Bella Blue is a New Orleans born and bred performer. She started dancing at the age of 3 and continued to study extensively in ballet and modern into adulthood. In 2007 she traded in her pointe shoes for pasties and hasn’t looked back since! She has become one of the most recognized burlesque dancers in New Orleans where she is a member of Fleur de Tease Burlesque Review, Slow Burn Burlesque, and The Creole Sweet Tease Burlesque Review.
Bella performs regularly in New Orleans but has also performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, in Chicago for first burlesque festival-The Twisted Tassel Burlesque Festival, in Las Vegas for Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, she performs regularly in New York at the Slipper Room and other various venues, has been featured on TLC’s Miami Ink, as well as various festivals including but not limited to The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Voodoo Music Experience and Geronimo Festival. She is also able to add the title of international performer as she most recently (and most notably) performed in Switzerland for the Jazz Ascona Festival 2011 and 2012.
Bella’s pride and joy however is The New Orleans School of Burlesque, where she has reigned as the headmistress since 2008 and hosts New Orleans’ only weekly running of burlesque classes. She has taught the art of the tease to more than 600 women in New Orleans and beyond and the number continues to grow. She also hosts a number of guest teachers and specialty workshops.
In addition to running the school, she produces her quarterly shows “The New Orleans School of Burlesque Student Showcase” which features students that take her classes as well as a monthly variety show called “The Dirty Dime Peepshow” which features a rotating cast that brings light the darker side of New Orleans burlesque and it’s performers.
Bella is available for burlesque performances, go-go dancing, and various types of modeling.