Meet your BurlyConX Scholarship winners

Every year BurlyCon offers scholarships to help offset the costs of attending the convention and this year we are excited to introduce you to 6 of the 7 scholarship recipients. To help us get to know them a bit better we asked them a couple of questions to find out what they are looking forward to most about attending BurlyCon X.

 

Chicky Brulee

Ashland Oregon by way of Denver Colorado

photo: DC Photography Denver

This will be my first ever BurlyCon, and what a great coincidence that it also happens to be year 10!

If you had to pick 1 thing, what would you say you are most excited about in attending BurlyCon X this year?:

I can’t wait to connect with the world of burlesque performers and learn ways to use my burlesque as a tool to create change. I am constantly being challenged to grow and change in my art when I discover new performers and take in their process. The idea of a whole weekend of sharing the different tools that can be used to build me as a performer and connect with a community of beautiful creative people is just what I need to find a deeper confidence in producing what I believe is going to be view changing conscious and inspirational burlesque. Connecting and sharing our process and stories creates a level of unimaginable change, and Burlycon X seems to be the perfect environment to plant those glitter seeds for the growth that our burlesque community and the world is just dying to see! The idea that I’ll get the opportunity to learn ways to boost my ability to entice people into diving deeper into politics, race relations, and self-care through the art of Burlesque is just one of the many reasons I can’t wait to get my buns to Burlycon X!

 

Kit Kombat

Albuquerque, NM


photo: Max Woltman Photography

I haven’t attended BurlyCon before, but I’ve heard a lot about it and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to go this year!

If you had to pick 1 thing, what would you say you are most excited about in attending BurlyCon X this year?:

Is it possible to pick just one thing? The class line-up, the meeting with fellow performers, all the products out for vending…. heck, even being in Seattle will be wonderful! It’s something I’ve been looking forward to since starting in burlesque.

 

Mercy Cherry

From Bogotá-Colombia but lives in Buenos Aires-Argentina

photo: Demian Turquet

Have you attended Burlycon: No, It´s my first time in the Convention and it’s incredibly exciting 🙂

If you had to pick 1 thing, what would you say you are most excited about in attending BurlyCon X this year?:

Thing most excited about: Meeting Burly Fellows from all over the world, sharing experiences, tips and lots of glitter!

 

Curio Lecter

Albuquerque, NM

photo: KM Chavez photography

Have you attended BurlyCon Before? No

Most excited about?:

The mix of classes geared towards performance AND production. As a producer/performer, I can’t wait to have some new perspective and advantages in my tool kit to bring home.

 

JOYEN

Manila, Philippines

photo: Deck Mara

Have you attended the BurlyCon before? No

If you had to pick 1 thing, what would you say you are most excited about in attending BurlyCon X this year?

I come from a country that has never heard of burlesque, so I had to create the scene and everything it stands for here in the Philippines. I am very excited to be the wide-eyed pupil for once in the many workshops and intensives that the BurlyCon has to offer. Finally, I get to be anonymous and I get to be the learner in this event, instead of the main point person. I want to enroll in all of the workshops and intensives and just absorb everything up, if time and money permit.

 

Perla Foxxx

Albuquerque, New Mexico

photo: Jeff Bidewell

Have you attended BurlyCon before? No

If you had to pick 1 thing, what would you say you are most excited about in attending BurlyCon X this year? Meeting new people, networking and learning different techniques new ways to improve the art of burlesque.

Author: Shan de Leers

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