We have assembled a cast of spectacular instructors from Australia's premiere Burlesque Schools, all in one place for one week only!

Dolores Daiquiri

Burlesque Instructor & Co-Director of The Burlesque Cruise

Director and co-founder of the worlds largest touring burlesque festival, producer of a vast number of successful events & shows, a burlesque mentor & teacher, well-established and respected burlesque artist, Dolores is an Australian Burlesque Star and Icon! She is a consummate performer, a doyen of the industry, an in-demand producer/performer and a mainstay within the burlesque community. 


Dolores Daiquiri began her career at the forefront of the Burlesque ‘explosion’ over fifteen years ago and is considered a pioneer of the revival of burlesque in Australia. She has launched and produced many exciting and hugely successful events including ‘The Australian Burlesque Festival’ which tours nationally every year to sold out audiences. Her current project ‘Bubble Glamour Productions’ launched in early 2017. Combining her performance, production and event management experience to deliver a ‘Boutique Entertainment’ service.


Dolores teaches burlesque under ‘ Dolores Daiquiri Academy of Burlesque’ to hundreds of students each year and is excited to be bringing her experience and knowledge to the Burlesque Cruise in 2018.  Dolores loves to teach classic, traditional burlesque but can equally teach comedy and a more modern style of burlesque. Her classes are fun and exciting! As a teacher she provides a supportive and safe environment for students to develop new skills, build on body confidence and burlesque movement. They are aimed at the complete novice or the more experienced student.


'21st Century Magazine: Top 10 Australian Burlesque Performer: 2014 & 2015'

‘Guinness World Record Holder 2014 – Burleskathon’

'The Australian Burlesque Museum’ ICONS Exhibition 2015







Burlesque Instructor 

Jazida is a Canberra based entertainer, producer and teacher creating with joyous abandon in the art of Burlesque. 21st Century Burlesque says “I will not forget her any time soon”.

With a performance style defined by cheekiness, character and creativity and with a specialty for fan dancing, Jazida has won the hearts of the audiences and judges and has won multiple awards including Miss Burlesque ACT 2016, Baby Bombshells as part of the 2016 Australian Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Idol Canberra 2015 and more.

Jazida has become recognised as one of Canberra’s premiere burlesque performers, was accepted to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, and is no one-trick pony! As well as being a performer, she teaches weekly classes and also runs workshops across Australia. She is also the founder of #JazidaPoductions and works to run regular productions and facilitate professional development opportunities for local alternate performing artists. In addition to this, per passion for burlesque has seen her become a member of the Australian Burlesque Museum working to document the revival of Neo-Burlesque in the ACT and surrounding regions.

Her flair for theatrics is combined with technical versatility, allowing Jazida to incorporate a range of aesthetics into her acts. This versatility stems from her background in belly dancing where she debuted on stage in 2009 soon becoming a seasoned belly dancer in Turkish restaurants across Canberra. In a push to find more avenues for creative expression and develop her repertoire further, Jazida leapt into the world of burlesque. Captivated by the striptease and fun flavour of burlesque performance, Jazida knew this was an art form she could really get creative with. 


Lyra la Belle

Burlesque Instructor 

‘The Bombshell Blonde Who Puts the Thunder in Down Under' Lyra la Belle is an internationally recognised burlesque performer and titleholder. An LA girl at heart after six years performing in the City of Angels, Lyra is an accepted member of the LA burlesque community – her cheeky style perfected while performing alongside American burlesque stars and training with Vegas Burlesque Legends.

Lyra has toured internationally and performed in festivals around the world including Viva Las Vegas, Vegas Burlesque Festival, Arizona Burlesque Festival, California Burlypicks, Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Australian Burlesque Festival. In her most recent competition, Lyra won the coveted title of Miss Hollywood Burlesque Starlet 2015, while 16 months pregnant with her daughter!

Moving back to Adelaide in 2016 to bring up her mini, Lyra saw a gap in the market for her ‘Hollywood-Style’ grind and began producing Hot Sauce Burlesque with her cabaret pal Boo Dwyer to five-star reviews and sold out crowds. Hot Sauce Burlesque School started soon after and Lyra has been empowering her army of ‘Hotties’ ever since.



Veruca Sour

Burlesque Instructor

Described as “a Roald Dahl character brought to life,” Veruca is the burlesque potato who has gained a reputation for her scientifically improbable facial contortions. Known for her theatrical and comedic acts, this cabaret deep sea fish will give you a funny feeling in your elbows with her madcap brand of exuberant and grotesque hijinkx.


Winner of Miss Burlesque Western Australia 2017, Veruca has performed all over Australia and Singapore as a part of The Australian Burlesque Festival, The Perth International Burlesque Festival, The Bombshell Burlesque Showgirl Exchange and The Fringe World Festival. She teaches and performs with Perth’s premier neo-cabaret troupe Sugar Blue Burlesque, is co-producer and media manager for the award winning queer collective BurLEZque, and co-directed the acclaimed (and very serious) La Potato Cabaret.


Veruca’s background in musical theatre and pantomime lends a vaudevillian sensibility to her performance and teaching style. With a focus on the hilarious with a dash of the absurd, she encourages her students to embrace their individuality and harness the power of FACE!



A'dora Derriere

Co-Director of The Burlesque Cruise

A’dora Derriere is an established Burlesque producer, having worked in the industry since 2007 as an international performer, teacher as well as producing some of the most exciting events in Australia and abroad! She currently resides in the UK. 


A’dora is owner/director of Australian based troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque. She became the owner/ executive producer of the Miss Burlesque worldwide competition in 2017 from being in the producer role of the Miss Burlesque & Mr Boylesque WA competitions since 2012 and launched the inaugural Miss Burlesque UK competition in 2018 in London.


She was an associate producer for the FRINGE WORLD Festival in Perth in 2011 and 2012 and was one of the co-creators of the annual Perth International Burlesque Festival, which began in 2011. 

A'dora Derriere will not be attending the cruise.