Philadelphia Burlesque Performer, Queen of Burlesque

The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph

The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph is Philadelphia’s most notorious showgirl and artistic directrix. She is the reigning Queen of Burlesque! This Philadelphia burlesque performer has sauntered across stages in 7 countries and brought her ultra glam, neo classic style to U.S cities from coast to coast.  She has been dazzling audiences and turning the world on with her smile since 2006.  This notorious Philly burlesque performer has produced numerous shows in Philadelphia including 2 monthly productions, Bravissimo Burlesque (2010-2013) and Rasputin’s Room (2013-2016). She was the guest artistic directrix for the Art of BDSM series and Burlesque-n-Booze at Infusion. As one of Philadelphia’s most sought after performers, she has performed at such events as Diabolique Fetish Ball, Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, Burlesque -n- Beyond,  Taylor Mac’s 24 Decade History of Popular Music and headlined at Doubled Visions Burlesque Night. She was the resident window siren at Portside Parlor’s art show and is currently a resident performer at The Velvet Whip. Lil’ Steph has performed at many local Philadelphia burlesque shows including Insomnia at Golden Gate. She has intoxicated the room at Philly venues like Helium Comedy Club, Ruba, Johnny Brenda’s, The Trocodaro, World Cafe Live, The TLA, and Underground Arts.

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Being one of Philly’s premier burlesque entertainers has given Lil’ Steph the opportunity to perform in top notch shows around the world! She has tantalized audiences  all over PA and in cities like Boston, NYC,  D.C, Las Vegas, San Fransisco, New Orleans , Chicago, Miami and L.A. Lil’ Steph has brought her adorable stage presence to venues like The Queen Theatre(DE), Slipper Room(NYC), Duane Park(NYC), Untitled(CHI), The Drifter(CHI), House of Blues (NOLA), Hangar Theatre(Ithaca) and The Mauch Chunk Opera House(PA). She has appeared in such shows as Bustout Burlesque, Michelle L’Amour’s Big Sexy Show and Angie Pontani’s Burlesque-a Pades. Lil’ Steph has performed with many top notch bands such as infamous trumpeter and crooner, Brian Newman and his band.

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Lil’ Steph is won Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2022! A multi award winning Philadelphia burlesque performer, she won 1st Runner Up 2019 Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and “Most Classic” at the 2013 Carolina burlesque Festival. Lil’ Steph headlined the 2nd Annual Empire Burlesque Festival in 2017 and had the honour of performing opening night of The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2010.  She has made the festival circuit performing in The PA Burlesque Festival, The New York Burlesque Festival ,World Burlesque Games in London, The Caput Mundi International Burlesque Showcase in Rome, The New Orleans Burlesque Festival and KC Burlesque Festival . 

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Lil’ Steph toured Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2016 performing in international festivals and top notch shows.  This tattooed temptress entertained in festivals, The Caput Mundi International Showcase in Rome and World Burlesque Games in London. She teased audiences in Prague with Prague Burlesque, in Hamburg at the world famous Queen Calavera, Amsterdam at Paleis van de Weemoed and in Treviso at Nasty Boys Saloon. She captivated audiences in Paris and Turin.  Lil’ Steph is featured in the 2016 Queen Calavera calendar along with other  performers from around the globe.

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