Venus Starr's School of Burlesque is the home of burlesque and aerial artistry in Wellington, NZ.

Located just off Lambton Quay our unique boutique school offers a wide range of classes. Aerial silk, burlesque, aerial hoop & hoola hoop. Host your private burlesque hen party with us or indulge in a special one off themed photo shoot. Come and meet our qualified team of entertainers, dancers & circus trainers. All welcome & no experience needed.

Home of Burlesque & Aerial Arts in Wellington


Hens Party

Hens Party

Aerial Hoop

Aerial Hoop

Aerial Silk

Aerial Silk

Hoola Hoop

Hoola Hoop

Advanced Burlesque

Advanced Burlesque

Intermediate Burlesque

Intermediate Burlesque

Beginner Burlesque

Beginner Burlesque


  • I took an aerial hoop class at the Venus Starr School of Burlesque and I loved it! The studio is beautiful, and the ladies who hold it down are amazing. I was made to feel totally welcome. The classes were great I felt empowered and sassy as feck. I would totally recommend taking any class here.

    by Monique Marie
  • I have been training with Venus for over a year and a half and she is absolutely amazing. This lady is so dedicated to her craft and has pushed me to achieve things I never thought I\'d be able to. The school is staffed by crazy talented people and is a warm welcoming place to learn and get into the spirit of the circus

    Natalie Marshall
  • Loving training at a school run by women, for women. Have been training here for just a few months and have been finding a lot of inspiration from both the trainers and students in such a vibrant environment. Good work ladies!

    Skye Broberg


Venus Starr
Headmistress | Burlesque tutor | Aerial silk & hoola hoop head trainer

Head mistress Venus Starr is notoriously known as New Zealand\'s powerhouse burlesque & circus showgirl. Venus has headlined & appeared at multiple events and festivals around the globe. Dance teacher, producer & choreographer, owner of Venus Starr\'s school of burlesque. A starlet in the entertainment industry for over 10 years with a diploma in Circus Arts. Awarded favourite producer at the NZ Burlesque Festival 2013.

Roxy Coervers
Admin & Reception at Venus Starr’s School of Burlesque

Roxy is our admin ninja, answering emails, scheduling classes and keeping the school running smoothly, you name it, she does it! Roxy is the owner of Paradox Photography, so can often be found down at the school, mid-shoot with camera in hand. She is also New Zealands only resident female sword swallower, and performs her own brand of sideshow throughout NZ

Nicola Robinson

Nicola is one of our wonderful admin team, who works hard to keep the studio running smoothly for everyone. She is also the powerhouse behind Blackwidow Fascinators which are available for purchase at our school burlesque boudoir store, or online

Bailey McCormack
Burlesque tutor

Bailey ( Aka Fanciforia Foxglove) is one of our Burlesque tutors, working alongside Venus to give you a full and comprehensive Burlesque experience Fanciforia is a Burlesque performer and Vaudevillian. She is 2015 NZ Supreme Grand Tease Champion and Co-producer of Lip Sync Battles NZ

Carina Tremblay
Aerial Silk Trainer

Carina is our Canadian Silks tutor and is extensively trained in advanced pole fitness, as well as having trained under Venus Starr for Silks. She is a NZ Amateur Pole Performer Finalist for 2014 and 2015 and winner at Pole Legends 2015.

Lauren McGee
Silks & Aerial Hoop trainer

Lauren is our Aerial Hoop teacher. having trained extensively around the world she is now back in Wellington and teaching at Venus Starrs School of Burlesque

Skye Broberg
Aerial Hoop trainer

Skye Broberg is our Australian Aerial Hoop tutor and is a Guiness World Record Holder in contortion. She is a hoola hoopist and aerial artist with a Diploma in Aerial arts. having travelled the world performing with some of the best in the business she has settled in NZ to teach at Venus Starrs School of Burlesque.

Andre Corey
Aerial Silk trainer

Andre is one of our Aerial silk tutors. When he is not a the school teaching you can usually find him working in his personal training business as an accredited personal trainer, or practicing and competing in pole competitions around NZ. He recently took out the title of Ultimate Male Pole Legend NZ 2015, and is definitely one to watch!


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04 473 8414 | Level 2 - 84 Boulcott Street, Wellington | vsschoolofburlesque@gmail.com