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 Russell Bruner is Vaudevillian sex appeal in seersucker and straw boaters! A mischievous, mustachioed devil of a man, Russell is a celebrated physical comedian, variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler.

As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held in Las Vegas: “King of Burlesque 2012″, Best Group & Best Duo 2013

Russell has also spent much of his time performing acrobatics, partner dance, and gentleman juggling with the Wanderlust Circus and Swing Time PDX based in Portland, Oregon. He can be reached here: russ@swingtimepdx.com.

Pink Lady Umbrella - Golden Era webPink Lady  has taken Portland, OR by storm while gathering hearts along the way with her charm, charisma and vintage flair. Hailing from Los Angeles where she graduated AADA-West, frequenting the professional theatre stage for many years, she had the pleasure of joining forces with Russell Bruner and Swing Time in 2010. As she has sashayed down many roads in life, time and time again they’ve lead her back to the spotlight. You may have the good fortune to hear this cabret chantreuse with her band Pink Lady and The John Bennett Jazz Band, singing the songs of the 1920’s and 1930’s, or seen her take the stage as a regular performer in Swing Time Variety Shows. Recently, she won Best Group 2013 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame with Russell Bruner and Edie En Garde.

To contact Pink Lady: pinkladylindsay@gmail.com

 

 

Edie En Garde_3Edie En Garde  is a chameleon that can transform from a mohawked steampunk to a 1920’s flapper! She is the exquisite marriage of modern and classic. With elements of neo and classical burlesque in her movement and costuming, Ms. En Garde has been captivaing audeinces in Portland since 2010. She is a trained dancer in modern, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and improv as well as being an accomplished makeup artist. She worked professionally within the theatre world before moving to Portland and into the world of Burlesque. Her credits include working with Wanderlust Circus, Harlequin Productions Theater Company, Three Leg Torso, Dreamscape Theatre and, of course, Swing Time. Most recently in June 2013, she won Best Group 2013 at Burlesque Hall of Fame with Russell Bruner and Pink Lady.

Edie En Garde can be reached at edieengarde@gmail.com.

 

 

SandriaDore_1Sandria Dore’ is The Rose City Showgirl. She’s the bronzed bombshell with the dazzling smile. Her eclectic take on the classic tease with comedic flair and flirtatious humor have made her a burlesque dancing fixture on the Portland stage and across the pond in London England. Sandria’s love of dance and performance ranges from neo burlesque, stationary and spinning pole acrobatics, contortion, partner dance, retro costume design/styling and classic burlesque. She’s a femme fatale with flair! Sandria made her international debuted at the International London Burlesque Festival 2013 at Bush Hall and was awarded “Best Duo” at world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame 2013 with Russell Bruner.

Sandria Dore’ can be reached at sandriadore@gmail.com and visit Sandriadore.net for all updates on her calendar of events!

 

 

 

Daniel Daniel Radtke has been dancing for many years, enjoys swing dancing and hopes to see you out on the dance floor. Daniel can be reached at daniel@swingtimepdx.com.

KarynnKarynn Radtke was introduced to the world of dance through her big sister during high school, studying lyrical jazz. Later, she leapt into swing at the Crystal Ballroom, literally, as she was inspired by the high flying aerials. Her love of air steps continue to this day and she also enjoys exploring the finer points of Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa. Karynn and Daniel met while dancing at the Viscount Ballroom and have been dancing together for over 7 years. Karynn currently manages the swingtimepdx website and works with Swing Time to help organize and promote its numerous events and as a performer in the Swing Time dance troupe. Karynn can be reached at: karynn@swingtimepdx.com.