Class Overview

Class Format: Pre-recorded with additional resources

Class Description: This powerpoint-led and interactive lecture is a primer toward being an inclusive and accessible teacher of burlesque.  Inclusion training refers to training producers, educators, theatre owners, and co-working performers to better work with those of differing abilities, backgrounds, races, nationalities, genders, etc. This training emphasizes being inclusive of all types of performers and explains the benefits of doing so. This can be in the form of training to increase awareness of unintentional biases or it could be in the form of teaching skills to better interact with others who come from different backgrounds with differing perspectives. Accessibility refers to the design of products, technology, websites, classes, and environments for people with disabilities. The overall goal is to have a performance space (in real life or digital) inclusive of and accessible to all people. While inclusion and even implicit bias training can go a long way to helping eliminate various kinds of bias, you can always do more. This training is a step in the road to inclusive spaces.

Please note: this course is not included in the April BurlyPod pass. This course is offered in partnership with BurlyCon as a resource for instructors.

About the Instructors

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

Jacqueline Boxx

This Seattle based performer is known as The Michelle Obama of Burlesque! Spreading their Black Queer Magic all over the North America, Pucks is the Femme Daddy that your mother should have warned you about. Not only a performer, but a producer, stage manager and themcee for hire with wit and tit to spare. They are the founder and co-producer behind What the Funk?! An All POC Burlesque Festival and FIERCE 2020! The They/Them/Yas Queen of Burlesques is Mx. Pucks A'Plenty and with #nopucksgive

Jacqueline Boxx has headlined and been featured in burlesque festivals across the world, including Vienna, Adelaide, Montreal, Minneapolis, and New York City. She has performed twice at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas, becoming the first performer to ever compete in a wheelchair for a title at the Tournament of Tease. Jacqueline has also taught burlesque workshops and lectured on panels about mindful movement and adaptive performance across the country.