Cabaret Academy

Kick your cabaret career into gear!
Next 12-week session starts January 29, 2024.

If you're pursuing a professional path as a cabaret artist, Cabaret Academy is a must.

Schedule a Free Discovery Call

Hi! I'm Hilary. Here's the deal.

I've been a cabaret artist for 20+ years and have 10 solo shows to my name. After transitioning from a life in professional theatre to life as a solo cabaret artist, I found there were many resources for me to learn and improve my craft, but there was nowhere I could turn to learn the business side of this art form. And, as much as I love making art, I also need to eat.

After enduring my own time-consuming, often frustrating, and ultimately expensive process of learning the business ropes of the cabaret world, I created this program so other cabaret artists wouldn't have to.

You're an artist. You're a professional. You deserve to get paid like any other professional. I'd be honored to become part of Team You so you can do just that.  Whether you need to learn the basics, already know the basics but need higher-level coaching and accountability, or simply need a place to get ongoing support and inspiration, you will find what you need at Cabaret Academy.

To learn more about me as a performer, please click here.


You'll Get Exclusive Access to:

Cabaret Academy Classes

What was once a 5-week, live online class, called Complete Cabaret Career Coaching, is now a 12-week online course. The 5 modules (Creation & Production, Marketing, Booking, Publicity & Promo, and Tech) are divided into short, easy-to-digest lessons, with suggested assignments so you can start building your tools and using them right away.

Weekly Coaching

You will receive 12 weekly one-on-one, personalized coaching sessions to help you reach the goals you set for yourself during our initial consultation. These online coaching sessions are open, so you can learn from the process of others. Open coaching sessions are offered in two different time blocks each week, to accommodate schedules. Open coachings are also a time when members get to know each other, support each other, and learn from each other. 

Cabaret Community

As part of this program you will be welcomed into our exclusive online community of like-minded cabaret artists. There, you can receive and give support to each other, network, source questions, and share experiences.

2023 SESSION DATES: January 29 - April 22    |   June 3 - August 26.  |   September 23 - December 9
You may enroll for a single session (any session can be your first one). You may also enroll for a year of sessions (3) for a deep discount. Your year can start at the beginning of any session. Enrollment opens 3 weeks ahead of every session. Space is limited to 10 artists per session, so reserve your spot early!


Cabaret Academy's Exclusive Curriculum

What You'll Learn:

  • How to create shows that sell to presenters
  • At least a dozen options for booking and otherwise monetizing your shows
  • How to find and track venues
  • Must-have marketing materials and how to use them
  • The marketing and booking process
  • Different types of bookings and contracts
  • How to negotiate your fee with confidence
  • Publicity, Promo, and Getting Press
  • How to take control of all things tech
  • Tips for performing your best when you're not feeling your best
  • and so much more!

What You'll Take Home:

  • 13 Guides covering topics on from Creation & Production to Marketing & Publicity to Tech, and more
  • Samples of Marketing Tools
  • Templates for contracts, tech riders, venue tracking, light cue lists, stage plots, and more
  • Resource lists for show research, finding music, and getting things done
  • and so much more!


You'll get to know like-minded cabaret artists from across the country. In addition to the support and inspiration you give one another, you will become contacts for one another as you start touring to other cities. 

Not sure if Cabaret Academy is right for you? Download a quick assessment, then schedule your FREE Discovery Call.


KT McCammond
Jazz & Cabaret Artist
Kennebunk, ME
Chicago, IL

“I have been in the music business a long time. I have a lot of experience on stage. The missing piece of my career has always been my ability to market myself. Hilary's program has given me the tools I need to make it happen. Classes and coachings are fun, educational, and interactive. Hilary includes many templates and examples of the marketing materials and other tools necessary to fully pursue a career in the art of cabaret. I highly recommend Cabaret Academy. It will up your game a couple of really important notches.

Darcy Cooke
Jazz & Cabaret Artist
Washington DC

“Hilary Feldman's Cabaret Academy is the complete education of anything you ever wanted or needed to know about building a career as a cabaret performer. Hilary uses her own experience as a performer to give you real insight into the craft. Every coaching session is engaging, interactive, packed with information, and so much fun! She is incredibly generous with her knowledge and her time. By the time I left the program, I had a full toolkit, a thorough understanding of the cabaret career path, and a new community of cabaret friends. Thank you, Hilary, for such a wonderful experience!”

Patti Bottino-Bravo
Cabaret Artist
New York, NY

“I loved everything about Hilary's program! I didn't know how much I didn't know! Hilary is very generous in sharing her experience and materials, which made it easier for me to get in gear. Also, as a person who tends to procrastinate, having the weekly coaching and assignments was very motivating. She covers the creative, technical, and business sides of our art. I found the program to be eye-opening, engaging, and enjoyable.”  

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2024 Session Dates

January 29 - April 22
June 3 - August 26
September 23 - December 9

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Next Cabaret Academy 12-week Session Starts January 29, 2024.

Space is limited. Enroll now to reserve your spot.