Encantado Welcome to a heart-centered burlesque academy, professional event production team and agency founded by Sapphira who overcame bipolar to share joy. We offer unique themed hens classes and performers. All props are provided and the hen gets an eVoucher. We care about you. Be the star that you are!
Established in 2006 as a part time hobby and being launched a full time business in 2009, Sapphira's Showgirls has blossomed into a fully established event production company and dance academy now operating in Melbourne, London and Ibiza, Spain. The butterfly is our mascot, the symbol of transformation that we identify with as we transform on stage with costume and dress ups. Today Sapphira's Showgirls Burlesque Academy teaches women how to transform using the power of costume, alter-ego and make-up.
Meet the Business Owner
Introducing Sapphira. A burlesque artist, teacher and mentor, Sapphira who has 20 years of performance experience to her name and is proud to include Sir Richard Branson and Dita Von Teese among her acquaintances.
It was during Sapphira's evolution from pianist to songwriter, songwriter to singer, singer to belly dancer and belly dancer to burlesque artist where she found true release, transformation and healing in the craft of burlesque.
Hospitalised in a psychiatric ward at the age of 21 with a severe bipolar episode, Sapphira re-invented herself through costume, creating an alter-ego and reclaimed her self-esteem on the stage escaping to London. Further healing took place as she enrolled herself on many personal development courses with organisations such as More To Life, Heath Myers Agent of Change, Karina Schelde's Soul Voice ®, deepening her knowledge of ways to battle negative core beliefs that hold many women back.