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Gaudy and bawdy, titillating and terrifying, London St. Juniper is the Gin Palace Special and Your Illustrated Edition. Named “Most Wicked” in Salem at the 2021 Great Burlesque Expo, and Miss DC PinUp 2017, London is a painted lady from the pages of a penny dreadful who calls DC her burly home. Believing the only sin is packing light, London has stalked stages and pages across the US, collecting quips and tag lines as she goes. With a PhD in bad influences, London is coming to serve you creepy cheesecake straight from Stepford Suburbia.


 

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Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography

Long Form Bio

London St. Juniper is a burlesque and sideshow performer local to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. London's background is in performativity rather than performance; as a scholar, London researches the construction and performance of gender identity through fashion in Victorian novels and contemporary comics. Overthinking everything, and writing it all down, this sartorial siren hunts down the illicit in literature as a literary scholar and cultural historian; a PhD in bad influences, London loves a dirty book, but always keeps the pages pristine.

In 2017 London put her doctoral theories into practice, and made her burlesque debut as Batman in Baltimore. Since then she has performed in cities from Salem to Atlanta, from intimate brunches to the huge crowds of DragonCon and Otakon. Performing nerdlesque, burlesque, glass walking, sword ladder, and bed of nails, London favors elaborate costumes and unexpected reveals, and finds inspiration in her research.

London St. J is the Gin Palace Special, and Your Illustrated Edition.  

 

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What the heck is a "gin palace special"?

In Victorian England, working class factory workers would blow off steam and cut a rug at bars known as "gin palaces," so named for their fancy facades and spirit of choice. Going for lavish glamour and cheap booze, gin palaces were most often rowdy, bawdy, and gaudy - kind of like London St. J.  

Available Acts

Classic​ Acts

  • Confessional: Byronic classic act to Puscifer's "Rev. 22-20 Dry Martini Mix," green sequin to red

  • Peeler: Flirty tease to Diana Krall's "Peel Me a Grape," silver and teal

  • Strange Bird - Moody goth glam act to Slipknot's "Prelude 3.0," red

  • Hey Pretty - Classic chair act to Poe's "Hey Pretty," black rainbow sequin

  • Trying Too Hard - classic act to "Satan takes a Holiday" by Ralph Flanagan, black and nude.

  • Call Me Lucy - a fun classic bop to "Satan is a Woman" by Twin Towers, pink. 

  • You Done Me Wrong - A slow burn classic act featuring a transformation gown, to “I’ll Be Glad (When You’re Dead)” by Louis Armstrong and Ingrid Michaelson, black, white, and red. 

Nerdlesque Acts

  • Hero Worship: Adam West Batman to "Miserlou," silver and blue

  • Flaming Rainbows: Team Fortress 2 Pyro, to game music, Red Team. Of course. 

  • Cuckoo for YouOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's Nurse Ratched, to a mix, white

  • Wild Thing: Where the Wild Things Are to Black Keys's "Howling for You," yellow, cream, and brown

  • Lady Killer: inspired by the comic by Joelle Jones, to Powerman 5000's "World's Collide," purple, yellow, white, and blood

  • Mr. DNA: A classic act to George Thoroughgood's "Bad to the Bone," featuring the animated figure Mr. DNA from Jurassic Park, blue with pink, yellow, and white 

  • Where's the Goat?: A highly-costumed act as the tour car from Jurassic Park to Fear Factory's cover of "Cars," with special guest Betty Boop, the Tyrannosaurus Rex

  • Ryuk You: stilts act of Deathnote demon to Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction," black and white.

  • The Cake is a Lie: Aerial dance trapeze act featuring GLaDOS from Portal, to game music, black and white  

  • Stuck in the Middlea gory chair routine marrying the Joker from Death of the Family and Mr. White from Reservoir Dogs, to "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealer's Wheel.

  • 1, 2, Freddy's Coming for You: celebrating Wes Craven's Nightmare, to Valerie Broussard's "Killer," red, green, and brown. 

