Lunar-pale skin beneath a jet-black bob, the heart of a flapper and the glittering step of a starlet, Eva Devore will transport you to days gone by. With blushing peach cheeks and a Clara Bow kiss, this old world enchantress stepped out from 1926 onto the stage in 2016. Originally calling the mid north coast home, Eva took off for the city with stars in her eyes, and has now teased audiences all across Australia.
A burlesque instructor, actor, theatrical costume maker and all-round creative force, she is proud to celebrate her luscious curves and advocate for body positivity. Eva is available to perform at burlesque and variety showcases, corporate events and private functions
WELL AIN'T SHE A PEACH?
"But the most captivating presence in the show is that of top-tier burlesque entertainer Eva Devore, who brings her Art Deco-styled charm (complete with a cropped black bob) to the role of the reappearing siren... Her acts are impressive enough without knowing that she made all the bejewelled costumes herself.
- Time Out Magazine, 2021
Eva appears regularly at a variety of venues and productions. She is a featured performer at the weekly resident show 'The Nightcap' with the Bamboozle Room in Potts Point, and has performed regularly as part of the Haus Burlesque show at the Bavarian on York Street, with Pretty Lady Co in its' 2018/2019 season. Eva was a finalist in the prestigious Miss Burlesque NSW competition in 2019, and took out the title of First Runner Up in the 2020 Miss Burlesque NSW Final.
Eva is an accomplished seamstress and designer and costume maker who stitches not only her own seams, but creates lavish costumes for some of burlesque's finest. Her costume label Gilded by Eva Devore was founded in 2017 and includes a range of gorgeous crystal pasties, burlesque lingerie and custom work. In addition to this, Eva has worked on a number of productions in theatre and film across Sydney.
As an instructor, Eva strives to empower her students to embrace their bodies and find confidence through performance. Teaching at Sky Sirens between 2017 and 2020, Eva has had the pleasure of introducing many students to the art of the tease, and delighted in nurturing budding performers. Eva currently teaches workshops and private lessons by request.
"Eva Devore brought literally devilish wicked heat, roaming far off stage to ‘meet’ the audience, leaving scorch and (fake) blood marks... having an absolute ball and a smile"