Once upon a time…
Our story begins in the spring of 2006. The founding members of The Jigglewatts met on the set of a zombie movie (hey, this is Austin!) and one day discovered they all had the same dreams of performing burlesque--  in fact, they had all been following its revival for several years.  A brilliant, crazy idea was born and they got to work on costumes and choreography. The Jigglewatts opened their first show that summer at The Velvet Spade to a sold out house and haven't stopped since.  
Now stronger than ever and with over 25 titles collectively, this resplendent troupe is the most awarded in the world.
 
The show…
 
All of our dance numbers are intensely character-driven, giving a revealing glimpse into the personas we’ve created. More than just adopting cutesy stage names, each dancer has a captivating presence with which she infuses all actions. 
Perhaps the strongest element of a Jigglewatts performance, however, is the attention to detail.  From the music  selection and editing to the precisely timed lift of an eyebrow, the balance of choreography to improvisation,  the lighting design (where available), and let's not forget the dazzling, custom-made costumes... each plays a vital role in the creation of The Jigglewatts world.
 
Awards and Accolades
"Miss Tiki Oasis" (Jolie Goodnight) - Tiki Oasis 2015
"Legend's Choice" (Layna D'Luna) - Vancouver Burlesque Festival 2015
"Most Classic" (Ruby Joule) - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015
"Last Pastie Standing" (Lola LeStrange) - Southern Fried Burlesque Festival 2015
"Miss Tiki Oasis" (Ruby Joule) - Tiki Oasis 2014
"Crown Princess of Burlesque" (Ruby Joule) - New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2013
"Gold Medal Winner" (Pearl Lux) - Burlympics 2013
"Best Dancer" (Pearl Lux) - Burlympics 2013
"Miss Tiki Oasis" 1st Runner Up (Ruby Joule) - Tiki Oasis 2013
"Princess of Burlesque" (Ruby Joule) - New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2012
"Most Classic" (Ruby Joule) - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012
"Best Debut" (Ruby Joule) - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012
"Performer of the Year" (Ruby Joule) - Hot Rods & Heels 2011
"Troupe of the Year" - Hot Rods & Heels 2011
"Miss Viva Las Vegas" 2nd Runner Up (Coco Lectric) - Viva Las Vegas 2011
"Best Tease" (Jolie Goodnight) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2011
"Audience Choice Award" (Jolie Goodnight) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2011
"Queen of Burlesque" (Coco Lectric) - New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2010
"Troupe of the Year" - Hot Rods & Heels 2010
"Performer of the Year" (Coco Lectric) - Hot Rods & Heels 2010
"Best Costume" (Ruby Joule) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2010
"Audience Choice Award" (Pearl Lux) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2010
"Audience Choice Award" (Coco Lectric) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2009
"Most Original" (Ruby Joule) - Texas Burlesque Festival 2008
"Art of the Tease Award" (Coco Lectric) - Joy of Austin's Striptease Competition 2008
 
 
Venues we have performed include:
Austin
ACL Moody Theatre
Stateside at the Paramount Theatre
Antone's
Stubb's
La Zona Rosa
Esther's Follies
Sagra Enoteca Trattoria
The Parish
The Beauty Ballroom
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Fiesta Gardens - Austin
The Hideout Theatre
Momo's
Emo's
The Highball
Hole in the Wall
The Scoot Inn
Red 7
Elysium
The Beauty Bar
Beerland
Room 710
The Velvet Spade (now The Mohawk)
Carousel Lounge
Hanover's - Pflugerville
Allure
Aces Lounge
The Gibson Lounge at Maggie Mae's
Dallas
The Lakewood Theatre
The Texas Theatre
House of Blues
The Quixotic Theatre
Excuses Cafe
The Kessler Theatre
The Plaza Theatre
The Stoneleigh Hotel
Other
The Viper Room, Hollywood, CA
The Doll Hut, Anaheim, CA
Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas, NV
Harrah's Casino Theatre, New Orleans, LA
The House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
The KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
 
 
Visions of Jigglewatts…
We are thrilled to see the amount of talent that has developed in the Austin burlesque scene over the past few years.  Burlesque goes hand in hand with Austin's live music scene and the "Keep Austin Weird" battle-cry that can be heard from South Congress to Red River.  But for The Jigglewatts, burlesque is also much more than that- it's an art form which allows us to call upon the wealth of our combined skills and talents to create something truly exceptional.  We can finally put to good use our many years of dance training, film, theatre and costuming experience, not to mention mad Home-Ec skills and sometimes penmanship!