Philadelphia Burlesque Performer, The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph
The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph is an international showgirl and Philadelphia’s notorious artistic directrix. 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 artistic directrix has produced numerous shows in Philadelphia including 2 monthly productions, Bravissimo Burlesque (2010-2013) and Rasputin’s Room (2013-2016). You can catch Lil’ Steph every First Friday in Old City as the resident window siren at Portside Parlor for their art show as well as Infusion Lounge for their Art of BDSM series and Burlesque-n-Booze. 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 featured at Doubled Visions Burlesque Night . Lil’ Steph has been a guest performer with Philadelphia’s Premier Burlesque troupe The Peek-a-Boo Revue as well as many local Philadelphia burlesque shows like Launch Pad Burlesque, Maison Rose, Secret Lair and Dottie Riot’s Music Revue. 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.
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 Bella Blue’s Whiskey and Rhinestones, Calamity Chang’s Inked Girls of Burlesque, Michelle L’Amour’s Big Sexy Show and Angie Pontani’s Burlesque-a Pades. Lil’ Steph has performed with top notch bands such as Broadway Brassy and the Brass Knuckles as well as infamous trumpeter and crooner, Brian Newman and his band.
Lil’ Steph is an award winning burlesque performer. She is the 1st Runner Up 2019 Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and won “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 2012, The New York Burlesque Festival (2014,2015, 2019),World Burlesque Games (2014), The Caput Mundi International Burlesque Showcase (2014), and The New Orleans Burlesque Festival (2018).
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. She has captivated audiences in Paris, Turin, Treviso and Amsterdam. Lil’ Steph is featured in the 2016 Queen Calavera calendar along with other performers from around the globe.