Burleskinstituutti, founded in 2011 is an umbrella organization for Finnish education of burlesque and art of tease. The workshops & courses organized by the institute, honor the traditions and the history of the art form as well as celebrate the modern day movement with all it's diversity.
The founders and the head instructors of Burleskinstituutti, Kiki Hawaiji (Turku Burlesque) and Bettie Blackheart (Helsinki Burlesque) as well as the fabulous crew of teachers, are all trailblazers in the burlesque scene of Finland - guaranteeing the high-quality of the education.
Finland's finest teachers include Tinker Bell & Cherry Dee (The Itty-Bitty Tease Cabaret), Mimi de Frou Frou, Lafayette Lestrange & Marie la Mint (Finnish Blonde Burlesque Troupe), Olivia Rouge & Cherrie A. Dorable (Holy Curves), Cherry Bonbon, Sandy Jungle, Lola Vanilla, Bent van der Bleu & Loulou D'vil.
During annual events such as Helsinki Burlesque Festival, Burleskinstituutti has a delightful chance to work with international burlesque stars and legends. The guest teachers so far include Dirty Martini (US), Tigger! (US), Satan's Angel (US), World Famous *BOB* (NY), Miss Indigo Blue (headmistress, Burlesque Academy, Seattle, US), Cherry Typhoon (JPN), Sydni Deveraux (US), Scotty the Blue Bunny (US), Hedo Lixe (GER), Princess Farhana of Hollywood, Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey (NY), Little Brooklyn (NY), Diamond Daggers (US), The Amazing Knicker Kittens (SE), Major Suttle-Tease (UK), Leyla Rose & Missy Malone (UK).
Bettie Blackheart - bettieb (ät) helsinkiburlesque.com
Kiki Hawaiji - kikihawaiji (ät) gmail.com