WIBF 2019 Workshops

WIBF is pleased to announce our 2019 headliners

Gogo Incognito


Gogo Incognito, the Sexy Nerd who will rock your world, hails from Nashville Tennessee and Specializes in Cosplay, Nerdlesque, 

Character and Classic Burlesque 

Workshops hosted by Gogo Incognito 

will take place Saturday August 17 & Sunday August 18, 2019

Details on workshop page 

Sign up for Gogo Incognito’s workshops

Zyra Lee Vanity



Known for her Urbanlesque, Nerdlesque and Classic Burlesque routines, Toronto's Zyra Lee Vanity delvers a high energy mix of Afro-Caribbean culture and vintage burlesque glamour

Workshops hosted by Zyra Lee Vanity 

will be held Saturday August 17, 2019 

Details on our workshops page.

Sign up for Zyra Lee Vanity’s workshops

WIBF 2018 Promotional Video                                 Video Credit: Layer Video Imagery

Thank you Layer Video Imagery for this gorgeous promo video! 

The 2019 Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival dates are August 16 & 17 

WIBF promo video

If you missed our inaugural festival in 2016, here's a peek at what you missed! 

Video credit: Layer Video Imagery

WIBF Burlesque Matinee with Prairie Diva, Meagan, Victoria and Dakota Von Tramp at the Winnipeg Tattoo Convention 2016

tattoos and burlesque video

Thank You Winnipeg!

WIBF would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers who stepped up to help us make this dream a reality, without all of your hard work none of this would have been possible! 

Special thanks to Dano Tanaka for all the social media help. Thank you Layer Video Imagery, Stephanie Setka Photography and Dano Tanaka of Secret Smokeshow Magazine for capturing the event. 

Thank you to Sandra Katz, the Gas Station Arts Centre and their crew.

Team WIBF Heather, Trina, Nadine –you are amazing! 

Thank you for the generous donations from our sponsors The Love Nest, Tattoo Sponsor: Iron Lotus Skin Art, Taylor Made Costumes, Katz Kreations and Marriagi’s Theme Suite Hotel. 

Thank you to our headliners; Zyra Lee Vanity and Gogo Incognito, and to the stunning performers who brought their acts from across Canada and the USA! 

Thank you so much to those of you who are returning performers, crew and patrons and a glittery burlesque welcome to those who joined us for the first time this year! WIBF appreciates all of you taking the time out of your busy lives to participate in the 2019 Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival! 

Last, but not least thank you Manitoba for coming out to celebrate all things burlesque with us! We look forward to seeing you soon!  


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Ready to get your glitter on?!?


Some highlights of WIBF 2018 included Burlesque Workshops by Prairie Diva, Sandra Katz, Audra Dacity, Dinah Might, Miss Mina Murray & Blue Onyx! Thank You to those of you who signed up for these exciting workshops! 

We look forward to bringing you more exciting opportunities to get your glitter on at WIBF 2019! 


Don't miss your burlesque favorites! 

Discover new performers!

Hosted by emcee extraordinaire, comedian Heather Witherden! 

Shimmy, shake and get your sexy on at one of the burlesque workshops offered by WIBF


Do you dream of strutting your stuff burlesque style? Now is your chance! 

Learn to work a boa, chair dance or perfect that sexy walk with the pros.

WIBF would like to thank the talented photographers and videographer who capture our shows!

Photo & Video Credits:

Festival Photos:

Studio D'Alessio @studiodalessio 

 Steffi of redlemonphotography 

Ryan Borden

Jay Simard

Steph Setka Photography

 Video: Layer Video Imagery 

Promo photos:

Teri Hofford

Brittany Rae Photography  

WIBF Promo Video 2016

Promo Video  for WIBF 2016                                       Video Credit Layer Video Imagery

Lets keep in touch, shall we?

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Don't miss a chance to see your favorite stars shimmy and shake their tail feathers in person!

Stay tuned for future events and workshop information!

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