TBF Headliner: Sweetpea


The 12th Annual Toronto Burlesque Festival is proud to announce Sweetpea as our headliner for the 2019 season.

#24 in the Burlesque Top 50 2018, 21st Century Magazine (recognized in the Top 50 2016, 2017, 2018)
​PRINCESS of BURLESQUE (1st Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2017
Duchess of Burlesque (2nd Runner Up), Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Tournament of Tease 2016 (and many more)

The “Sexquisite Powerhouse” known as Sweetpea is hailed as a conductor of vibrant electricity known for fierce looks, jaw-dropping musicality, and the ability to seduce any room or stage. 

Her Royal Sweetness was a pioneer of the Twin Cities’ Neo-Burlesque movement, helping to create and direct Lili’s Burlesque Revue, as well as starring in revues, cabarets, and variety shows across town.  She has since been in print, film, plays, and performed all over the US and beyond, headlining and featuring numerous festivals such as Vienna Boylesque Festival, Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival, Colorado Burlesque Festival, Freezing Tassel Burleque Festival , New York Nerdlesque Festival, Phoenix Comicon, Fierce! International Queer Burlesque FestivalNew York Burlesque Festival,Vancouver Burlesque FestivalNew Orleans Burlesque FestivalShow-Me Burlesque Festival, and many more.  As a burlesque superfan herself, she is honored to meet and celebrate new artists as well as share top billing alongside the best performers in the industry.

Sweetpea’s mission is to nurture and promote the experience of succulent, multifaceted, full-spectrum living by caring for, connecting to, and fully inhabiting our bodies (especially by revealing them).  When not onstage baring & sharing her love of life, she’s working to help others discover, nurture & express theirs through mentoring, teaching tease-tactics & performance art, and overall wellness. [Studio Sweet]