Matt is a co-founder and producer of Don’t Blink Burlesque, the 2017 Mr. AZ Entertainer of the Year, and was voted AZ Burlesque Performer of the Year and AZ Burlesque Emcee of the Year at the 2018 Strippy Awards. Matt also holds titles from the Iowa Burlesque Festival, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, and the Burlypicks International Burlesque Competition.
In 2015, Matt competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease for ‘King of Burlesque’ and was awarded the title as best male burlesque dancer in the world.
Raisin joined Don’t Blink Burlesque as a troupe dancer in early 2013 and has graced the stage in weekly, monthly, and large-scale themed shows. Raisin is known for her mind-blowing comedy improv acts, as well as her witty and sexy routines. She competed with Don’t Blink in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease and has performed in shows and festivals in Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Phoenix.
Layla brought her island styling to Don’t Blink burlesque as a troupe dancer in the summer of 2013. Since then, she has performed three times at Monday Night Tease in Hollywood, as well as Don’t Blink’s weekly, monthly, and large-scale themed productions. She also teaches Tahitian dance at Fanny’s Fox Den. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 she competed with Don’t Blink at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease in Las Vegas. She has also performed as a guest with Spellbound Productions in Phoenix, AZ and in the 2015 Hollywood Burlesque Festival.
Irma Gherd has been making audiences question their life choices since May of 2016. She got her start kittening for Don’t Blink Burlesque and debuted at Downtown Burlesk: Strip Local as a Sexy Cactus. She has continued to pursue the non-traditional burlesque life ever since. She has enjoyed taking classes from the GREAT Fanny Galore, performing in the Burly Picks Arizona Regionals, and traveling to Phoenix for Queerlesque! Irma enjoys cats, tacos and making audiences feel uncomfortable. She is available for private parties, batmitzvas, gay weddings, funerals and christenings. not much else to say except oh my god, it’s Irma Gherd!
She survived the surgery and is back on her feet, and she’s missed you all so much! Polly made her burlesque debut on the Don’t Blink stage a few months ago and has been itching to come back and show you all her brand new knee. When she’s not getting her limbs operated upon, Polly is carefully curating her harem of Mr. and Mrs. Amrys, falling more and more in love with Raisin Wood, and strategically planning out how to pet the maximum number of dogs a day.
Dusty Button One of the newest members of Don’t Blink Burlesque has been part of the Burlesque community since 2016 through kittening and hosting and was voted AZ Burlesque Kitten of the Year at the 2018 Strippy Awards. She has moved her way up and has combined her love of the Performing with all things nerdy and sexy.
Found in the Petsmart near Matt Finish’s house, Purina Meowmix is one of the newest members of Don’t Blink Burlesque. Purina’s been flopping around on stages since age eight. As a child, she asked her parents for a puppy but she got dance classes instead! Trained in jazz, modern and ballroom dance, Purina is excited to begin her journey as a semi-naked sparkly lady. When she isn’t being weird on stage, you can find Purina sleeping past noon, asking her pets if they love her and arguing about fictional characters on the internet.