Lena Mae by Derek Bremner

Lena Mae by Derek Bremner

Some footage from our 'Shipwrecked' show which toured the UK in 2012/13

Getting Into Burlesque

Burlesque is an exciting and vibrant art form that for a small handful can be a rewarding career, and for others a fantastic hobby. Like all performing arts fields Burlesque requires hardwork, training,  creativity and drive.  London is one of the burlesque hubs of the world and has some of the best established performers, venues and shows in the industry.

If you are interested in performing burlesque and are considering it as a career you may be interest to know the following:

- Burlesque Artists originate their own work. Each artist choses her (or his) own themes, narrative, choreography, music and is responsible for putting their own acts together. 

- Burlesque artists work freelance and are largely responsible for their own bookings, management and PR.

- Most burlesque artists as well as being very skilled on stage are also highly skilled in hair, make up and will often make and embellish their own costuming. 

- Burlesque artists come in all shapes and sizes and burlesque itself has many performance styles under its umbrella including Neo, Comedic, Cheese Cake, Gorlesque, Queerlesque, Music Hall, Classic and British to name but a few.

If you are interested in performing Burlesque, we recommend seeing as much live Burlesque as possible to gain a realistic sense of the industry. We also have a full range of classes, courses and workshops at our House of Burlesque Academy. Click here to see our current programme. Come and learn from the UK's top production company.

If you are an established artist and want to tell us about your work, please email your biog, 2 LOW RES images and links to your footage to tempest@houseofburlesque.co.uk

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