Sailor St. Claire - Stevi Costa, Ph.D. Candidate
"The Showgirl Scholar"
Recipient of the Legend's Choice Award from April March, Great Burlesque Exposition 2014
Principal: Sinner Saint Burlesque Beatitudes
Producer: Tuesday Tease
Co-Producer: Naked Girls Reading Seattle
Public Relations/Associate Artist: Sinner Saint Burlesque Revue
Steering Committee: Burlycon
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Sailor St. Claire has been putting her knowledge of the literary canon to more-than-scholarly uses since 2009, crafting elegant and erudite stripteases that offer audiences an education in the humanitease. This award-winning burlesque artist is a member of Sinner Saint Burlesque’s Beatitudes cast, and has performed from coast to coast, as well as in Canada and the UK. She is also the producer of Tuesday Tease, a monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment, and the co-producer of the Seattle chapter of Naked Girls Reading. During daylight hours, The Showgirl Scholar can be found teaching, writing, and studying at the University of Washington, where she is completing her PhD in American Literature. Her scholarly work focuses on extraordinary bodies, and she enjoys writing and reading about freaks, strippers, and prosthetics. She is also very fond of books, cats, and gin.