Gypsy Charms on TV

Our very own Academy headmistress Gypsy Charms appears as Lottie Collins, icon of the Naughty Nineties (1890s, that is) in BBC4’s ‘The Story of Music Hall with Michael Grade’.  See Gypsy flash her bloomers as she pays tribute to this star of Music Hall, most famous for performing the song ‘Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay’ and her dance […]

Burlesque Workshops, Germany

I have just returned from teaching another series of burlesque workshops in Germany.  This is the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret’s fourth set of burlesque workshops in Bochum and the burlesque scene in Germany is going from strength to strength.  Rent-a-Muse, a cabaret singer and retro DJ who hosts the workshops, is a dynamic tour-de-force […]

Belfast Burlesque

Teaching burlesque workshops in Belfast are always a blast, and this time was no exception.  Hosted by the lovely Vera Fontaine, I had the pleasure of teaching a group of Belfast burlesquers how to flutter their feathers in two burlesque fan dance workshops.  Vera’s workshops were open to both her existing students and those who […]

Glasgow Cabaret Festival

Ditties, titties and saucy little bitties! Making a rare West Coast appearance, Dr Gypsy Charms, widely credited as being Europe’s leading burlesque teacher and choreographer, will be peeling to perfection in the city she first stripped in over a decade along.  Having completed her PhD studies at the University of Glasgow earlier this year, she […]

Cabaret New Burlesque Workshop

I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to attend a fabulous three-hour workshop in London with four megastars of burlesque: Dirty Martini (pictured, right, with me), Julie Atlas Muz, Mimi le Meaux and Kitten on the Keys. I’ve had the privilege of sharing the stage with Kitten on the Keys (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and danced with […]