Pepper Sparkles is a burlesque performer, fusion belly dancer, vintage/pinup model and vintage specialist from Finland. She first discovered burlesque in 2008, at the very first Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and has been hooked ever since! After taking some workshops with some of the international burlesque performers visiting Finland, Pepper first hit the stage in 2009, at the second edition of Finland's "Newcomer's Night". From 2011 onwards Pepper has co-performed with fellow burlesque performers Gigi Praline and Sandy Jungle as the troupe Thee Dizzy Daisies. She also teaches burlesque workshops both in Finland and internationally, and is a proud member of the Finnish school of burlesque Burleskinstituutti.
She is a picture-perfect reincarnation of the turn-of-the-century exotic dancers such as Mata Hari and silent movie beauties like Theda Bara. She brings you all the eye-catching exotica and flamboyant vintage elegance of Golden Era Hollywood. Her unique and exquisite acts will propel you into fantastic worlds of wonders, and are guaranteed to always leave a smile on your face. Let her flapper you up!
Helsinki Burlesque Festival (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), Stockholm Burlesque Festival (2013), London Burlesque Festival (2014, 2015), Boylesque Festival Vienna (2014), New York Burlesque Festival (2014), Amsterdam Burlesque Award (2014, 2016), Polish Burlesque Festival (2015), Berlin Burlesque Week (2016), Caput Mundi Burlesque Award (2016), Lyon Burlesque Festival (2017), Bordeaux Burlesque Festival (2017), Devils in High Heels Burlesque Festival (2017), Bavarian Burlesque Festival (2018), Prague Burlesque Festival (2019)