Katia Schwartz: love your body for what it is

Are women in Australia confident in their own bodies? So confident that taking their clothes off becomes an acceptable hobby?

Pole dancing and burlesque are two performance arts that tend to involve baring a lot of skin. Is it still expected that they stay hidden behind the closed doors of the dance studio? Sarka Pechova spoke to Miss Katia Schwartz, a dancer and owner of a Sydney studio Sky Sirens that teaches burlesque, pole dance and aerial arts.

She started by asking whether it was scary to start with burlesque dancing?


Image: Etienne Reynaud

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