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Are you a performer interested in being a part of the Zurich Burlesque Festival? We are currently open to applications!!!


·      3rd of May 2024 "The Rising Star of Burlesque" Crown

·      4th of May 2024 "The Rising Star of Classic Burlesque" Crown


«The Rising Star of Burlesque» Crown is your chance to shine! This event features the best of the international burlesque scene, so don't miss your chance to be a part of it.


Just apply with your strongest act and we'll watch your video carefully. We're open to all genders, styles, and type of performance. 

So whether you're a classic diva, a drag queen, a neo-burlesque performer, or anything in between, we want to see what you've got!

Just express yourself and let your creativity shine through in your strongest act!


If you are interested in performing, please fill out the application form. We can't wait to see what you've got!


Applications close on March 25th 2024 at Midnight! 

The Zurich Burlesque festival Team



The Zürich Burlesque Festival 2024 is a showcase of the Best Burlesque Artists Worldwide including two competitions for Burlesque Newcomers, performing for the crowns:

·      3rd of May 2024 "The Rising Star of Burlesque" Crown

·      4th of May 2024 "The Rising Star of Classic Burlesque" Crown


A newcomer is an artist who is starting out in burlesque for a few months or years and wants to get more exposure and visibility in the burlesque scene. This contest gives you the opportunity to be seen by several producers and known artists and to get more bookings for your future career.



  • Friday 3rd of May BURLESQUE Category

  • Saturday 4 th of May CLASSIC BURLESQUE Category

  • You can apply for ONE Category or BOTH Categories if you have two acts. 



  • You can only apply with 1 act per category, pick your strongest one! 

  • Accepted: aerials, fire, acts with liquids, glitters, confetti...

  • Only solo acts are possible for this edition. 

  • All genders, backgrounds, bodies, ethnicities, orientations… are welcome! 

We love variety and diversity! 



We have booked shared double rooms with single beds at the Olympia Hotel located in the same street as the venue, 8 minutes walking distance. The festival production offers you these rooms for your show nights if you are selected. Of course, you can also decide to use your own accommodation. 



If you are selected, you will receive 250 euros (€) to cover your expenses including your transportation.

You will provide an invoice to receive the bank wire transfer not later than 10 days after the show. Please note that the festival production will not cover any other expenses or other fee.



The Jury is composed by: 

  • Misty Lotus (Burlesque Extravaganza producer, Voted Top 10 performers of mainland Europe 2020, 21st Century Burlesque);

  • Emma Mylan (Pioneer of Swiss Burlesque, Ohh! Lala! Cherie! producer, founder of Secret Follies school, Burlesque performer, Fire dancer, Showgirls groupe Director)




  • The Crown and “The Rising Star of Burlesque 2024title 


  • BURLESQUE CROWN WINNER: 1 paid booking at Ohh! Lala! Cherie! In Zürich, Switzerland, during season 2024-2025


  • BURLESQUE & CLASSIC BURLESQUE WINNERS: 1 paid booking at Ohh! Lala! Cherie! In Zürich, Switzerland, during season 2024-2025




The application fee is 10€ and will be not reimbursed.

Please send the application fee per Paypal to

If you are in Switzerland, you can send It by TWINT +41787436110

We wish you good luck!
The Zurich Burlesque Festival Team


Here's what some of our past performers have said about the Zurich Burlesque Festival:

 "The Zurich Burlesque Festival was an amazing experience! The organizers were so supportive and the crowd was incredible. I can't wait to come back!"

"This was my first time performing at Zurich Burlesque Festival and it was an amazing experience. I was made to feel welcome and supported by the organizers and the other performers. Can't wait to come back next year!"

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