June Chicago Dates

I’m currently half way through my European tour and I just found out that I was named one of ‘The Most Influential Burlesque Figures of the Decade’ by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. I am so honored by this. It’s nice to be acknowledged for my work in this field. It was a really nice surprise today!

Right now, I am in Rome for some play time and then I will head to Bordeaux to teach and perform, then on to Paris for more play time, and my final stop will be Vienna for some shows. Then, I’m off to Vegas to perform at the Orleans in the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender on June 3rd. Talk about culture shock! Vienna to Vegas! But, there is no rest for the wicked. I will be back in Chicago on June 7th. Here’s where you can find me:

June 7th – Untitled at 9pm
June 8th – Naked Girls Reading: Lunatics – Readings all about the love of the moon at Skylark Chess Society – 8pm
June 9th – Untitled at 9 and 10pm and Big Sexy Show at 11pm at the Comedy Bar
June 10th – Burlesque Workshop at Dovetail Studios – Boa Love at 2:15pm

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Feather Fan Dancing

My next workshop will be in Los Angeles on May 1st! Check out the details below:

May 1 – 6:30- 8pm

Evolution Dance Studios
10816 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

When you think burlesque, you think feathers. Moving beyond the boa, we have feather fans! Made famous by Sally Rand, fan dancing is now an integral part of burlesque. Every dancer should know their way around a pair of fans! In this class, you will learn how to use the fans as an extension of yourself and how to move effortlessly while yielding these beautiful beasts. No experience necessary! REGISTER

You can bring your own fans, or you can rent a pair. If you chose to rent a pair, please click here. This includes the price of the class with the fan rental.

See you in LA!

Birthday Month!

It’s my birthday month! The actual date is April 15th (yes, that’s a reminder to get your taxes done) but I will be celebrating on April 12th at Unbridled at Untitled. There’s no better way to celebrate my birthday than to have a show full of half naked people performing for me. Really, it’s a dream come true! The show is at 9pm and I plan on doing some things with cake…

Then, on April 14th, I’ll be teaching another workshop in Chicago. See the details below:

 

Chicago – April 14 – The Tease – 3:45-5pm – $25 – Register

Location
Dovetail Studios
2853 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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In ‘The Tease’, you will learn a full choreography that involves props. For this first Tease workshop, we’ll be working with a robe, garter band and bra. There will be no nudity in class, so you can wear all of these props over your clothing. It is recommended that you bring your own props. Heels are also recommended but optional. Register

And later, on April 14th, I’ll be at Big Sexy Show. The show starts at 11pm at the Comedy Bar and will end a little after midnight, so at that time, I’ll be officially turning 21! Tequila please! Tix

Hope to see you in April in the Windy City!

The Future of Studio L’amour

My burlesque school, Studio L’amour is coming up on 10 years in Chicago! The Dojo for your Mojo has been the home to hundreds of women who have found confidence and self esteem through the practice of burlesque. We are so honored to have been the place where vulnerability, fun, sexiness, and strength reside.
 
The studio has been through many changes over the years and is about to undergo another one. Since I have been traveling and producing so much these past few years, I think it is best to operate the studio in a different manner. Studio L’amour will primarily be an online burlesque school. I added this to the curriculum in June and have really enjoyed making videos for my students there. I put up new videos every month and they feature technique, fitness, choreography and real talks where I answer questions. This has been very rewarding for me as I am able to have students from all over the world and I”m not just limited to a physical space.
As for Studio L’amour as a physical space, I will be offering monthly workshops, as will the other teachers. There will not be regular weekly classes as of March 1st. I know this will be very upsetting to some of you, as burlesque is incredibly addicting, but it is for the best. I see the future of Studio L’amour as a kind of ’boutique burlesque school’. It will be a place where you can refine your craft but also a place for newcomers to explore their sexuality.
I am very thankful to my teachers over the years: Lady Ginger, Frenchie Kiss, Kami Oh, Vivian Velvet, Fanny Tastic, Ivy Fabulous, Lily Bloom, Sasha Darling, Midnite Martini, Gaea Lady, Dahlia Fatale and Mary Pat LeTourneau. Because of them, we were able to offer THE BEST burlesque education in Chicago.
I’m very excited about the future of the studio and the new freedom we have! I hope to see you online or in my workshops! Oh, and bachelorettes, we’ve still got you covered! You can schedule a private class for your party any time.
Thank you for your continued love and support over the years. Stay tuned for March workshops!