(MC, Where Not To Do Bhangra)
Since graduating from Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society's Becoming Burlesque program, this comic cutie has titillated audiences in dozens of venues across Vancouver and Canada. This busty and lusty Burlesque Stripsation celebrated her 6th year Burlesque-a-versary in May 2013. A Vancouver fan favorite, this pervy and curvy cutie has been called “a sheer comical and dancing talent on display,” “hilarious,” “full of sass,” and “in your face!”
April's proudest achievement has been being accepted to compete for Best Debut at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2012 where she was awarded Most Comedic overall. Fond memories include dancing and co-choreographing for SHINE: a burlesque musical. This busty bombshell and crew brought down the house at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre to rave reviews from fans and critics alike. April's efforts were noted with a nomination for an Ovation award in the category of Best Gypsy for her stellar performance and cheery disposition.
Other achievements of note include masterminding and performing in Screaming Chicken's entry for Best Group at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in the summer of 2010 and 2012 and with the Razzle Tassel Tease Show in 2011. April was also choreographer for the critically acclaimed Burlesque musical Greece Does Grease and was seen with the Razzle Tassel Tease Show at the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival main stage.
April has been listed as having one of the Top 40 Best Burlesque Blogs, been a recipient of the 2009 and 2013 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival's award for Comedic and Satirical Brilliance, and voted as Vancouver's 3rd favorite comedian in the 2009 Georgia Straight's Best of! Everyone's favourite blonde ball of fun has since returned to scene of the crime to help guide new performers into the magical world of Burlesque by co-teaching the very same intensive where she first found her start.
A former director of the Vancouver International Burlesque (VIBF 2012, VIBF 2013) and a passionate powerhouse of a performer, you never know what April O’Peel will do next!