An Introduction to Burlesque, Body Confidence and Self‐Image discovery
Presenting a unique introduction to the basics of burlesque, fused with elements of physical theatre, stand-up and public speaking, actress Cat LaCohie (aka Burlesque performer Vixen DeVille) will take you on a 90min journey rediscovering and taking ownership of your true physical self, learning how this awareness can benefit all of us, not only in a performance career, but into our day-to-day lives.
This class will provide a space in which you can gain the freedom and confidence to step into your unique body, and to fully utilize this vehicle you have been given for the journey through life.
This Introductory session will cover:
- Basic Burlesque Moves
- Confidence in ‘Being Seen’
- Character and Self Exploration.
- Presentation & Play: Rapport with your audience.
We will look at what energy you naturally bring to the stage/into a room and discover what makes you unique in terms of your characteristics and how your body looks and moves. This will enable an increased awareness of what image you present to others without even trying, how to manipulate this to your advantage as a performer/speaker/personality and how to enhance these qualities to transfer them from an ‘everyday’ situation to the stage.
Learn to accept, and own, what you have and who you are! Come explore a variety of ‘burlesque characters’ and rediscover what characteristics are hiding within you that we have all learned to bury in our everyday lifestyles…. Ultimately come spend 90mins finding a new sense of fun in unleashing the part of you that never gets a chance to come out and play!
CHECK OUT VIXEN AND HER PREVIOUS STUDENTS HERE:
See Vixen DeVille in Interview with Business Heroine on her approach to teaching burlesque here:
“Thank you for a fun and expanding experience! Your dedication to each individual’s routine being ‘uniquely theirs’ is inspiring and heart warming. You are dedicated, brave and powerful and I totally believe in what you do.”
Sara Rowley - Overwhelm Relief Coach: Helping women step out of Overwhelm and into their feminine power. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“There is a strong need to bring my authentic feminine flavor to my business! Before your lessons I had taken a chair dance class, but never explored the magical unleashing of feminine power in the burlesque class…I would not have made the investment without your encouragement."
LaShante' Williams - "The Healthy Million Dollar MVP Body and Lifestyle Mentor”
FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS AND CLASS PICTURES VISIT OUR YELP PAGE
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began her burlesque career in the U.K. 'purrrrrrforming' as core member of London's longest running burlesque cabaret troupes, 'The Kitten Club', with residencies at Volupte and Madame JoJos, T.V. appearances on Channel 4, BBC3 and ITV2 and three West End runs at The Charing Cross Theatre (formerly The New Players Theatre).
During her 6 year stint with, ‘The Kitten Club’, Ms. DeVille also performed as resident host of the monthly, 'Finger In The Pie Cabaret' (Madame JoJo's), 'A Night of Burlesque' (Oxford's Café Coco) and as co-founder of the interactive theatrical cabaret show, 'The House Of Macabre', alongside numerous guest appearances including, Café De Paris, Cirque Du Soir, ‘The House Of Burlesque’, ‘A Night of L’Amour’, The VIP Room; Paris, London Burlesque Festival 2009, and London’s The RITZ .
Vixen relocated to L.A. in 2012 with a debut performance as part of ‘The Sugar Club’ at The Viper Room on the sunset strip. Vixen has since been the resident host at the monthly ‘Sultry Sweet Burlesque and Variety Show’, guest host for three years running for 'MYTH' at Anime Expo - LA Convention Center, has appeared on TV’s 'The Jeff Probst Show' (CBS) and 'Masters of Illusion' (CW Network) and is a regular performer with 'The Dollface Dames', 'Vaudeville Sideshow', 'Bourbon Nights Supper Club', 'Boudoir Burlesque', and 'The Hollywood Follies'.
Vixen has previously worked as a Burlesque tutor, leading group classes under 'The Academy of Burlesque' in Hollywood and as private coach in Act Development. She is also a regular guest speaker and facilitator for Christina Morassi's 'Ecstatic Wealth' and 'Confident Business Diva' retreats. (http://christinamorassi.com/)
In 2014 Vixen was awarded the title of 'Miss England' as part of The Queen Of The Universe pageant in Los Angeles - the search for "gorgeous, strong, inspiring women, committed to using their position and influence to better the lives of others".
Check out an interview with Vixen on 'Burlesque and Being Seen' here: http://businessheroinemagazine.com/catlacohie/
and her thoughts on the Burlesque scene in LA here: http://www.credibleinformation.com/Motionmakers.html
"The charming and effortless manner in which DeVille hosted “Myth” showed a highly skilled hostess being in complete control…capturing the full attention of every person.”
"At the helm of the show, was the lovely Vixen Deville. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and we ate it up. She was everything you need.. funny, flirty and great command of the stage."
"The real stars of the show were the burlesque dancers. Led by the funny, charming, and more than a little Eddie Izzard-esque, Vixen DeVille…With seemingly little effort she both engaged the audience and kept the entire auditorium’s energy levels up for the duration of the show. I sincerely envy this woman and her ability to handle a crowd."