Our creative team...
aka Kitty Glitter
Erin Foster (she/her) is a Vancouver based Nerdlesque producer and performer, with professional training in musical theatre. Born and raised on the lands of the Komoux peoples, always she knew she wanted to be a professional theatre artist. Erin has found burlesque to be a vital asset to her creative mind and to her outlook on body positivity. She hopes her art can encourage others learn how to love themselves, no matter what size they are. Growing from a small-town band geek to an international burlesque performer who also creates art as a producer, singer, actor, dancer, drag performer, writer, choreographer, stage manager, makeup designer, costumer, graphic designer, and social media whiz, she’s truly made a satisfying career for herself.
aka Neville Powerbottom
Ryan Caron (he/him or they/them) is a theatre producer, director, dancer, and designer specializing in immersive theatre and pop culture fan theatre. They studied Psychology and Theatre at UBC, and trained in classical Japanese dance in Tokyo in 2016 before taking on the role of Geekenders Co-Artistic Director in 2017. His work centres queer and neurodivergent perspectives. Ryan also serves as Vice President of the TomoeArts Society Board of Directors.
aka Androsia Wilde
Lindsay Braynen (she/her) is a native of the Bahamas, now residing in the traditional lands fo the Coast Salish people. An artist of many different flavours - illustrator, dancer, storyteller, actress, and dancer - Lindsay has been a part of The Geekenders since 2014, and Omnika in Motion since 2017, performing all across the province. Her work centers on and seeks to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other Performers of Colour.
Phay (she/they) lives on the stolen traditional territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlim) Nation and often works on the stolen traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations; her ancestry is English, French Canadian, and Assiniboine. Phay is an intimacy director, director, internationally-trained actor combatant, professional actor, and general idea-haver. Her goal is to continue her work as an intimacy director to help people feel safe when they participate in vulnerable and intimate content - audiences and performers alike!
aka Galaxy Queen Of Dreams
Founder / Creator / Writer
Described by Link Magazine as the 'Nerd Queen of Burlesque', Fairlith is an award-winning dreamer, creator, and writer. In 2012, she founded Geekenders, for which she has written and conceived of over 60 original dramatic works, burlesque plays, musical parodies, cheeky variety shows, and immersive productions including her 2019 Fringe hit, 'Alice in Glitterland'. Fairlith's work with Geekenders has been experienced by over 100,000 Canadian audience members and over 10 million YouTube viewers (and over 20,000 subscribers). Her work has been described as having a 'cult following' in Vancouver (Vancity Buzz). Fairlith mixes glitter, inclusivity, warmth, and irreverent humour to create a dreamy onstage world examining perspectives that have been repressed. Additionally, Fairlith hosts Rocky Horror at The Rio and is never going to stop.