"Like a fine glass of wine; smooth, yet bold, with a hint of spice."
Velvet Noir lovingly known as Mama to the Dolls has been a member of the Duluth Dolls Burlesque and Cabaret Troupe since it's inception in January of 2012. Dance has been a part of her life since she was a little girl growing up in Southern California. Velvet majored in dance during her collage years but eventually decided to get married and have 2 children who have given her 6 beautiful grandchildren who give her the inspiration to stay fit. She has actively studied the art of dance for many years including Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, African, Spanish and Burlesque dance. Along with being a belly dance instructor she is also a group fitness instructor teaching yoga, aqua yoga,water aerobics Zumba and barre. Velvet loves the creativity and joy that can be expressed through the movement of dance and believes that Burlesque is the ultimate celebration of being a woman.