BurlyPod Team and Board Member

Known as “The Burning Sensation,” Ophelia Flame is a pioneer of the Minneapolis neo-burlesque scene and a mover and shaker in the world of burlesque. With her trademark red hair and elegant dance style, this fiery ecdysiast is known for her sexy-smart performances, ranging from classic to comedic. Ophelia has performed across the U.S. and is an internationally recognized burlesque performer, headlining both the Colorado and Toronto Burlesque Festivals in 2013 and Viva Las Vegas in 2014. She has been selected as a top contender eight times at The Burlesque Hall of Fame and holds the 2012 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, 1st runner up, and the 1999 Miss Exotic World, 2nd runner up titles. For five years running she has been nominated as one of the top 50 burlesque performers in the world by 21st Century Burlesque, and received a Golden Pastie Award for “Most Fabulous and Fitting Stage Name” from the New York Burlesque Festival. Ophelia has been featured in The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Boobs Weldon, Marie Claire, and numerous other publications. As a respected producer in the Twin Cities since 2004, Ms. Flame creates memorable shows and special events. She has been teaching burlesque since 2005 and is founder of Minnesota’s first school of burlesque, The Playful Peacock Showgirl Academy. Ophelia is a founder of The Best of Midwest Burlesk, the region’s first festival of its kind, The Minneapolis Burlesque Festival and is the creator of the Twin Cities branch of Dr. Sketchy’s. She enjoys anything shiny and cocktails at inappropriate hours.