Ray Gunn

(2013 King of Burlesque)

Like your morning cup of coffee, he’s strong, black, and keeps you going all day long! Ray Gunn has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant garde solo acts. Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray Gunn creates imaginative works of strip-tease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography. He served on the creative team of ‘Beggar’s Carnivale’ in St. Louis, was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle, and was recently featured at the Movers, Shakers, and Innovators show at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekender in Las Vegas.

"Party Girl" Pearl has arrived in the SF Bay Area, harvested from a virgin oyster where she had been cultured since the early 1910's. She began throwing elaborate costume parties in the 1920's on land, and by the early 2000's had become a part of the emerging electronic dance music scene. Today, Pearl blends these worlds with burlesque and the circus arts and creates immersive experiences for party-goers while supporting causes like women’s empowerment and water conservation.