Long rumoured to be the lesbian love child of Judy Garland and Lucille Ball, Perth’s coquette in the crimson clogs will grace the stage for you tonight and do her mothers proud. Gentlemen, grab your rods and women, hang on to your cones for the Kodachrome Queen, the Technicolour Temptress, please welcome… Ruby Slippers!
Ruby Slippers is a costume creator by day, and costume remover by night! Trained in Production Design for Film and TV, she specialises in wardrobe for television and print advertising. In addition to lecturing in Production Design at the Central Institute of Technology, she also teaches Bump and Grind Classes to Sugar Blue students and has been known to wield makeup brushes and a tail comb at their Vintage Glamour Photography Workshops.
As a performer, Ruby has had the pleasure of being with Sugar Blue Burlesque since 2011 and has performed across the country, touring with the Red Earth Arts Festival in 2012 and 2013, and at the Mackay Festival of the Arts in 2012. She also took out the title of Miss Burlesque Perth in 2012 and Miss Burlesque WA in 2015. As a designer, she won the Living Work of Art prize at the 2011 Beaux Arts Ball, and graduated at the top of her film class at the Central Institute of Technology, winning a Student of the Year award.
Your Burlesque New Year Resolutions – 15 Tips for a Glittering 2016!
Ruby Slippers draws on her journey from student, to solo performer, to teacher, to winner of Miss Burlesque Western Australia 2015 to put together this easily digestible list of pointers for students and amateur performers looking to push themselves further in 2016. The first class I ever taught! Giving Jailbird Sass at the July Fresh Faced Follies Grad Show in 2013. Photography by John Leonard. Resolution: I want to do a class! Phwoar! You’re actually going to do it! You’ve been talking about it for a while but now you’re definitely REALLY truly going to do it this time. I…