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

JOIN ME FOR AN 8 WEEK COURSE - PART 1 BEGINS IN JANUARY

9th Jan 2021 – 27th Feb 2021

BOOST YOUR BURLESQUE STRATEGY

You will learn:

  • What to use in the 'new normal'
  • Approaching the burlesque industry like a professional
  • Creating a system and database
  • How to write an effect bio for producers
  • How to structure emails that stand out in an inbox
  • The importance of copywriting and having a style guide
  • How to write a press release

 

Class Schedule

Saturdays, January 9th - February 27th

3pm- 5pm GMT

Format: Each Saturday will be held on Zoom as a webinar. (recorded sessions will be available to all participants if you can't join live.)

Home Work: At the end of every class, you will receive a home work and worksheets. These are for self-study. I can provide some guidance in the CoWorking calls, too.

CoWorking: Every Wednesday, you can join me from 7 pm to 8pm for a coworking call. Here we will work on our writing, explore tools 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. 

 

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


‘An excellent presentation.’ 

Tony Dutton – Personal Pitch Coach –
University of Cambridge - Cambridge Judge Business School Experience Day

Sugar Kane – Burlesque Performer

I want to thank you, Sapphira, for being such a creative, warm, multitalented woman and keeping burlesque alive during these dark months. This for sure has meant a lot for many people all around the world. You rock!

Emily – Wellbeing Week Participant

Thanks so much for the Mindful Mornings sessions with your sound meditations – you have awonderful voice and I found it stimulating and soothing at the same time. We could really do with more of these sessions. It was a great way to start the day. It motivated me to get into work and I felt more relaxed, energised and focussed as a result. Wonderful!”

Paul Aleksander – Burlesque Performer

Just want to say you had such warmth and wonderful words on the round table! It was fantastic to be a part of it, and to hear your story (thank you for sharing, the path of journeying from hurt resonated a lot). It meant a lot and I hope you hear that enough!

Trudi Netherwood Former Brand Director - Illamasqua

When I was Brand Director of Illamasqua in Australia, Priscilla choreographed and led a team of showgirls in a new collection launch presentation to the press in Sydney, and also created and headlined a live show performed on stage in our Melbourne and Sydney retail spaces. Both events were fabulous. Priscilla grasped the business as well as the creative brief and was flexible and professional throughout.

Matthew Nash
Former Sales Manager - Faceparty

Priscilla is an excellent salesperson. She bought energy, ideas and focus to the Faceparty team. She took the time to truly understand a clients requirements (vital) and developed first class relationships with her agencies. Most importantly she delivered the numbers. I would hire her again.