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!

Valentine’s Day Burlesque

First of all, my thanks for the huge amount of support and love you’ve shown me since the Big Reveal. I’m so touched to have fans as beautiful as you!

Second, I’m heading to Los Angeles to premiere a brand NEW act at Lucha Va Voom on Feb 14th and 15th! This will be the first time that I will perform with my natural hair! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to share video with you, or do it for you in person if you’re in the area. I hope you are!

 

Then, the Valentine’s Day plans continue in Chicago on Feb 17th for Naked Girls Reading: Bad Romance. Join me at Studio L’amour for stories of love, broken hearts and passionate affairs! Tickets

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy 2018!

Stronger. Wiser. Sexier.

I think we can all agree that 2017 was a challenging year. Seems that everyone I spoke with expressed the stress that 2017 brought with it. Politics and economic uncertainty aside, I think 2017 carried many personal struggles for us. I am no different. This was an incredibly difficult year for me personally. I struggled with health issues (things that I will reveal to you later) and it really consumed my life. I lost myself this year. But I also found myself. I will not be the one to say ‘Fuck 2017’ because 2017 taught me a lot. I am grateful for the pain because I learned so much through it. I feel I have a new wealth of knowledge about myself. I have greater compassion and understanding for others. I was forced to practice what I preach. I really put my beliefs to the test and I have come out the other side just in time to welcome a new year.

2018 will bring change and I am open to it. I am open to new possibilities and opportunities. I am excited about pursuing myself and my dreams. I’m heading into this year with gratitude and an open heart. I can’t say that I have ever done that before. It is a new feeling for me and I like it.

I want to encourage you to start the year with gratitude. It is difficult, I know, but it is possible. Think about the year as a whole and not as a bunch of unattainable resolutions. Consider what you might want this year. It can be material, emotional, spiritual, or physical. Think about what attributes you need to nurture to get to those goals. I call it a theme of the year. And my themes this year are to pursue fun, joy, beauty, truth and inspiration. To be honest, fun and joy are the most difficult for me. I spend most of my time creating fun and joy for others that I forget to experience that myself. To be REALLY honest, having fun and experiencing joy makes me feel uncomfortable. Slightly unhinged. Out of control. Not something I’m proud to admit, but it is the truth. I have put systems in place that will allow me to shed some of my feelings of obligations and responsibility to make room for joy. I will prioritize it, which is something I never do. It will feel awkward and strange to me, but I’m ready to have fun!

I truly wish you all the best this year. Sometimes the best has to come out of the worst, but that makes it all the better. Happy New Year!

Stocking Stuffers

Need something for the Michelle L’amour fan in your life? Or, do you want to treat yourself to something special? I’ve got just the thing!

I just released 2 folios filled with beautiful collections of nude art. The first is a collection of fan favorites from my fan club. If you’re not a member of the club already, this is a great way to see what I’ve been up to this year!

 

The other is a collection of my work with the great photographer, Art Blanche. I have worked with him for many years and it was so hard to pull just a few photos. There are SO many!

Bring ‘The Most Naked Woman’ home for the holidays! Get yours now!