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About The Rose Academy of Burlesque


The Rose Academy of Burlesque is a body-positive dance studio based in the Twin Cities. Headmistress Deeva Rose believes all bodies are burlesque bodies. As an instructor, Deeva’s goal is to create a positive space where students feel safe and supported by their peers and instructor. At the Rose Academy, we offer classes, workshops, private lessons, and events for students of all body types, gender expressions, ages, abilities, and levels of experience.



711 West Lake Street, #515
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408


On-street, metered parking is available on Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue. Free on-street parking is available on Aldrich and other side streets near the Academy. There is a parking garage across the street off of Lake and Aldrich, and a surface lot behind Jungle Theater, both of which accept credit cards. Do not park in the small lot behind the building without a parking pass.

Transit Options

The Academy is serviced by the #4, #21, #53, and #113 Metro Transit lines. Each of these lines have stops within one block of our location. The Bryant Avenue Bike Boulevard is one block West of the Academy, and there are spaces to lock bike in front of the building, as well as throughout the Lyn-Lake area.


All sidewalks surrounding the Academy are ramped, and there are controlled intersections at the intersections of Lyndale and Bryant, both within one block of the studio. There is an accessible parking spot in the small lot behind the studio, and we can provide a temporary parking pass with prior notice. Vehicles can unload in the alley next to the building and in the small parking lot behind the building. We ask that those with accessibility needs reach out to us before visiting the Academy so we can make arrangements for parking and your comfort. Our building has ADA-compliant restrooms and elevators.


Our Staff


Deeva Rose, Headmistress

Hailing from the Twin Titties, Deeva Rose tittilates the crowd with her eclectic, sensual style of striptease. She is one of the fierce, independent members of The Vigilantease Collective, a crew of queer ARTivists. As an instructor, Deeva spreads body positivity and self love as headmistress at The Rose Academy of Burlesque. Find her at monthly shows such as Kinky Friday, La Folies Burlesk, and Ballentine’s Burlesque. She is the Best Chest in the Midwest: Deeva Rose!


Mister Rose

Mister Rose right-swiped his way into the burlesque world in 2015 when he met Deeva. He is a stage manager, stage stud, and the official bear of The Vigilantease Collective.