The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education prides itself on the finest instructors with years of experience in burlesque, dance, fitness, and theatre. Guest instructors have included Dahlia Fatale, Sheila Starr Siani (Miss Hollywood Burlesque), and Willy Barrett/Joe Williams.
 

Miss Mina Murray (Headmistress), the founder of B.A.B.E. and co-founder of the Boston Babydolls/BeauTease, has been performing burlesque for more than 10 years and has over 15 years of teaching experience. Her background includes bellydance, Renaissance dance, hooping, and aerial arts, as well as improvisational theatre and movement for the stage. A great believer in continuing education, Miss Mina has taken workshops with many of the luminaries of the burlesque world, including Jo "Boobs" Weldon, Michelle L'amour, Ray Gunn, Angie Pontani, Princess Farhana, and Willy Barrett (Joe Williams).  Miss Murray has taught classes and workshops all over the country at events like The Great Burlesque Exposition, BurlyCon, The Windy City Burlesque Festival, Mensa, and as part of Costumes of Burlesque at The West End Museum.  
 
 
Brigitte Bisoux  has been dancing for 20 years in a variety of styles, but most strongly in western dance forms: ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. She has been choreographing for the last 8 years, mostly in the musical theater and jazz style. Brigitte both choreographed for and directed the Tufts Burlesque Troupe, and is now a proud member of The Boston BeauTease. Brigitte is currently on hiatus from teaching.
 
Devastasia is our newest instructor. She had been a student at B.A.B.E. for three years and is a member of The Boston BeauTease. We're delighted to have her on the team!
 
Devora Darling: Trained mainly in classical ballet, Devora has been dancing since age 4. She made her debut with The Boston Babydolls (now The Boston BeauTease) in their 2010 production of French Kiss, and officially joined the troupe soon after. Devora loves to teach, and has been an enthusiastic instructor at B.A.B.E since 2012. When not dancing, you may find her arranging flowers, teaching chair yoga to seniors, or eating chocolate (sometimes at the same time!).
 
Lucie Luxe: When faced with any decision in life, Lucie’s answer always comes based on the question “What will make for the funniest story?” Teaching and performing burlesque seems to be a natural combination her history as a former competitive ballroom dancer and a founding member of Boston University’s first improv comedy troupe. Outside of the studio she’s currently obsessed with rock climbing. And gin. But not at the same time.
 
Shirley MacSlaine is an instructor for Introduction to Burlesque and BABEfit. (She also loves doing private lessons!) She got her start in the burlesque world at B.A.B.E., searching for a fun new way to get her body up and moving. She fell in love with burlesque for its ability to boost confidence and empower women and because of the creativity and DIY attitude found in this beautiful art form. In her spare time Shirley loves tea, crafts, hip hop yoga, and listening to pop punk on vinyl. She is looking forward to meeting and teaching all of you! 
 
Mr. Scratch is the strong, silent type. Except when he's teaching.
 
Stella Diamond is a bubbly hostess of Burly-Q Parties and teaches the occasional workshop.

 

 

 

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