In “Breath Control and Body Awareness for Sensual Living”, Cruel Valentine will help students find authenticity in their performances, be they in the bedroom or on the stage, by utilizing natural breathing techniques and other grounding exercises to help each student to truly live in the moment as their authentic self. This class is an excellent fit for both performers and exhibitionists, as well as those seeking to attain more confidence and authenticity in their intimate lives. We’ll explore various breathing exercises and physical drills to help students elevate the way they present themselves, and the way they feel inside and out. All genders and orientations welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Split sole dance shoes, socks, or bare feet are best for this class. Make sure to bring a water bottle as well!
Known as “Chicago’s Own Community Chest”, Cruel Valentine is an award-winning, international burlesque entertainer. A lifelong singer, actor, dancer, writer, and artist, Valentine began performing the art of burlesque in 2007. Since then, they have spent the past several years performing their way across the nation, and even abroad, racking up multiple awards and honors. Valentine is an independent performer, producer and teacher of burlesque, as well as an alt model with Zivity.com and GodsGirls.com. CruelValentine.com is your go-to for all things Valentine, including a line of professional grade pasties, vintage pin up couture, titillating burlesque accessories, art, and more. In addition to touring and teaching privately, Valentine works as a teaching artist with JRV Majesty Productions for their annual performance series, Queer, Ill, and Okay, as well as consulting with various alternative, creative, and adult companies. With extensive experience in theatre, music and dance, Cruel Valentine is a triple threat and then some, fusing multiple styles in their performances. A dedicated storyteller, they are never afraid to go there, or to make a mess with their art. Learn more and shop at CruelValentine.com! For booking, press, custom orders or other inquiries, please contact info@CruelValentine.com.