BABE Cooperative / est. 2019
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 "Coop" is helmed by RedBone. While regular programming is no longer part of The Coop's offerings, the structures and resources build and compiled over the first few years of The Coop continue to bring representation to burlesque in the Bay Area today. BABE continues to be the primary producer of the Bay Area Legends Challenge, an event that features a dizzying array of local talent in an effort to raise funds for our industry's burlesque Legends.
"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 movement educator. She creates ephemeral performance experiences that draw heavily on her background in dance, theater and yoga. Her work bridges the gap between concert dance and cabaret by blending the American Art of the Tease (burlesque) with a range of movement styles and techniques. Her professional experiences touches on luxury retail, wholesale, wellness, and event production.
"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.
ROB "RAWBB" RACINE
FKA TEDDY TRADE
"He’s got a devil on his shoulder and an angel in his voice."
Rob "RAWBB" Racine is a singer, songwriter, burlesque performer, and producer. Equal parts rough trade, rainbows, unicorns, sprinkles, and the love you squeeze out of stuffed animals, "RAWBB" is the current avenue of expression for this powerhouse performer. He is the Proud Papa Bear of Chicago’s premier male burlesque experience: Naughty Little Cabaret. He’s a singer, dancer, comedian, producer, writer, lover, and don’t tell anyone... but he’s made of magic. He’s like your perfect Prince Charming who shops at Hot Topic!
Rebel is the Queen of Heart Breakers, speeding around the Bay Area. Rebel made her burlesque debut in 2018 and was September's winner of Nudie Nubies! She has been on board with the Coop from the get go as a stage manager, performer, intern, and an integral member. A badass creator, performer, collaborator, and administrator, Rebel has shifted her creative focus to photography. Check out Rebel Lion Photography via the link below to view her work and book a session!