Matt Finish started dancing at the age of 4, continuing on to earn a B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and a M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona.
Matt was also a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, touring internationally for years and honing his comedic chops.
'The Golden Boy of Burlesque' has been performing since 2012 based in Tucson, AZ. He got his start as a student in Fanny's Fox Den taught the art of striptease by Fanny Galore. Shortly after, he joined the cast of Black Cherry Burlesque at The Surly Wench Pub.
In 2013, Matt joined Fanny Galore, Ida Tapper, and Scarlotta Sparkle in forming Don't Blink Burlesque. Over 150 shows later, Matt is the producer of DBB, The Strippy Awards, Downtown Burlesk: Strip Local, The AZ BurlyPicks Regional, and The Arizona Burlesque Festival.
Matt has performed in shows and festivals all over the world, racking up titles and honors along the way including 'Best Boylesque' (known as 'Mr. Exotic World') at the 2015 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender and landing on the Burlesque Top 50 from 21st Century Burlesque Magazine 3 times: #50 (2018), #24 (2017), #48 (2015).
Matt has performed in hundreds of burlesque shows and festivals across the United States as a featured performer and headliner including:
The Southwest Burlesque Showcase (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
The Hollywood Burlesque Festival (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
The Colorado Burlesque Festival (2013, 2014, 2015)
The Iowa Burlesque Festival (2013, 2014)
The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival (2013)
The Great Burlesque Exposition (2014, 2015, 2016)
The Arizona Burlesque Festival (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
The BurlyPicks International Finals (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
The Golden Legends Champion Challenge (2015, 2016, 2017)
The Bayou City Burlesque & Circus Arts Festival (2016, 2017)
The Dallas Burlesque Festival (2016)
The New Mexico Burlesque Festival (2019)
The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Awards and Honors
'Best Boylesque' ('Mr. Exotic World'/King of Burlesque') (The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2015)
The 2019 AZ Burlesque Producer of the Year & The 2019 Burlesque Emcee of the Year (The Strippy Awards)
#50, The Burlesque Top 50, 2018 (21st Century Burlesque Magazine)
The 2018 AZ Burlesque Performer of the Year & The 2018 Burlesque Emcee of the Year (The Strippy Awards)
#24, The Burlesque Top 50, 2017 (21st Century Burlesque Magazine)
Mr. Arizona Entertainer of the Year 2017
Mr. Tucson Entertainer of the Year 2017
#48, The Burlesque Top 50, 2015 (21st Century Burlesque Magazine)
The 2015 Golden Legends Champion
The 2014 BurlyPicks World Champion
The 2014 BurlyPicks International Master of Assels
King of A Peel (The 2013 Iowa Burlesque Festival)
Most Comedic (The Hollywood Burlesque Festival)
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