“Loud and colorful and all kinds of weird” - Hysteria
“…effortlessly fierce stage presence” - OUTinPerth
“Squirts fabulousness all over the audience” - X-Press Magazine
“Racy, rambunctious, and raring to go” - The Australia Times
“The future of burlesque” - Grok Magazine
“Hilarious and brilliantly conceived” - Adelaide Now
A high-femme kaleidoscopic cyclone of extroversion and light perversion, Ruby Slippers lives by the motto that you’re either Dorothy, or you’re the twister. She's campy yet vampy, a clown-in-a-gown, burlesque supervillain and drag disruptor. A serial name-dropper, she’s shared a stage with Amanda Lepore, Brooke Candy, The Boulet Brothers and Boy George, Michelle Visage has called her work “incredible” and Courtney Act once told her she looked stunning. Enough said.
In 2017 Ruby toured the country as a national headliner for the Australian Burlesque Festival, and in 2017 and 2018 was honoured by her peers, winning the title of “Most Innovative” at the The Busties, the Australian burlesque industry awards. In 2022 she was invited to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas at their Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase, as well as New York’s iconic Slipper Room.
When she's not racking up Velocity frequent flyer points and dragging suitcases around the world, Ruby is a sought-after costumier and has worked on pieces for stage productions including Briefs: Close Encounters, Matador and Gender Euphoria, as well as stunning soloist costumes for some of Australia's favourite burlesque and cabaret artists. Her flair for stage makeup has seen Ruby acting in the role of makeup supervisor for a number of stage productions, including Australian circus shows Rouge, Circa 1920 and Rebel, and Spiegelworld’s OPIUM on the Las Vegas strip.
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