Imogen Kelly is the World’s Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2012 after taking out the title at The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas.
An Australian burlesque trail-blazer, Imogen is an internationally renowned comedian, performance artist, aerialist and character actor. She is unusual in the burlesque world for her ability to work many different styles from classic, comedy, theatrical, grotesque and circus. Her aesthetic is highly visual and her costumes are professionally crafted artworks.
Imogen’s burlesque has graced the stages of The Sydney Opera House, La Clique, The Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, New York Burlesque Festival, Tease-o-rama and the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Imogen was a regular guest on ABC TV’s ‘Sideshow where she became known as a national treasure for her satirical characters. She has also been featured in Madison fashion magazine and in the NSW Tourism campaign.
Imogen continues to provide archetypal portrayals of women and provocative whoopee. Her one woman burlesque show called Herstory was launched at The Famous Speigeltent, Melbourne, Australia in 2013 to rave reviews and has just completed it’s first season in Sydney.
Imogen has been voted into the Top 7 Burlesque performers in the world by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine for the last two years. She was accepted to perform at the 2011 and 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas.