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 Trixie Hobbitses
Resident Playwright / Founder
Fairlith Harvey (she or they will do) is an idea person. In 2012, she founded Geekenders, one of the Pacific Northwest's most successful independent theatre companies. Now, sitting on the team as Resident Playwright, she has written and conceived of over 60 original dramatic works, burlesque plays, musical parodies, and immersive productions, seen by over 100,000 Canadian audience members and over 10 million YouTube viewers. She has also hosted Rocky Horror for over a decade in Vancouver, following an amazing experience as Columbia and Trixie in NYC's original Rocky Horror cast, running since 1976. Much of her work explores themes of emotional abuse, and erasure of the gender-diverse, the sexuality-diverse, and the body-diverse in media. These lands where we are so privileged to live are unceded; ask yourself how you are making reparations.
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. She has performed with Geekenders in Naughty Python and in A Marvel-Ous Comic Strip, and assistant directed Alice in Glitterland. 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 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.
aka Veronica Vamp
Shayan (he/him) is local drag queen turned international burlesque star thanks to Geekenders, performing from New York to Kelowna. He is a Production Designer and Resident Costumer for Geekenders, who loves to create silly (and dazzling!) costumes, and cover absolutely everything in rhinestones!
aka Betty Cocker
Born and raised on unceded Coast Salish/Qaqayt territory, Julian Legere is a bi/queer writer, performer, producer, administrator, and educator who has been making theatre for 15 years. His particular focus is on intersectional social commentary and experiments with the role of the audience. His work has been featured in the Vancouver Fringe, the Or Festival, and at venues all over the lower mainland.
aka JoJo Balestra
Jordan/Jojo (He/They/She) is a gender fluid artist focusing their efforts in the realm of stage combat, burlesque, and choreography in both those disciplines. Having received their BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015, Jo has been involved in theatrical productions across Central and Western Canada. You may have seen Jojo in Geekenders Productions as The White Rabbit in Alice in Glitterland, and Obi-wan Kenobi in A Nude Hope. When not strutting their stuff on stage, you can find them ensuring those who are strutting are doing so safely. Jojo also loves Dungeons & Dragons and is a well established professional DM; jothedm.com
aka Jayne Fondue
Jayne Fondue is simply, the best.