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Posted by lisa carmen on July 21, 2011 at 3:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow night is the big Bust-Out! I cannot believe how hard this group has worked to put together sexy, tantalizing and wonderful acts! I've been marveling at their efforts, creativity, talent, commitment and passion for this project. And you know what that means? Tomorrow's show is going to be GREAT! I'm moved to hear how the Burlesque Experience has affected them on a deep and personal level.

 Here's what a couple of them have said lately...

Sweet Darla Danger says... "This experience has really changed my thoughts on my body and what I thought was sexy. We are all sexy in our own ways. Sexy is not busting out a whip at midnight or really knowing how to eat that banana. It's not about having a flat belly or long flowing hair. It's about me, about you. About really loving ourselves. Others can see when you love yourself and that is sexy!

Thank you for being there for me in not only this Burlesque Experience but in many other ways. You have brought me strength, peace, courage and love. You have become an angel in my world and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that."

Bella Gusher says... "What if .... we took this experience and carried the joy we have shared with us thoughout our lives? What if... we could connect with so many people in such a short time and bond together as we have....what if .... everyday we laughed a little, loved a little... and shared a little... wow... I am feeling .... happy!"

Zenda LaBelle says..."I was talking to someone this morning about gratitude, and this experience is high on the list. I am so grateful for each and every one of you for support, kind words, whoops, and hollers. Lisa, thank you for your leadership, encouragement, motivation, and caring. Violet, thank you for resources, fabulous m.c, and cheers. So grateful for the entire oppotunity - ther aren't enough words to express it."

Have I told you lately that I love my work?! SHOWTIME TOMORROW! Got your tix?

New group! New excitement!

Posted by lisa carmen on June 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Gosh, I love my work! Last week, our summer Burlesque Experience group gathered for the very first time.  What a beautiful and diverse group of women! There are twelve women this time around, and all so brave.

It's typical to hear women talk about their fears and insecurities when taking on something as brazen as this.  One thing we all agreed on is that the 'monkey chatter' is a good sign- it means we're MOVING forward into new terrain and challenging ourselves in new ways! Imagine if we never had these voices... "What are you DOING? Who do you think you are? What will people think?" That would mean we're playing it a little to safely!

Our group of women is so different- ranging in ages from their twenties to their fifties! Some are married or coupled, some are just coming out of relationships or long time single. Some have always dreamed of being on stage- some are terrified of the idea- but all share one thing in common:

They're here to have FUN and to CHALLENGE themselves- to see what they are made of and to fall deeper in love with their lives and themselves. 

And that's exactly what they'll get.

Excited for week two tomorrow night! Hair and make-up lesson with Burlesque star, Vivienne Vermuth!

We are about to BUST-OUT!

Posted by lisa carmen on March 3, 2011 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Can I tell you how excited I am? In three days, my first group of Burlesque Experience students will bust-out with their debut performances.


They are scared, they are excited, they are many things. But mostly, for me, they are an inspiration!


Several weeks ago, we came together with many different motives. Some of them needed to reconnect with their femininity. Some were bored with their lives and needing a jolt. Some had forgotten what it felt like to feel sexy.


And we began to work. And dream, and play, and learn.  And now it's coming to an end!  Here's what a few of them have said about their experience so far...


I hope you'll join us for the show! More info here.

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