The Nerdlesque Festival is proud to work with local and National Businesses. The following businesses make it possibe to create an incredible festival weekend for attendees and participants alike!


new york school of burlesque

Since 2003, The New York School of Burlesque has set the standard for entertaining and instructive classes to thousands of students and partygoers from around the world. Founded by the woman who literally wrote the book on burlesque, Headmistress Jo "Boobs" Weldon, the school features Classes on movement, history, costuming, makeup, choreography, fitness, theatrical skill building, circus training, and confidence building.

We are excited to work with the NYSB for our third year to provide one-of-a-kind classes available to burlesque community members and festival attendees on Saturday, April 29. Details coming soon!


Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning opened the first Babeland store in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops in Seattle. The store offers top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to people who want to explore their sexuality. The store's popularity led to three more stores in New York, plus a thriving and educational website.
This year, Babeland is sponsoring specialty raffle prize packages available to attendees at our 2-nights of shows when you enter to win.

The Beauty Bar

The Original Beauty Bar Served it’s First cocktail in the spring of 1995 at the former “Thomas Beauty Salon”. Paul Devitt found the forty year old salon, and converted it into a one if a kind beauty “saloon”.

Now known for their $10 Martini & Manicure specials, The Beauty Bar is Nerdlesque Festival Headquarters for classes and Networking events on Saturday, April 29!