I hadn’t realized sub-genres were localized. VERY interesting.
Also in this article Betty Pickle says neo-burlesque performers are performance artists. That makes a lot of sense.
Betty Pickle Explains Why Miami-Style Burlesque Involves A Little Blood – Miami Art – Cultist
Are there genres within burlesque?
They are definitely genres of burlesque. To give you a very general overview, L.A. is known for fringe and glamour kind of stuff, Vegas is known for cabaret, glitzy, showgirl-y stuff, New Orleans is either very classic traditional or spooky goth burlesque, and New York is where the cutting edge or experimental stuff normally happens.