Cultivating Confidence & Self Love with the Art of Burlesque (Chicago & Beyond!)

Get in touch with your feminine energy!

Burlesque is a unique art practice where we unite dance, costuming, storytelling – and more! – in glamorous self-love ritual that empowers confidence, creativity, and community!

Share a night filled with glamour, excitement, and once-in-a-lifetime memories when you plan your Chicago burlesque party with me!

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Ready to start your burlesque journey?

I’ll share the 7 essentials of burlesque dancing in my virtual introduction to the art of tease, Unleashing Your Inner Goddess!

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(you’ll also get other virtual resources to help you on your journey.)

Back in 2008, I first heard the call of burlesque – but I never dreamed of the places it would take me!

I’ve been fortunate to share my story onstage in intimate late-night cabarets at VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Spectacular – our weekly Chicago burlesque show.

I’ve even toured internationally – performing my one-of-a-kind acts in SIX+ countries and nearly every US state, including at the top burlesque events in the world like The New York Burlesque Festival & The Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Yes, I’ve experienced my fair share of dream gigs…but what keeps me coming back to burlesque? Gathering with other bad-ass women and femmes to celebrate beauty, courage, and full-body liberation!

Welcome to the world of Chicago burlesque!

Chicago Burlesque Classes with Red Hot Annie

Each artist’s story is different.

As a teacher for over a decade at my own Vaudezilla Studios, I learned that many of the students who take my burlesque classes never dreamed they’d step foot onstage…

Yet, they, too, heard the call of burlesque, and their heart answered!

Burlesque is an invitation to attune to your deepest inner knowing and activate unshakeable confidence

Burlesque blends sensuality and creativity in a unique multidisciplinary art form. Artists are tinkerers, challenging themselves to learn and grow through dancing, speaking, and singing on stage while exploring a wide array of crafting and aesthetic skills like hair, makeup, costuming, and prop-making.

The transformation doesn’t stop at the skin level. By exploring my own burlesque practice, students transform their relationships with their bodies. Plus, the confidence and self-esteem boost from creating a complete piece of performance art from nothing is nothing short of exhilarating!

I’ve performed and taught at hundreds of burlesque shows worldwide, including every major burlesque event in London, Paris, New York, Vegas, Munich, Glasgow, and more – and I have served as fairy godmother to countless illustrious local and worldwide burlesque stars, so I know what it takes to be seen and celebrated for your uniqueness!

I would love to share what I’ve learned about the art of burlesque with you!

If you feel called to deepen your connection to your body and feminine energy and are ready to create a fun self-love practice that connects you with a vibrant community of artists, please inquire.

The Becoming Burlesque Workbook by Red Hot Annie

Begin your burlesque journey with exercises, writing prompts, and short stories to inspire!

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