Boost Your Burlesque

CREATE A BURLESQUE & CABARET CAREER YOU CAN BE PROUD OF!

Have you ever dreamed of taking your career up a notch? 

Wouldn't it be amazing to know that thousands of people are reading your story, inspired by your photos and want to write about your show, festival or to book your act?

This is a call to artists, show producers, teachers and festival directors in the field of cabaret, boylesque and burlesque.

Communicating your vision with  impact is possible and I can show you how!

BECAUSE EVERY BURLESQUE ARTIST & EVENT DESERVES TO BE MORE VISIBLE.

SEEN AT

Hi, I’m Sapphira, the creator of World Burlesque Day and Ibiza Burlesque Festival. For years I struggled to get out there in the cabaret world.  My applications were often refused by shows and festivals I applied to… or worse… my emails got no reply at all. When out of frustration I started producing my own shows the nightmare continued and tickets would not sell. 

So I understand first-hand how it feels to chase after your dreams, only to question your abilities because the cabaret world is  hard to navigate. I want to teach you how to be the best professional you can be in the ‘new normal’ and increase your skills on many levels. I’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.

Since many shows have transitioned online the cabaret world now presents a global stage like never before.

But you need to know some basic tools to make this work for you.

  • How to research & approach the burlesque industry
  • How to write consciously in a compelling and relevant way with impact
  • How to perform and present yourself online
  • How to network linking with sponsors  and other brands
  • How to leverage the press

(believe me, they want to write about you and it helps your profile immeasurably which effects bookings, income and impact)

My situation changed when I started applying what I had learnt working in media and sales as well as some powerful personal development techniques to the way I approached the burlesque industry.

Over the last 15 years, I've developed a process that has increased my media profile significantly as well as the amount of inbound calls from previously elusive gigs and festivals and my own shows have seen increased ticket sales as well as long-term brand partnerships with sponsors. I even attracted an invitation to publish my memoir from a global publishing house. But it wasn’t always like this.

Now, with major press features and brand partnerships in 4 countries, having connected with the biggest names in business including Sir Richard Branson & Dita Von Teese, I’m committed to helping burlesque artists like you reach their goal of getting more from their burlesque and cabaret careers. Even if you only have a few acts in your repertoire and you’re just starting out, it makes no difference. If you can follow simple, step-by-step instructions, I'll show you exactly how to get more visibility and present yourself at the professional level you have always dreamed of that will hold you in good stead for the rest of your career and teach you some valuable life-skills that you can apply in every facet of your life, too.

BENEFITS OF APPLYING MY METHODS

INCREASE YOUR PROFILE – ✓ INCREASE YOUR PRESENCE  -  ✓ MORE PERSONAL CLARITY – ✓ REDUCE PROFESSIONAL ANXIETY 

Boost Your Burlesque Series

Boost Your Burlesque is a series of professional development courses to help you 

Part 1 – Boost Your Burlesque Strategy

Part 2 – Boost Your Burlesque Marketing

Part 3 – Boost Your Burlesque Mindfulness

Part 4 – Boost Your Burlesque Technical Skills

BOOST YOUR BURLESQUE STRATEGY

6 Week Level Up Challenge
Monday 6th September - Saturday 16th October

You will learn:

Week 1 – Boost Your Level Up Quick Start Week 2 – Perfect Your Press Prowess Week 3 – LinkedIn For Burlesque Business Week 4 – Meet The Industry (Journalist, Publicist or Brand Manager) Week 5 – Writing for Business Impact Week 6 - Live Life on the Next Level Who is it for? ✅ The program is specifically designed to put an end to self-doubt, lack of direction, uncertainty in how to get the next level in burlesque. It’s designed for people who’ve tried non-burlesque tailored business courses, self-help blogs and want customised material to boost their burlesque business or performer profile to the next level.

Level Up Class Schedule

Monday 6th September - Saturday 16th October

Learn independently via an app. Anywhere. Anytime. Any device.

Format: Each week new material will be posted in the World Burlesque Academy App for the 6 Week Level Up Challenge.

Self Study: Throughout the course, you will receive powerwork self-study PDFs. These are for powerworks at home. I can provide some guidance in the co-working calls, too.

Co-working: Every Tuesday, you can join me from 7 pm to 8pm BST for a co-working call. We will work here in a tutorial on the week's content and I can provide personal guidance to you.

Facebook Group: You will also be part of a Facebook Group so you can join your colleagues and share ideas as you grow throughout the course where you can also ask questions by tagging me and asking your group, too. 

