A mysteriously formidable Amazonian Goddess, with a fiery arrogance, wit, intelligence, and style.
An intriguing experience not for the faint of heart ... this bitch bites if you pull her tail!
An established, qualified, and respected Dance & Fitness Teacher, Personal Trainer, Performer, & Choreographer, with an excellent reputation in her field of business since 1991.
Owner & Founder (& Choreographer) of "The Velvet Burlesque"(TM) - one of the largest, and longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety Theatre shows/productions, and Burlesque & Cabaret dance class(es) in the U.K.
Lara Gothique - "Hells Belle"
(Photo: Dave Glossop)
Lara Gothique ("Hells Belle") was voted into the Top 5 "Best British Burlesque Performer" category by The Burlesque Awards, and The Velvet Burlesque show troupe won the award for "Best British Burlesque Troupe" 2016.
Her on-stage persona is a very strong, confident, feisty Showgirl, with enthusiastic performances and grand costume. Her performances have enthralled many, from numerous UK and International appearances.
Performer repertoire includes a signature 'Victorian Lady' with exquisite costume, a tassel-twirling striptease done in (very muddy) wellies, Charleston style pieces, through to flirty Rock & Roll styles, classic fan-dances, all the way to an arrogant, shimmering, bright green man-eating alien, an exotic "Dance of the Seven Veils", a feisty Flamenco, a disco-dancing Nun, an intoxicated Reindeer, a jingling Christmas "Belle", plus the more Gothic Horror / Macabre “Gorelesque” routines if you are looking for more shock value!
You pick a theme – "Hells Belle" will provide the routine and show-stopping performance!
"An hourglass figure, with the sand in all the right places"
- Mister Meredith (Producer/Promoter & Performer)
"Hells Belle was a Victorian Gothic masterpiece as an Old Fashioned Girl', fitting into the surroundings perfectly."
"Hells Belle ... the fastest tassels in the North!"
- Feline Productions
"Hells Belle aka Lara Gothique, the impresario and director of the Velvet Burlesque cabaret, troupe and dancing class teacher performs her routine ‘Hanky Panky’, wafting peacock feather fans to Madonna’s song. She is so an absolute joy to watch, I can feel the audience enthralled by her.
Her onstage persona is so large, vibrant and, confident. ... her performances prove there ain’t nothing like a pro."
- Alison J Carr, Artist and PhD researcher
"Hells Belle" solo`s, "The Velvet Burlesque" Show Troupe acts (debut and/or repertoire), and the more recently formed Cabaret Dance Troupe "The Yorkshire Puddings" acts, are available to book for your show/event.
Specific themes can also be catered for, (eg: Valentine`s, Hallowe`en/Horror, Christmas, Carnival, Exotic, Classic, Vintage, Rock & Roll, etc.)
Lara Gothique ("Hells Belle") and "The Velvet Burlesque" are based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (U.K.), but will travel further afield (including internationally).
Awarded "Best Burlesque Troupe" 2016 by The Burlesque Awards
(Photos: Lee Barrett & ejphoto.co.uk)
"This troupe dance rings round all the other show-troupes I have ever seen in the business!"
- Mike Lease
"Va-Va-VOOM! Magnificently voluptuous, and with such incredible dance and performance talent!"
- Sgt. Simon Knights
"An absolutely bloody fantastic, hilarious, well performed show-troupe of the most amazing women! I loved them!"
- Kate Langley
Please visit The Velvet Burlesque "YouTube" channel to see a selection of available choreography/routines!
All full & original choreography by Lara - "Hells Belle" - The Velvet Burlesque (TM).
"Hells Belle" & "The Velvet Burlesque" - You Tube Video links
(incl. "The Yorkshire Puddings" Troupe)
Please contact Lara Gothique for all further information regarding solo/troupe performance, private tuition, corporate/private event planning, dance & fitness classes, or Hen/Birthday party bookings, etc.
Wedding choreography (Bride & Groom`s "first dance") also a speciality - please ask for details.