Board and Staff

Museum Staff

Dustin M. Wax, Executive Director

Executive Director Dustin M. WaxDustin holds an M. Phil. (ABD) in cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and has taught anthropology and gender studies at both University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the College of Southern Nevada since 2003. He is strongly committed to Nevada arts and culture, has served on the boards of several local arts and cultural organizations, and currently sits on the board of the Nevada Museums Association. He is the editor of Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War: The Influence of Foundations, McCarthyism, and The CIA and author of Don’t Be Stupid: A Guide To Learning, Studying, And Succeeding At College.

Rachel Hanley, Visitor Services Manager

Rae HanleyRae is a visual artist in Las Vegas who has used burlesque as a media for her practice. She studied fine art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her main focus was on sexuality in art, and the body as art. She has shown in galleries all over Las Vegas and Chicago. Rae has produced several shows, and has stage-managed burlesque throughout the city.

Buttercup, Program  Assistant

ButtercupButtercup is a burlesque performer, instructor, and costumer in Las Vegas, Nevada. She hails from New York City where she studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with her skilled voice and movement, Buttercup incorporates traditional burlesque elements into her routines. Her fan-dance, bump and grind and tassel and assel twirling create unforgettable acts which embody beauty and eroticism with light-hearted flair. Buttercup has been a featured entertainer in burlesque, comedy and variety shows in Las Vegas and across the country.

Darby Fox, Collections Assistant

Darby FoxDarby has been performing as a stripteaser and emcee on burlesque stages since 2011. Drawing from her studies as a trained historian, Darby integrates the naughty playfulness and comedy, that has historically always been a part of burlesque, into her acts. A native to the City of Sin, Darby is also a model specializing in pin-up, bellydancing, and is a life-long yogi. She has been a pose and performance coach since 2013. Using her years of yoga and modeling experience, Darby breaks down body movements for any mobility level, so that anyone can create beautiful shapes with their body on stage or in front of a camera. She is currently the collection assistant at The Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Board of Directors

Jaye MacAskill, Chair
Bunny Bee, Vice-Chair
Nicollette Daly, Secretary
Robert Ferguson, Treasurer
Dustin M. Wax, President
Debra Roth
Dirty Martini
Dita Von Teese
Melody Sweets
Neil Kendall
Chair Emeritus, the late Dixie Evans

Community Council

The Community Council provides a forum for committed burlesque community members to advise, inform, and offer critique to the organization, and to act as its emissaries to the larger community. Its current members are:

Andy “Doc” Davis
Brett Rollins
Chairmyn Meow
Crystal Swarowski
Cyanide Cyn
Dave Williams
Debra Roth
Don Spiro
Dustin M. Wax
Egypt Blaque Knyle
Indigo Blue
Jaye MacAskill
Kay Sera
Lola Coquette
Michelle Baldwin
Miz Charlamay
Pastel Supernova