Duchess of Dork
Duchess of Dork

From Richmond, Virginia, Ellie Quinn uses her inner most fangirl to tease and tickle your funny bone. The Duchess of Dork has performed all across the US and internationally, including: headlining the NOLA Nerdlesque Festival in 2015, hopping the pond to perform two avenging acts in the 2016 London Burlesque Festival, chasing burgers all the way to compete in the 2017 Geneva Burlesque Festival, and following her arc reactor to the 2017 Como Lake Burlesque Festival.  She was a feature performer at 2018 Discordia Days Burlesque Festival, where she was awarded a producer’s choice award for her nerdlesque fan dance. Full of saccharine and silliness, you’ll want to catch a peek at this geek!

Ellie can be found as a soloist on stages all over the East Coast, making regular trips to Burlington, Vermont to appear with the Green Mountain Cabaret and New York City to appear with D20 Burlesque. She regularly produces themed shows in her hometown Richmond. She is the resident performer and curator for monthly burlesque brunch at Grandstaff and Stein RVA.

The burlesque bug bit Ellie in fall of 2010, and she threw herself into learning everything she could. She made her burlesque debut in April 2011. In October 2013, she facilitated the first burlesque show at the historic Naro Cinema in Norfolk. She began producing shows January 2014, such as Friday the 13th Burlesque, Jurassic Pasties, Bubble Gum Battle Royale, Boob's Burgers, Justease League, Some Enchanted G-String, Earth's Mightiest Burlesque Show, The Tease is Out There, Hanna Bar-bare-all, and Lip Sync Battle Burlesque (2015). She has co-produced Carry On My Wayward Bra and Stripelodeon. She produced a nerdlesque revue in 2015 for MarsCon in Williamsburg, a first for the convention and the city.


"The “Duchess of Dork” Ellie Quinn, lived up to her name with an uber-dorky Scooby Doo routine that was too adorable not to love." -Jimmy Berg, Burlesque Beat

"The night kicked off with comedic magic by the hamburglar from Ellie Quinn" -Ohio Burlesque Festival

"The show’s MVP award is a tie between performer Ellie Quinn and comedian Robert Mac. Quinn presents two routines that are downright genius in their comedy and titillation. Her Scooby Doo bit creates a hilariously salacious take on demure and bookish Velma (demure no more!), and her routine as Hamburglar brings the house down with a tale of secret love between a woman and a quarter pounder." -Ben Demers, DC Theatre Scene

Ellie has taken classes under:

The Maine Attraction, Foxy Tann, Kitten n Lou, LouLou D'vil, Kalani Kokonuts, Mr. Gorgeous, Amber Ray, Ula Uberbusen, Hazel Honeysuckle, Jeez Loueez, Tigger!, Peekaboo Pointe, Bella Blue, Dahlia Fatale, Sweetpea, Gaea Lady, Lola van Ella, Perle Noir, Angie Pontani, Doctor Lucky, Ray Gunn, Jo Weldon, and more.

Notable performances:

Alterna-TEASE 2016-8 (Hamburglar, Tina Belcher, Jaws). Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015 (66 Batgirl). Como Lake Burlesque Festival 2017 (Hamburglar, Iron Man). Discordia Days Burlesque Festival 2016-9 (Hamburglar, Kirby & French Fries, Jaws & fan dance, Tina). Geneva Burlesque Festival 2017 (Hamburglar). Great Burlesque Exposition 2015 (Velma). Great Southern Exposure 2013 (Velma). Hollywood Burlesque Festival 2017 (Hamburglar). Las Vegas Burlesque Festival 2014 & 2015 (Velma, Hamburglar). London Burlesque Festival 2016 (Iron Man, Hulk). MarsCon 2015 & 2017-19 (producer). NJ Burlesque Showcase 2014 & 2015 (Ursula, All About That Bass). NOLA Nerdlesque Festival 2015 & 2017 (Headliner with 66 Batgirl/ Martian Girl/Kirby, Ghostface and Jaws). Ohio Burlesque Festival 2014 & 2016 (Hamburglar, Kirby). Panama Burlesque Festival 2019 (Hamburglar). Savannah Burlesque Festival 2018 (Hamburglar). Toronto Burlesque Festival 2019 (Jaws, fan dance). Vermont Burlesque Festival 2014-2018 (Velma, 66 Batgirl, Iron Man & Hulk, Kirby, Jaws). Vermont Burlesque Festival Summer Showcase 2018 (Hamburglar & Rapunzel). Video Game Con 2015 (Kirby & Wario). Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival 2015 (Velma). Wisconsin Burlesque Festival 2016 (Velma). YamaCon 2018 (Tina).

Selected to perform in 2016 Toronto Burlesque Festival (Kirby), 2017 Empire Burlesque Festival (Hamburglar), 2018 Hawaii Burlesque Festival (Hamburglar), 2018 Midwest Nerdlesque Festival (Kirby), 2018 NOLA Nerdlesque Festival (Tina Belcher), 2019 Mobile Burlesque Festival (Hamburglar), and 2019 Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival (Ghostface).