Dustin M. Wax, Executive Director
Dustin 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.
Buttercup, Program Coordinator
Buttercup is a burlesque performer, producer, 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. She manages BHOF’s School of Striptease. She produces the burlesque shows, Revusical and Sinful Sunday as well as BHOF’s Tease: A Burlesque Revue.
Darby Fox, Curator
A performer, host, producer, and educator, Darby Fox has been working burlesque stages since 2011. Darby’s interests in burlesque are academic as well; a trained historian, Darby finished her MA in 2018. In her thesis, Mixing the Business of Pleasure, Darby examined burlesque as labor in twentieth-century America, while her minor in public history emphasized curation. As a performer, Darby integrates the naughty playfulness and comedy that has historically been a part of burlesque with striptease to create modern narratives. Darby is an instructor at the BHoF’s School of Striptease.
Jyl Agustin, Museum Assistant
Jyl is a born and raised native, first generation Asian American, and performer in Las Vegas. They studied Photography and Film at the College of Southern Nevada, and started performing drag and burlesque in 2010 under the alter ego Jeffrey Xerxes Brice. Jyl and their wife recently welcomed their son in late 2019. They are very eager to expand their knowledge on burlesque and Las Vegas history.
Board of Directors
Bunny Bee, Chair
Nicollette Daly, Vice-Chair
Robert Ferguson, Secretary
Dirty Martini, Treasurer
Dustin M. Wax, President
The title of Board Emeritus recognizes founders and past board members whose work and service have been instrumental to shaping the Burlesque Hall of Fame as it is today.
Dita Von Teese
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
Dustin M. Wax
Egypt Blaque Knyle