Vivacious and curvaceous Lily Lustre ‘The Siren of Striptease’ is a feminist buxom babe who has dazzled audiences from Oslo to Amsterdam. Based in Birmingham, she is the producer of a sex positive showcase ‘Teaserama / Sunday Best’ and co-producer of monthly ‘Queer Life Drawing’ classes.
Recent notable performances include headlining Burlesque FreakOut in Amsterdam (October 2018), headlining Wunder Kabaret in Paris (May 2019), performing at Prague’s Bohemian Burlesque Festival (November 2018) and Oslo Burlesque Festival (September 2019), opening for the feminist play, “Fuck You Pay Me” at both Rich Mix, London (September 2018) and at The Bunker, London (May, 2019), performing in The Royal’s Danger Strip Show at Edinburgh Fringe (August 2018), London Burlesque Festival (May & June 2019), multiple performances in Berlin including during The Bassy Club’s final weekend (April 2018) and at the notorious KitKatClub (June & October 2018).
Lily’s background in performing includes lessons in modern dance, ballet, gymnastics as well as cheerleading for the Worcester Wolves basketball team. She attended an extra curricular acting school and performed regularly, including at The Big Youth Theatre Festival. She achieved an A Level in Performance Studies as well as grades in singing. Basically, she’s always been a bit of a show-off.
As a teenager, Lily developed an interest in retro glamour and burlesque and began attending shows. After a brief stint of performing burlesque whilst living in Melbourne in early 2012, it was in July 2015 when living back in the UK that she decided to take up burlesque again after a promoter approached her to perform semi-improvised routines alongside a live band.
Lily has continued to use her creativity and skills to devise and develop new routines, create costumes and build confidence as a performer. She has taught hen parties, life modelled for artists and collaborated with photographers. She completed an emcee course by Rubyyy Jones last year and has now began hosting. She produced her first ‘Sunday Best’ event in December 2018; a body positive, sex positive and queer friendly varietease showcasing burlesque, boylesque, drag and pole performers. These events now take place regularly at Medusa Lodge in Birmingham, UK.
Lily currently lives in Birmingham, where she works as a freelance artist with a Bachelors degree in Textile Design. She also co-produces ‘Queer Life Drawing’ events monthly.