Headliner Workshops 2019


Sunday, 27th October at Freo.Social, Parry St, Fremantle WA.


Book through our individual workshops descriptions further below, otherwise visit our Eventbrite to directly book.


Instructors and further detailed class descriptions are further below for Perth International Burlesque Festival’s Headliner Workshops 2019.

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Sweetpea – Work Your Woo
11am – 12.30pm | $45 plus booking fee

Chris Oh! – Be the Pastie!
1pm – 2.30pm | $45 plus booking fee

Jazida - Silk Fans and Feather Fans
2.30pm – 4pm | $45 plus booking fee

11am – 4pm | $105 plus booking fee

Tink's Fire Course
$40 plus booking fee

Chayla Taylor's Photography Sessions
$150 plus booking fee


Work Your Woo

11am – 12.30pm | SUN. 27TH OCTOBEr

Stage Presence & Energetic Reach 

Why is it that you can’t take your eyes off of certain performers?  Have you always admired that person who makes all heads turn when they enter a room?  How can a wink hold so much energy that it makes you weak in the knees, even when you’re in the balcony?  -In this 90-minute workshop we’ll work on defining and developing that elusive thing called ‘stage presence’ and explore ways of connecting with an audience.  Beginning with giving permission to claim space and express ourselves freely, we’ll move to accessing, unblocking, and expanding those inner sources of dynamic energy or “woo” and then experiment with how to use that power onstage.  Leave with goals for you to further your own unique style by building on the strengths you already have.  

Class Objectives 

This class will teach students that Stage Presence is something that you can cultivate within oneself, and provide practical tools/exercises in which to do so 


Workshop Length 1.5 Hour 

Level ALL 

Bring Notebook and pen

Wear Comfortable clothing you feel strong and sexy in! 


Internationally-known as a powerhouse entertainer and producer, artivist, and health hussy, it's Sweetpea!

Voted #24 in the 2018 Burlesque Top 50, BHoF's Princess of Burlesque (2017), Duchess of Burlesque (2016), and Most Dazzling Dancer (2013) is also Head of Legend Matters and producer of the Titans of Tease Legend Showcase.

The self-taught, lifelong dancer has 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, an undergrad in education, 14 years as burlesque performer, 10 years in Functional Medicine and nutrition, and 8 years as a Therapeutic Lifestyle Coach.

Be the Pastie!

1PM - 2:3OPM | SUN. 27TH OCTOBEr

Contemporary way to create choreography 

Through this workshop we will delve into the weird and wacky art of conceptual movement and personal dance vocabularies. Chris will teach some methods on how you can create movement, meaning and choreography from intrinsic personal expression!

Chris Oh! will teach you ways and methods of creating improvisational scripts to help you overcome those writer’s block moments when constructing dance sequences and choreography. You will need to come fully prepared to feel awkward and aloof, challenged and excited. We will work through mime, gesture, dramatic pause and sequential adding to create new and personal movement.  


Workshop Length 1.5 Hour 

Level Intermediate to Advanced

Bring Water, snacks, notepad and pen 

Wear Comfortable clothes, perfect for lots of movement


Chris Oh! has taken the world by storm, his most recent accolades include winning the Swiss Crown of Burlesque in Basel, Switzerland (2018) and the 'Most Dazzling Dancer' at the most prestigious Burlesque Competition in the world, The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (2018).

He has also been the recipient of Best Boylesque New Zealand (2017/18), King of the The New Zealand Burlesque Festival (2017), Grand Prix Award for the Le Bisou Francais / Festival Burlesque (2017), was a semi-finalist on the TV show New Zealand's Got Talent (2012), and was titled Mr Gay World (2013).

Silk Fans and Feather Fans 

SUN. 27TH OCTOBER | 2.30pm – 4pm

Combination Fan Dance Workshop

Ever wanted to learn the extravagant art of performing with Feather Fans or Fan Veils? Now’s your chance! This workshop will give you the skills to dramatically enhance your performances and convey different moods and attitudes! Jazida will share with you a variety of tips, techniques and exciting combos for both fan types. We’ll explore single, double, open and closed fan work to help build strength in the core, wrists, arms, back; increase flexibility; and develop musicality. You will be using these props with showgirl style in no time at all!


Workshop Length 1.5 Hour (2:30pm to 4pm)

Level Beginner to Advanced

Bring Feather Fans and/or Fan Veils if you have them (if not, Jazida has spares to loan to students during class)

Wear Fitted but comfortable clothing


Jazida was accepted to perform at the The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 2018, #ACTtitalator winner at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2018 & 2016, #CapitalTerritoryTitalator at the Sydney Burlesque Gala 2017, was 2nd Runner Up and Miss Fantastic in the Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final 2016, and Miss Burlesque ACT 2016.

She is also the founder of #JazidaProductions, and her passion for burlesque has also seen her become a member of the Australian Burlesque Museum.

More Workshops available…


Tink’s Fire Course 

Sat. 26TH OCTOBER | 10AM-11.30am


Does fire intrigue you? Want to learn how to perform with fire safely? Now's your chance!
Due to popular requests, Tink will be holding this limited numbered class to teach all the basics you need to know for safe fireplay. Learn about safety, the right and wrong fuels for different fire arts and play with actual FIRE!
Learning basic touches, traces & how to EAT FIRE safely.
Suitable for all beginners or those wanting to get back to basics!

Cost $40
Workshop Length 45 minutes
Level Beginner
Bring Fire wands (if you have them, some will be available for use), water bottle & towel.
Wear Comfortable natural fiber clothing or minimal clothing.


Whether you’re an existing fire performer looking to create a fusion act, or wanting to further develop your fireplay art.
Tink will be teaching intermediate eating tricks and transfers alongside vapor tricks and jellyfish! Also, we’ll discuss how to market fire performing to producers and venues when applying for gigs.

Cost $40
Workshop Length 45 minutes
Level Intermediate
Bring Fire wands (if you have them, some will be available for use), water bottle & towel.
Wear Comfortable natural fiber clothing or minimal clothing.


Purchase both Fire Performance 101 & Fie Performance for Act Development courses for $70. Both courses run in succession and wands/fuel included in both courses.


Chayla Taylor's Photo Sessions

SAT. 26TH OCTOBER | 10Am – 4pm

The Perth International Burlesque Festival has teamed up with Chayla Taylor Photography for an exclusive photoshoot workshop event!

What is involved?

  • You’ll have a 30 minute shoot with Chayla at Huzzard Studios in the Perth CBD! There you will have a choice of white, grey AND backgrounds to suit the style you have in mind.

  • 3 High Resolution images of your choice are included with each session. These images will be large print quality and can be used for social media, posters, signed prints.

  • Chayla will assist in posing and styling, to deliver you the look you’re aiming to achieve.

  • You can change outfits as many times as you like during your session - it’s your time with Chayla to use to your advantage!

  • Performer duos and trios are more than welcome to shoot together during a single session as well.

These sessions are a PIBF only event, and come with the special price of just $150 each session!

This exclusive event is limited to 10 sessions only between 10am and 4pm, so secure your booking today.

First in, first session choice!

Cost $150
Session Length 30 minutes


Powerhouse, glamour stylist and all around babe, Chayla has been shooting burlesque performers for 8 years here in Perth and her work has been featured by our brightest stars across the world. A chameleon with the camera, she aims to make your dreams a reality!

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