MM16 - Scarlett James: Showgirl and Montreal Burlesque Festival Founder

MM16 - Scarlett James: Showgirl and Montreal Burlesque Festival Founder

Scarlett saw her first burlesque show in 2007 and instantly fell in love with the art. At the time, the Montreal burlesque scene was almost non-existent and shows were usually focused on humour. Scarlett wanted to take a different approach and worked on creating a show that revolved around glamour. After 6 months of hard work, she finally got a chance to showcase her act and it was an immediate success.

Scarlett has been credited with making burlesque more mainstream in Canada. Besides growing her own personal brand, she also founded the annual Montreal Burlesque Festival. However, her success isn't limited to the Canadian market as she travels around the globe to perform her acts at theatres and corporate events. 

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