Interview: Recent Boylesque Graduates

As we ramp up to Boylesque 101 (starts March 19th!), we wanted to offer you two perspectives from recent male graduates of the Academy. Apollo Vidra took Boylesque 101 last year, and The Marquis Facade took Burlesque 101 last summer with Indigo Blue. Both have...

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Article: “The Making of a Burlesque Dancer”

Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, activist, international educator and award winning journalist. She’s been a regular contributor to the Seattle Globalist since 2013. Her self published works include two children’s books (Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different...

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Tips & Tricks: Costuming with Amara Strutt

Our newest Teacher in Training, Amara Strutt, comes to us with a background in costume design, and here she talks about her creative process and some tips and tricks for costuming burlesque acts! AOB: Where do you get inspiration for costumes? Amara: My process in...

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Looking Back: Jo Weldon’s Residency at AOB

Jo with the cast of the 2014 Alumni invitational showcase. Looking Back: Jo "Boobs" Residency Over the years the Academy of Burlesque has been proud to host a number of visiting guest instructors. We love bringing in talent from other parts of the country to...

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Interview: Ruby Mimosa

Instructor Ruby Mimosa has been teaching at the Academy since 2007. A number of Academy instructors perform with The Atomic Bombshells, one of Seattle's best-known burlesque troupes. A number of our instructors have performed with the The Atomic Bombshells, one of...

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How to Organize

Today's blog post comes to us from the Academy's Administrator, Trixie Paprika. She's a whiz with organization, and spent some time talking about how she keeps things in order. The world of burlesque is a busy and creative one, and it can be really easy to lose track...

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