About - Nerd Girl Burlesque

Delicia Pastiche, Helen of Tronna, and Loretta Jean had been performing together informally since 2009 but decided to officially form as a troupe to start collaboratively producing and performing nerd themed burlesque reviews in 2012. All of NGB’s founding members came together because of their involvement in the now-defunct Nerd Girl Pinups (RIP). In late 2016, Henrietta VIII joined the roster.

Billed as “Looks, Brains and Everything” they are a unique troupe of performers. Each member has her own self-defined brand of nerdiness. The acts you’ll see at a NGB show are often inspired by pop culture and fandoms such as comic books, science fiction, fantasy, video games, anime, cult classics, literature and more. NGB’s members are unapologetically nerdy while challenging what it means to be sexy.

NGB has performed at a number of different local venues in Toronto including The Mod Club, Revival, The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Smiling Buddha, Hard Rock Cafe, Club 120, The Rivoli, Comedy Bar, The Central, Cherry Cola’s — and many others. NGB has additionally appeared at The Girlesque Expo, The Michigan Burlesque Festival, Ottawa Burlesque Festival, and at Nerdlesque Fest in New York.

NGB has performed on the Village Stage in the Community Cabaret at Pride Toronto in 2012-2016. NGB is proud of its close ties to the local LGTBQ and ally communities. Recently they have collaborated with The Yes-Men Drag King Collective and A Platinum Production.

An NGB show is one that is sure to titillate, make you laugh and leave you wanting more. NGB is available for variety shows, private functions, corporate events, bachelor and bachelorette parties – and more!

Contact us for booking inquiries and rates.