EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! is proud to have been a panelist, discussion leader, and teacher at such great institutions as The Great Burlesque Expo, The Windy City Burlesque Festival, Vancouver's Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, Burlesque School Milano, and many times at BurlyCon, The Burlesque Educational and Social Convention.
For 5 years, he was a full time voice teacher, and is also happy to give private song coaching sessions, or private lessons to review burlesque acts (especially singing ones). He graduated from the prestigious Cornish College of The Arts with a Bachelor of Music, focusing on Vocal Performance and Songwriting. Please contact for private lesson rates.
Below is a list of current group class offerings, but if you'd like to learn something else from him, just ask! Several of these classes were created by request. Would you like a more intimate 1 on 1, or small group session? Just ask!
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Glitter: Advanced Glitter Makeup Techniques (Contents vary depending on time allotted for class) In his most popular and wildly entertaining class, follow along as EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! walks you through several techniques to up your cosmetic glitter game. Includes -What sizes of glitter are best for which uses, including size graduation when achieving a blended out look. - Achieving cut crease and smoky eye looks with glitter. -Contouring facial planes with glitter. This is extra-draggy! -Tips for custom blending glitters. -Correcting mistakes, cleaning spills, and getting it ALL off. -Bling and beyond: use of rhinestones, sequins, and other 3-D objects.
Musicality In Motion Inthis class, EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! succinctly compresses his learnings from a life as a musician, as well as distills what comes naturally to him, into digestible concepts that can be applied to existing choreography or used to generate new movement. In this class you will learn how to dissect your music and weave multiple dynamic approaches to make every aspect of your music work to your advantage. Through theoretical lecture, rhythmic drills, active listening exercises, and group generated choreography applying all of the above, you'll expand your stylistic toolbox to make the most of every nuanced note and let the sound guide your movement.Wear clothes you can dance in, and dance shoes, high heels, or bare feet.
Man Up! Make Up!: Stage Makeup for Male Characters (Works best when pre-registered and students fill out pre-class questionnaire) Learn to wield this tool in a masculine manner, so you wont lose your well crafted expressions under the glow of the harshest spotlight, or need to wear a mustache to masculinize your face. Topics include: -Masculine contouring for all genders -How much to use for the size of your stage -Basic tools and application techniques -Proper choice and use of formulas -Keeping that canvas happy. Comes with class note handout. Don't worry, you won't look like a drag queen.
Composing and Songwriting for Burlesque Never have to say, "She's using the song I was going to use tonight!" again! EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!, "The Exposing Composer", known for writing songs he sings in thongs, leads a class on creating original music for your teases. Topics include -Storylining your lyrics to coincide with costuming events -Composing for set choreography vs. creating both simultaneously, -How to collaborate with a composer if you're a dancer and vice-versa, and more. Bring a costume piece or two to work with (gloves or boa are popular choice, can be determined at time of press), as we will create some music and movement together, to show the simultaneous method of making a piece.
Persona Versus Personality NOTE: This panel /facilitated discussion is NOT about HOW to create a persona, rather how we live in them. This panel discusses the dichotomy of our true self and the facade we sell our public, and often our peers. Where does our persona end and our personality begin? How do we deal with the pressure of living up to the ideal we present on stage when we are in our everyday lives, or out in the community? When do our creations take over? How do we delineate who we are, and when? What relationships work or don't in either? How does the gradient of these 2 manifest in our social media presences? Attendees are encouraged to participate. This is the kind of offering that ends in a group hug.