Vaudezilla Studios

Vaudezilla Studios

Dance
Avondale, Chicago, Illinois
(8 Reviews)

Get your body in motion with some smooth moves courtesy of some of the top burlesque & bellydance performers in Chicago! Vaudezilla's teachers will steer you through all the basics, from shimmies and twirls to bumps and grinds. Whether you're looking for sexy, fun, or fitness - or you just want to get in touch your inner diva - our teachers will keep you on your toes at Vaudezilla Studios.

Our History

Vaudezilla was born in 2008 when solo Chicago burlesque performer Red Hot Annie teamed up with Keith Emroll (aka Dick Dijon) to put their more than 20 years of combined theatrical production experience to work producing burlesque shows. In the intervening five years, they have injected a consistent display of vitality and originality that has raised and sustained Chicago's visibility on the national burlesque map.

With well over 400 shows produced since their inception, Vaudezilla's creative output is unparalleled and has become synonymous with top-quality live entertainment. In the early years, they cultivated a core audience by developing several long-running bar shows at venues such as Exit, Blue Bayou, Lincoln Tap Room, and Holiday Club. Simultaneously, they produced several larger-scale theatrical burlesque shows which left an indelible impression on the Chicago burlesque scene, the most influential of which was the critically-acclaimed, nationally-recognized, box office smash hit "Rollin' Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque" - the original burlesque parody show.

Since 2012, Vaudezilla has shifted its focus to the development of a regular theatre show. What started out as a monthly show has now grown to a cabaret-style burlesque variety show that plays in residence at Stage 773. Every week, the cast changes. Every month, the theme changes. But the one thing that never changes is how much fun the consistently sold out audience has every Saturday night.

Vaudezilla has also become the go-to source for burlesque instruction and custom-made shows. Vaudezilla Studios offers numerous classes and workshops in the art of performance and body-positive disciplines, and they can build a show of any size for any audience or occasion. Thanks to the contributions of the entire team, Vaudezilla remains the premiere source for Chicago-based live entertainment production.

Reviews of Vaudezilla Studios

(8 Reviews)
For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop

2/23/2019
Anonymous

Attended: For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop


Not advertised for what it’s really for

Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques

11/27/2018
Chuck B.

Attended: Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques


Midge was great! Very informative and engaging session.

Halloween Makeup / Gory

10/24/2015
Sue C.

Attended: Halloween Makeup / Gory


I did leave a review last week - it looked like a different form than this one. I thought it was a terrific class! Our instructor, Ashley, is a wonderful teacher - very encouraging and so generous with her knowledge. I can't wait 'til Halloween!!

Showgirl Sculpt

8/29/2015
Kantrie O.

Attended: Showgirl Sculpt


The class was great. I really enjoyed myself. The teacher was friendly and class instruction was easy to follow. I would definitely take this class again if offered. I wish they offered drop in classes on the weekend.

Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (An Intro to Burlesque)

3/6/2019
Mara S.

Attended: Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (An Intro to Burlesque)


Mara S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop

2/17/2019
Clearetta S.

Attended: For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop


Clearetta S. gave this class 1 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Halloween Makeup / Gory

10/18/2015
Francesca F.

Attended: Halloween Makeup / Gory


Francesca F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Halloween Makeup / Gory

10/18/2015
Kelly C.

Attended: Halloween Makeup / Gory


Kelly C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Vaudezilla Studios
Avondale, Northwest Side
3614 W Belmont Ave
Btwn N Central Park & Monticello Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Upcoming Classes at Vaudezilla Studios

Be Who You Wanna Be: Persona Development
Be Who You Wanna Be: Persona Development
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Be Who You Wanna Be: Brand Yourself
Be Who You Wanna Be: Brand Yourself
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 20th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Twerkout
Twerkout
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 20th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Wig Care
Wig Care
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 11am - 12pm

Stage Face
Stage Face
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Pose Coaching
Pose Coaching
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Chair Dancing
Chair Dancing
Next start date:

Saturday May 4th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Boa and Floorwork
Boa and Floorwork
Next start date:

Saturday May 4th, 2:30pm - 4pm

Intro to Bellydance
Intro to Bellydance
Next start date:

Saturday May 11th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Yoga and Meditation for Performers
Yoga and Meditation for Performers
Next start date:

Sunday May 12th, 11am - 12:30pm

Unleashing Your Inner Goddess Part II (Burlesque)
Unleashing Your Inner Goddess Part II (Burlesque)
Next start date:

Sunday May 12th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Fit for a Queen: Panty Construction
Fit for a Queen: Panty Construction
Next start date:

Saturday May 25th, 12pm - 2pm

Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (An Intro to Burlesque)
Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (An Intro to Burlesque)
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 1st, 2:30pm - 4pm

Teachers at Vaudezilla Studios

Ann Marie Annie-Mae Allure Ariel Glassman Ashley Vest Ashley Sylvester Bex Chapman Bill Matthews Bliss Mayhem Can Candrea Candice Latimer Catherine Woods Chairmyn Meow Christine Eduardo Christine Eduardo Christine Eduardo Claire - Claire - Coco Das Vegas Colette Coquette & Vanna Tease Crocodile Lightning Dahlia Fatale Daisy Dynamite Daisy Dynamite Derry -Éire Derry- Éire Dharam Prakash Singh (Justin Fill) Dirty Devlin Dr. Marina Kostina Duke Swellington Elmo Painter Emilio Sanchez Emily Robinson EmpeROAR Fabulous Erika Hobbs Felicia Elias Felicity Mitchell Gaea Lady Gin Fizz Ginger Snatch Gregory Cooper Hala Istanbouli Hala Istanbouli Hannah Williams Hannah the Hatchet Hannah the Hatchet Hoopie G Irfan Qurashi Jeez Loueez Jessica Wagner June La Purrr Justine Grover Kevin Little Kevin Talmer Whiteneir Kitten Von Purr Kitty Oaks Kitty la Royall Leilah Rayze Leslie Ann Fierro Lilly Rascal Lilly Rascal Lilly Rascal Lilly Rascal Lynnea Malley Maxie Milieu Mia Ji Midge the Merciless Miss Nyxon Mister Junior Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation Molly Meru Moxie Ms. B La Rose MsMr Jr Muna Zarour Nedal Hamdan Paula Bui Paula Bui & Jantu Perle Noire Phaedra - Phaedra - Phaedra - Phaedra Po' Chop Po' Chop Po' Chop Po' Chop Po' Chop Po'Chop, Raven Gemini, Dahlia Fatale Polly Pony Girl Poppy Le Poussé Raven Gemini Raven Gemini Raven Gemini Rebecca Taylor Rebekah Hall & Miranda Steffens Red Hot Annie Red Hot Annie Red Hot Annie Red Hot Annie Red Hot Annie Red Hot Annie & Po'Chop Red Hot Annie & Raven Gemini Red Hot Annie, Mister Junior, Raven Gemini Red Hot, MzMrJr, Vanna Regina Dentata Richard Chavez Rolando G Ruby Spencer Sadie O'Swirl Sam Virgilio Scratch Seamus Mullen Secret Mermaid Secret Mermaid Secret Mermaid Secret Mermaid Secret Mermaid Según Dent Sheffield Belmont Shirley Blazen Shirley Blazen Shirley Blazen Shirley Blazen Simona Signoret Skimmy LaRoux Tiffany Carter Tilda Titillation Titty Perkins Tonya Kay Tracy Vonder Haar Tracy Vonder Haar Trey Sheek Tsha Marie Vanna Tease Willy LaQueue Zara Estelle
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