WHO WE ARE

Learn about our creative space, our movement instructors, and all our incredible magic makers!

We are an arts and movement community open to creators who seek a place to make, congregate, collaborate, and entertain. We offer classes, workshops, and intimate events.

We are a dance studio, burlesque school, burlesque show venue, art space, event venue, creative space, film/photo production space, and more. Rent the space for private events, weddings, parties, meetings, workshops, Georgia film productions, and more.

 

We are home to the Atlanta School of Burlesque and the award-winning burlesque troupe, The Candybox Revue.

 

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SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS

From classes to events to community, #magicshithappenshere! Learn more about Metropolitan Studios, The Atlanta School of Burlesque, and The Candybox Revue burlesque entertainment below!

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METROPOLITAN STUDIOS

Metropolitan Studios is an art, movement, and dance community space run by women for everyone. We were born by identifying the importance of artistic self-expression, the representation of marginalized communities, and the need for an inclusive and safe space for individuals. Celebrating diverse artists and makers, Metropolitan Studios is more than just a dance studio - it is an artistic haven. We offer performing arts and movement classes, events, burlesque shows, event performance entertainment, and workshops! Rent our space for corporate events, classes, photoshoots, rehearsals, live music, art markets, meetings and private, public or corporate events.

THE CANDYBOX REVUE

The Candybox Revue is an ensemble burlesque troupe that redefines Burlesque entertainment by challenging society’s perspective on what is worthy of being represented onstage and in the performing arts community. Burlesque is a vital, vibrant, and powerful art. It is theatrical, political, funny, entertaining, and family-friendly when needed. CBR’s mission is to provide quality entertainment, showcase artistic and individual diversity, support heartfelt causes in and around our community, and consistently raise the bar for burlesque and variety entertainment production. CBR is part of the #IAmBurlesque International Movement, which showcases burlesque performers of all body types, abilities, ethnicity, identities. and experiences as proud individuals and entertainers.

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ATLANTA SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE

The Atlanta School of Burlesque teaches that burlesque is an art form that is accessible to everyone. It is owned and operated by award-winning burlesque performers, producers and professionals with rich burlesque histories and decades of experience.

 

Our burlesque classes are fun, challenging and professional. We take pride in supporting the Atlanta burlesque community.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

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LOLA LESOLEIL - SHE/HER

BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR AND PERFORMER

Burlesque as I interpret it, is an art plied through aspects of intention, engagement, and a range of emotions. It is an active interplay where the performer holds the viewer in their hands. Therein lies much power. My purpose is to inspire students to be comfortable, confident, and composed and to radiate that energy off or on any stage they find themselves.

ROULA ROULETTE - SHE/THEY

OWNER, BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR, AND PERFORMER

CEO AND SALES DIRECTOR

Recognition of self and body acceptance is the focus of my teaching philosophy. It is important for me as a dance educator to engage with students in a way that allows them to truly see themselves; to learn to accept the current iteration of their body and begin their journey toward redefining their relationship with their physical and emotional selves. I am continuously building relationships with my students of all levels who are reaching toward a common goal while creating a classroom of respect and trust. I strive to keep a positive perspective in class by encouraging uplifting communication and the ability to accept praise and thoughtful critique. I teach to connect, communicate, inspire and impart knowledge - not just of movement and sexuality, but of self-realization and acceptance.  My joy is found in joining students on their journey of transformation; finding their creative voices and the courage and strength to find beauty within themselves.

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TALLOOLAH LOVE - SHE/HER

OWNER, BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR, AND PERFORMER

STUDIO COORDINATOR

My mission as a dance teacher aligns with my personal mission: to inspire others by being confident, individualistic, sexy, and strong. I believe in balance in all things. Finding life's balance comes not just in the physicality of dance, but also in the mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects. I am a dance instructor and yoga teacher. In my yoga practice I speak about digging deep within and finding your authentic truth. As a performer, I don't think you truly become great until you find that authentic voice and show it to your audience through your story and acts. My classes are about how Burlesque can, and should be, a statement of personal truth. Whatever that truth is. My class goals are to get my students out of their heads and back into their bodies -to help them discover their bodies are a tool they can use to tell their own unique stories.

URSULA UNDRESS - SHE/HER

BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR AND PERFORMER

FOUNDER

Finding other people who want to be a part of a group that works hard to make performance happen is something I have dreamed of! I love showing people that their bodies are capable of so much more than they believe, and I love showing women who have reached a certain age or size that they can still be sensual beings who revel in their sexuality, grace, and skin! If you are open to the experience, you will find comfort within yourself that you never expected.

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ZARA ESTELLE - THEY/THEM

BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR AND PERFORMER

As a dancer, I believe that movement is an essential part of caring for our souls, bodies, and minds. Through burlesque we are not only able to tell stories and entertain audiences, we are also able to connect with the innermost parts of ourselves. We are able to heal ourselves, and most importantly learn to love ourselves. As a teacher, I take great joy in facilitating this journey of finding self through choreography that pushes you to feel yourself, inside and out. To dig deep and release your inner god/goddess that has been waiting to erupt from within. Burlesque creates a unique tie to self-confidence because it gives you the opportunity to know your true self; your boundaries, what makes you smile, what makes you quiver, and what you want to share with the world. Burlesque is magic and the dancer is powerful. You are in control of your journey in your body. You make the choices.

ABOUT THE MAGIC MAKERS

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CHARLIE V. STORM - SHE/HER

EMAIL MARKETING AND BURLESQUE PERFORMER

She's Bald & Bawdy and she means business. Charlie V is the Storm that brings the shimmy. Writer, performer, educator, and advocate for authenticity, some might say the V is for variety. 

Charlie has spent more than 20 years training in dance, acting, and singing. She blew her way into the Burlesque scene in 2017 where she met her Burlesque godmothers, Freya West and Shan De Leers, founders of the Delinquent Debutants in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then she has supported burlesque performances as a stage kitten/prop tart, marketer, writer and performer, never passing up a chance to spread the gospel of storytelling with style. Charlie is currently writing for Metropolitan Studios and training with the Atlanta School of Burlesque in preparation for her formal, solo debut. Grab your umbrellas and put on your boots, Charlie V Storm is on the loose!

MOUNT SAINT HELEN - SHE/HER

WEB DEVELOPER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, AND BURLESQUE PERFORMER

Mount Saint Helen is a web developer and graphic designer for Metropolitan Studios and The Candybox Revue. With experience in print and web design/development, painting, and illustration, she produces visually compelling and innovative ideas as well as resolves the design and development problems that arise with any project or initiative. 

 

Mount Saint Helen spends her free time bumping and grinding on the burlesque stage, making it her goal to take you to the peaks of entertainment and make you erupt with applause and dollar bills. She is a devotee of Metropolitan Studios and a beloved member of the Sass-Crotch dance crew.

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VAVA VROOM - SHE/HER

MARKETING & MEDIA PRODUCTION

VaVa Vroom is a media producer for Metropolitan Studios, The Atlanta School of Burlesque, and The Candybox Revue where she produces videos of shows, rehearsals, classes, events, and behind the scenes reels.

Her experience as a multi-disciplinary producer/director with a background in industrials, reality TV, live broadcast, film, and documentary gives her a unique approach. Additionally, she organizes Atlanta LGBTQ+ community events and served for 5 years as President of Dykes on Bikes(™) Atlanta.