Rogue Burlesque

Award-winning Boston burlesque troupe

Official website of Rogue Burlesque, an award-winning Boston burlesque troupe specializing in nerdlesque, classic, and neoburlesque comedy.

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Apply to Teach Burlesque with Rogue 

Rogue Burlesque has been offering introductory burlesque classes to the public for nearly 10 years. We're looking to add more instructors to our roster to keep up with the growing demand in Boston burlesque!

Instructors are paid independent contractors of Rogue Burlesque. We team-teach (meaning you'll never teach a class alone). Compensation varies depending on location and circumstances of each booking, but our instructors never walk away with less than $50 per gig.

We hold classes at the Arts at the Armory dance studio in Somerville, as well as private classes on location at clients' private residences or hotel suites. Our most common bookings are bachelorettes parties and birthday parties.

Classes run about 2-hours long, with some set-up and breakdown time on either end. All class supplies are provided by Rogue, and instructors are given a class curriculum to follow that Rogue has developed.


  • At least 1 year of professional burlesque performing experience

  • Has a strong classic burlesque solo with glamorous costuming and minimal props/set

  • Interest in teaching classic, femme burlesque striptease

  • Can demonstrate tassel twirls

  • Willing to travel to class locations in Somerville, Boston, or Cambridge

  • Comfortable interfacing with clients and members of the public

  • Flexible availability on weekend daytimes or evenings, and occasional weeknights

  • Responsive communicator over email and text

  • Sex-positive, body-positive, and fun-loving attitude

  • 18 years or older, legal to work in the US

Nice to haves:

  • Previous teaching experience

  • Willing to travel to class locations outside of Boston (either driving or carpooling)

  • Access to a car and valid drivers' license

  • Dance background

All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. People of color and members of underrepresented groups strongly urged to apply.

Fill out the form below to complete your application.

Video Submission

Along with your questionnaire, please submit 1-2 videos of you performing a classic femme burlesque "straight strip."

What do we mean by that?

  • Classic: demonstrating the elements of traditional burlesque like bumps, grinds, shimmies, boa work, chair dance, glove peels, bra remove, etc.

  • Femme: performing feminine gender expression in your styling and movements

  • Straight strip: the tease connection with the audience is the focus of the routine, as opposed to a conveying storyline or plot

Videos do not have to be professional quality -- cell-phone footage in a dance studio is fine. Please wear full costume and makeup for your video submissions and perform as if there were an audience.