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Workshops & Lectures

Miss Indigo BlueIn addition to teaching regular classes in the Seattle area (see the Curriculum page for more information), our Headmistress Miss Indigo Blue is a sought after lecturer and workshop teacher and facilitator. In addition to any topic from her regular curriculum, the lecture and workshop topics listed to the left are available to be taught as fun, dynamic workshops in other cities.

To inquire about a workshop in your area, please contact Miss Indigo Blue, headmistress at academyofburlesque dot com, for more information.

Workshop Topics


Note: Miss Indigo Blue is also available to speak on other topics of interest

  • Nouveau Feminism and Seattle’s Peep Show Industry
  • The Queering of Burlesque
  • Performing Femininity
  • The Nipple as The Contested Domain of Performance Art

Previous engagements:

* International Workshop Festival, London

* University of Washington

* University of Chicago

* Evergreen College

* Babeland, Seattle

* Good Vibrations, San Francisco

* Coco De Mer, Los Angeles

* Pure Pleasure, Santa Cruz

* New York Burlesque Festival / New York School of Burlesque

* Vancouver Burlesque Festival / Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

* Toronto Burlesque Festival / Coco Framboise School of Burlesque

* Tease-O-Rama Convention, Los Angeles & San Francisco

“She pulled up the hem of her slip just a few inches to show off where her garters held her stockings in a lover’s embrace. Her satiny fingers touched the garter while she tossed a devious look to the crowd. And she had us completely.”

“She really knows her stuff”


Note: Miss Indigo can work with you to design a curriculum that meets the needs of your audience.

  • Burlesque 101
  • Performance
  • Intensive Burlesque Weeklong Intensive
  • Exploring Femininity Through Burlesque: Weekend Workshop

“I really loved the workshop – it was alternately terrifying and terrific! I learned a lot about myself and what I can do. I feel more confident, sexy, and strong than ever before. “

“My favorite part of the workshop was learning how powerful it is NOT taking it all off!”

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