All entertainment must inspire, move, and evoke emotions from our audiences. Inclusion with our collective will not infringe upon any entertainer and/or producer from engaging creatively with non-collective individuals or groups. Our success will be measured by the positive or negative responses of our audiences and by the positive experience of our performers.
We believe our Core Values will create a goal that will enhance our local, state, and regional burlesque communities. We aim to provide viability and sustainability by bringing a safe and respectful environment for each human element involved in bringing quality burlesque art to the public audience.
It’s not about the Desire, It’s about the Effort
It’s not about the shape, It’s the Content
It’s not about the Talent, It’s about the Passion
It’s not about the Heart, It’s the Soul
It’s not about the Love, It is the Love
It’s not about Me, It’s about All of Us
(A poem by A.D. Bazan)
Texas Star Burlesque is a collective of like minded individuals unified by a desire to provide quality entertainment focusing on a variety of performance arts.
Meet the Board
Anthony Bazan“Governor of Burlesque Texas” (Co-Founder)
Sherri Bazan“Governor’s Accountant” (Co-Founder)
Tony and Sherri are known in the Burlesque community around the US under these titles as the biggest Burlesque fans no holds barred. They have traveled from one end of the country to the other, north and south far and wide to see the best of Burlesque. From the “Show Me Burlesque Festival” and “Beggar’s Carnival” in St. Louis Missouri produced by the incredible Lola Van Ella to “New Orleans Burlesque Festival” to “Burlesque Hall of Fame” in Las Vegas and “BurlyCon” Education Conference in Seattle Washington the Bazan’s have experienced it all. Not to mention many other Festivals and shows in various cities over the last nine years.
As the biggest Burlesque fans not only have they enjoyed the entertainment of amazing talent the Bazan’s have also financially contributed to the following:
- The Burlesque Documentary “Getting Naked”
- Burlesque Hall of Fame
- Merchandise Vendors by the dozens
It is time for this couple to produce Burlesque shows that are top quality, captivating and exciting entertainment. Tony and Sherri will use their experience from an audience perspective to make Texas Star Burlesque the most fun for everyone involved.
Production Assistant: PR & Social Media
Bang Bang Lulu is co-creator of one of Dallas’ most treasured burlesque productions, The Grind. Punk Rock Prom 2012 was The Grind’s inception, and the brainchild of Patsy Grind. Patsy was taken from this stage far too soon, but her beautiful spirit lives on through The Grind, which now solely produces burlesque shows benefitting local charities and community members in need, as Bang Bang Lulu & Malissa Calaway carry on the dream of creating a welcoming environment that gives performers creative freedom.
Bang Bang Lulu began performing her trademark brand of darkly comedic burlesque in 2011, and has brought storytelling to the stage all across DFW, and beyond. She is currently on performance hiatus due to injury, but looks forward to one day getting back in front of an audience, as well as bringing a banging new show to Dallas audiences in the form of Texas Star Burlesque.
Tifa Tittlywinks is a multiple award winning performer, producer, and artist in Houston, TX. She is the owner of Dem Damn Dames Burlesque, Houston’s longest running and largest monthly burlesque show. She is the owner and lead instructor at Madame Fantastick’s Burlesque School, Houston’s biggest burlesque studio. She has been dancing since the young age of 3. She has performed with the Indianapolis Dance Company, Greg Hancock Dance Theater, and choreographed for the Carmel Community Players in Indianapolis, where she won two Encore Awards for outstanding choreography.
After moving to Texas 9 years ago, she turned her energy to bringing the new burlesque movement to Houston. She has been seen under the lights of many festivals, including the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 2016, headlining the Edmonton Burlesque Festival 2017 and headlining the Southwest Burlesque Showcase 2018. Her style is extremely vast, including Vaudeville, comedy, eroticism, and visual arts and incorporates elements of tap, jazz, bump & grind, and other dance styles.
Tifa is beyond thrilled to join the Burlesque For Dallas team to bring high end entertainment to Dallas, TX
Assistant Director – Safety
Emma Foster, originally from Arkansas, began her dance training at the age of seven. While achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Texas Tech University, Emma trained and performed in multiple genres of dance including modern, improvisation, ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Shortly after college she began her journey in aerial arts, and quickly found herself as a student in Circus Warehouse’s Pro Track Intensive. Ever since taking to the air all of her skills have come together in one beautiful marriage to make her an exceptionally unique performer and coach.