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R.U.D.E. Burlesque

is one of the best kept secrets in the Gem City!

Each night we bring the art of dance, interactive cinema, and musicianship to the center stage!



R.U.D.E. was founded in Dayton, Ohio in 2014, by Davida Lattimore, Ayonda Hayden, and Jasmine Gates with the vision of creating artistic expression through performance dance. Burlesque uses comedy and music to challenge the established way of viewing the world. Known as Respectfully Utilizing Dance and Entertainment, RUDE is the Midwest Black-Women-Owned Burlesque and Variety Show.

The performers are skilled in various styles of dance with theatric backgrounds. Known for their themed shows, they're guaranteed to bring humor and a lot of sexiness in each production.  


"The art of dance is a powerful impulse channeled by performers into something that becomes intensely expressive."

- Judith R. Mackrell -

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