Photo by Du Bont Creative of Lilly Loca. Carousel Cabaret, 2013.

Photo by Du Bont Creative of Lilly Loca. Carousel Cabaret, 2013.


We will only be offering short courses, private lessons, hens parties and intensives (aka. no term courses) for 2018 due to work commitments.

when we have dates and times FINALIZED we will put the events up in our 'Upcoming Classes' calendar. Please check this page REGULARLY for updated class information and timetables.

Welcome to Bambina Burlesque Academy

Get ready to shimmy, shake, bump & grind with all new burlesque, vaudeville and dance classes from Bambina Burlesque Academy!

Have you wanted to learn the art of burlesque,  the ba-da-boom of comic timing, or the knack of characterisation? Have you dreamed of getting up on stage, surrounded by feather fans and rhinestones while sashaying your way to burlesque stardom? Or have you just wanted to learn how to move and accentuate your best bits in a fun and frivolous environment?

Bambina Burlesque Academy is directed and taught by Lilly Loca, one of New Zealand's prolific burlesque and vaudeville personas. Crowned Supreme Grand Tease 2017, as well as holding many other awards and accolades under her sparkly suspender belt,  she's best known for being a consummate mistress of disguise who is 'Putting the Va-Va-VOOM into Vaudeville'!  

Lilly is here to teach you the skills to become a burlesque beauty, a veracious vaudevillian and more!

Besides Lilly's extensive experience in the world of burlesque, vaudeville and theatre, she is also a trained and experienced teacher of drama and dance, which she uses in teaching ladies and gents the quintessential skills to help them become an exemplary performer. 

Each class is specifically designed by Lilly to educate and inspire with a whole lot of fun, laughs and razzle dazzle to boot!