Reigning Burlesque Queen, Medianoche is headlining Ottawa's 2019 Capital Burlesque Expo!


Twirling Tassels


Medianoche will take you through every step of twirling tassels! You will learn how to make the perfect pasties for twirling, then discover every single way to twirl them. Bring comfortable clothes and your own tasseled pasties! A limited number may be available for purchase.   

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM 

LabO Room 2202

10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2

Boylesque performer Broody Valentino is a feature performer at the 2019 Capital Burlesque Expo!

Broody Valentino

Save The Drama For The Stage

What is it that holds the audience in the palm of your hand?  A damn good story!

In this course Broody Valentino, Boylesque performer and Theatre Educator, overviews the use of narrative and theatricality in burlesque and shares his three-step construct to creating a character.

Exploring theatrical techniques such as the utilization of emotional arcs, dynamic expression, and dramatic pacing, attendees will learn to create a dialogue with their audience that will always leave them wanting more! 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

LabO Room 2202

10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2

Toronto's Zyra Lee Vanity is Ottawa's Fifth Annual Capital Burlesque Expo's Friday Feature!

Zyra Lee Vanity

Burlesque Production Business 101


Want to become a burlesque producer? Don't know where to start? Join Zyra Lee Vanity as she shows you  the tips and tricks on how to produce your own burlesque show and start your own production company! Learn how to how to budget for a burlesque show, tips and tricks for marketing as well as everything you need to know in order to run a tight production.  Zyra will walk you through the basic skeletons on how to produce a successful and organized burlesque show.

Considering turning your productions into a business? Learn how to register your company, save and budget for business taxes, invoice performers and brand your burlesque production company. Zyra Lee Vanity will guide you on how to turn your passion for producing into a business.

Zyra Lee Vanity is the founder of "Lee Vanity Productions" a registered burlesque and entertainment company focusing in RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz and Nerd themed burlesque shows and events. Founded in 2017, Lee Vanity Productions has produced over 22 shows with 15 of them being sold out hits. Zyra's events have gained popular notice throughout the city of Toronto, with raving reviews from both audience members and performers.


Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

LabO Room 2202

10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2