Bettina May is a Canadian-born, Las Vegas-based burlesque performer, model, vintage style expert, photographer and author. To get in touch about booking her for any of the above, email

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March 18, 2019

I'm coming through NYC on my way home from Europe, and as usual I'll be offering photoshoots! In addition to the luxury hotel packages I usually offer (check them out here) I'll also be offering special quickie shoots at a very reduced rate. These will be for those who will do all their own styling and show up ready to go. We can shoot either outdoors, in any of the gorgeous parks or landmarks of this great city, or at indoor locations where natural or ambient lighting will be sufficient. The shoots will generally take about 30 minutes, so it's perfect to slip into a lunch break mid-day, or before heading to a gig. The rate for this is $100 (half the rate of my usual Promo package) and includes 2 retouched images with the option to buy more at $25/image. The only caveat is the turnaround time for retouching will be 1 month from my receipt of your proof selections, compared to my usual 2-week turnaround. Email me now for info on how to reserve your time slot between March 26-31!

January 11, 2019

I'm thrilled to be bringing a stellar cast of burlesque's best to Ogden, Utah this Saturday! Local vintage gurus Endless Indulgence, Utah's largest retro clothing store are putting on An Evening of Burlesque at the historic theater Peery's Egyptian on January 12th.  I'll be joined by award winning performers Kalani Kokonuts and Ms. Redd from Las Vegas, San Francisco aerialist Harvest Moon, NYC King of Boylesque Mr. Gorgeous and Michelle L'amour from Los Angeles, along with local stars Nic Maughan on piano, singer Ginger Bess and stage kittens Ms. Ginny Tonic and Madazon Can-Can. Tickets are dropped to a special rate for today and tomorrow, so if you've been sitting on the fence, jump off and snag your seats now! Click here for tickets!

December 16, 2018

After a two year hiatus from producing, I'm back at it, bringing my NYC show Behind The Velvet Curtain to the Las Vegas Beauty Bar! In true Vegas fashion, it's a two night showcase run, the same show each night, and I'll be sharing the stage with Miss Exotic World titleholder Kalani Kokonuts, Las Vegas star Buttercup, NYC darling Ms. Tickle and songbird hostess Cora Vette, who will be making her Vegas debut after relocating here from Denver.  Our stage panther will be handsome Torrian, so there'll be plenty of eye-candy for all!

Get your tickets in advance and save as this show will be sure to sell out!

Click here for December 21 tickets!

Click here for Dec 22 tickets!

October 25, 2018

I'm so close to getting my art book published, and I just need a little bit of your help. To get the

book out in a beautiful format and also a more affordable price, I need to order a bulk print run, so I'm doing pre-sales through Indiegogo. The book will be 10x8, hardcover, full colour and approx 100 pages long. It's a combination of striptease self-portraits and erotic short stories inspired by the photos, all done by me! In addition to offering pre-sales of the book at a much cheaper rate than you'll see elsewhere, I'm also offering prints of my self-portraits, from 8x10 to fully mounted canvas 16x24 art pieces. Help make this dream a reality by contributing any amount amount to the campaign, and sharing it with your friends! Here's the link, thanks so much for your help!

September 17, 2018

I'm so thrilled to be heading down to San Diego in October to shake it with fellow headliners April

Showers (who you may have seen dance in the film The Love Witch) and Jessabelle Thunder for Audrey Deluxe's Burlesque Bingo! The lovely ladies of Drop Dead Dames are putting on the show, click here for info and tickets

While I'm in town I'll also be offering photoshoots, with or without styling in a lovely vintage hotel. Check out my Photography page for info and to reserve your spot while they last!



August 5, 2018

Tiki Oasis is turning 18, but for me it's the first one! I can't believe it's taken me this long to go, but

now that Vegas is my home, it's just a short jump to San Diego. My band The Hypnotiques will be playing Friday and Saturday night in the Shangri-La room party hosted by Ralphie The Shoes and Santiago, don't miss out! I'll also be bringing my camera and styling gear, so let me know if you want a photoshoot or hairstyling during the weekend.

I've updated the Calendar with all my upcoming trips, so check that out to see my shows coming up in NYC in September, and check out the Photography page to see all my upcoming availability for photoshoots.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!



June 10, 2018

My upcoming class in Ogden Utah is almost full, just 2 spots left for full classes! I'm taking a waitlist for the Demo portion, if you want to watch the hair and makeup lesson but not participate in the photoshoot and makeover. Details on the Class page!

April 28, 2018

If you are in Las Vegas this weekend, you have two chances to see me striptease, and one chance to see my new tiki band debut! Tonight at 8pm I'm filling in for Kalani Kokonuts at Sapphire's Comedy Hour, and then at 10pm my band The Hypnotiques kicks off a monthly residency at Golden Tiki! I'm super excited about both, and thrilled to be sharing the music my band has been working on with you. I may even get on the dance floor too, who knows?

On Sunday night I'll be making my Sinful Sunday debut at the Sand Dollar, just down the street from Golden Tiki, so if you end up pulling an all nighter in Chinatown after seeing my band, you can just roll down the street the next evening, and call it a perfect weekend in Vegas!

April 16, 2018

 I'm thrilled to be performing at Viva Las Vegas this week in Audrey DeLuxe's Burlesque Bingo! You can catch me in the DeLuxe room for fun burlesque and prizes on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night!

I'm also offering photoshoots! I just had a couple spots open up last minute, so email me for open times and rates! Styling and wardrobe is available, and rates start at $200. On Wednesday I'll be shooting at this gorgeous vintage home that I shot Miss Miranda in last year, 

Hope you enjoy visiting my new hometown! Hope to see you around at the Orleans!



March 2, 2018

I finally started writing erotica this summer, and I'm finally ready to share it - but only with members of my fan club for now! Want to be the first to read my work, and see saucy pics and videos too? I added two new levels to my fan club, with rates starting as low as $1.99 per month! Come see what I'm working on, knowing you are helping to keep a working artist free to create! 

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Now you can learn all Bettina's beauty secrets in her new step-by-step vintage style book! Available in print and as an e-book. 
Click here to buy it now! 

Bettina's coffee table book is available for sale on Amazon now! Click here for yours!

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