The Jury of the CBaCF
Neil Nez Kendall, UK
Neil Kendall is a British Born Burlesque Personality and has been established on the worldwide Burlesque scene since 1990.
He is known internationally as an award-winning photographer shooting campaigns for Dita Von Teese who called him ‘’a genuine talent ‘’ his work has appeared in a diverse range of publications including Vogue Italia and recently at the Victoria and Albert in London in the ‘Undressed’ exhibit. He is currently touring his 4th solo exhibition entitled, ‘Saints and Sinners’ funded by the British Arts Council.
He is also unique in his knowledge as a Burlesque Historian. His portable travelling Burlesque Museum based in England is the first of its kind in the world and his highly personal lecture to accompany the museum, ‘100 years of undressing to music’ has ben hosted all over Europe and the USA, most recently as guest speaker in Las Vegas.
In 2015 he was voted onto the board of Directors at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas making history as the first non-American to be unanimously elected to join the organisation since then he has travelled the world as an ambassador for the organisation. And is a regular face at the Worlds top Burlesque Festivals
H is currently ranked at Number 1 in the world on The International Burlesque Top 50 non-performer listings.
He currently lives in England where he shoots most of his work form his studio in Chester..
Instagram Neilnezkendall www.neilkendall.com
Miss Botero, FR
Miss Botero is a born and bred french artist in the 60’s. Her love for dance started early when she took her first ballet classes at the age of four, then theatre. She studied literature and languages in university than she rapidly change as a full time performer. She was signed in the biggest entertainers agency for over 15 years as an exclusivity attraction and then producing her own shows as many as 5 touring shows at the same time. She did minor tv shows, movies and musical videos. Worked a lot in Europe US Northern Africa Middle East and Asia (Hong-Kong & Macao) and Caribbean islands. Working Burlesque when it was out of fashion, she didn’t know she was a major pioneer in it’s european revival. She is now working mostly for festivals in Europe and US, was invited to mentor at GLCC. She’s now back more into producing then performing although she is still famous for her highly emotional or parodic acts, and producing old fashioned controversial politically incorrect french cabaret shows (excuse her she’s french). Now in her 38th year of hitting stages...
Sylwester Biraga, PL
Sylwester Biraga is director, actor and founder of Teatr Druga Strefa. Finished his
studies as Master of Art at Theater Academy in Warsaw in 1997, and since that time
directed more than 80 shows, not only in Poland, but in Vilnius (2001, 2002, 2003,
2013), in Brussels (2004) and Avignon (2005, 2008, 2009, 2012), where in 2009 he
won with his own play FIN DE... the Avignon International Festival. In the same year
he received state bronze medal Gloria Artis of National Culture and Heritage Ministry
of Poland. In past few years Biraga is more active as founder, director, producer and
organizer of various festivals, member of cultural committee of Warsaw and invited
member of jury outside of Poland.
Celeste de Moriae, CRO / DE
Founder and Producer of the CBaCF
this Croatian lady is a multi awarded, more than 20 years on international stages, she is a professional singer and showgirl.
Start with an age of 15 with her Rock Band as a singer on stage. Later on international GoGo and Show-Dancer. Shows ala Burlesque was her life. Since a few years, she is just performing in the Burly scene and producing shows.
She is a very changeable performer with a lot of face expression, that is why she is also known as “The Face”. Celeste is a strong and powerful neo performer with a few classically touched acts. Mystic elegant, sometimes with a hint of Comedy.
Croatian temperament meets burlesque!
Producer of the CBaCF, the European Burlesque and Variety Congres, Burlypicks Solid Gold regional in Germany, Croatia and Sicily, and othe Shows and r Dancecamps
Dominique DiVine, IRE
Dominique DiVine is one of the team that runs the Dublin Burlesque Festival and various smaller Irish burlesque events. She has a passion for the Macabre and a very wicked sense of humour. Dominique began running events in college for a variety of societies and graduated to running corporate events while working for large and small companies throughout the nineties. Since 2002, Dominique has run events of all sizes, for corporate and not for profit clients, ranging from afternoon tea to 3 day festivals. Dominique is a certified project manager with several years experience as a programme manager.