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Music, Performance & Film

ESSENTIAL TEASE: Burlesque Student Showcase

Featuring Special Guest MC Maki Roll

Fri, Jun 7th 8:00 pm in the The Theater

General Admission
General Admission Member
Reserved VIP Table for 4


Virtual Streaming

Essential Tease instructors Jacqueline Boxx, Ruby Rockafella, and Tempete La Coeur are proud to welcome a bevy of brand-spanking-new burlesque performers to the stage! After completing an 8-week-long workshop that transformed them from the inside out, these students are ready to bring their acts and assets to the stage for the first time ever! Featuring guest MC Maki Roll and special performances by Essential Tease instructors! The show will stream virtually as well as being live on stage!

About Essential Tease

About Maki Roll
Maki Roll (she/her), is an award winning performance artist, event coordinator and pop culture entrepreneur. The Washington DC native started her creative journey in 2010 as a cosplayer and nerdlesque performer, and soon branched out to guesting, hosting and curating programming for conventions and nerdy events. Maki combines her geekiness and self-taught artistic skill to build innovative performance and visual art experiences across mediums. She has been featured by NPR, MTV, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and The Mary Sue. She is the current Executive Producer and Owner of the historic International Nerdlesque Festival, and producer of DC Braulesque, a monthly Nerdlesque brewery experience at DC Brau.

Creative Alliance is fully accessible with mobility aids. If other accommodations are needed, such as an ASL Interpreter, please email and we will do our best to provide reasonable accommodations!

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