Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with a former classmate from the Academy of Burlesque. In March, I went to her first produced show of Pastie Premieres where they feature new performers or new acts, and it was spectacular! She is producing another show next month, and has asked me to volunteer. She also wants me to audition for the next show. I’d love to shimmy and shake on stage some more.
After finishing my first burlesque course at the Academy in Seattle my mental health took a turn for the worse (unrelated to burlesque. I enjoyed every minute). I haven’t done much in the way of burlesque since except for applying to perform in a few productions, and supporting other performers in their shows. Over the past few months I have made a lot of headway in recovering thanks to my doctors at the VA, as well as my own work to push and motivate myself. I just need to work on being a bit more social…oh but how awful that sounds.
I am moving to Zurich, Switzerland late this year and have been thinking about continuing my passion for burlesque abroad. I think I’ll start researching and looking through the burlesque subculture in Europe, specifically Switzerland and Germany.