BIOGRAPHYYY

"Rubyyy Jones is a lady with a mission to tantalise and sexucate.

-Patrick Cash, QX Magazine 

"Marilyn Monroe meets Cruella Deville... 

imperfections proudly on display and the audience — particularly the women — in her thrall."

- Rosie Kinchen, Sunday Times Magazine

"‘Queen of Queerlesque’, a new one for the event lexicon, Rubyyy Jones combines theatre with dance, narrative with striptease, and bundles the whole well executed cacophony into a poignant stage show. ‘One part Las Vegas Showgirl, one part Broadway Baby and one part Drag Queen’, Rubyyy Jones is a self described ‘Burlesque Sex Education Performer’ who cut her teeth as an actress before adopting the elongggated moniker.

But Jones’ neo burlesque performances carry edge of heartbreak, menace and politicized fun. Be it an internet chat room, a disappointing Christmas, or just a good old poke in the eye to stereotypes, Rubyyy Jones has a touch more than just something to say. And the stage is where she says it, like a velvet glove punching you in the face."

- Birmingham Review, Ed King

Since her debut, this 'glittering force of nature' has burst on to the scene, sharing her special mix of electric and evocative performance magic, while working hard to hone her unique performance voice and to Save Rubyyy Jones

 

Dubbed the 'Queen of Queerlesque' and ranked in the Top 20 UK Burlesque Performers by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014/15/16, Rubyyy is a powerhouse striptease artist, a electric, naked activist and an international performer on neo/queerlesque and queer performance stages. 

Favourite 'lesque credits include:

  • Toronto Burlesque Festival 2016, Featured Performer 

  • International Performance Art Festival, Warehouse9, Copenhagen, Headliner and Speaker

  • Rotterdam Carnival, Guest Artist and Practitioner

  • Scottee's CAMP, Cast and Soloist 

  • The V&A's Friday Late 'Queer And Now', Guest Soloist and MC 

  • White Mischief's Hallowe'en Party at Scala, Soloist 

  • Vienna's International Performance Art Festival, Headliner and Speaker

  • Bristol Burlesque Festival 2013/14/15 Guest MC or Headliner

  • Inaugural Vienna Queerlesque Festival 2014, Headliner

A few years into her showgirl life, Rubyyy has had the pleasure of performing at some of the UK's top events and stages, having branched out into the art of the MC. A fierce and fabulous clown on the microphone, Rubyyy has wielded and whipped audiences into shape across the UK. Known for her wicked humour, over-the-top glamour and electric energy, she has hosted everything from weddings to family circus events, Burlesque festivals to large club stages.

Recent credits include:

  • Swingamajig Festival (Soloist and MC, Birmingham)

  • Diversitease (Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2016, MC and Soloist) 

  • Hullabaloo! (MC, CircusMash UK, Birmingham)

  • Torture Garden (MC and Soloist, Various events, London) 

Rubyyy is an actor, in theatre and film, and a director and choreographer of theatre, cabaret and performance art. A founding member of the Arcola Theatre's Queer Collective, the only LGBTQ+ collective attached to a major UK Theatre. 

Recent credits include:

  • Midsummer Night's Dream (Arcola Theatre: Oberon/Hippolyta/Choreographer)

  • The Little Prince (Arcola Theatre/Co-Director: Choreographer)

  • Lilac Wine (Camden People's Theatre: Choreographer)

  • Unattended Luggage (Roundhouse Summer School: Movement Specialist)
     

Full CV's of all facets of Rubyyy's experience available upon request.

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