Burlesque from Victoria BC
Bettina has long been fascinated with pin-up photography and vintage glamour, and started out in the world of modern cheesecake with pin-up modelling. This led her to burlesque, a place where she could share her love for a bygone era with others. She began performing in the autumn of 2003 when she formed the BettiLu Bombshells with fellow burlesque dancer LuluMae in Victoria, BC, Canada as that city's only burlesque troupe in recent memory. They performed with Vancouver burlesque icons Kitten Coquette and the Ultra Vixens Peepshow and a variety of rockabilly and country swing bands. That same year, Bettina picked up an award for "Most Energetic Dancer (Female)" in the 2003 local Monday Magazine arts awards show.
Following a successful west coast tour down to San Francisco at the beginning of 2005, where they shared the stage with the talented Bombshell Betty and The Indra, Bettina struck out on her own as a solo performer. Since then she has gone on to several shows in Victoria and Vancouver, where she performed with Sweet Soul Burlesque. Bettina plans to expand her repertoire to include self-produced short burlesque-inspired silent films, and hopes her exhuberant charm and vivacious live shows will take the world of burlesque in new and exciting directions.