Neo Burlesque Acts

  • Blood Bath: A creepy cheesecake tribute to Elizabeth Bathory, Blood Bath is a classic bathtub act. Tub is portable; all liquids contained.

  • ​Eat My Cake: Marie Antoinette to AWOLNation's "Burn it Down," pastel blue, pink, yellow, orange, and green

  • Hey London: Gothic fantasy to Marilyn Manson's "Tattooed in Reverse" and Type O-Negative's "Black No. 1," black, red, and purple. Requires a large space for walking cage. 

  • Goatman: to Primus's "My Name is Mud," blue and grey

  • Slenderman: stilts act to System of a Down's "Peephole," black and white. Light-hearted variation to "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top.  

  • Dermis Darling: a cheesy gory take on "The Stripper" from The Monster Club (1981) to "The Dismemberment Song" by Blue Kid. 

  • Bathtub Gin: Miss Hannigan horror nerdlesque act to "Little Girls" featuring a black comedy blood bath. Also available with a conspiracy-theory twist. 

Sideshow Burlesque Acts

  • Life of Grime: Alfred Thaddeus Pennyworth to AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds, burlesque and glass walking, black and white

  • Grinch: to Small Town Titans's "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch," burlesque and glass walking, red, black, and green 

  • Pink Elephants: Snow White to Guspy's "Pink Elephants on Parade," burlesque and bed of nails, blue, yellow, and pink

  • Amazing Grace: Exorcist horror burlesque trapeze act to Marilyn Manson's "Personal Jesus"

  • Out of this World: a stilt-walking burlesque tribute to the Martian woman from Mars Attacks to Nelly Furtato's "Maneater," beige and green. 

  • Gorgonous: A sideshow burlesque routine to Drain STH's "Unreal," featuring bed of nails, glasswalking, and special effects; white.

  • Blood in the Cut: A classic-inspired sideshow burlesque act featuring ruffles, feathers, fishnets, and a five-sword ladder to K. Flay's "Blood in the Cut," red. 

  • In These Shoes: Stilt-walking classic act to Bette Midler's "In These Shoes?", black and teal

Haute Dame Duets​

  • Doctor Doctor: to Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch," a nerdlesque duet "shipping" Drs. Malcolm and Grant from Jurassic Park

  • Pinky and the Brain: to OK Go's "Here We Go Again," a nerdlesque duet of Pinky and the Brain from Animaniacs 

 

In Active Production (available with notice)​​​​

  • Maleficent: Tech-heavy Nerdlesque act to  Valerie Broussard's "A Little Wicked." Features LEDs, contained smoke effects (no smoke machine), and magic. 

  • Burn It Down: a shadow dance to "I Did Something Bad" by Shoshana Bean and Cynthia Erivo

  • If I Fits I Sits: Catwoman variety act utilizing the Torture Tuffet, to "A Little Bit Dangerous" by CRMNL.

Experience

  1. Woodsboro Burlesque Prom, Richmond VA, June 25, 2022. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Hey London” and "Freddy's Comin' For You."

  2. The Jaded Lounge, Baltimore MD, June 11, 2022. Prod. Billie Bleu. “Call Me Lucy” and "You Done Me Wrong." 

  3. Tapitha Kix Presents: Mulberry’s After Dark, Prom, Baltimore MD, May 13, 2022. Prod. Tapitha Kix. “Stuck in the Middle With You” and "Freddy's Comin' For You." 

  4. Nerdvana Main Show, Silver Spring MD, May 7, 2022. Prod. Maki Roll. "Ryuk You." 

  5. Mojo’s Carnival, Bar XIII Delaware, April 22-3. Prod. “Blood in the Cut” and “Gorgonous.”

  6. The World Oddities Expo, Philadelphia PA, April 16, 2022. Prod. Hexwork. “Blood in the Cut” and “1, 2, Freddy’s Coming for You.”

