Previously based in Aotearoa New Zealand, this exotic ecdysiast has performed burlesque across Europe, USA, Indonesia, Australia & NZ, before importing her unique blend of sensuality and sass to London. Known as the Antipodean Temptress, and with an aesthetic as polished as a Swarovski crystal, the Duchess is always the tease. With over 20 years of performing experience, and nearly a decade of specialising in the burlesque scene, the Duchess has extensively toured nationwide in New Zealand, and internationally.
Duchess deBerry exploded onto the London scene in mid 2018, appearing as a finalist in the inaugural Miss Burlesque UK competition, and is quickly establishing herself as featured performance artist.
Over the past few years The Duchess has been a frequent headliner in shows across New Zealand, as both a burlesque artist and host, alongside teaching regular performance workshops and mentoring several rising New Zealand performers. A highly in-demand artist working with New Zealand’s business elite, Duchess deBerry created custom performances for the launches of E.von Dadelszen (Menswear Company, 2016) and Love & Object’s Olympia Collection (2017), while a 12 month performance residency at Las Vegas Club in Auckland (2016-2017) saw her hone her skills as a versatile and seductive performance artist.
No stranger to the international stage, the Duchess has toured USA four times between 2015 and 2017, performing across five states. She has been invited to appear at the New Orleans Burlesque festival, every year since 2015, and has twice performed in the largest touring festival in the world, the Australian Burlesque Festival. In early 2018, Duchess deBerry was the first International headliner of Vanguard Burlesque in Brisbane, Australia. Private appearances have taken the Duchess all over the world, from London and the Greek Islands, to Jakarta, Indonesia. Her most notable performance was at the Hateful 8 premiere, where she performed for legendary director Quentin Tarantino.
Find out where the Duchess is next appearing here.
In the media:
Get West London – ‘Bum tassels, twerking and body confidence – meet west London’s rising burlesque stars’ (19 August 2018)
Fashion Quarterly – ‘Burlesque’s Flying Fox’ (13 November 2017)
As a headliner for my burlesque show, Duchess was amazing. Her extreme attention to her professionalism made her the easiest part about producing the show and on stage she gave us a top notch show worthy of being the headliner.
I have known Duchess deBerry since she first started performing burlesque in 2010. She has blossomed into a beautiful, enchanting performer who has developed her own signature style. She's a delight to work with, both on stage and backstage.
Duchess deBerry is a royal flirt. Her doll-like looks belie a wicked glint to the eye that taunts as she teases. Disrobing with a sly wink, The Duchess never disappoints.
The Duchess is a beautiful, riveting performer with intense presence and silky, seductive voice. Like a ferociously gorgeous kitten.
With her fine facial features, long legs, statuesque figure and graceful movements, Duchess deBerry is the personification of effortless sexual elegance. I tried hard to think of the time when I last saw a stage persona that was as aesthetically attractive and appealing as Duchess deBerry, and couldn’t.
Duchess deBerry is a very professional model, focused and attentive, with the power to transform an ordinary idea into an extraordinary image.
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