BOOST YOUR BURLESQUE BODY CONFIDENCE

6 Week Showstopper Challenge
Monday 6th September - Saturday 16th October

You will learn:

Week 1 - Showstopper Quick Start

Week 2 - Affirmation Activation

Week 3 - Just Add Sparkle

Week 4 - Be Yourself Burlesque

Week 5 - Strut Your Stuff

Week 6 - Live like a Showstopper

Who is it for?

✅ The program is specifically designed to put an end to self-doubt & self-sabotage using burlesque dance and mindfulness combined together. It’s designed for people who’ve tried fashion fads, diet crazes and other styles of dance but need a better way to be able to believe their unstoppable Goddess & Prince worthiness.

Showstopper Class Schedule

Monday 6th September - Saturday 16th October

Learn independently via an app. Anywhere. Anytime. Any device.

Format: Each week new material will be posted in the World Burlesque Academy App for the 6 Week Showstopper Challenge.

Self Study: Throughout the course, you will receive powerwork self-study PDFs. These are for powerworks at home. I can provide some guidance in the co-working calls, too.

Co-working: Every Wednesday you can join me from 7pm to 8pm BST for a co-working call. Here we will work in a tutorial on the week’s content and I can provide personal guidance to you.

Facebook Group: You will also be part of a Facebook Group so you can join you can join your colleagues and share ideas as you grow throughout the course where you can also ask questions by tagging me and asking your group, too.

 

Choose Your Challenge

Want to pay in installments? Please email us to arrange: [email protected]

About Your Teacher

Hi. I am Sapphira. A heart-centered burlesque entrepreneur, author, mindfulness & business coach who believes in positive thinking. Founder and creative director of Sapphira’s Showtime, World Burlesque Day and the Ibiza Burlesque Festival, I have a global perspective of the opportunities for burlesque and cabaret. I am an award-winning singer/songwriterand performer, World Record holder and my company fundraises for several charities. The butterfly is my emblem of transformation and recovery. I would love to help you transform any aspect of your life and career.

Known in the corporate world under my legal name, Priscilla Silcock, I have held two careers, one in burlesque working my way up as a performer to festival director and the other in the international business world working at the biggest  global companies in advertising, publishing, sales and international Higher Education. In this duel existence for over 20 years I have commanded respect as international business woman known for an impactful presence and strategic business acumen. A digital native, I have sold website solutions since their inception and have travelled the world advising and training top thought leaders on digital education and advertising strategies.

This has given me invaluable insight into marketing strategy, cultural trends and organisational structure which have helped me gain support for burlesque projects from leading corporations including Benefit Cosmetics, Illamasqua, Macmillan Publishers, Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Active.

I have used my knowledge of international business to expand my burlesque school, online courses and event production company ‘Sapphira’s Showtime’ to Australia from London and then to the Spanish island of Ibiza.

Both performing and working globally I have learnt the process of constructing complex multi-year deals and have an intricate understanding of the media, marketing and copyright.

In all aspects of my life I have glowing references and I hope once you work with me, you will be writing one, too.

My Vision

It is my mission to hold the space for the growth and expansion of burlesque and cabaret and to use my knowledge of brand building to redefine the perception of these artforms.
The world needs to read our stories, not just mine.
The louder that voice is and the clearer that voice is defined the stronger our platform will grow. The more our artform will be understood, requested and respected.

I commit to championing burlesque and cabaret artists in best practice to share this healing dance with the world.

 

Festival Appearances


- Ibiza Burlesque Festival - Dublin Burlesque Festival

-Torino Burlesque Festival - That’s Amore Burlesque Festival

– Caput Mundi (Summer Edition)

- Burning Man Festival – Rainbow Serpent Festival – Australian Burlesque Festival – London Burlesque Festival

What others say

Bunny D'Vine - Switzerland - Burlesque Performer & Teacher

The content and examples provided to us are of the highest quality. Not only did I learn skills that will make a difference in my burlesque career, I have also gained the confidence to get out there because I now know how to present my values, my USP, myself and my brand in a consistent and professional manner. What I have learned are not static skills and tools either, I can keep using them and recycling them to other areas of my life, business and career, which makes the content even more invaluable.

Red Baroness - South Africa - Burlesque Performer & Activist

You are going to absolutely love every minute and second. DON'T miss anything! Sapphira has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge to impart. I learnt new things and have walked away with so much input! Definitely one of the top courses I have ever done in my life!

Miss Money Penny - UK - Burlesque Performer 

This is the most informative and personal course I have immersed in for a long time. Looking at the industry through the eyes of a true professional with honest perspectives and my interests at heart. Highly Recommend!

Taryn Luce - USA - Burlesque Performer/Costume Designer

Are you interested in increasing your audience and network, in finding sponsorships and worldwide opportunities?

Sapphira provides tremendous coaching in a positive group environment. This series will help you connect with yourself, and help you connect with a much broader and more diverse worldwide audience!