Missy Lisa is an award winning showgirl, instructor and entrepreneur. She is the founder of burlesque super troupe, The Ruby Revue, creator of the very successful Dallas Burlesque Festival and Houston Burlesque Festival is also the owner of the Ruby Room studio, Dallas’ premiere alternative dance studio. Seductive and talented, Missy Lisa’s diverse acts have earned her fans from coast to coast. She was crowned “Miss Viva Las Vegas” in 2013, won “Most Classic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2014 and was named one of the Top 20 Burlesque Performers in the World by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Missy Lisa continues to perform every month with The Ruby Revue at the House of Blues Dallas and Houston and she regularly performs in New York City and tours nationwide.
Layla began her dance journey in 1991 at the age of 5, and started competing at the age of 6. She has studied, and competed in, tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, clogging, and modern dance, among other genres. She was a member of the “Encore! Elite Dance Company” for over ten years, and attended Dallas’ Arts magnet school, “Booker T. Washington, High School for the Visual and Performing Arts” for dance, under the direction of Lily Cabatu Weiss. Layla joined the Ruby Room studio in 2013, and is currently teaching all levels in tap, jazz, ballet and burlesque, and is also serving as assistant artistic director for The Ruby Revue and company manager for the Ruby Room Studio Dance Company.