Produced and directed by husband and wife team Mike Geier and Shannon Newton, with lavish, hand-made costuming by designer Stephanie Ludwig, Dames Aflame has become Atlanta's premier performance troupe since 1995, when Geier first hosted a Burlesque Revue at the old Catch City Club. Known for super sexy showgirls and high-concept slapstick, Dames Aflame's "Showbiz What Sizzles" enjoyed a 26-month run in Midtown's Laughing Skull Lounge.
The Dames Aflame showgirls are a feature component of the spectacular Kingsized Holiday Show and Elvis Memorial Shows that sell out every year at the Variety Playhouse.
In 2006, Dames Aflame was hired to perform in a special Burlesque Showcase directed by Zumanity Creative Director Andrew Watson, Cal McCrystal and designer Thierry Mugler at Just for Laughs Theater in Montreal.
In 2008, Playboy TV came to Atlanta to shoot "Showbiz What Sizzles" for their series "The 69 Sexiest Things to Do Before You Die." Recently, the Dames enjoyed performing their salacious set at the wrap party for Sugarland's world tour.
The Dames have performed all over the globe at places like the Knitting Factory in New York City, the Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, the Tabou Tiki Room in Berlin Germany, the Exit/In in Nashville and the PGA Resort in Palm Beach.
In addition to being featured on Playboy TV, the Dames have appeared several times on FOX 5's Good Day Atlanta, Channel 11 News and PBS. They’ve shared the stage with such great and varied acts as the Dresden Dolls, Tenacious D, El Vez, Little Steven's Underground Garage a Go-Go, Ursula1000 and the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
Dames Aflame’s corporate clients include Turner Broadcasting and Cartoon Network, Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, Anheuser-Busch, Absolut and level Vodka, Delta, MAC Cosmetics, Harley-Davidson, HESS Oil, Racetrak, Scion, the Atlanta Braves, CCP/WhiteWolf Games and Blender Magazine. The Dames have performed in support of many community causes like The Human Rights Campaign, Tippitina's Foundation, Hands On Atlanta, The Sara Blakely Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, The Rainbow Center, American Heart Association's Go Red For Her campaign, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers, AIDS Survival Project, Fernbank Museum, Hi Hope Center and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.