Come one come all to the weekender brawl!
Nudie Nubies is thrilled to host the 3rd annual Nudie Nubies Nationwide Festival
April 19 - 20 at LUSH Lounge & Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This two day competition will bring together some of North America’s finest up and coming performers and give them the opportunity to show off their best stuff for panels of judges and future fans. We’ve brought in some of the biggest names in burlesque to perform and judge our competition!
Join us for one evening, or show up to see both nights of our tassel twirling tournament!
With 2024 Headliner Angie Pontani!
One of today's top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including her popular cooking blog, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe & her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.
An award-winning entertainer, Angie holds burlesque's highest honor, the title of Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World as given to her by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was named Coney Island’s Miss Cyclone, in honor of the world-famous roller coaster and has been cited as one of the world's leading burlesque performers by multiple media outlets. She was named Best International Touring Artist, by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia.
Chicago-based performance artist Jenn Freeman also known as Po’Chop uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances and inspire students and collaborators across the country. Po’Chop is the co-founder of House of the Lorde and creator and author of the blogzine, The Brown Pages. She has performed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brown Girls Burlesque’s Bodyspeak, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for TedxChicago 2022 and headlined shows in New Orleans, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis and New York. Po’Chop is a board member & cast member for Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an all Black burlesque revue. Po’Chop performs on Netflix’s Easy (Season 2), appears in music videos for songs by Jamila Woods and Mykele Deville, and creates and performs in experimental dance films such as LITANY. Jenn Freeman was recognized as a 2022 United States Artist Fellow; a 2022 Dance/USA Fellow; a 2021 Foundation of Contemporary Art Grant for Artist recipient, selected as a 2019-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow and as a 2018 Chicago Dancemakers Lab Artist. Po’Chop has been voted among the top 50 Most Influential Burlesque Artist by 21st Century Magazine in 2022, 2021 & 2020 and was dancer in residence at Rebuild Foundation in 2020.
Featuring The Maine Attraction!
Coined the “Triple Threat of Burlesque” Maine Anders captivates audiences every time she hits
the stage. This international sensation has performed everywhere from MGM Grand’s Studio
54 (Las Vegas), Le Bus Palladium (Paris), Buddha Bar (Beirut), Dragon-I (Hong Kong) to
The National Theatre Iceland (Reykjavik). Her uninhibited rhythmic style and sense of humor
blends an ensemble of samba, belly dance, African, improvisation and pole dancing into a
movement she’s defines as “Burlesque Fusion.”
Maine, known on stage as “The Maine Attraction,” landed her first professional dance
appearance in MTVs Fight for Your Rights Campaign marking the beginning of what has
blossomed into a beautiful career. From that starting point she then toured with DJ Tiesto,
performed on the Latin Grammys with Wisin y Yandel and has joined several legends including
James Brown, Lionel Richie, and Pharrell Williams, burlesque divas Dita Von Tease and
Amanda Lepore, making The Maine Attraction a legend in her own right.
Featuring Pedi Bourgeois!
Pedi Bourgeois first hit the burlesque stage in 2011, and she's been delighting audiences with her off-kilter creations ever since. Known for her comedic, thought-provoking, and beautifully bizarre burlesque solo acts, Pedi was a founding member of The Peacock Showgirls (along with Bettie Beware, Cheeky Hendricks, and Pistol Prudence, in collaboration with Gina Louise) and performed with the Showgirls in the 2017 Movers, Shakers, and Innovators Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas. In addition to performing, Pedi is also a striptease educator, producer, and scholar. She has taught classes and workshops throughout the Twin Cities and at Burlycon in Seattle and is known for producing powerful, politically-driven shows like The People's Burlesque and NOPE (co-produced with Sheila Rouse). As a scholar, Pedi has previously researched and written about Twin Cities burlesque music history and the current revival, which formed the basis for her PhD dissertation. She has also written pieces for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas and for artist Monica Sheets’s The Feminist Strip Club project supported by the Weisman Art Museum.
And returning for their step down act,
our reigning Nudie Nubies Nationwide winner...
Texas Tea Cakes!
This Southern Belle was born & raised in Houston, TX and moved her cakes to Twin Titties in 2021. She may not know how to cook or clean but, she knows how to shake what her Mama gave her. Naturally, she became a student at The Rose Academy of Burlesque and won Nudie Nubies Nationwide competitionin 2023 and is now Co-Producer of Fat B*tch Friday! Who knows where her talents will take her. Come watch her journey as she shakes her way through the world of burlesque!