BABE COOPERATIVE FOUNDERS
At the 11th hour of 2018, RedBone hit up a few of her Bay Area friends with a time sensitive ask:
Will you co-produce a weekly show at the Stud with me...starting in January 2019???
Miss Kitty Oaks, Jet Noir, and Teddy Trade hopped on board in an effort to keep burlesque in the hallowed halls of
the legendary gay bar Stud SF and the BABE Cooperative was born.
Today, the "BABE Coop" is helmed by RedBone, Miss Kitty Oaks, and Jet Noir.
The Cyclone of Burlesque
Since 2005, the hottest thing BOTH sides of the Mason Dixon Line has been traveling the world as one of the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, backing up the infamous Foxy Tann in her quest for world domination. As a soloist, "The Cyclone of Burlesque" has been featured in such International burlesque festivals as: Edmonton, Vancouver, Hawaii, Toronto & Fierce! and national burlesque festivals such as Dallas, Houston, Texas & Show-Me. To keep tootin' let's not forget the renowned showcases such as: Jeezy’s Juke Joint & Superstars of Burlesque (Chicago), Lannie’s Clocktower (Denver), Margaret Cho's The Sensuous Woman (Los Angeles), Little Minsky's & Hubba Hubba Review (San Francisco), and Immodesty Blaize's Burlesque Review (London).
MISS KITTY OAKS
The Feral Feline
Miss Kitty Oaks is a performer, choreographer, and educator based in the SF Bay Area. Her work bridges the gap between concert dance and cabaret, incorporating decades of dance training and performance experience. Kitty creates ephemeral performance experiences that blend the American Art of the Tease with a range of movement styles and techniques. In 2016 she founded Pistil Studios where she develops her performance work, provides affordable space to other artists, and shares her approach to movement in classes, workshops, and privates.
The Obsidian Obscenity
People often ask him, "how did all this get started?" While working as a nude model in San Diego, Jet Noir was introduced to Dr. Sketchy's and the world of Burlesque in 2008. Through Dr. Sketchy's, Jet became friends with the likes of Mynx d'Meanor and Lady Borgia. It wasn't until March 2010 that Jet found himself on stage in his underwear, painted gold working as a living prop for Mynx during her tribute to the academy awards. Jet has been embraced by the burlesque community ever since. Jet Noir continues to challenge himself with every act. His goal is to create something memorable every time he steps on the stage.