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Jo Weldon

Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque



photo of Jo "Boobs" Weldon by Beau Allulli

Be A Gift!

With Perle Noire, Queen of Burlesque


The New York School of Burlesque is thrilled to be hosting international superstar of burlesque Perle Noire in June!



June 24, 2017, 1-4 pm
Studio 4D, Fourth Floor, 440 Lafayette, Manhattan, NY
$69 No drop-ins, as class will sell out; register below.

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Perlesque: How to Strip with Power is a comprehensive intensive is for anyone with a passion for the art of striptease. The intensive will focus on perfecting seductive ways to strip out of a garment, gloves, and exciting ways to enter and exit the stage! Join me for a day of celebration and burlesque!
The class curriculum:
Warm up
Striptease choreography with a dress and gloves
Q&A with Perle Noire

Students should bring the following:
Pair of gloves
Heels are required.
Makeup is encouraged, but not required.
Paper and pen for notes or questions.
*Students should bring a dress or costume that make them feel beautiful, sexy, or both. I will teach you how to strip out of your garment. *Students should also bring clothes to stretch in.*

Bring paper and pen for notes or questions.
About Perle Noire:


Perle Noire – the Mahogany Queen of Burlesque
Burlesque sensation Perle Noire was born to perform. She began singing, dancing and acting as a child when she landed a McDonald’s commercial and a role on the Cosby Show. In 2008, she burst onto the burlesque scene winning the Best Debut category during the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas. Perle has been named one of the world’s top five burlesque performers by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine three years in a row. After spending several years as a cast member in Dita Von Teese’s popular “Strip, Strip Hooray,” Perle went on to complete a stint in Velvet – a musical starring Australian disco diva and superstar Marcia Hines at the prestigious, Sydney Opera House.
Perle has performed her signature blend of sultry, athletic and captivating dance in numerous venues throughout the world including the Crowne Casino in Melbourne, The Waltz in Tokyo, Teatro Circo in Madrid and the Koko in London. She has also graced stages in the Bahamas, Milan, Helsinki, Auckland, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from the great Josephine Baker, Perle is also a multi-talented business woman who constantly challenges herself with new ventures including an upcoming line of cosmetics and a series of performance/dance classes known as Perlesque. Fans across the globe clamor for the chance to see this burlesque star light up the stage. Perle is also a gifted instructor and her workshops are an emotional celebration of self-love, and burlesque.




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