Burgundy (aka Kyrst Hogan) is a professional singer, dancer, actress, comedienne and neo-burlesque artist. She practices these skills both individually and merged to create neo-cabaret performance art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a Minor in Dance. While located in New York City, she performed professionally for five seasons in the singer's ensemble of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes (satelitte shows) Atlantic City Casinos (Broadway on the Boardwalk series), as a singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines (Jean-Anne Ryan Productions) and more. Regional theatre work includes both musical and dramatic work under the performing arts unions AEA and AGVA.
An accomplished creative designer, she constructs all her own costumes and props as well as writing original material for her various productions. Burgundy was honored to be an Artistic Associate with Small Stage Canada with which she has the honour of performing her original cabaret piece, "Small Change" at the National Arts Centre of Canada in Ottawa.
A MONTAGE OF SOME OF BURGUNDY'S CLASSIC BURLESQUE WORK LIVE ONSTAGE
Listed as one of the top 10 burlesque performers of Canada two years running, Burgundy was also awarded "Best Soloist" at the Boston Burlesque Expo of 2012. She was selected to compete for the title of "Reigning Queen Of Burlesque" in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. She has also been featured as a headliner and instructor at numerous arts festivals and conventions. She was the Artistic Producer of Kitty Nights Productions (2008 - 2021), winner of "Vancouver's Best Burlesque Show" the past seven years in a row in The Georgia Straight's annual reader's poll), and performs as musical duos "KD" and "Johnny & June" with her loving husband Doug.
Her blog can be found at burgundyarts.com