The Nerdlesque Festival is the original festival dedicated to nerd and pop culture related burlesque! From April 12-14, 2019, nerdy burlesque performers from around the globe will converge at historic Coney Island USA in New York for shows, classes with the New York School of Burlesque, community building events, and more!
Created in 2014, this festival showcases the best in Nerdlesque from across the planet! As the popularity of nerd-friendly burlesque and cabaret rises daily, this festival aims to encourage and foster the development of Nerdlesque as an art form and a community. From April 12-14, 2019, our sexy nerd powers combine to turn New York City into the epicenter of glittery naked nerdery!
Banner design by Anja Keister.
The Nerdlesque Festival’s goal is to create a safe place where all the dweebs, dorks, geeks and freaks can get together, without fear or shame, in celebration of our dedication to the art of burlesque. As much as this is an event to entertain and amuse, it is a community-building weekend. Featuring shows, classes, and networking events, the Nerdlesque Festival strives to contribute to strengthening the Burlesque Community while increasing opportunities for nerdy performers as well as their exposure in the world at large!