OUR TEACHERS

 
 
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THE LADY JOSEPHINE

Josephine is co-founder and director of Arabesque Burlesque. She performed in the NYC, Boston, Colorado, and Vancouver burlesque festivals, was chosen to compete at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and was voted in Canada's top ten burlesque performers in 2014. She is know for a style that mixes strong characters with classical dance and mime.

Josephine teaches Burlesk Fitness, Tease 101, Burlesque Dance 201 and Class B

Photo by Mary Elam

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FRENCHY JONES

The blossoming career of Frenchy Jones began unexpectedly in 2008 after she accidentally tumbled headlong into a barrel of sparkles. Ever since, she has been bumping and grinding her way into the hearts and trousers of Montreal’s burlesque affectionados. Improvisation, joie de vivre, quirkiness and sometimes just plain silliness are all hallmarks of Miss Jones’ performances. 

Frenchy teaches Class B with Lady Josephine

Photo by Frank Lam

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SUGAR VIXEN

A music aficionado, feminist activist and fierce rock ’n’ roll queen, meet the rockstar of Montreal burlesque! Sugar Vixen began her artistic journey as a professionally trained hip hop dancer and also trained in jazz ballet and salsa. Her burlesque journey paralleled with feminism and thus she enjoys elements of creative self-expression and sexual freedom within this art form. She is known for her saucy bump and grind and punk rock attitude. 

Sugar teaches Burlesque Dance 101

Photo by Marisa Parisella

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SCARLETT JAMES

Founder of the Montreal Burlesque Festival , Ambassador of Burlesque glam all around the world, from Paris to Shanghai, London, Brazil, Japan, Las Vegas and everywhere in between! Scarlett James has shared the spotlight with the biggest names of the industry. She creates all of her costumes, acts and props, with the loving help of her Mom. Moms are the best! She has a Book: Burlesque, The True Art of Seduction.

Scarlett teaches specialized workshops each session

Photo by Andrea Hausmann