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Faculty and Staff

Academy Administrative Staff

Miss Indigo Blue – Headmistress
headmistress at academyofburlesque dot com 

Piper Peters – Administrator
info at academyofburlesque dot com 

Red Delicious – Business Manager
red at academyofburlesque dot com 

Faculty Instructors

Waxie Moon – 101, 202, Boylesque, and One Day Classes
waxie.moon at academyofburlesque dot com 

Elsa/Ernie Von Schmaltz – 101, 202,  Boylesque, and One Day Classes
e.von.schmaltz at academyofburlesque dot com 

The One and Only Inga Ingenue – 101, Bump & Grind, Makeup, and One Day Classes
inga at academyofburlesque dot com 

Ruby Mimosa – Bump & Grind and One Day Classes
ruby.mimosa at academyofburlesque dot com 

The Luminous Pariah – Teacher In Training
info at academyofburlesque dot com 

Octavia Sexton – Teacher In Training, Bump & Grind
info at academyofburlesque dot com 

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Miss Indigo Blue

Miss Indigo Blue

Headmistress of The Academy of Burlesque Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World 2011 Dancer, Teacher and Strip-Tease Artiste “Delicious” – Seattle Weekly “Fierce diva” – Village Voice “Obscenely comedic” – Heeb Magazine   Entertainer, instructor, and entrepreneur:  that sultry bombshell on stage isn’t just your garden-variety Burlesque dancer. She’s Indigo Blue – and beware, …

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Red Delicious

Red Delicious, Business Manager

Red Delicious is a model and performer with years of experience looking fabulous for camera and stage. With a makeup kit bigger than a dump truck, she lovingly teaches new and aspiring performers how to affix false eyelashes and make their lips sparkle. Red is also the bookkeeping manager, funds finder, and general organizer of all …

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Waxie Moon

Waxie Moon

What happens when a classically-trained dancer/actor decides to pursue the lowbrow art of stripping? Waxie Moon a boylesque sensation takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm! Seattle’s gender-bending-queer-lady-boylesque-performance-art-solo-stripping-sensation is here for Academy of Burlesque students to learn from. Check out the documentary by Wes Hurley, “Waxie Moon” and the web series “Capitol Hill”.

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Ernie Von Schmaltz

Ernie/Elsa Von Schmaltz

Ernie Von Schmaltz is a Seattle based handsome heart-throbe drag king character who likes to entertain the ladies and seduce audiences. Ernie and his cousin Elsa have been teaching at the Academy of Burlesque since 2009 (Ernie says, “all real men need their role models”). Ernie is also the host of Seattle’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art …

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Inga Ingenue

The One and Only Inga Ingenue

The One and Only Inga Ingénue has been an instructor with The Academy of Burlesque since 2009. Inga was  crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011 at the Viva Las Vegas international burlesque competition!  Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Inga studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance and choreography for dance and theater starting at age three; since joining …

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Ruby Mimosa

Ruby Mimosa

Ruby is the 5th generation in her family to be born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up on Hula, Ballet, and Gymnastics this little flower has been dancing since she was three. Ruby moved to Seattle in 2006, where she quickly got recruited as seventh member to the ‘International Supertroope’, The Atomic Bombshells. In 2007 …

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