Student of the Month – The Catfish

By The Catfish In late 2016, I started my burlesque career under the guidance of Deb au Nare by taking classes at The Burlesque Academy of Asheville. Beginning with Burlesque 101 she asked us each why we had a desire to do burlesque. I immediately chimed in with my desire to do solo performances that... Continue Reading →

Time for a Change

By now you may have seen that I will no longer be offering weekly drop-in classes like Chair Dance Fitness, Act Workshopping, etc. This year, I sat down and took a look at what things in my business make me happy versus what things I'm doing because I felt like as a "Burlesque Academy", I... Continue Reading →

Student of the Month – Lady Leo

By Lady Leo 2018 was not a great year for me. There were ups and downs but mostly downs. Right before the New Year I started to attend Risque Monday, a weekly burlesque show at The Odditorium. My friend, Wendy Clear, had gotten me hooked on it. Wendy Clear was also a burlesque performer and... Continue Reading →

WLOS News Feature

Last Friday, the Burlesque Academy was featured on WLOS News! It was certainly an experience as I always feel very awkward and nervous during interviews. They interviewed me during our weekly Thursday Act Workshopping class and then again on the following Monday at Risque Monday! Some of the students (Nixxxy Darling and The Catfish) that... Continue Reading →

Our Year in Review – 2017

It's New Year's Eve and WOW, what a fun year! We had less classes this year as I went on tour with Southern Charmers during summer, then Queen April and I threw the first of our annual Burlesque! Burlesque! Burlesque! festival and then I got married! So, it was certainly a busy year and the... Continue Reading →

Bunny von Lust – Student of the Month

By Bunny von Lust Bunny von Lust is a dream come true. She came to exist when two eighth grade best friends were having a sleepover, one of those friends just so happened to be infatuated with Bettie Page and classic 1950's striptease. That friend was me. Bunny von Lust during her Burlesque 101 graduation performance.... Continue Reading →

Student of the Month – Dee Bauchery

By Dee Bauchery When Deb asked me to write about myself for “Student of the Month” I was both flattered and flabbergasted. I’m currently enrolled in Burlesque 102, and in the opening class I described myself as a “bigger” girl when talking about act ideas. Deb raised her eyebrow in a quizzical expression and in return,... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Deb au Nare

I sat down with the lovely Jana Downs of Asheville Press for a cup of coffee and a look into what my life as a burlesque performer, producer and teacher is really like and how I got started. It was a lot of fun and Jana, although very new to the burlesque world, has officially been sucked... Continue Reading →

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