Persephone Illyri is known for classic burlesque with unapologetic sensuality and tease.
Her repertoire of acts is always changing and growing. Peruse below through a sample of her perfromances, then contact her for information about these or other acts to suit your next event or production. Persephone is also available to create a custom performance for to meet your vision or needs.
A classic burlesque strip tease with featuring a costume in ice blue satin dripping with beads and crystals. Featuring extensive boa choreography and set to a rockabilly jazz track, this sultry number is guaranteed to wow.
Photo credit to Casey Campbell Photography, taken at the Rue Royale in Portland, OR.
A slow reverse strip filled with classic poses and sensuality. Prepare to be enthralled by an intimate chair dance previewing the beauty of getting dressed. The act is accompanied by a soft and melodic blues track and features a couture gown of cascading navy and slate blue lace. Costume by Lisa Marie Couture.
Act photo not currently available. Pictured image by POC Photo.
Persephone's signature act!
With haunting grace, this act brings larger-than-life burlesque splendor to the mythic transformation of Persephone's Greek Goddess namesake. Nearly 8 minutes in length and with a soundtrack moving from heavy-rock to trip-hop, this epic act features an unforgettable costume of flowing white fabric inspired by modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller. The act closes with captivating floorwork and boa choreography.
Photo credit to Travers Dow Photography, taken at Chance in Seattle, WA.
Set to the classic jazz standard New Orleans Bump, this act is fast-paced, infectiously fun, and filled to the brim with shimmies, bumps, and mesmerizing floorwork. Each musical note is paired with choreography to craft an exciting and energetic classic burlesque number where where high-class elegance meets playful seduction.
Photo credit to Eric Lynch of Bingme Photography.
A jazzy number packed with sass and heat that incites the flavor of a prohibition speakeasy with a modern flair. This act features ultraviolet ostrich feather fans and a floor length skirt of fringe making every move sizzle and sway.
Photo credit to Cameron Brown at the 2012 Vancouver Burlesque Festival. The act was also performed at the 2011 New Orleans Burlesque Festival.
Amidst a flurry of shimmies and shakes, this act is a wild, fun number with a dirty little twist. Set to an instrumental soundtrack of southern blues, Black Rattler gives classic burlesque a strange encounter with a slithery dance partner.
Persephone performed this act at the 2011 Windy City Burlesque Festival and the 2011 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Photo taken at AMDEF 2010.
Set to an instrumental montage of James Bond theme songs, this classic number sparkles with dangerous sex appeal and hypnotic style.
Photo by Scott Foster, taken at Tuesday Tease in Seattle, WA.
A dark number inspired by the Tale of the Headless Horseman. Dare to look away as Persephone delivers morbid eroticism atop a creaking, cobwebbed rocking horse. The act features a costume of black and gold, with a gothic, modern rock soundtrack.
Photo by SevenSeven Photography at the Triple Door, Seattle, WA.