  7. Tapitha Kix Presents: Mulberry’s After Dark, Res-Erection, Baltimore MD, April 15, 2022. Prod. Tapitha Kix. “Call Me Lucy.”

  8. Yolks on You, Washington DC, April 10, 2022. Prod. DMVariety. “Bathtub Gin.”

  9. Reposado Room: Classic Rock, Richmond VA, April 9, 2022. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Stuck in the Middle With You” and “Mr. DNA.” 

  10. Grandstaff & Stein Burlesque Brunch, Richmond VA, April 3, 2022. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Call Me Lucy” and “Hey Pretty.”

  11. RVA Burlesque Festival, Richmond VA, March 26, 2022. Prod. RVABF. “Lady Killer.”

  12. World Oddities Expo, Baltimore MD, October 30, 2021. Prod. Eyrie Twylite. "Gorgonous" and "Dermis Darling." 

  13. Ellie Quinn Presents at Center of the Universe Brewery, Ashland VA, October 7, 2021. Prod. Ellie Quinn

  14. Pies and Pasties at The Pie Shop, Washington DC, October 6, 2021. Prod. Isabelle Epoch. "Peeler."

  15. The Library Tavern, Washington DC, October 2, 2021. Prod. Delilah Dentata and Jim Dandy. "Gorgonous" and "Strange Bird." 

  16. The Great Burlesque Exposition 13, Salem Mass, September 2021. "Lady Killer" won "Most Wicked." 

  17. Otakon, Washington DC, August 2021. Prod. Beltway Burlesuque. "Ryuk You." 

  18. Hexwork, Baltimore MD, February, 2020. Prod. Eyrie Twilight. "Blood Bath."  

  19. The Lost Tassel: Jurassic Pasties, Richmond VA, February 8, 2020. Prod. Ellie Quinn Presents. "Bad to the Bone" and "Where's the Goat?"

  20. The Roaring 2020s New Years Eve: A Burlesque Revue, Baltimore MD, December 31, 2019. Prod. Out of the Boxx Productions. "Peeler." 

  21. Nativikitty 3: WTF is the Meaning of Stripmas?, Richmond VA, December 8, 2019. Prod. Burlesque Right Meow. "Grinched." 

  22. Yolks on You, Washington DC, December 1, 2019. Prod. Delilah Dentata and Jim Dandy. “Blood Bath” and "Bad to the Bone."

  23. NOLA Nerdlesque Festival, November 15, 2019. “Hero Worship” for Villains show, “Life of Grime” for Heroes show.

  24. World Oddities Expo, Baltimore MD, November 2, 2019. Prod. Eyrie Twylite. "Pink Elephants" and "Goatman."

  25. Twisted Knickers Boo-Lesque, Falls Church VA, October 25, 2019. Prod. Tapitha Kix. "Slenderman" and "Lady Killer." 

  26. Got MILF? A Hot Mom Burlesque Brunch, Washington DC, October 13, 2019, Prod. Les Folies Derriere and Beltway Burlesque. “Doctor Doctor” and “Blood Bath.”

  27. Friday the 13th Burlesque, Richmond VA, September 13, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Slenderman.”

  28. Peep Show Pop Up III, Annapolis MD, September 6, 2019. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Lady Killer” and “Goatman.”

  29. Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival, August 3, 2019. Prod. Annie Mae Allure. “Hero Worship” for competition, “Flaming Rainbows” for Saturday showcase

  30. Smashed History, Washington DC, July 17, 2019. Prod. District of Party. “Eat My Cake.”

  31. Satanic Panic, Denver CO, June 22, 2019. Prod. Red Rum and Carnivale de Sensuale. “Lady Killer.”

  32. Good to be Bad, Wilmington DE, June 15, 2019. Prod. Rum Runner Revue. “Hero Worship.”

  33. Peep Show Pop Up II, Annapolis MD, May 18, 2019. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Pink Elephants” and “Hey Pretty.”

