Ruby Joule is a lissome and silky debutante with a talent for scandal. Her girlhood ballet lessons have now translated into daring cabaret moves, but her charm-school manners and joie de vivre keep her in good graces.
Breathing life into her favorite role yet, Ruby is an international burlesque sensation and co-founder and headliner of The Jigglewatts Burlesque based in Austin, Texas. Her style dances the spectrum from the whimsical to the enigmatic, and she is known for her effortless grace and the lavish glamour of her routines.
Ruby has performed on legendary stages near and far, including the Gladstone Ballroom (Toronto), Club Soda (Montreal), The Viper Room (Hollywood), The Palms (Las Vegas), The Kimo Theatre (Albuquerque), House of Blues (New Orleans, Dallas, Houston), Texas Theatre and Lakewood Theatre (Dallas), Antone's and Esther's Follies (Austin), and countless others...
Awards and Accolades
"Best Debut" - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012
"Most Classic" - Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012
"Princess of Burlesque" - New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2012
“Texas Performer of the Year” – Hot Rods & Heels 2011
“Texas Troupe of the Year” (The Jigglewatts) – Hot Rods & Heels 2011
“Texas Troupe of the Year” (The Jigglewatts) – Hot Rods & Heels 2010
“Best Costume” – Texas Burlesque Festival 2010
“Most Original” – Texas Burlesque Festival 2007
Major Shows and Festivals
Burlesque Hall of Fame, Best Debut Category 2012
Tiki Oasis 2012
Viva Las Vegas 2012
New York Burlesque Festival 2011
New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2009 - 2012
Montreal Burlesque Festival 2011 - 2012
Toronto Burlesque Festival 2011
Texas Burlesque Festival 2007 - 2012
Dallas Burlesque Festival 2009 - 2012
Southwest Burlesque Showcase 2010
Ruby is a native Austinite with extensive experience in dance, theatre and film. Early training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and later, nine years of traditional Polynesian dance with Tropical Productions Company. Her theatrical career includes starring roles in many prominent Austin productions and in film, she starred as Charity in the feature comedy thriller, Z: A Zombie Musical, was featured in The 2 Bobs, A Mind of its Own, Natural Selection and the ABC series The Deep End, andthe NBC series Chase. She has also appeared in countless short films and music videos, including “I’m Not Dead Yet” by Riverboat Gamblers, and “New Morning” by Alpha Rev. She has appeared on the covers of Pin Curl Magazine and Space Squid Magazine, and in the pages of The Economist and Wall Street Journal in vintage inspired ads. A featured model for Timeless Trends Corsetry, Emily Clay Corsets, Dakota's Vintage, and Pony-Cha Paris, she also graced the pages of Bachelor Pad Magazine, issues 9, 19, and the saucy "Nightcap Edition" in retro-glamorous pictorials.