Alyssa Kitt | Director
Alyssa will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Australian Burlesque Museum including implementing and planning national campaigns, exhibitions and educational pursuits.
Alyssa has been a pillar of the burlesque community in Australia, a leader both on and offstage as a performer, teacher and producer. With a background as a trained historian, journalist, writer and editor, she holds a Bachelor of Journalism (1st class honours), a Bachelor of Arts (double major in history) and recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Publishing. With her in depth knowledge of Australian burlesque, her passion for community outreach and involvement we are honoured to have her at the helm as she steers the museum in a new direction.
Performing burlesque since 2008, Alyssa has been a mainstay on the Australian burlesque scene during its emergent years of the neo-burlesque revival in Australia and has appeared as a headlining performer across various festivals and events both around the country and internationally. A deeply respected member of the Australian burlesque community, Alyssa has won numerous awards for both her performance and industry contribution to the artform.
Alyssa’s work in burlesque extends off the stage, combining her knowledge and experience as a trained historian, journalist and writer. Alyssa is the Director of the Australian Burlesque Museum and is dedicated to preserving Australia's history of striptease as the founding Editor of the Australian Burlesque Journal. Working closely with the expertly curated ABM team, she is developing some exciting projects and initiatives for the future.