New York School of Burlesque

“The New York School of Burlesque is and intends to remain a female-founded, -owned, and -operated endeavor, particularly in the face of an industry that has a history of resistance to women's performances being defined by the tastes of male venue owners. We support all genders.”

“The most awesome thing about burlesque is the creative independence of its artists…[T]here is a demand for burlesque that is wacky, subversive, bizarre, risky, and experimental…a tenor of pride and shamelessness about sexuality and the integrity of the naked body that many audiences and performers find empowering.”

Performer, author of The Burlesque Handbook, and advocate for sex-worker rights and freedom of sexual expression