Thanks for your interest in BeauTease Burlesque! Audition sign-ups are open!

Auditions are Sunday, April 7 @ 7:30pm.  

The audition consists of a short interview and learning a short, group striptease choreography.  Please bring the following clothes:

  • a button down shirt or blouse
  • a back-closing bra
  • a skirt with a zipper or elastic waist
  • a pair of shoes you can dance in (some sort of dance shoe; not sneakers)

We will be stripping out of our bras.  If you wish to wear pasties you are welcome to, but please bring some bhut they will not be provided.  Not everyone will chose to wear pasties.  

Please fill out this form as completely as you can.  If you can't fill out everything, that's OK.  Please bring or upload a photo of yourself and if you have a theatrical/dance resumé, please bring that as well. 

Auditions are located at Tony Williams Dance Center in Jamaica Plain, close to the Orange Line.  There is also ample free parking.


 Our volunteer apprentice program begins almost immediately and runs six months.  To a certain extent, the time commitment is flexible; if you can make us a priority, we promise we can make you a priority.  We currently rehearse in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (7pm to 9:30pm).  The ideal candidate would be able to make both rehearsals each week, plus show commitments (about one weekend every six weeks).

You do not need to be good at all of the skills we teach — or even interested in them — when you start with us.  We just ask that you bring enthusiasm and a desire to communicate to your time with us. 

The Apprenticeship program trades training and other valuable resources for your help in producing and promoting shows.  There are no cash payments for apprentices.  Instead, we provide:

• Access to rehearsal space during our shared rehearsals
• Access to our collection of costumes, props, and accessories
• Training in everything from theatrical techniques from Commedia dell’Arte or François Delsarte, belly-dance, ballet, modern musicals, and more.  You may also learn hair and stage make-up, costuming techniques, construction of props or set pieces, and marketing and promotion.  
• Free enrollment in the 4-week Introduction to Burlesque course
• A discount on advanced classes offered at The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education
…and more!



Apprenticeships start immediately and run through October 2024.  

The goal of your six-month experience with us is to learn the skills to develop and perform a stage-worthy burlesque act in the BeauTease style, while helping us produce and promote our shows, and assisting with the other tasks involving the running of the troupe.

our Commitment

Burlesque is a ‘big tent’ performing art, utilizing aspects of many different dance forms, acting, and striptease. BeauTease Burlesque is committed to performer diversity.  We strongly encourage performers of all colors, shapes, sizes, and gender identities to audition.  All that said, there is no single “right” body type, skin tone, or level of dance skill for an applicant to have.

Please be aware that we do have a troupe style.  Our acts evoke a fantasy of a Golden Age of Burlesque that never really was; a blend of classic Hollywood and pin-up girls, of glamour and glitz.  There certainly is burlesque out there that has other aesthetics and if your passion is one of those, we may not be the place for you.