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Clara Coquette

Clara Coquette is a New York City based burlesque performer, drag performer, producer, stage kitten, go-go dancer, and model who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.  She is a vintage vixen, a nimble nerd, and a cunning chameleon.  She moved to New York in 2009 and stumbled upon the glamorous, glittery, and geeky world of burlesque.  She has trained at the New York School of Burlesque.  Clara made her performing debut in 2011 and has been balancing burlesque with her full time career in science ever since.  Born out of a test tube of sparkle and spunk, the delicate darling of beakers and bunsen burners.  She'll transport you back in time, the Clara Bow of Burlesque: Clara Coquette. 

Clara Coquette is also trained as a drag performer.  She has trained under Crimson Kitty at the LadyQueen University.  Clara is also known under her drag king name, Clarq (pronounced Clark) Coquette.  Clarq Coquette trained under Goldie Peacock at Drag King 101.  Clara and Clarq have performed drag at such shows as Switch N Play, White Elephant Burlesque, BEEF show, LadyQueen Dragucation Showcase, and The Monarchs.







  • "Burlesque Jazz Dance" with Jake DuPree, September 2019. 

  • "Bubble Dance" with Jo "Boobs" Weldon, July 2019.

  • "Steps" with Ray Gunn, May 2017.

  • "Veil Fans" with Jo "Boobs" Weldon, July 2016.

  • "Hands, Arms, and Gloves" with Willy Barrett, March 2016

  • Burlycon, November 2015.

  • "Shimmy Up the Burlesque Ladder" with Darlinda Just Darlinda, May 2015.

  • "Acting for Burlesque" with Tigger!, April 2015.

  • "Headdress Creation" with Amber Ray, February 2015.

  • "Costume Courting: Romancing a Masterpiece" with Amber Ray, February 2015.

  • "Hold the Audience in the Palm of Your Hand" with Judith Stein, January 2015.

  • "Drag King Workshop" with Goldie Peacock, November 2014.

  • "Stripping Behind the Fans" with Michelle L'Amour, July 2014.

  • "Tease Technique" with Michelle L'Amour, July 2014.

  • "Burlesque Booty" with Peakaboo Pointe/Gal Friday, Spring 2014.

  • "Working the Stage and Loving the Curtain" with Markina, January 2014.

  • "Intermediate/Advanced Chair Work" with Lola Frost, November 2013.

  • "Roaring 20s Dance Workout" with Helen Pontani, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.

  • "Facial Expressions: Full for All" with Miss Indigo Blue, August 2013.

  • "Get Your Act Together" with Jo "Boobs" Weldon, November 2011.

  • "Burlesque Essentials" with Jo "Boobs" Weldon, July 2011.

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