Buttercup has been teaching burlesque since 2013. She has taught burlesque performance and costuming as a private instructor and at the Las Vegas Burlesque Studio. She now is Program Coordinator and classroom instructor at The Burlesque Hall of Fame School of Striptease. She also teaches online classes with Vegas Dance Hub.
Burlesque for Beginners Course 2019
virtual and in-person available
Big Boa Bump & Grind at the Burlesque Hall of Fame
March 7th - April 9th
This movement based class focuses on teaching you all the basics and beyond to tease and taunt using a classic burlesque prop, the feather boa!
Students will meet once a week on Mondays from March 7th through April 4th. Class culminates in a group performance at the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s fundraising show, Tease: A Burlesque Revue at The Space on April 9th. Students will be paid a stipend for their participation in the show.
Feather boas provided for use in class and during performance.
Buttercup has received the Folklife Artist Grant by the Nevada Arts Council in 2020 made possible by the State of Nevada and the National Endowment for the Arts.
With this grant, Buttercup was able to offer Panel Skirt lessons to select students. This mentorship included lessons on construction and performance movements of the iconic burlesque costume piece. A burlesque performer's costume is a very important tool, helping to set a performer apart and ensure a lasting career in the art form. With this mentorship, Buttercup hopes to share and pass down the lessons she has learned from burlesque legends and from her experience as a professional performing artist.