Velvet Thorn is a Burlesque performer, actor, aerial circus performer and singer. Originally from Willits, California, Thorn was inspired to pursue Burlesque after seeing a show with Dita Von Teese in San Francisco. She trained briefly in the North Bay area with Eva D’Luscious before D’Luscious moved to Portland.
Thorn subsequently moved to Ashland, Oregon and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in theatre. While at university, she began to perform Burlesque with show producers Miss Darby Doll and Sundae Sparkles. Thorn attended the Burlesque educational and networking conference, BurlyCon, in Seattle.