The Nerdlesque Festival


2014 Applications

We are no longer accepting submissions. Thank you everyone for sending in your applications! The Notifications will go out at end of December! If you have applied and have not gotten a conformation email then please write to us at

SO THRILLED to announce our first exciting Headliner: Ray Gunn!

Ray Gunn is one-third of the award-winning Stage Door Johnnies and the reigning 2013 King of Burlesque. He's been headlining and touring internationally in the burlesque a...rena for five years and dancing professionally for 15 years throughout Chicago and other major cities in the United States. In addition to dancing professionally himself, Ray has 8 years of experience as an artistic director and choreographer for professional dance companies. In 2006 was awarded “Choreographer of the year” by the Black Theatre Alliance.

Lucky you, not only is he bringing a stellar performance, but Ray will also teach his signature class "The Elements", covering the basic components of constructing and focusing a burlesque act for the established performer.

Apply! Apply!

Performer Applications are GO! They will stay open until Dec 1. Can't wait to see what y'all have to share!

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