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About Ava Fox

Teacher - Fantastic Elastic: Making a Body Harnesses
Teacher - Sew Easy: Conquering the Sewing Machine
Teacher - Sew Easy: Intro to Sewing Patterns

Ava Fox is a Boston-based performer. 

About Betty Blaize

Teacher - Bumps, Grinds and Shimmies

Betty Blaize, 6' of Fun... is a veteran of the Boston Burlesque scene. She's a founding member of the Boston Babydolls with a background in belly dance, Indian classical dance and martial arts, and... computer science. She's also the web mistress for this site and an ardent artisan, making a substantial number of costumes for herself and the Boston Babydolls.


About Devastasia

Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Drop-in Class

A lover all things dark, mysterious, strange and unusual. A promoter of feminine prowess, and attracted to all things shiny. Burlesque was a natural draw for her, and she hopes to share this love with the clothing removal at a time.

About Margo Mayhem

Teacher - Floor The Audience: Taking your stage presence to another level

Coming in hot from New York City, Margo Mayhem has won the hearts and naughty parts of audiences all across the country, most recently being featured in the New York Times. In styles from classic to chaotic, this little firecracker will keep you on your toes as she twirls on hers. She’s the winner of the Best Neo Burlesque award at the Oregon Burlesque festival and -- alongside partner Samson Night -- "Best Group" at the Arizona Burlesque festival, and "Best Small Group" at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. While she’s at home you can find her dancing or hosting at such illustrious venues as the Slipper Room, Bathtub Gin, and NYC’s oldest running burlesque festival, Le Scandal Cabaret.

About Miss Mina Murray

Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Drop-in Class
Teacher - Achieving Closure
Teacher - Get Tight: A Guide to Corsetry

After the job market for glamourous archaeologists dried up, Miss Mina Murray abandoned her Ivory Tower and turn to the art of the striptease. She is a co-founder of The Boston Beautease (formerly The Boston Babydolls) and Headmistress of the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.). Known as "The Educated Ecdysiast" and "The Martha Stewart of Burlesque", she recently published "Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Better Burlesque".    Website

About Mr. Scratch

Teacher - Hire Me! Getting Booked.
Teacher - It's Not Personal

Scratch is the founding chair of The Great Burlesque Exposition, the director and producer of BeauTease Burlesque (formerly The Boston Babydolls), and the Curator of The American Burlesque Collection.  An experienced performer and producer, Scratch is regarded as an expert in promotion, act creation, the history of burlesque, and the diverse aspects of putting on a show.


About Muff Jones

Teacher - Body Erotic
Teacher - Finesse
Teacher - Art of Animalistic Expression

The perverted pistol you’ll want to keep holstered, Muff Jones is an award winning/title holding Burlesque Artist, and producer. Founder\Producer of Femme Von Follies,co-founder/producer of “Make 'em Blush Burlesque” and founder/educator of Tease Acadamey. Muff is a main judge for Boise, ID’s Burlesque Show Person Competition and Boise’s Next Drag Superstar, Kings Edition. Muff has been fathering nudebies' and getting strange on stages across the nation, breaking down societal norms one Assel twirl at a time.

About Red Velvet

Teacher - Belly up to the Barre!
Teacher - Make Your Own Pasties with Tassel Options
Teacher - Rhinestone Basics

Red Velvet, a life-long dancer, has performed in musical theater and burlesque throughout the U.S. and internationally.   Red Velvet is proficient in various dance forms and teaches classes in burlesque, cancan, and Isadora Duncan dance.    Red Velvet is co-artistic director of a monthly show, DIVA or Die Burlesque, and is artistic director of the cancan troupe, The Velvettes.  She has performed with the award-winning Hot Pink Feathers and award-winning Flaunt Follies, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, Alegria Samba Dance Company, and was artistic director for the dance group Pretty, Pretty Please.   Her burlesque performances have won Judge’s Choice at the 2019 Arizona Burlesque Festival, Most Classic at the 2016 Great Burlesque Exposition and Most Humorous at the 2014 Great Burlesque Exposition.  She co-created five full-length burlesque/cabaret/theater productions: Rebel without a Bra, At the White Rabbit Burlesque, Hotel Burlesque, Just Another Zombie Holiday Show, and Dollhouse Monsters.  She loves bringing her crazy ideas on stage for your enjoyment.  Come and Try a Slice of Red Velvet!


