Our Vision Statement
WIBA sets the standard for high-quality entertainment, both onstage and off, which is why we foster a supportive environment for our performers, providing them with appropriate compensation for their time (i.e. money, hotel rooms, food or transportation, etc.). Only in supporting the creativity, bodies, and minds of Burlesque performers can we create the best shows possible.
The Wisconsin Burlesque Association (WIBA) is a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin that is dedicated to the art of Burlesque. We believe that Burlesque can help positively impact someone's life whether it's through body positively, gender identity, or giving a voice to the voiceless. Burlesque is an art form of true beauty and WIBA is determined to spread the knowledge of Burlesque with performances and classes throughout the state of Wisconsin.
WIBA was founded in the spring of 2015 by Mercury Stardust. He reached out to every Wisconsin Burlesque troupe he knew: The Peach Pies, Story & Spice Burlesque, Les Cougars, Cream City Cabaret, and Certified Sexy Burlesque. The goal: to form a group that would produce large statewide shows. Thanks to WIBA, two large-scale productions have been produced in Madison and we plan to support, produce, and sponsor many more to come!