The Cast of the Jigglewatts
Austin, Texas and beyond...

 

RUBY JOULE

London’s 21st Century Burlesque Magazine named her, “the poised porcelain princess of tease,” and Clutter Magazine (NY) simply calls her “damn hot!” A classically trained dancer and professional actress, native Texan Ruby Joule has performed her award-winning acts all over North America from Montreal to Las Vegas to Bourbon Street.  She is a founding member of the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue in Austin, Texas, and Austin Academy of Burlesque instructor. Recently crowned “Miss Tiki Oasis” 2014, Ruby won “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas in 2012, was crowned “Texas Performer of the Year” 2011 by Hot Rods and Heels Festival, won “Best Costume” in 2009 and “Most Original” in 2007 at the Texas Burlesque Festival, and was named “2nd Runner Up” Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2012 and “1st Runner Up” in 2013. 

She has been featured in numerous festivals around the country and headlined at the Toronto Burlesque Festival, Alabama Burlesque Festival, Texas Burlesque Festival, Viva Dallas Burlesque, Bustout Burlesque in New Orleans, Peepshow Menagerie in L.A., and was named among the top 30 most influential figures in burlesque worldwide in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine .

She has appeared on the covers of Bachelor Pad Magazine, Pin Curl Magazine, Space Squid, The Austin Chronicle, Metro ANE, and in the pages of The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Famous Monsters of Filmland in vintage inspired ads.  A featured model for Timeless Trends Corsetry, Emily Clay Corsets, Dakota's Vintage, and Pony-Cha Paris, she’s “the gem you’d love to polish.” See more of her here.

 

COCO LECTRIC

Austin-based Coco Lectric is a classically trained dancer, actor, and vocalist. With an absolute love of performing, she graces stages all over the world. She is a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque (Austin, TX), founder of the Austin Burlesque Alliance, co-producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival and the Headmistress of The Austin Academy of Burlesque.

Coco won “Queen of Burlesque 2010” at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. She was “2010 Texas Performer of the Year” from the Hot Rods and Heels festival and won the “Audience Choice Award 2009,” at the Texas Burlesque Festival. She's been featured in numerous festivals and headlined at Girlesque in Toronto, Windy City Burlesque Festival, Dallas Burlesque Festival, Suncoast Burlesque Festival and the Southwest Burlesque Festival. She performed Opening Night at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas 2010 and in the Miss Exotic World and Reigning Queen of Burlesque competition in 2011 and 2012. She was Viva Las Vegas' second runner up in 2011 and was voted #7 in 2011 and is currently #5 in 21st Century Burlesque’s “50 Top Burlesque Performers in the World.”  See more of her here.

 

JOLIE GOODNIGHT

Hailing back to the days of glitz and glamour, Jolie Goodnight has dazzled audiences around the US with fan dances, Champagne baths, and sultry jazz singing. She has performed with the Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue and Hell on Heels Revue in San Diego, and has graced the stages of the House of Blues, the Harley Davidson Anniversary Event with Mike Ness, and the famous Comic-Con “Comic Strip” event. Jolie Goodnight has modeled for Rockabilly Magazine and Sickgirl Creations and has been featured in a deck of Pin Up playing cards.

This “Burlesque Chanteuse” not only does an old fashioned strip tease, but sings jazz as well, sticking to the famous standards she fell in love with as a child, creating a fantastic whirlwind of peeling and singing. Jolie Goodnight, born and raised in the hill country of Texas, has been an actress, singer, and dancer since she was a young girl. Always in love with old Hollywood and Broadway musicals, Jolie Goodnight wanted to bring glamoru into everyday life. A determined woman, she studied theatre at St. Edward’s University and earned a degree in French from the University of San Diego. See more of her here.

 

RUBY LAMB

Miss Ruby Lamb is a frolicsome creature. Part glitter storm and cotton candy tumbleweeds, and part succubus and warrior, she is driven to the stage in a quest to become one with the music. She embraces erratic time signatures and is prone to the occasional snarl. A longtime member of Satan’s Cheerleaders, she is known for her legendary derriere.  Miss Lamb is an instigator of hijinks, an ambassador of fun, and she encourages all who would follow to find some way to perform for others. In other words, she likes to make people do little dances and sing little songs and wear little hats and big petticoats. Ruby Lamb is soft as scarves and wicked as wool.  See more of her here.

 

PEARL LUX

Pearl has been dancing since she could walk, studying everything from ballet to jazz, tap, hip hop, belly dance, and even ballroom. In high school she added acting to her ever-expanding expertise. By a chance of fate she starred in a SXSW short film in 2007 with Ruby Joule and parlayed that into an internship as a "Jiggle-ette" with The Jigglewatts for a while before becoming a member of the troupe. She recently finished her degree at The University of Texas in Radio Television Film, and currently resides and performs in Los Angeles.

When it comes to success, she has this to say: "Getting my first standing ovation for a solo was a great moment for me. I am really proud of that number and all the work (costuming, choreographing, and editing an epic 7 minute song down to 4:30 minutes) and 14 yards of fringe that went into it. The first time I performed it was at our encore of The Bettie Page Show at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. It's such a fun number to perform and the audience was great. I remember coming off the stage and Ruby Joule hugging me and saying "A star is born!" and laughing. When you lay your heart out dancing, especially on the first performance, and the audience is as excited as you are, it's incredibly rewarding. This was the same number, after even more added fringe, that won me the title of "Audience Choice Award" at The Texas Burlesque Festival which was simply icing on the cake."

 

JADE ESTEBAN ESTRADA

Jade Esteban Estrada, a graduate of New York's American Musical and Dramatic Academy, has performed in seven languages and in 33 countries. He's appeared on "The Graham Norton Effect" (Comedy Central), "30 Rock" (NBC) and hosted the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards(Bravo TV). 

His burlesque emcee stylings have been tapped for the Houston Burlesque Festival, the Latin Burlesque Festival, the Caribbean Burlesque Festival, the Dallas Burlesque Festival  and countless other burlesque productions from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. As his boylesque persona Pretty Boy Rock, he has been selected to perform at the 1st Annual Oregon Burlesque Festival2014 Ohio Burlesque Festival2014 San Antonio Burlesque FestivalFierce! The 2014 International Queer Burlesque FestivalAlterna-TEASE 2014and the Amsterdam Burlesque Award Festival 2014. He recently was crowned Big Boylesquer 2014 atMichigan's 2nd Annual Spring Fling Burlesque Festivalin Detroit.

Estrada was the artistic director of the Experiencia Dance Companyat Teatro La Tea in New York (2003-2005) and has since choreographed New York stage productions, tours and dance sequences in films. In 2009, he founded his San Antonio-based Acting Master Class Serieswhere he continues to offer workshops in acting, musical theatre, voice and speech and dance. See more of him here.

 

THE JIGGLE-ETTES

Something Blue (left), Layna D'Luna (center), and Lady Lola LeStrange (right) are fresh new faces in the Jigglewatts family.  These ingenues are ones to watch as they perfect the art of their tease and shimmy down the glitter brick road toward Jigglewatts City.