Phaedrais creating Burlesque Productions
Congratulations! You just got your Diploma in Cheekiness! You get a shout out on Social Media upon signing up. You also get access to "what I'm up to" posts. Plus, you never know what else I have up my sleeve.
You're an ambitious one, aren't you? After your first month's pledge clears, you'll be sent an 8 x 10 signed photo. You'll also get an occasional postcard in the mail from me. You'll also get all the benefits of the Bachelors in Chutzpah.
I'm Phaedra Black, a burlesque performer and producer who enjoys bringing her smart ass attitude and body positive aesthetic to the stage. I have been performing burlesque in Chicago since 2011, after studying under the renowned Michelle L'amour. I havd been seen nationally at The Great Burlesque Exposition, Vermont Burlesque Festival, and Diversi-Tease, and all throughout Chicagoland including the Double Door, Elbo Room, and the Uptown Underground. In 2014, I founded the Better Boobie Bureau, Chicago's Buffet of Burlesque, an inclusive and body positive production company in Chicago.
Learning the art of burlesque as a plus sized woman has helped me find the beauty and sexy in my own body, and come to terms with how to be confident despite my imperfections. I desire to have my art express that for others too.