FAYE HAVOC, Seamstress of Striptease


Faye Havoc has been raising a ruckus onstage since 2013. This unnatural blonde accidentally began her burlesque career as a costumer to Vancouver BC's stripteasers in 2011, and it wasn't long before she began staging her own audacious neo-burlesque visions. Faye delights in baring her wits and wiles, often creating acts that comment on the art and structure of the strip, satirizing burlesque itself and challenging the audience's preconceptions of what it is - or isn't. This art deco dreamgirl gone awry has appeared at festivals and revues throughout Canada and the United States, and is recognized for her obsessively detailed stagewear and her clever, funny, emotional, and innovative acts.

Faye lives, works, and performs in Vancouver BC Canada, a region encompassing the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, & Tsleil-Waututh nations. In addition to her accomplishments as a costume designer and sole proprietress of her small business, Fait Avec, she has presented classes at BurlyCon on the integration of historical undergarment styles and corsetry into burlesque, and written articles for Foundations Revealed and Zelda Magazine. Faye is a proud member of the award-winning Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, and a Scholarship alumna and lifelong learner at the Vancouver Burlesque Co. Faye was selected to compete for Best Debut at the Burlesque Hall of Fame's 2017 Tournament of Tease, and again in 2019 for Best Small Group with duo partner Donna Boss Rogers, taking home the “Most Comedic” superlative award together as an extremely strange two-person pantomime horse. She currently serves her performance community as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.

Festivals & Notable Appearances

Burlesque Hall of Fame
Tournament of Tease competitor

2017, 2019

Calgary International Burlesque Festival

Edmonton Burlesque Festival
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Awards & accolades