MEET THE 2019 sTAFF
executive producer / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Born in Boston Lincolnshire, England in the 1950s, Gabriella Maze began performing in 1970 and is still going strong. Gabriella has been a showgirl, a burlesque dancer, and an exotic dancer. She performed burlesque for as long as she could and when it died out she changed with the times and became a Exotic Feature dancer. Gabriella later moved to the United States to retire but came out of retirement in 2011 when she found out about the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Since then, she hasn't stopped: she's been a featured Legend in Atlanta, Ohio, Alabama, Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Lousiana, Texas, and Oregon. She did her first walk in the Walk of Fame in Las Vegas in 2013 and her first Burlesque Hall of Fame performance in 2014. Gabriella has also performed in Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Spain, Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Jamaica, and North Africa. She has many styles of performance from classic to neo and was voted 2013 winner of best T & A. She is the producer and owner of the GLCC.
Tristan Von has been in the burlesque industry for over five years, but has been performing and assisting festivals long before . She cannot wait to show you all the fun that’s in store for GLCC 2019 .
As cofounder of Moonstruck Burlesque, Rena LaMarr travels the country seducing the audience with Rubenesque figure . Rena LaMarr is joining us for GLCC 2019 Staff Team sharing her skills of directing
Bella La Blanc
Bella La Blanc is an award winning, touring performer discovered her love of theatre at a very young age. She hasn’t stopped since. She is a house wife by day and vixen of tease at night.
Her accolades include performing in The Southern Exposure Pageant (NC) and won best group 2012 with Kubrilesque. In 2015 attended and graduated from Coney Island USA's Sideshow School. Winner of Best Singer at the 2014 (DC) and 2016 (VA) Burlypicks and silver medalist at the 2016 (DC) Burlypicks, she is the 2016 “Evil Princess” at The Evil Queen Of Burlesque Pageant (TX). She was voted Best Burlesque Dancer for Best Of Gay DC 2016 by The Washington Blade. Awarded Evil Queen of GLCC 2017 by Legend Gabriella Maze.
She is the owner of Glit-O-Rama Productions based out of Washington DC. She originally hails from Miami, Florida, but currently calls the state of Maryland home.
With almost 20 years in Burlesque, Franki Markstone continues to prove that reinvention is the key to success. Always bringing her high energy and love for surprises to each audience, she leaves a fan favorite time and time again. She's taken the title of Best Tease Factor not once, but twice at the Texas Burlesque Festival, and was 2016 Florida Burlypicks Champion as well as Master of Amazement and Tassels. We're excited to see what she brings to our stage next and know you will be too!
The Bishop of Burlesque
David Bishop, “The Bishop of Burlesque”, was just voted #2 on the Non-Performers list of the 2017 Burlesque Top 50! He was also called “*the* stage manager for huge productions coast to coast” by PinCurl Magazine and was their April 2016 'Burlesque Spotlight'.
He's been a professional stage/events manager since 1997 and has worked/performed in over 20 US states, Canada, Japan, Ireland & China.
In 2018, he will be appearing at the Dallas Burlesque Festival in February, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival in April, New Zealand Burlesque Festival in May and the Burlesque Hall of Fame in June.
Credits include New York Burlesque Festival, Golden Legends Champion Challenge, Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival, BurlyCon, Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival, and many, many others.