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2023 Burlesque Performers
🦋 Sapphira is a burlesque songwriter, author, journalist and serial entrepreneur.

She has attracted several accolades as CEO and founder of the Ibiza Burlesque Festival in 2023

Winner – Most Influential CEO 2023 (Cultural Event)
Nomination – Most Inspiring CEO 2023
Shortlist – Business to Watch 2023

Her respected position as an international business woman has enabled our events to connect with burlesque with blue-chip companies and known brands including Benefit Cosmetics, Virgin Atlantic and Dita Von Teese Lingerie.

In 2023 she presents the release of her song ‘Tease’ to open the Ibiza Burlesque Festival.

Her music has been played on the Island since 2006 when DJ Sasha gave her track Circles a spin at Space.

Sapphira’s journey to Ibiza from Australia is now the 5 Star Amazon reviewed memoir, Burlesque or Bust and is soon to be produced into a major motion picture.

To order a signed copy of Burlesque or Bust please email us [email protected] 

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2023 Burlesque Performers
Frivolity Vixen is a performer, instructor and event organiser on the rise. She is a successful Burlesque Chair Dance instructor and Showgirl Sass Dance Class Instructor with over 84 students who all sing her praises for her inclusive and fun approach to body confidence through burlesque.

One half of a dymanic promoter duo, Frivolity Vixen recently had huge success in Scotland at a large capacity venue, the Lanarkshire Motherwell Civic Concert Hall with over 500 people in attendance.

Frequently featured in the media, Frivolity Vixen has multiple major press features including national tabloid, The Daily Record, and regional publications the Wishaw Press and Rutherglen Reformer.

We are honoured to have her on the team performing as part of a trio and also coordinating with stage and venue management.
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SAVE THE DATE
14 – 15 September 2024
Join us for the Ibiza Burlesque Festival

✔️Early bird tickets go on sale soon
✔️Performer applications online soon

🏆 We are the only award-winning burlesque festival with a global publishing contract for our festival’s history

🎥 Sapphira’s story chronicles her journey to Ibiza and will soon be in production as a blockbuster movie, check out the story Burlesque or Bust.
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We have completed the most amazing seventh Ibiza Burlesque Festival 2023.

So here’s a huge thank you post.

Where can we begin to thank all who contributed to the magic of the BEST ever Ibiza Burlesque Festival?
 
We run this thing on passion and out of suitcase every year but we know we pull off a truly world-class show and no-one would ever know!

Thanks Marc Durif, Eurostar and Cafe Del Mar. You helped to complete a mental health recovery circle as Sapphira was comforted by the song Tones in the year 2000 during her breakdown and it’s amazing years later to have connected with Marc via a Eurostar journey from London to Paris.
 

Thank you to Aperture Terrace who are so accommodating. It’s incredible having their support.

Thanks to our long-standing Ibiza volunteers and crew, Curvy Curry, Eddie Ibiza, Renata Kverh and Eduardo Ibiza Producciones.

Also, the new additions to the volunteer team Buzz, Caramella Cream and Frivolity Vixen (who made the loveliest speech for Sapphira’s CEO Award presentation.)

Thanks to all the artists, this year and previous years, if you didn’t support and get behind it we wouldn’t have a festival.

Thanks to our headliners Carmel Delights Dance Company, you took the house down!

Thanks to featured artists Curvy Curry, Violet Heart, Scarlett Van Tassel and Leo Rise.

Thanks to
Carmen Del Fuego
Dusty Boudoir 
Mia La Muse 
Kiki Minou 
Madame Magneta 
Aura Mystica
a special shout to Adora Opens, your stage kitty work then surprise act was mind-blowing! Everyone has talked about that surprise!

Thanks White Ibiza, Ibiza Spotlight, Burlesque Magazine Barcelona and Monterey Weekly for the press coverage.

Thanks to our sponsors Chrystalist Costume Design, Esther Williams Swimwear, Bettie Page Clothing, Le Keux Cosmetics and Marziposa Lingerie.

Thanks to our designer Amroz Braouk.

Thanks to our ticketing partner Skiddle.

Thanks World Burlesque Academy, the engine behind the festival.

Thanks to Captain Tonestepa Tonestepa, WE DID IT!

Thanks to Willie at Ibiza Rocks Bar for supporting and advertising on the screens, too!

Thanks to Ribbon Nation and PC Hub.

 
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Ibiza Burlesque Festival Competition!

 

Are you excited to attend the seventh annual award-winning Ibiza Burlesque Festival?

We are bringing the best of burlesque, cabaret and variety acts plus DJs, a mermaid and synchronised swimmers to San Antonio in Ibiza.

We’ve just won an award so to celebrate we’re launching a competition!

TO ENTER, BUY TICKETS NOW



Book your tickets between 18th August – 8th September for your chance to win an Ibiza Burlesque Festival gift pack!

