Why choose the Playful Peacock? Founders Ophelia Flame and Gina Louise are award winning performers, producers, and instructors recognized internationally in the growing field of new burlesque. As the Twin Cities’ first burlesque instructors, the two have enjoyed teaching classes since 2005 and have cultivated a dedicated following of students. In tandem with their experience and excellence, they offer a solid curriculum, special guest instructors, and master classes only found at the Playful Peacock.

Whether you want to try burlesque just for fun, begin a path to the stage, or take your performance to the next level, the Playful Peacock is the highest caliber school for your artistic journey and glamorous shenanigans! Email:

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An audio story for KFAI by Manda Lillie