  34. Babyface Reid and Neimo’s West Coast Bender with Very Special Guests Straycat Sideshow and London St. Juniper, Washington DC, May 4, 2019.  Prod. by Babyface Reid and Neimo. “Life of Grime” and “Pink Elephants”

  35. Washington DC Burlypicks, Washington DC, April 27, 2019. Prod. Ginger Jameson. “Hero Worship.”

  36. Stripelodeon, Richmond VA, April 13, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Pinky and the Brain.”

  37. Nu(de) Metal, Richmond VA, March 2, 2019. Prod. Burlesque Right Meow. “Lady Killer” and “Strange Bird.”

  38. Jurassic Pasties, Richmond VA, February 15, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Doctor Doctor” and “Bad to the Bone.”

  39. Yolks on You, Washington DC, December 16, 2018. Prod. Delilah Dentata and Jim Dandy. “Grinch.”

  40. Peep Show Pop Up, Annapolis MD, November 17, 2018. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Peeler” and “Strange Bird.”

  41. Lysistrata and Other Burlesque Tales of Rage, Washington DC, November 2, 2018. Prod. Philanthrotease. “Lady Killer.”

  42. When Twirls Collide, Norfolk and Richmond VA, October 6 and 19, 2018. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Hero Worship” and “Life of Grime.”

  43. Creepypasties, Washington DC, October 13, 2018. Prod. Beaver and Butt Stuff. “Goatman” and “Slenderman.”

  44. Lush Burlesque and Variety, Baltimore MD, October 11, 2018. Prod. Ruby Rockafella. “Peeler” and “Confessional.”

  45. Grandstaff & Stein Burlesque Brunch, Richmond VA, October 7, 2018. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Peeler” and “Lady Killer.”

  46. Glamour Geek Revue: DragonCon Burlesque, Atlanta GA, September 1, 2018. Prod. Tallolah Love. “Flaming Rainbows.”

  47. Just a Brunch of Nerds, Washington DC, August 12, 2018. Prod. Maki Roll. “Hero Worship” and “Dirty Deeds.”

  48. Stripper Prom, Baltimore MD, May 26, 2018.  Prod. Twisted Knickers Burlesque. “Cuckoo for You” and “Hey London.”

  49. Grandstaff & Stein Burlesque Brunch, Outer Banks NC, May 13. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Eat My Cake,” and “Confessional.”

  50. A Wicked Halfway to Halloween Affair, Norfolk VA, May 12, 2018. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Confessional”

  51. Do Both 4, Philadelphia PA, April 20, 2018. Prod. HoneyTree EvilEye. “Hero Worship.”

  52. Res-Erection, Baltimore MD, March 31, 2018. Prod. Twisted Knickers Burlesque. “Confessional.”

  53. Sensation: A Novel Burlesque Revue, Norfolk VA, January 13, 2018. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Cuckoo for You,” and “Wild Thing.”

  54. De-Brew-Tante Burlesque Ball, Philadelphia PA, December 21, 1017. Prod. Liberty Rose. “Hero Worship,”

  55. The Dreadful Cabaret, Washington DC, October 28, 2017. Prod. Camp Variety. “Confessional.” and “Eat My Cake.”

  56. The 8 Bit Revue 2, Washington DC, October 7, 2017. Prod. Maki Roll. "Falming Rainbows"

  57. Goddess: A Burlesque Dedication to Phenomenal Women, Norfolk VA, August 12, 2017. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Eat My Cake.”

  58. JustASS League vs. XXX-Men, Washington DC, July 15, 2017. Prod. Maki Roll. “Hero Worship.”

  59. Burlesque for Every Bawdy, Baltimore MD, May 2017. Prod. Bawdy Shop Burlesque.  “Hero Worship.”

Review

"The master/mistress/mastress of outfits and not outfits. Garb and the lack of. Dress and undress. Being slightly almost nude and being less nude than that. Putting an outfit together and taking and outfit apart." -  Mr. Dug Brown