Welcome to the Silicon Valley Burlesque Academy.
Burlesque is powerful.
It combines subversive storytelling with the power of the liberated body, and it allows you to express yourself in ways that other forms of dance may not be able to.
You do not need a background in dance to tell your story with burlesque. You do not need to twirl tassels or perform feats of strength or flexibility. All you need is a good idea and a body.
Whether you’re just looking to learn the bump and grind or get your hands dirty with choreography and storytelling, you can take lessons with us, either in person or using the magic of the internet.
Meet Your Teacher.
DeeDee Queen/Will X. Uly is a burlesque, pole, and drag artist who has twirled tassels from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
They teach burlesque and storytelling and co-produces Curtains Cabaret, a theatrical burlesque company in Redwood City.
They have won awards including a gold medal for Entertainment Level 3 at the 2016 Pacific Pole Championships, a gold medal for Dramatic Level 2 at the 2018 Golden Gate Pole Championships, Master of Amazement, Master of Tassels, and a bronze medal at the 2018 California Burlypicks, and the overall title at the 23rd Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.