About the creator

Simply Burlesque is the brainchild of Drexel University journalism student, Amber Turner. A graduating senior, she plans to go to grad school where she’ll major in creative writing.

Besides writing and her obsession with burlesque, Amber’s other big passions in life are music and performing. She hopes to one day sing and act for a living, traveling the world sharing these gifts with others. And if she can make loads of cash in the process, even better. She’s performed in award winning choirs, starred in the Drexel productions of The Vagina Monologues, “The Sneeze” from Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, 2B (Or Not 2B), and “Sure Thing” from David Ives’ All In The Timing.

The 22-year-old writer also ran the now defunct blog, Market Macabre, a site for all things weird in pop culture(www.marketmacabre.wordpress.com) Like Simply Burlesque, MM was created for a journalism class at Drexel, but Amber enjoyed it so much she decided to keep it up once the course was completed. Since burlesque has overtaken her life, MM is on hiatus until she graduates.

Amber’s also an intern at Painted Bride Quarterly, a literary magazine with offices in New York and Philadelphia. She will be published for the second time in the Drexel University anthology, The 33rd, which is used as a guide for freshman English students.

She currently resides in Philly, but like burlesque, she doesn’t belong to any place in particular. She’s finishing a screenplay set in Paris and will move there once she completes her MFA.

8 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Just saw your Web site. Very interesting concept. I’m based in Las Vegas and do the entertainment type stuff. Please check out our blog, http://www.VBAblogger.com

  2. Dear Amber:

    I truly appreciate you adding my website to your top favorite burlesque sites. It’s very rare that I get recognized as a burlesque boi due to my in between gender.

    Would love to get to know you a little better. Are you by chance coming to the Toronto Burlesque Festival in July?


  3. Hi Amber,

    I am recruiting talent to audition for the TV show “America’s Got Talent” season 5 and am contacting you because we are specifically looking for unique burlesque talent who might be interested in auditioning for our show.

    We will be in Philadelphia on Oct. 25th and 26th and then in NYC on
    Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st.

    Does this sound like something you might like to do? Also, would you happen to know the contact information for the burlesque dancer “Annie A-bomb” who periodically performs at L’Etage?

    If you or someone you know would like to audition, then please notify me so that I can schedule you a specific audition time so that you can have a VIP audition and bypass waiting in the long open-call lines. Moreover, anyone who wants to audition must pre-register on our website at:


    Lastly, please do not hesitate to give me a call if you have any further questions. I can be reached at: 818.660.1465.

    I look forward to speaking with you tomorrow!

    Thank you for your time,

    Tina Vaughan
    Casting Producer
    NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
    Fremantle Media
    Office: 818.660.1465

  4. I am a longtime Vintage Paper Dealer who is phasing out after 30 years of selling to museums,libraries, companies,websites and private collectors on almost any subject you can think of. Many have their own archives where they preserve this wonderful material and also frame for display and/or give as gifts.
    I have a large collection of Vintage paper related to Burlesque ..mostly articles, stories, cartoons and ads from all publications and eras. I would be happy to send you a few items to look over before deciding to purchase..I have always done business in this manner and it has worked out for everyone…I save writing detailed lists and you get to view the actual material before you decide to purchase. {Prices are all under ten dollars… I also offer a lot price should you keep it all.}
    Please contact me even if you are not interested so I can pass this on to the next person on my list.
    Thank you,
    Sandra Baker
    Searsport, Maine

    Perhaps you could pass this on to others who might have interest?


  6. Amber: Enjoyed your site, and posted an excerpt and link back to your “Peek A Boo” story on my site’s News page. Can you post a link on your site to us? If you ever want to write something for us, please let me know. Thanks, Jeff

    BurlesqueScene.com is a central information site for all things related to New Orleans Burlesque! We have a calendar of events, troupe data, venues and maps, along with music and photography and fun. Visit our home brewed, magazine style website.

  7. Hi there, I was the production manager for a music video by the LA based burlesque girls The Satin Dollz. I am looking for blogs on which to post the completed product and was inquiring about posting to your website as it looks to be a perfect venue to reach those who would appreciate the art.
    If this is something your viewers are able to do I would like to share it with your audience. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

  8. Hello, great site.

    I am looking for any memorabilia or information related to a Las Vegas burlesque dancer who went by the name “Sabrina” from about 1990 to 2008 or so; she did mostly corset work and I saw her many times with Dita von Teese at the Crazy Horse. She also did some pole work with Cirque de Soleil over the years. For some reason, I can’t find anything on the web about her although I know she had a big career.

    Do you have any recommendations on how to find information? I am interested in purchasing any memorabilia about her; articles, movies, posters…etc….

    Thanks a lot,


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