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.
Buttercup has received the Folklife Artist Grant by the Nevada Arts Council in 2020. This grant is made possible by the State of Nevada and the National Endowment for the Arts.
With this grant, Buttercup will be offering Panel Skirt lessons to select students. This mentorship will include 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.