Miss Mina Murray is one of New England's finest classic burlesque dancers. She specializes in the elegant striptease and flirtatious fan dance. As co-founder of BeauTease Burlesque (formerly The Boston Babydolls), she was instrumental in the revitalization of burlesque in the Boston area. She is the author of Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Better Burlesque and Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Burlesque Costuming, Volume 1: The Foundations. She is hard at work on Volume 2, which should be available in 2024. 

As Headmistress of The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education, she has taught hundreds of women to bump, grind, and twirl tassels. B.A.B.E., as we like to call it, is teaching in person and on-line and instructors are available to teach at your venue. For information on classes and private lessons, please see the Teaching page

Upcoming Appearances

Queens of the Jiggle

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Deacon Giles Speakeasy, 75 Canal Street, Salem, MA

In the distance of the hot summer night, the drums are beating...beating...beating. Out of the steamy darkness, their persistent rhythm summons The Queens of the Jiggle to indulge in their wild practices -- never before seen by outsiders! WITNESS The Sacred Fire Dance! BEHOLD THE MAJESTY of The Mystic Parrot Goddess! ATTEND THE SONG of The Seductive Mermaid! SLAKE YOUR THIRST with a Classic Mint Julep!* The fabulous BEAUTEASE (Ava Fox, Betty Blaize, Devastasia, Miss Mina Murray) along with their faithful host, Scratch, will be ably assisted by Lanie Cakes and Lee Mouthvine! You don't want to miss all the tropical delights! * – no actual fire, sacred or otherwise, will be used – no actual parrots, mystic or otherwise, will appear in this show ** – no actual mermaids, seductive or otherwise, will appear in this show


Isle of Tease

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House of Hatchets, 489 Bearses Way, Hyannis, MA 02601

Summer in Hyannis is really starting to heat up when The BeauTease return to House of Hatchets! Come sail away with us to a tropical paradise where balmy breezes caress your limbs and exotic bird songs fill the night! The inhabitants of this Fantasy Island include... Bathing beauty Ava Fox! Tasty Treat Betty Blaize! The untamed Devastasia! Tropical flower Miss Mina Murray! Hosted with aplomb. panache, and a thesaurus by Scratch! PLEASE NOTE: - This event is 21+. - Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase. - No axe-throwing, archery, etc. will be permitted during the event. - Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8:0pm sharp.



You can read more from Miss Mina at Oh The Glamourous Life (her blog). You can support her through Patreon and get exclusive writings and videos!

If you like reading on paper, she has articles in Berlesker (volume 2) and Zelda: The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau (issue 15) and, of course, Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Better Burlesque and Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Burlesque Costuming, Volume 1: The Foundations.

If you prefer social media, she's on Facebook, Instagram  and YouTube.

Awards & Recognitions!

Miss Mina was a finalist for Golden Pastie Awards at the 2022 and 2012 New York Burlesque Festivals and was named one of Boston's 16 best dance instructors in 2012 by Rate Your Burn. The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education has been a nominee for Best Dance Classes on The Boston A-List every year since 2013.

As The Boston Babydolls, The BeauTease have received a number of "Best Of" awards from local publications:

Miss Mina hosted the Boston Chapter of Naked Girls Reading (now called Bare Book Club) from January 2010 to March 2013.

In 2012 she curated the exhibit Vintage Costume of Burlesque at the West End Museum. See photos from the exhibit here. Read about it in Pin Curl Magazine.

In 2020 she became the Director of Education at the American Burlesque Collection.

... a real life Gibson Girl cum silent movie star. [Miss Mina's] costumes, movement, and entire being convey a timeless elegance of a bygone era.”

— Sailor St. Claire (burlesque performer and host)

Fun Stuff

Miss Mina...

...is named after her great-grandmother, Wilhelmina, who was once arrested for indecent exposure on the beach. She had rolled her bathing suit up above her ankles!

...loves sailing and once spent some time as student-crew on a tall ship. You can see that very ship in Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

...is an award-winning costumer and makes most of her own costumes for stage. She also has performed in costumes that were originally made by Angie Pontani, Catherine D'Lish, and Hedy Jo Star.

...uses the taglines "The Ivy League mind in the Combat Zone body", "The Educated Ecdysiast" and "The Martha Stewart of Burlesque".

...was trained in Museum Studies at Harvard and currently serves as Director of Education at the American Burlesque Collection.

...loves tea and all the rituals associated with it. She prefers Darjeeling, with lemon, no sugar, but likes most flavors of black tea. Except Earl Gray. Her pet peeve is people who call afternoon tea "high tea" because it sounds grander. Afternoon tea is the dainty meal with finger sandwiches, scones, and petit fours. High tea is more substantial meal, served as a substitute for supper. Common high tea dishes are Welsh rabbit, beans on toast, or scrambled eggs. High tea is so called because it is eaten at a high dining table, not because it is a high occasion. Afternoon tea can also be called low tea, since it's taken at a low tea table. Now go forth, drink tea, and do not mix them up again.

...has an obsession with leopard print. Most days she's wearing at least one leopard item.

...believes strongly in continuing education and learning from the best. She has been fortunate to take workshops from some of the top names in burlesque, including Michelle L'amour, Jo Weldon, Indigo Blue, Angie Pontani, Princess Farhana, Kitten DeVille, Ray Gunn, Willy Barrett (Joe Williams)... and she's always looking for more!

...is a bibliophile. You can see what she's been reading in the Boston BeauTease Library and the Naked Girls Reading Book Club.