2019’s #1 burlesque performer of the top 50 worldwide (21st Century burlesque) was awarded to Zelia Rose, a well recognised leader & visionary in the burlesque, cabaret and drag world.  From working alongside Dita Von Teese, and touring the world as a solo artist Zelia has established herself as Australia's most in demand showgirl. 


 "Rose steals the stage" as written by The Age news paper, and this illustrious talent has graced many from theatres, festivals and productions worldwide. In 2015 she won "Best Debut" in the reputable Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas to a standing ovation. She is also the title holder of Miss Burlesque Australia 2014. Her extensive skill in Dance & Vocals and choreography compliment her big stage persona and repertoire of highly conceptual acts that are sexy, dynamic and truely compelling. 

Zelia is the first and only Australian to join the iconic Dita Von Teese in her worldwide touring burlesque review. She has been part of 5 sold out tours with Dita as a solo artist in 30 cities throughout the U.S., Nationwide Australia and in over 14 European cities. 

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Along with the plethora of performing work Zelia also teaches & choreographs having taught her own brand of dance workshops worldwide and having created choreographic works for the likes of Clairy Browne and Dita Von Teese. 

Some of Zelia’s anthology include - Blanc De Blanc - Strut & Fret, Strange Fruit, Yummy the Show, Dita Von Teese’s - Art of The Teese, Dita von Teese’s - The Copper Coupe, MidSumma Festival, Holy Ship, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fashion Week, Australian Burlesque Festival, Empire Strips Back, Falls Festival, Virgin Australian Fashion Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Noumea Burlesque Festival, Big Sound, Melbourne Music Week, & more. 

Rose steals the stage
— The Age
Zelia’s acts create a whole new dimension to female beauty
— The Scotsman
Zelia captivates with her incredible dance talent.
— Broadway World
Seemingly effortlessly becoming the one to beat.
— 21stCentury Burlesque