Once upon a time there were two prim and proper ballerinas from New Zealand. They were young, innocent and full of hopes and dreams for the future.

One day the pair got themselves lost on the way home from Sunday school. In hopes of getting directions they followed a trail of sequins and the sound of jazz music and down the rabbit hole they went to behold sights, sounds and wonders beyond their wildest imagination.

The rest is history!

Dahlia Dangerous and Trillian met 7 years ago as they prepared to debut as solo performers. The two rapidly cemented their position within the local and international industries, safe to say The Ballet School Dropouts are New Zealand's favourite burlesque duet.

Collectively they have over 50 years experience in various styles of dance and performance, using their exceptional talent for synchronicity to create intense and powerful acts that will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat and begging for more.

~ Performance Highlights ~

2020

Fabulously Flirty, La Saint Valentin (Headliners) - Auckland, New Zealand

Deco-Dance After Dark - Art Ddeco Weekend, Napier, New Zealand

The Royale Variety Performance - Art Deco Weekend, Napier, New Zealand

2019

Dazzel Ball - Wanganui Vintage Weekend, New Zealand

Lola and Friends, Seance - Palmerston North, New Zealand

Dazzle Ball - Winter Deco Weekend, Napier, New Zealand

Absinthe Obscura - Winter Deco Weekend, Napier, New Zealand

Jay Gatsby Requests (Headliners) - Canberra, Australia

2018

Bathtub Ball - Wanganui Vintage Weekend, New Zealand

Kabarett presents Nacktmusik - Art Deco Weekend, Napier, New Zealand

Enchanté Cabaret - Auckland, New Zealand

2017

Star and Garter Burlesque (Headliners) - Cambridge, New Zealand

Grandiose Burlesque (Headliners) - Nelson & Takaka, New Zealand

DIY Burleskiwi Duos (Judges and feature performers) - Wellington, New Zealand

Blood Moon Ball - Auckland, New Zealand

2016

Australian Burlesque Festival - Sydney, Australia

Winter Deco Weekend - Napier, New Zealand

Tease on Tour (Headliners) - Ashburton & Timaru, New Zealand

Minneapolis Burlesque Festival - USA

Dr Sketchy's Twin Cities - Minneapolis, USA

Montreal Burlesque Festival - Canada

Big Burlesque Blowout - Christchurch, New Zealand

Diamond Victory Burlesque (Headliners) - Wanganui, New Zealand

2015

NZ International Tattoo Expo - Hamilton, New Zealand

Perth International Burlesque Festival - Australia

2014

Australian Burlesque Festival - Melbourne, Australia

New Zealand Burlesque Festival - Palmerston North & Christchurch

2013

New Zealand Burlesque Festival - Palmerston North