Phaedra Black is a burlesque performer and producer who enjoys bringing her smart ass attitude and body positive aesthetic to the stage.

Photo by John Peterson

This powerhouse owns whatever space she is in – she is poised and polished while internally giving the middle finger when necessary. Her cheeky attitude will leave you feeling tickled and titillated.

Phaedra Black Never Underestimate Me Again Burlesque
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Phaedra has been performing burlesque in Chicago since 2011, after studying under the renowned Michelle L’amour.

Phaedra Black Chicago Burlesque Performer
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Phaedra has been seen nationally at The Great Burlesque Exposition, Vermont Burlesque Festival, and Diversi-Tease, and all throughout Chicagoland including the Double Door, Elbo Room, and the Uptown Underground. In 2014, she founded the Better Boobie Bureau, Chicago’s Buffet of Burlesque, an inclusive and body positive production company in Chicago.

Phaedra Black- She’s head of the class, her ASS has a PhD in SASS!!!