times Scare, Sideshows by the Seashore (Coney Island), D20 Burlesque, The NY Pinup Club, Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, Wassabassco, Glow Burlesque, The Bakery, The Burly-Q Comedy Revue, The NJ Burlesque Showcase, The Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, and was just selected to be the closing act of The Main Event at The 2013 Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston. She has been featured on G4tv's Women of the Web II, on (link hidden) and on the cover/in the pages of The Star Ledger and Asbury Park Press. She has been a member of several performance troupes over the years that specialize in performing at Conventions and as such has performed in front of audiences that range in the thousands. Conventions include The Steampunk World's Fair (The World's Largest Ticketed Steampunk Event) (NJ), Otakon (The largest Anime Convention in North America in Baltimore), AnimeNEXT (NJ), Anime Boston, AnimeUSA (DC), Wicked Faire (NJ) and more.
Luna Chase - has been performing for more than five years. She has spent the majority of her burlesque career as members of performance troupes. As a member of touring performance troupes she has performed in front of massive audiences her whole burlesque career. Events like Steampunk World's Fair, Wicked Fair, AnimeNEXT, Anime Boston, Otakon, AnimeUSA, and ICON are where she is most well known. That does not exclude from performing in more traditional Tri-State area venues/shows such as Webster Hall, Epic Win Burlesque, The Stone Pony, Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, The Bowery Poetry Club, The NJ Burlesque Showcase, The NY Pinup Club and more.
Vonka Romanov - has been performing burlesque for just over a year but has come to have quite a presence in the NYC/NJ burlesque scenes. She has performed with The NY Pinup Club, D20 Burlesque, Epic Win Burlesque, The NJ Burlesque Showcase at DexCon (NJ), Wicked Faire (NJ), The Steampunk World's Fair and at Tammeny Hall in NYC. Her repertoire is growing, she is mostly a nerdy performer but she has several strong classic routines. She has a natural talent that belies her performance experience.
Scarlet Stepford - has been performing burlesque off and on for around four years and has been actively committed to burlesque for the last two years. She is a natural pinup with the benefit of being able to say that one of her first shows was at the illustrious Slipper Room in Manhattan. Her strengths include performing classic burlesque as well as nerdy burlesque. She has appeared at Webster Hall, The Slipper Room, The NY Pinup Club, Epic Win Burlesque, The R Bar, The NJ Burlesque Showcase, Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, The Bowery Poetry Club, Asbury Lanes, AnimeNEXT, Wicked Faire, and The Steampunk World's Fair.
Lilly Von Black - our resident gogo/pole dancer is new to burlesque but has several quality routines and can jumpstart the party with her gogo skills.
PS Xoxo - has been performing as a vocalist for the majority of her life. She is classically trained in opera having attended prestigious conservatories at Ivy League institutions. She is not a tease artist but she brings a specialized element to our performances by creating duets with out burlesque dancers or on her own showcasing her singing talents. She is a recording artists and works to premiere new works all over the country. Her availability is not guaranteed to sync with the rest of the troupe but she is generally available with enough advance notice.
Mr. Khon - the producer/director of Ink & Paint Club Burlesque has been working behind the scenes in burlesque for 7 years. He has been running Ink & Paint since 2011 and produces The NJ Burlesque Showcase as well. He has cultivated relationships with corporations, events, venues and produced shows at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, Asbury Lanes, The Stone Pony, The Elecktra Theatre in Times Scare, The R Bar and more.
Ink & Paint have been a three times Critic's Pick, Top 5 Nightlife Pick, and listed among The Best in NY Burlesque by Time Out NY. We are launching a new monthly show called The Secret Show at The R Bar in Manhattan.
Past Booked Events
|August 17, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|May 17, 2014||Bachelor Party|
|Lily Stitches||Burlesque Dancer/Model/Veteran Performer/Mama Bear|
|Luna Chase||Burlesque Dancer/Model/Porcelain Doll/Performer of Thankless Tasks|
|P.S. Xoxo||Torch Singer/Model/Elven Beauty/Head of Corporate Relations|
|Mr. Khon||Producer/Director/Cruel Taskmaster/The Man Behind the Curtain|
|Vonka Romanov||Burlesque Dancer/Model/Show Ambassador|
|Scarlet Stepford||Burlesque Dancer/Model/Senior VP of Baked Goods and Self Defense|
|Vaughn Black||Burlesque Dancer/Go-Go/Newbie|
Influences & Inspiration
Dita Von Teese & Jessica Rabbit
Separate Changing Area