Miss Indigo Blue is an award-winning burlesque entertainer, educator and entrepreneur. She got her start in Seattle in 1994 with Tamara The Trapeze Lady’s “Fallen Women Follies”, and the rest is practically net-burlesque history. She started TwirlyGirl Pasties “exquisite pasties for discriminating nipples” in 2001, and founded the Academy of Burlesque in 2003. Shortly afterward she joined the Atomic Bomshells and began performing with Lily Verlaine Presents. In 2011 Miss Indigo became “Miss Exotic World”, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque and represented the Burlesque Hall of Fame as the top Burlesque entertainer in the world. To date she has appeared on the “Top 50 Burlesque Performers” rankings by 21st Century Burlesque each year since it’s inception. Seattle’s Burlesque stalwart, she continues to be a sought after headliner and emcee at events across the globe. Always interested in discussing behind-the-scenes topics such as feminism, cultural appropriation, aging, sex work and other deep topics, Indigo longed for a platform to get into deep conversations without the lingering call, “10 minutes”. With her background in event production, non-profit work, political campaign organizing and volunteer coordination, Miss Indigo Blue created BurlyCon as the first International Educational and Social Convention dedicated to Burlesque in 2008.