At Sky Sirens, we love to include our students in as much of our social media, online and printed content as possible. This means that we are always looking for willing babes to participate in these opportunities. We are huge advocates in celebrating diversity in cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, body type and more! This means that we need to go through a casting process for all our media content to ensure that we promoting a true representation of all the diverse babes that we have at the studio.
Due to the large number of interest that we have for these projects, we have created this 'casting' page to help us, and our students to navigate and apply for the different opportunities that we have available. As much as we would love to include everyone, we have too many students for this to be possible every time. If you aren't selected this time, please don't let it deter you from applying again in the future - we would love to showcase everyone! If you aren't selected, it just means that there was A LOT of interest and often it's because we need to represent diversity in a group shot, so the participants need to work collectively together to achieve that. For example, there might be a limit of ten people for the project and if 10 white, queer, muscly red-head women in their 20's apply (yes - I'm using myself as an example) - we can't exactly choose all of them hehehe!
Words by Katia | Images by Sky Sirens, The Black Light & Etienne Reynaud | Videography by Goldie Soetianto
Photo Book for Lyra, Pole & Burlesque with every 'move' in the Siren Syllabus.
1. Must be available on Sunday 3rd June 3pm - 10pm (for Lyra or Burlesque shoot)
2. Must be available on Sunday 10th June 3pm - 10pm (for Pole shoot)
3. Must be a currently enrolled Siren student (Term Two 2018), previously enrolled Siren (as far back as Term One 2018 only) or future enrolled student (Term Three 2018). We are interested in giving this opportunity to Sirens that are enrolled currently as a priority.
The Siren Index will be a series of books (example below) with every move featured in our syllabus from every level, with a little description of how to get into the move and some tips. We are looking for willing Sirens to be photographed to represent each 'move' in the syllabus. The books will be divided into each level and apparatus, and will be available to purchase at the studio once they're all printed. We would also be interviewing and videoing these Sirens, and having a little feature of them in the books.
We are looking for a group of diverse Sirens, that would be happy having their photo & video taken, published online and in printed form. The project will be unpaid, however the Sirens involved will be permitted to use the HD photographs/video how they wish (as long as the collaborators have been credited). The Sirens will be asked to sign a Photography/Videography release form, where the rights to the images will belong to Sky Sirens & the Photographer, Etienne.
You will be required to adhere to our wardrobe requirements (it might be a colour etc. which you will need to provide yourself. Please do not bring any Honey Birdette products), wear Siren makeup (red lips, black winged eyeliner) and have your hair done in a Siren style (don't stress, we will have examples and hairstylists on the day!). You will also need to be comfortable wearing lingerie inspired outfits (no gym clothes please!) - but can be as covered up as you wish, as long as it works with the move that you will be photographed in.
We will go through a casting process, as we obviously can't feature everyone (as much as we would love to!) and we will be looking for Sirens with different aesthetics/style, age, body type, cultural background and also skill level. We want to feature as many diverse Sirens as possible!
To give you an idea of what we are looking for:
1. Babes with confidence in front of a camera. You don't have to have any modelling experience whatsoever, but we won't have time to adjust awkward body positioning and blank faces. We want Sirens that will be happy to WORK IT in front of a camera.
2. Pointed toes and great lines. The book is to showcase moves at their best, so flexed, sickled or floppy feet are a no-no.
3. You need to be able to execute the tricks in your level (or the level below) perfectly, and be able to hold them with ease for at least eight counts (while the photo is being taken). If you aren't sure you can do this for some moves, please let us know which moves in your level that you can't execute perfectly yet so that we can allocate you to moves that you feel more comfortable in!
4. We want babes from all different levels. So just because you're a beginner, doesn't mean we don't want to feature you! We want everyone!
5. We also want babes with all different body types and flexibility levels. Moves look different on different bodies, so we want to try and make the book as relatable to everyone as possible. We want to showcase someone bendy and someone inflexible doing the same move. We want to also showcase someone curvier vs. someone muscly vs. someone with no upper body strength doing a move.
6. We want to see a bunch of our babes of colour apply. We want to have a mixture of cultural backgrounds.
7. Where are our queer babes and non-binary/trans Sirens? We want YOU... and obviously only if you're comfortable, we're not interested in outing anybody without consent.
8. If you're tatted up, have piercings or another strong aesthetic style - we want you too!
9. Sirens living with a disability, physical or mental illness etc. We want to know your stories!
10. Sirens who are parents and/or Sirens who are over the age of 40!
Photographs above from our most recent "We are Sirens" shoot.
We could not have created such a beautiful project without the help of our amazing Photographer Emma from The Black Light.
The delicious Siren Hair & Makeup is credit to Miss Dahlia Daye, Miss Katia Schwartz, Miss Arlena King, Miss Lauren Ingram, Miss Sinead Rochford and Miss Sophie Marie.
The gorgeous 'Behind the Scenes' Photography by The Pixel Pixie.
This project was Art Directed and created by Miss Katia Schwartz.
An artistic video showcasing the 'experience' at Sky Sirens, and the diverse babes that come to the studio.
1. Must be available on Sunday 22nd April 1pm - 6pm.
2. Must be a currently enrolled Siren student (Term Two 2018), previously enrolled Siren (as far back as Term One 2018 only) or future enrolled student (Term Three 2018). We are interested in giving this opportunity to Sirens that are enrolled currently as a priority.
We are very lucky to have one of our amazing students Goldie Soetianto (a super talented Cinematographer) shoot an 'experience' video for the studio. We are looking for approximately 15 diverse students to be part of the video to represent 'mock' classes of Pole, Burlesque & Lyra.
These Sirens would need to be happy having their photo & video taken, published online and in printed form. The project will be unpaid, however the Sirens involved will be permitted to use the HD photographs/video how they wish (as long as Sky Sirens & Goldie have been credited). The Sirens will be asked to sign a Photography/Videography release form, where the rights to the images will belong to Sky Sirens.
Sirens must be comfortable in front of the camera. The video will be shot as if someone were to be 'looking in' on a class, so Sirens would need to avoid eye contact with the camera and act normally. We don't mind how much experience students have, we are accepting applications from Beginner to Advanced!
Sirens must adhere to a Hair & Makeup and Wardrobe requirement. Obviously, because this is a Siren 'experience' shoot - we won't need Sirens to be as dressed up as what they would be for a photoshoot - but will just need to be presented more 'neatly' than usual. Sirens will need to wear either leopard print, black or baby pink outfits. The outfits must be lingerie-inspired - no 'gym clothes' please - but you can be as covered up as you wish! Sirens must also have black winged eyeliner and red lips applied. Please do not bring any Honey Birdette products (any other brand is suitable).
We are looking for a diverse range of Sirens to be part of this project as we are looking for a representation of all the babes that come to the studio. We want to give prospective Sirens an accurate example of the experience they will have at the studio - which is why we need to go through a casting process to ensure that we have enough diversity in cultural background, body type, age, sexuality, gender and personal aesthetic.