Chicava HoneyChild is a burlesque danseur, teacher, and proprietress of New York City's Brown Girls Burlesque. Her live music burlesque revue, The Dirty Honey Shake performs at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in NYC. Sacred Burlesque combines the bump & grind of burlesque with sacred sexuality and sensual healing; online and ready to ignite the fire in you at home and wherever your adventures take you.
SACRED BURLESQUE :
Each week features a live online, on demand classes in modules that include warm ups, sexy sensory exercises, easy to follow dance combinations, scintillating cool downs and journal prompts.
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Sacred Burlesque provides women with the tools to light their inner fire back up or take them to a whole new level.
Chicava HoneyChild is a burlesque danseur, teacher, and proprietress of New York City's Brown Girls Burlesque. Through BGB’s Broad Squad Institute she has mentored burlesque starlets including Sweet Spot Nation’s Right Now Rouge, Genie Adaigo, Ravenessa, CeCe BrownSugah, Tutu Toussaint, Clementine Dandy and Essence Magazine’s Charreah Jackson. The Broad Squad & Me in Essence Magazine!!!
Her live music burlesque revue, The Dirty Honey Shake, performs to sold out houses at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in NYC. She travels internationally performing, teaching and lecturing on Black Burlesque history presenting variations of her burlesque theater. Including a recent shows in Macau, China for SunCity Casinos and New Orleans for the Women’s Reproductive Rights organization SisterSong.
Sacred Burlesque emerged from Chicava as a way to combine the bump & grind of burlesque with sacred sexuality and sensual healing. By offering it online she’s gives women the tools to ignite their inner fire in you at home and wherever their adventures take them.
She is currently working on Sister Shake, a documentary and companion book on the legacy of Women of Color in burlesque heritage. Learn more about Black Burlesque heritage by visiting Chicava’s blog I Gave My Body and these press features: PBS Arts Beat! Black Burlesque feature!, My Article on Black Burlesque Herstory in Ebony Magazine.
Dance flowed through Chicava from an early age and led her to spend her after school time in dance class from grade school through high school. A Boulder, Colorado native she began her Hatha Yoga practice around the age of nine with her mom. In her early teens, she began training with Denver's Cleo Parker Robinson Training company. Around the same time, she set off on a lifelong exploration of the metaphysical, energy healing, and Taoism.
This blend of academic study, dance and burlesque performance, as well as deep immersion in several spiritual disciplines, gives Chicava a unique palette of knowledge and experience to work with. Not only does she evoke profound experiences in her students, she also shares the wisdom and understanding she’s gleaned throughout her journey.
A scholar of performance art, women of color in burlesque heritage, and sacred sexuality and spirituality, she received her MFA from Goddard College. Chicava’s acting credits include work with Spike Lee and Robert Altman, and she stars in the indie feature Title VII which is currently on the festival circuit.