The Muse School of Burlesque is the Illawarra’s original burlesque school, and recently expanded to Sydney’s Sutherland Shire in 2019.
Established by Sofonda Blackmen in 2010 as the Risque Bizniz School of Burlesque, Sofonda instilled an amazing love for burlesque in the Illawarra region, and grew the local community with inclusive classes. She also began the steadfast show, Uncultured Chaos, now known as The Burlesque Basement.
Mae de la Rue took the reins in late 2017, and launched a new range of courses in a local studio, and began reinvigorating local opportunities. With a new collection of students, both beginners and experienced, and with a couple of student group performances under their belts, in mid 2019, Mae renamed the school to the Muse School of Burlesque.