Foreplay Soiree

An interactive evening for you to explore What Is Erotic? to you.

Bring a friend for FREE by 7pm!

Festivities include:
Live Body Painting Art
Saucy Games of Skill & Stamina
Tantra Community Ritual
Private Victorian Photo Booth
Sensual Self Touch Sojourn
Wine & Champagne bar

Special performances by:
Steel & Grace
Hip Hop in Heels by Micha
Yesenia Gypsy

Though we have our Art Model raffle winner, we still have other prizes!

1 winner: 2 VIP Tickets to What Is Erotic? "Bloodlust of the Vampire Queen" Opening Night Nov. 1
3 winners: 2 drink tickets for Champagne or Wine

General Admission
: $25
Lucky + 1 tickets: $30
Extra Lucky + 3 tickets: $35
Hella Lucky + 10 tickets: $50
Xtremely Lucky + 25 tickets: $75

Meet our Team!

Brenda Leach


Brenda Leach loves helping people (of all ages) transform into art that expresses their authentic selves!  She has been an artist her whole life, previously as a book designer and art director in the publishing industry, and an art teacher, not to mention making some rad Halloween costumes for her family! Now that her own fantastic four children are grown, Brenda is thrilled to still get to share delight with kids through Brenda’s Face Painting, and to connect deeply with adults on fine art bodypaint projects -- you can see some at Brenda Leach Art

Ellice Apostolos

Headshot (New)

Ellice Apostolos empowers every woman to connect to her body's innate wisdom and pleasure so she can move through the world in her fully expressed radiance. As a certified S Factor instructor and owner of Steel & Grace, Santa Cruz's Premier Pole Dance Studio, Ellice offers deeply transformative trainings where what begins as a personal erotic movement exploration within the studio walls can become a sustainable practice that enriches every area of life.

Magnolia Rasak


Magnolia Rasak is a gifted yoga instructor and certified hypnosis practitioner. Magnolia guides others in the transformational practices of yoga and hypnotherapy. Magnolia is drawn towards the innate wisdom held in the body, and cultivating a deep and playful exploration between mind, body, breath and spirit. Magnolia currently offers studio classes, yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions.

Aaron Stoetzel


He enjoys theatre, writing and reminding everyone he’s from western New York where it’s like, way colder. Who am I? I’m just the program. Oh, and if you’re thinking of rolling me up and pretending I’m a megaphone, please do that, but just wait until after the show.

Yesenia Gypsy


Yesenia Gypsy is a dance instructor who believes in body positivity. She is the creator of Yes Burlesque and Twerk Santa Cruz. Her classes aim to help people fall in love with their bodies. She also teaches Worldanz in the Santa Cruz area. Ms. Gypsy hopes to take you on a tantalizing exotic journey. For all class details follow her on Instagram: twerk_gypsy or come check out Yes Burlesque classes coming soon to The 418 Project!

Micha Hogan


Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Micha has trained with many teachers and studios around the bay area. He began teaching at 17, focusing on hip hop and jazz technique. Micha studied dance at Columbia College of The Arts in Chicago, Illinois. After returning to the west coast, he has been teaching in numerous locations around the Bay Area. Back in Santa Cruz, he continues to commit his life to dance and grow in any way possible.