Welcome to Van Ella Studios, the home of burlesque, vaudeville and variety entertainment and education in St. Louis. Whether you are a dance enthusiast, burlesque curious, or just looking for something new and exciting to add to your life, you’ve come to the right place! Here, you will find all kinds of classes, be able to book a private party, find out about shows around town and learn all about everything we have to offer.

VanElla Studios is a one of a kind, boutique style school and event space that is inspired by all things burlesque, vaupadbille, music hall, circus, and anything beautiful, glittery and theatrical.
Owned by international burlesque star Lola van Ella, and staffed by some of the most experienced, professional performers in St. Louis; classes at VanElla Studios offer a unique experience and a comprehensive education on a variety of subjects. Students can expect to not only learn skills that will benefit performers and non-performers alike, but also gain an insight that only a performance professional can offer.
Our intimate and beautiful space is perfect for movement classes, parties, art events and more. Contact us if you are interested in being a part of the most exciting and unique studio in St. Louis!