Persephone Illyri

Burlesque & Striptease Artistry

Meet persephone

Known as Seattle's Goddess in Glitter, Persephone Illyri is a classic burlesque and striptease artist.  Often adorned in only rhinestones and glitter, Persephone enthralls audiences with effortless poise and unapologetic sensuality.  Persephone is trained in ballet and numerous social dances including salsa and blues - a little classic training that adds an extra sparkle to this sultry sweetheart's bump and grind.  She performs regularly around Seattle, and has brought her signature femininity and tease to the stages of international festivals including the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, the Moisture Festival, and more.  


Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, in figure hugging baby blue satin, had a southern style decadence that was smokier than a Memphis blues bar and as smooth as fine scotch. She is a master of the strip tease. In true vaudevillian fashion, she unlaced her corset to free her ravishing body, embraced her long white boa, and twirled and tossed her glove with style… She exuded true femininity and elegance.
— Review of Persephone Illyri at the Vancouver Burlesque Festival 2013