About

About

BELLE ÉPOQUE

Burlesque

Artist

Belle Époque 

Known as the “Blondeshell of Burlesque”, and more effervescent than a glass of vintage Champagne, Belle Epoque (an Ottawa-based, award-winning burlesque artist, showgirl, dancer and pin-up model) delights in entertaining audiences with her insatiable joie de vivre. Miss Epoque’s love affair with dance began as an aspiring ballerina, taking her first ballet class at tender age of 4. With big dreams of dancing on stage, she joined a professional performance company for young dancers, theCanadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and her career as a dancer began.  She has toured around Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and all the way to China in 1990.  Decades later, Miss Epoque continues to perform on stages (and the occasional bar top) at local venues in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Check out Belle’s Date Book for news about Belle’s up-coming performances!

“La Bonne Vivante” /bɔ̃ vivɑ̃/

(femenine): A female who enjoys the good things in life; having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink.  “A woman about town”.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Acts

The Alluring

Acts

Book one of Belle’s signature acts or inquire about custom act creation for your event.

Carina

Belle’s signature act inspired by the iconic film “La Dolce Vita”. This is Belle’s homage to the classic tease. 


Smoke & Mirrors

Belle’s signature award winning act, from the prestigious Montreal Burlesque Festival, 2023.  This performance won Belle 1st runner-up for the Lili St. Cyr Best Act Award.  Full length version available for stages, floor show for banquet venues & lounge settings.


Call Me

Belle has some fun with her large… um… PHONE!  Inspired by the iconic Blondie song!


Funny Girl

Belle channels her 1960’s vibe, inspired by the film starring Barbara Streisand. Set to Father John Misty’s song by the same title.  This act is a romantic fan dance, a vision in coral pink, and black fringe.


La Can-adienne

Premiere: March ’24!  Belle brings a piece of the Moulin Rouge to la belle province, in Canada!  Also her name-sake act, the “Belle Époque” was the name of the era in French history where the Moulin Rouge and the Cancan were born!


Mademoiselle Champagne

This festive act is perfect for birthdays, or surprise celebrations!  Also known as “Champagne Problems”, Belle captivates with this seductive performance piece which celebrates her favourite libation. Corks will be a popping!!


Heat Wave/Diamonds

In this tribute to one of Belle’s all-time favourite icons, Marylin Munrore, she dazzles with this upbeat fan dance that will cause everyone in the audience to break a sweat!


Vesper

Inspired by Casino Royale, watch Belle make Mr. Bond his very own cocktail.
*NEW Premiering in Summer 2015, see Belle’s Date Book for details.


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