The London Academy of Burlesque
London, London, LONDON
Jo King formed the London Academy of Burlesque, the very first school of it’s kind in Europe. Simply because she wanted all women to feel fabulous about themselves, regardless of age, shape or dancing ability. Jo is the only burlesque teacher in the UK with over 30 years experience in this exciting and provocative art-form. In the last 10 years, Jo has taught more than 10,000 women her craft, helping many of them to gain invaluable confidence along with the joy of liberating their inner showgirls.
The London Academy of Burlesque provides a plethora of classes and workshops all over London in various private studios. Our classes cater to every one from novices to professional performers. Jo has also specially created all our courses and workshops, some of which she teaches personally to impart body confidence and a few tricks of her trade! All of our teachers have been specially trained by Jo who was triumphantly dubbed a "British burlesque legend", the only one of her kind in Vegas 2008.
Only the best teachers are selected and have to pass stringent tests to ensure that the highest standard is met. Jo is, in fact, single-handedly responsible for teaching and inspiring over 30 percent of Europe’s current professional burlesque performers, many of whom have also benefited from Jo’s inimitable choreographic skills and artistic direction. Her impressive student list includes some of London’s most popular burlesquers including Miss Ivy Paige, Frivolitease, Crimson Skye, Audacity Chutzpah, Miss Rose Thorne, Lil’ Miss Chievous, Trixie Sparkle, The Knickerbocker Glories, Cherry Shakewell, Honey Lulu, and Kiki Kaboom, to name just a few. Jo still collaborates and teaches with many of these great names.
Jo is a highly renowned and respected burlesque choreographer. In 2004 she choreographed international showgirl Immodesty Blaize’s original, highly acclaimed, reverse striptease act. Jo is also mentor, teacher and striptease choreographer to the fabulous rising burlesque sensation, Miss Polly Rae. Her passion for Burlesque is the drivingforce behind the academy and that is why she is the best in the Country.
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