About Roxy Stardust

Teacher - FUNdamentals of Comic Burlesque

Described as "Explosively Gallus" and dubbed the” Powerhouse of Scottish Burlesque," Roxy Stardust has been dancing to the tune of her own bagpipe since birth.  She has performed throughout the UK, Europe and has toured the US multiple times. She has shared a bill with some of the world's premier performers and delighted audience members both at home and internationally.

Roxy is a pioneer of the neo-burlesque scene in Scotland. She is recognised globally as one of the top producers of Scottish burlesque and cabaret and is a contributor on the BBC Social creating content about burlesque.  She produces many shows including the "Glasgow Festival of Burlesque" and has played a vital role in the revival of burlesque throughout Scotland.  She is a frequent and popular host at the Edinburgh Fringe and  and produces Scotland’s only monthly burlesque dedicated showcase. This has her a solid reputations as Scotland's very own "GlasVegas Showgirl." 

​She’s  formally trained singer, actress and an experienced compere experienced at handling the even most raucous of crowds with her usual Glaswegian tact… or perhaps lack of….who holds a First BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre and is studying toward her MA Musical Theatre.  She  can often also be found performing as her Drag King alter ego “Rodeo McGregor” or as her sassy grandmother “Granny Stardust” both of whom have many acts of there own!


About Ruby Rider

Teacher - Serving Face - An Acting Workshop for Dancers
Teacher - How to Speak Lighting - For Performers!

Ruby Rider is a current apprentice with the Boston Beautease. She is new to burlesque, but brings with her a wealth of experience in theatre as an actor, director, and educator!

About Samson Night

Teacher - Put Some Funk on It

Samson Night burst on the burlesque scene in 2018. With his partner, Margo Mayhem, he is the taller half of "Midnight Mayhem", and award-winning burlesque duo. In 2022, Samson was named #6 in the Burlesque Top 20. He has performed all over the world. Samson Night lives in New York City.

About Scarlett Letter

Teacher - Keeping your Ecdysiast Books
Teacher - Preparing to Survive Producing

Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. A long time fixture of the Los Angeles Burlesque scene, Scarlett has graced stages across North America and Europe and has won several awards along the way. Also a costumer and producer, Scarlett is known for a dark cold beauty reminiscent of Hollywood Noir and the classic Hitchock heroine. 


"With 4 feet of red hair and miles of bad intentions"


About Stormy Divine

Teacher - Musicality and Movement: Peeling Back The Layers

Stormy Divine is a burlesque performer, instructor and producer from Ottawa, Ontario. Trained by Randi Rouge at Rouge Studio of Dance, Stormy established herself as a performer in the Ottawa burlesque scene in 2018 and began teaching with the studio in 2019. Stormy is now the Assistant Director of Rouge Studio of Dance, the Director of Tail Feather Productions, coaches professional studio troupe The Divine Darlings, and is half of duo Rouge Storm!  Stormy Divine has a Bachelor Degree from Western University in Popular Music Studies. She fosters a class environment filled with positivity, inclusivity and encouragement and she can't wait to dance with you.

About Susie Dahl

Teacher - Makeup Bag Rehab - For Show Folk!

“The Big Apple Babydoll Who’s Juicy and Sweet
Susie Dahl is a new face in the NYC Burlesque scene, but has been gracing the pin-up world with beauty (and boobies) for nearly a decade. Combining classic vintage glamour and unabashed sex appeal, this pin-up princess is moving from the pages of magazines and strutting right into your heart.