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Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière

Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière is an Afro-Indigenous internationally renowned neo-burlesque dancer and teacher hailing from the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, Quebec. She began her burlesque dance career in 2005 in Montreal and has since headlined shows across North America and the UK, and has performed in New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York, Texas, Detroit, and Chicago.

She has been voted as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Figures in Burlesque in the world by 21st Century Burlesque. In September 2018 she was crowned New Orleans Queen of Burlesque.


Internationally renowned burlesque dancer Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière is shaking up representation on the burlesque stage. Hailing from Kahnawà:ke, Lou Lou’s performances celebrate and reclaim Indigenous sexuality. Off-stage, Lou Lou educates and mentors up-and-coming burlesque performers. From costume to concept and music and choreography, Lou Lou guides us through the empowerment of burlesque.

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