ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
We have assembled a cast of spectacular instructors, including some of USA's top burlesque performers all in one place for one week only!
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
Midnite Martini is Burlesque Hall of Fame's Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2014, has been named one of Burlesque's Top 50 Figures by 21st Century Burlesque multiple times, and is hired around the world to headline and teach.
She is known as a trailblazer for her combination of circus with the art of striptease. Also renowned as an experienced and energetic teacher and innovator for her burlesque creation the “Midnite Finger Fans“ (which YOU can learn now at
Midnite has titillated audiences across the world from Milan to the Atlantis Resort Bahamas, New York, Montreal, Germany, and in her hometown of Chicago. This cool drink has been featured in Burlesque: the True Art of Seduction, Burlesque: A Coffee Table Book, Bachelor Pad Magazine, Pin Curl Magazine, Pao Network’s documentary “Burlesque”, and Asia Xpress Newspaper. Having been lovingly deemed “Stocking Girl” by Burlesque Legends, her unique and innovative stocking peels won her “Most Innovative Move” from the Burlesque Innovation Guild in 2010.
Along with performing, Miss Martini is also a pilates and group fitness trainer and dance instructor. She believes in empowering every person to move no matter what age, shape, or experience! Midnite is also determined to spread the good word of the Burlesque around the world and continuing important conversations about body image, self worth, adoptees and performers of color.
Medianoche, dubbed “Sin in an Hourglass”, has charmed audiences throughout the U.S. and around the world – from select venues in Europe and as far as Singapore, Australia, and Russia.
Crowned Miss Exotic World / Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in June 2017, Medianoche has also been awarded Queen of Burlesque in New Orleans. She has been featured for five years running in 21st Century Burlesque’s list of Top 50 Burlesque performers, and was voted #1 in the world in 2018.
Medianoche is based in New York City.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Bella Blue started dancing at the age of 3 studying extensively in ballet and modern into adulthood. In 2007 she traded in her pointe shoes for pasties and hasn’t looked back since! Her style can be best described as unpredictable! Bella can offer everything from classic fan dances and reverse stripteases to androgynous, neo, and controversial pieces. But no matter what, expect to be entertained! She has become one of the most recognized burlesque performers in New Orleans, across America, and in the world. For the last 4 years, she has ranked in the Burlesque Top 50 by 21st Century Magazine.
Bella’s pride and joy is The New Orleans School of Burlesque, where she has reigned as the headmistress since 2008 and hosts New Orleans’ only regular offering of burlesque classes. She has taught the art of the tease to hundreds of people from New Orleans and beyond. The New Orleans School of Burlesque is also host to a number of guest teachers from across the country and specialty workshops. Bella is deeply entrenched in preserving burlesque in New Orleans (which is rich in burlesque history) and can often be seen performing in other local productions and fundraisers.
In addition to running the school, she is one of the leading show producers in New Orleans. She is the Artistic Director of “The Dirty Dime Peepshow,” “The NOSB Student Showcase and Graduates Showcase,” “Strip Roulette,” “Whiskey and Rhinestones,” as well as a number of large scale productions including “Icons and Allstars” at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas.
Co-Director of The Burlesque Cruise USA
A’dora Derriere is 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 also 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 is also the co-creator of the annual Perth International Burlesque Festival, which began in 2011.
A'dora Derriere will not be attending the cruise.