Deb au Nare

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Deb au Nare is an award-winning burlesque performer whose signature mix of classic burlesque costuming and silly storylines always leaves the audience laughing and longing for more!

Surrounding herself with the love and beauty of local drag queens, Deb started out as a club dancer in her hometown of Jacksonville, FL in 2007. Immediately drawn to this fantastical world, Deb found her passion in burlesque. After performing solo for three years, she teamed up with Sammy Sutra and created Jacksonville's first burlesque troupe, Bada Bing Babes Burlesque. In 2013, Deb moved to the mountains of Asheville, NC and two years later, opened up the Burlesque Academy of Asheville. In 2017, she began producing the weekly Risque Monday, burlesque show at The Odditorium in West Asheville which hosts a mix of amateur and professional entertainers.

Deb au Nare has performed in cities all over the country, including New Orleans, Dallas and Chicago as well as headlining shows in Toronto and NYC. She has taken classes from such renowned performers as Jo Weldon, Dirty Martini and Perle Noir. Her work has been featured on the TV show America's Got Talent, and won the burlesque title, Princess of Southern Exposure 2013.


Princess of Southern Exposure - 2013
2nd place Heavy Rebel Weekender Queen Pageant - 2013
1,2,3 Tease (improv burlesque) winner - Nov 2016
Burlesque Battle (improv burlesque) winner - Dec 2016


Carolina Burlesque Festival - 2013
Heavy Rebel Weekender - 2013 *Competition* - 2nd place
Great Southern Exposure - 2013 *Competition* - Won "Princess" category
Asheville Burlesque & Sideshow Festival - 2014
Ohio Burlesque Festival - 2014
Great Southern Exposure - 2014
Discordia Days Burlesque Festival - 2016
Asheville Burlesque & Sideshow Festival - 2016
Smoky Mountain Burlesque Fest - 2018
Savannah Burlesque Fest - 2018


"Deb au Nare is a legend on the burlesque scene in Asheville and it's no wonder. She's a force to be reckoned with." -Jana Downs, Asheville Press

"Deb is powerful and commanding on the stage and her tongue is fast as a whip" -Luis Carlos, Descubre Asheville

Deb au Nare can be seen on season 7 of America's Got Talent, performing her Bearded Lady act. You can also see her in the music video for The Black Pine's song, "Every Night", on the cover of the book "Flowers of Evil" by Kindra Kinnaman and referenced for her zombie burlesque in the book "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies" by Matt Mogk. She is also a proud supporter and can be seen on the back of "The Burlesque Coloring Book"

Featured in Bustle Magazine for non-cheesy Valentine's day date ideas. For creating the first Burlesque troupe in Jacksonville, FL, she was featured in the Florida Times Union and Spinnaker newspapers. For her work in the Asheville burlesque scene, she was featured in the Asheville Press, Descubre Asheville, The Tribune, The Blue Banner and WLOS News. Deb has been featured on several blogs including Hero Hotties and Ashevegas, both of which were for her burlesque-styled Kitana cosplay and routine. She has also been featured on a local Asheville based podcast, Brewpon. Other publications Deb has been in include 904 and Prick magazine.