Congratulations to The Baroness, winner of the 2018 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship! The Baroness was chosen for her commitment to working to create a better and safer burlesque community, particularly through her work with and for survivors of sexual abuse.
As the scholarship recipient, The Baroness will receive a full pass to all four showcases and all Master Classes during The 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at the Orleans Hotel and Casino this May 31 – June 3, and will be paired with one of the attending Legends to act as her escort for the Weekender.
“Burlesque embodies the legends’ strength and beauty and all they represent,” says The Baroness. “I will strive to keep Sparkly Devil’s memory alive and help fulfill the dreams of burlesque performers waiting in the wings to shine in the spotlight.”
The Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship is intended to encourage a stronger relationship between the younger and older generations of burlesque performers and to instill a sense of service to the burlesque community. Recipients are chosen in part for their commitment to the burlesque community and to the Legends who embody our history.
We are pleased to honor The Baroness with this award.