Jo Boobs Weldon
Jo Weldon, a.k.a. Jo Boobs, began performing retro striptease while still in high school in the late 1970s, later did readings and performance art throughout the 1980s while working in strip clubs, and finally became a feature dancer doing burlesque, fetish, and rock 'n roll themed numbers in the early 1990s. In addition to performing and headlining regional and national numbers, she has been regularly photographing neo-burlesque since 2002 and producing burlesque classes and workshops since 2003. As a well-connected, highly visible performer with experience in every type of burlesque, Jo has published several articles about stripping and burlesque and been interviewed dozens of times. Today, she is the headmistress and founder of the award-winning New York School of Burlesque. She is also the webmistress of gstringsforever.com, the one-stop-shop for burlesque news, gossip, resources, and advice, and the blog Daily Burlesque.