Burlesque sisters, Kitty Cox and Ophelia Cox founded the Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens and co-produce the bi-monthly Va Va Voom Revues. The dancing duo shared a passion for the art of the tease. After choreographing their numbers and performing at two events, they decided to make their dreams a reality and the Va Va Voom troupe was born.
The Vixens empower performers with diverse backgrounds and all different body types in their troupe. There’s something for everyone in the Vixen line-up. The Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens have been entertaining Humboldt County since 2011. They have performed in Northern and Southern California and also in Oregon. Va Va Voom made history by being the first burlesque artists to perform in Chico, California and Bend, Oregon.
During the Fall, the troupe hosts the annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival where professional burlesque performers travel from all over the United States and Canada to compete behind the Redwood Curtain for the title of Humboldt Burlesque Queen. The Humboldt Burlesque Festival features two nights of entertainment and includes a competition and showcase. Burlesque Instructors set up classes during the day that are open to the public to attend.
The Va Va Voom Vixens are all about empowering people in the community and offer a Burlesque Boot Camp in the Spring each year that teaches burlesque choreography, character development, costuming basics, stage makeup, hair and so much more.