 

To enter you need to do is book your tickets between these dates and you

will go into a prize draw to win.

 

– $50 voucher for Esther Williams Swimwear with Dee Foreman.com

– Cosmetics pack of lipstick & eyeliner from Le Keux

Cosmetics

– Ibiza Burlesque Festival tote bag

– Free online burlesque class pass with World Burlesque Academy

– 2 free drinks at the Ibiza Burlesque Festival

Book today, the prize will be announced on social media and items can be picked up at the festival!

Please note, this items can not be redeemed for cash.





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We’ve won an award!

Well done to our founder, Priscilla Silcock (Sapphira) for being recognised by the CEO Monthly CEO Awards as the Ibiza Burlesque Festival enters the 7th year.

The Most Influential CEO victors for 2023 are handpicked by CEO Monthly Magazine and are based purely on comprehensive analysis and research undertaken by the wider group.

Each year CEO Monthly looks to celebrate those individuals who consistently show noteworthy leadership qualities and maintain a crucial role within their companies, striving for excellence in every product or service that they put out to their clientele and customers.

Sapphira says “I am honoured to accept this award but I accept it on behalf of my team and all the volunteers because without them we wouldn’t have the Ibiza Burlesque Festival. I hope this will signify the next seven years and beyond of bringing the best of burlesque to Ibiza. Thank you to all the businesses, performers and supporters who have made this event what it is today.”


Sapphira and the Ibiza Burlesque Festival have additionally been nominated for two other prestigious titles.

 Shortlisted – Most Inspiring CEO 2023- IE Women Lead
 Nominated – Best Companies To Watch 2023 – Business Insight Review

We are all so delighted to share this news and we know our 2023 show will be the best year yet.
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It was a pleasure for the Ibiza Burlesque Festival producers Sapphira & Tonestepa to be invited to the industry opening of Lio London.

The Ibizan heavyweights of high-end glitz and glamour have made it to Leicester Square in London’s capital.

They opened officially on Saturday 17th March and will be spicing up the nightlife in all the right ways!

It is said you haven’t been to Ibiza if you haven’t been to Lio and now the high-octane exhilarating performance energy is on the doorstep for Londoners.

Sapphira came to London from Australia seeking the kind of show production that would set hearts racing. Instead, she found herself drawn to Ibiza after a jaunt in 2006 whisked her to Pacha, Space, Bora Bora and DC10.

She was so inspired she began plotting a Burlesque in Ibiza project and later set up the Ibiza Burlesque Festival because of the unrivalled show production and boundary-defying edginess on the island.

Lio has been inspirational since Sapphira & Tonestepa first saw the show at the waterfront Marina Botafoch location and now the excellence continues in London’s capital.

Best of all, the company, owned by Pacha Group, has revived and enhanced the iconic space of Cafe De Paris to which all Londoner’s owe them a debt of gratitude.

This exceptional theatre and cabaret space has entertained generations of Londoners for over a century (even being known as a haunt for Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Noel Coward) and it sadly had to close in the pandemic like many other landmark locations.

Thanks to Lio London, the magic of Cafe De Paris lives on and not only is the beautiful interior renovation true to the legacy we know and love, it’s magically enhanced and improved.
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Behind the Ibiza Burlesque Festival is the production company known as Sapphira’s Showtime with a motive to elevate, expand and, where needed, improve the professionalism of the burlesque industry.

We love burlesque and believe it is so life-changing that we started teaching classes with our company in London over 12 years ago and we have never looked back.

Sapphira’s Showtime is now proud to have worked with over 500 performers, contracted dance instructors and professionals worldwide along with producing some 200 events, one of them a successful Record Setter World Record Attempt for the Fastest Burlesque Glove Peel Relay.

In all this time of teaching and creating events, we have dealt with a huge scope of people linked to burlesque.

– performers
– multinational corporate and blue chip companies
– dance studio owners
– graphic designers
– print production houses
– costume designers
– photographers & filmmakers & videographers
– press outlets, broadcast TV, newspapers, magazines, podcasts & radio

As we opened up our Ibiza Burlesque Festival applications, we realised that performers needed a training programme to help them market their talents and know how to connect the dots between their dreams and getting support from businesses, thus:

Boost Your Burlesque Strategy was born!




This programme is a coaching programme facilitated by festival director, Sapphira.

It has expanded beyond the Ibiza Burlesque Festival because we have found performers all over the world contacting us to be part of it.

It has focus modules delivered as self-study elements on the World Burlesque Academy App, as well as live Zoom tutorials to learn together.

So far we have:

– 17 countries
– 52 graduates
– major press features in TV, print and radio for artists in Poland, Finland, Sweden, USA, UK & South Africa

Burlesque artists, want to level up without doing it alone?
Book a FREE mini-mentoring session.

https://www.tinyurl.com/boostyourburlesque 

Or visit our partner website

https://www.sapphirasshowtime.com/boostyourburlesque


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