Be a Poised Goof: Clown-Ballet for unique choreography. We will note the history and development of ballet and clowns before doing some group exercises that combine both disciplines. Participants will explore the importance and joy of juxtaposing opposite performance forms for unique character and choreography development and the benefits of improvisation as live performers. Improv and experimentation are highly encouraged in this class. All bodies, abilities, and skill levels welcome. Please dress to move, wear dance slippers or bare feet, and bring your imagination!
Necessities for Costuming: With two decades of costuming and sewing experience, Mary will discuss the important things to consider when creating the right costume for your act including functionality, durability, materials, and character. In this lecture style class, Mary shares some of the unique pieces she's created for herself in a show-and-tell format for inspiration and hands-on learning. Bringing questions and in-progress pieces are encouraged!
Tearaway Bras for Larger Breasts: This workshop style class shares a method I created to make strong, effective tearaway bras. Designed for larger cup sizes, but can be used by anyone! You will end the class with a tearaway bra ready for decoration and wear. Must provide own bras, other supplies provided.
I have also spoken on being an instructor, considerate clowning, and at a high school career day.
I have taught workshops in Atlanta, Denver, CO and Knoxville, TN, Southern Fried Burlesque Fest 2015, Smoky Mountain Burlesque Fest 2016, The Great BurlExpo 2017, Bagel Burlesque Expo 2017, Show-Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Fest 2019, BurlyCon 2019
Photo on this page: Ginger Snaps Photography Hair and other model: Roula Roulette Cars: Chad Vaillancourt and Skeeter Holloway