About

Our Team

Our Production Team

Meet Shir Madness

Shir Madness is a hoop dancer and burlesque performer coming to you from exotic distant lands. She arrived on the Irish scene in the summer of 2012 when she started mesmerising crowds in Galway with her hoops of fire and lights. Shortly after she added burlesque to her repertoire and since then she has performed at burlesque shows all over Ireland, art and music festivals (such as Longitude and Electric Picnic) and overseas. She now holds the title of Miss Burlesque Dublin 2015 and was awarded “Best Overall” at the Dublin Burlesque Festival 2016.

Shir Madness likes nothing more than to surprise her audience, taking her acts down unexpected roads, she combines hula hooping and strip tease, making the clothes fall off as the hoop (or hoops!) keeps spinning on various parts of her body. She takes her inspiration from everything she sees and her acts are unpredictable adventures on stage, some are ethereal and hypnotic, other are high energy with a touch of slapstick comedy.

Shir Madness also dabbles in modeling, working regularly with Dr. Sketchy Ireland, and likes to put her talents for costuming at the service of others.

She has been called a pioneer of wild underwear in Irish burlesque, and some believe that she lives in a nest made of glitter and rhinestones.

But really she’s a curvy, fiery circus freak who likes to tease…

Scarlett Nymph

Scarlett Nymph is a producer, promoter, DJ, MC, Event Coordinator, Artist Liaison, Stage Manager and Head Mistress/ Branch Director of the Ireland branch of the infamous Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School.

Along with hosting, promoting and DJing at Dr. Sketchy’s Ireland sessions, Scarlett has DJed at Dyke Night for Dublin Pride 2013, for Dublin clubs Nimhneach, Club Hysteria, with alternative cabaret troupe The Pony Girls, at the launch of Dublin Lesbian Arts Festival 2009 (D’LAF), at R.I.P – Rock.Indie.Pop and filled the dance-floors of some of London’s biggest venues at Bizarre Magazine’s Bizarre Balls in 2009, 2010 & 2011. Resident DJ at ‘Strand Street Cabaret’ at Foam Cafe from September 2011 to January 2012.

Scarlett’s production credits include monthly events for Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School as well as custom Dr. Sketchy’s Sessions for Castlepalooza Festival, Shake Fest, Dublin Pride 2012 and OFFSET 2013, Sedition Industries club nights and alternative cabaret events since 2010, Tease & Tassels and Cabaret Caligari for the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival 2014 & 2013 respectively, ‘Strand Street Supperclub’ in the Odessa Club during 2012 (with Sade O’Sapphic & Phil T Gorgeous), “The Black Rabbit Cabaret in 2011” (with Nicky Rapley), “South Fred Fest” Street Party for Culture Night 2013, 2012 and 2011 including creative direction and curating of Goodall’s Edible Art Gallery 2013.

Meet the Judges

Our Judging Panel 2017

Kerri Katastrophe

 

 

Full time photographer and digital vandal, sometimes dancer and performer. Kerri is the resident photographer and talent booker at Dr Sketchy’s Ireland.  With a stage school background and love of old-school glamour, Kerri’s creative routines are super slick and polished. 

Azaria Starfire

 

Azaria is not only gorgeous, not only talented, but also a driving force of the Irish Burlesque scene. In recent years, she brought us Miss Burlesque Ireland, the competition that has contributed to raising the standard of the artform in this country.
When not adorned in all things shiny & sparking, Azaria is an eco warrior, practicing what she preaches and doing “one small thing” every day to improve our world.

Kat Moiselle

 

Kat Moiselle- Performer, Model, Showgirl, Tea party Talent, Chief instigator and Mastermind at the Institute of infinite possibilities… kat Moiselle was crowned the first Miss Burlesque Ireland in 2014 and since winning ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Dublin Burlesque Festival 2012, she has graced stages all over Ireland and abroad.