2018 - 2019 Beginning & Advanced

Scholarship Recipients Announced!

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DRUM ROLL PLEASE…...
We are THRILLED to announce our two Scholarship recipients for this years BEGINNING & ADVANCED STUDY at The Playful Peacock Academy! Congratulations to our beginning recipient, Fénix Reign and advanced alumni recipient, Pistol Prudence!

As our Beginning Student recipient, Fenix Reign will be awarded: 
1 solo coaching session w/Headmistress Ophelia Flame
Full admission to our Burlesque 1-5 series of classes 
Dance for Everybody w/Queenie Von Curves
Opportunity to perform in our 2019 Student Showcase
$1,200 NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

As our Advanced Alumni recipient, Pistol Prudence will be awarded: 
1 mentorship session w/Headmistress Ophelia Flame 
FALL INTENSIVE: Glamour | Anytime Jones 
WINTER INTENSIVE: Neo-Burlesque | Pedi Bourgeois 
SPRING INTENSIVE: Nerdlesque | Mona Montague 
Stretch & Strut w/Maranda Wright 
Opportunity to perform in our 2019 Student Showcase
$1,100 ADVANCED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Applications were reviewed by a committee of Academy facility and staff. We received a record number of applications, making the selection process extremely difficult. It is an honor to be part of such a knowledgeable community, and was truly moving to read all the thoughtful submissions. Congratulations to Fenix & Pistol! We look forward to seeing you in class this season.

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Burlycon 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients,
CHAMPAGNE LORRAINE & MOXIE MOORE!
 

In an exciting and unexpected twist of events we had a tie during the selection process and decided to award TWO Scholarships to Burlycon 2018. Applications were reviewed by a committee of academy staff and independent adjudicators. We received numerous excellent applications, making the selection process extremely difficult. It is an honor to be part of such a knowledgeable community, and was truly moving to read all the thoughtful submissions. Both Moxie & Champagne's applications stood out among the high caliber candidates, and we're thrilled to offer this award to both of them!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
* Full tuition Weekend Pass to BurlyCon, Nov 8-11, 2018
* Hotel accommodations at official BurlyCon hotel
* $1200 approximate value

Again, congratulations Champagne & Moxie! We look forward to higher learning
and dorm room shenanigans with you in Seattle this November! 

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PPA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

We at the Playful Peacock are dedicated to inclusivity and community, and our scholarship programs are part of our mission. Every production of The Peacock Cabaret, our variety show, benefits our local burlesque community through scholarships and supportive programming sponsored by the Academy. The cast features special guest performers, seasoned and new, representing the entire Twin Cities cabaret scene. All performers are paid a fair rate, while our production team has opted to forego payment in order to pool our resources into innovative funding. Instead of tips, we collect donations throughout the evening to help fund these scholarships and programs. We appreciate the generous contributions and continued support of our audiences!

ABOUT THE PLAYFUL PEACOCK
The Playful Peacock Academy, the first school in the region specializing in the art of burlesque, was founded by Ophelia Flame and Gina Louise, who have been performing together since 2003 and teaching workshops since 2005. Their mission is to teach burlesque technique, performance, and history while encouraging self-expression and body confidence. The Academy welcomes adults of all backgrounds, ages, genders, body types, and experience. Students try burlesque just for fun, begin a path to the stage, or take their performance to the next level. The Playful Peacock offers performance opportunities, private lessons, custom events, bachelorette parties, and more!