by Kristina Nekyia, BurlyCon board member

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Somewhere deep in the desert, watched over by a towering, serene statue of Quan Yin, nine powerful women gathered to talk about the future of burlesque education. They talked about strategy, business, finances, and procedure. They talked about heart, community, sexuality, inclusion, art, and love. Out of this cauldron of ideas and passions, they began to form a plan…

It sounds mythical, and it felt historical. To our knowledge, it was the first time that a group of burlesque experts from across the United States has intentionally gathered in one place over a period of days to discuss the educational future of the art form.

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