A living, breathing work of art.
Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer and burlesque artist. She has studied at San Francisco Ballet and other notable schools with some of the most-beloved names in ballet.
Lily has served as Artistic Director and Choreographer of Land of the Sweets, The Burlesque Nutcracker, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland (2009) L’Histoire de Melody Nelson (2010) and Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome, which debuted in Seattle to rave reviews in 2012.
Lily Verlaine is one of the original members of The Atomic Bombshells, has made frequent appearances with Dita Von Teese and has performed as a soloist in Europe, Asia, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and at The Portland Art Museum. Her international influence continues to expand in the wake of her triumphant performance at the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Reigning Queen of Burlesque competition, appearances at high-profile charity events in Hong Kong and through the worldwide distribution of the documentary "A Wink and a Smile", a film by Deirdre Timmons.
Photo credit: Michael Doucett