For inspiration before reading this important, glamorous announcement click on the flag below, speakers turned up. Kindly foot-note: The Canadian Burlesque University is now enrolling for their Fall classes... Go Canada! Click on flag Sadly, this titillating story about sultry, swanky and sophisticated Canadian stripper Miss Roxi Dlite is too late for immediate gratification, but it is interesting to note because there is always next year... plan ahead, order your 2011 front-row tickets now! "Its my first-time-ever", says innocent-but-sultry, swanky and sophisticated Miss Roxi. The Toronto Burlesque Festival and Skin Tight Outta Sight are proud to announce that Canadian ROXI DLITE won the title of Reigning Queen of Burlesque at this year's Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and will be performing at the Toronto Burlesque Festival running July 21-25th 2010.

Roxi Dlite is now the official Reigning Queen of Burlesque! This is the first time a Canadian has won this title, known in the industry as “The Academy Awards of the Burlesque world.” Roxi is only the third non-American to win in the 20 year history of The Burlesque Hall of Fame!

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Roxi began performing burlesque at the age of eleven in 2004. Since then, she has devoted her life to a sultry, swanky and sophisticated life of glamour known as burlesque. She has performed on stages all over Canada and the United States for the best in the industry and has been voted one of the Top 5 Burlesque Performers of 2009 (21st Century Pinups) and one of the 20 Hottest Burlesque Stars in the world (Asylum Magazine). Canada’s national newspaper calls her a “stellar variety act,” (Globe and Mail) and she is known throughout the metropolitan Detroit area as a “burlesque queen” (Detroit Free Press) and the "reigning burlesque diva" (Windsor Star).

Roxi had one of her first public appearances with Skin Tight Outta Sight in 2007 and she brought the house down at the first Toronto Burlesque Festival in 2008. She will be performing twice at this year's Festival; performing one of her famous aerial routines at the Friday Night Glamour Gala, where the festival will be featuring some of the best acts to grace Canada's stages and she will perform her title-winning act at the Saturday Night Burlesque Ball as the headlining feature of our International Showcase.

The Toronto Burlesque Festival, now in its 3rd year, Skin Tight Outta Sight and The Toronto Burlesque Festival announce their theme for 2010: MeTOPolis: The Future of Burlesque! The Festival will take place from Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25 at different venues across the west end of the city. Our aim this year is to bridge the generations of burlesque, with an appearance by 60s Legend, SATAN'S ANGEL, neo-burlesque icons such as MICHELLE L'AMOUR, TIGGER!, JULIE ATLAS MUZ, ROXI DLITE and more, and the rising stars of today! The Festival features the finest in burlesque entertainment, with international representation, as well as dazzling stars of our Canadian burlesque scene. We go beyond performances, with a top secret film screening, our new literary event, "Naked Girls Reading," a Photography Exhibit, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Show, our Burlesque Bra Auction for Breast Cancer, Tease 'n Twirl Marketplace and a full curriculum of workshops for beginners and experienced performers alike at our Burlesque University.

SCHEDULE: Wednesday, July 21st at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom - International edition of Naked Girls Reading Science Fiction with creator, MICHELLE L'AMOUR! Doors at 6:30 pm. Cover - $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Also, International Film Premiere TBA. Doors at 8:30 pm. Cover TBA.

Thursday, July 22nd at The Gladstone Hotel - Opening Launch Party. 6 pm - Photography Exhibit Opening in The Art Bar; Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Show Opening in The 2nd Floor Gallery; Tease 'n Twirl Marketplace, Live Music and Teaser Performances in The Melody Bar. FREE. Opening Night Show featuring the Rising Stars of Today's Burlesque and Fashion Show of our Burlesque Bras for Breast Cancer in The Ballroom at 9 pm. Cover - $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Friday, July 23rd at Revival Nightclub - The Glamour Gala. Exclusive evening featuring Burlesque Legend, SATAN'S ANGEL, headlining guests and the best burlesque Canada has to offer! Doors at 9 pm. Cover - $30 in advance; $35 at the door.

Saturday, July 24th at The Mod Club - The Burlesque Ball. Saturday Night Spectacular featuring the best Burlesque Artists in the world! Doors at 6 pm. Cover - $35 in advance; $40 at the door.

Sunday, July 25th at The Great Hall - The Sunday Space Diner. Our Closing Party features Headlining Guests and fabulous locals in the most innovative, comedic acts we could find! Doors at 2 pm. Brunch and Tease 'n Twirl Marketplace also featured. Cover TBA ($20 in advance, $25 at the door, plus brunch).

Burlesque University Schedule to be announced soon! Performer Line-ups for each event TBA. NEW this year - VIP Weekend Passes and Individual Tickets with guaranteed seating!