We are very excited to announce the newest addition to the Ruby Room Studio – Ruby University!  Join instructors Missy Lisa, Lily Liqueur, and Layla Stardust on a 6-week intensive journey to unleash your inner showgirl.  Courses will be held on Saturdays and will include amazing content including: Burlesque 101, Stage Hair & Makeup, Body Confidence, and so much more!  Each semester will wrap with a Student Body Showcase to share the results of all your hard work.  All experience levels welcome!

Keep reading for more information!



Missy Lisa

Missy Lisa is a award winning showgirl, instructor and entrepreneur. She is the founder of burlesque super troupe, The Ruby Revue, creator of the very successful Dallas Burlesque Festival and Houston Burlesque Festival is also the owner of the Ruby Room Studio, Dallas’ premiere alternative dance studio.

Seductive and talented, Missy Lisa’s diverse acts have earned her fans from coast-to-coast. She was crowned “Miss Viva Las Vegas” in 2013, won “Most Classic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2014 and was named one of the Top 20 Burlesque Performers in the World by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine.

Missy Lisa continues to perform every month with The Ruby Revue at the House of Blues Dallas and Houston and she regularly performs in New York City and tours nationwide.



Lily Liqueur

Lily Liqueur has been leaving audiences shaken & stirred since she shimmed her way into the scene in 2010. She has performed in numerous burlesque festivals as well as toured the first George R.R. Martin approved Game of Thrones burlesque tour as The Mother of Dragons. Starting the burlesque scene in Norfolk, Va she helped to teach and spread the love of body confidence and neo-classic burlesque. Last year she moved to Dallas, TX to continue and further her career with The Ruby Revue. Currently she works at the Ruby Room studio and continues performing all over the country! Come get a sip of this tall drink of tease!


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Layla Stardust

Layla began her dance journey in 1991 at the age of 5, and started competing at the age of 6. She has studied, and competed in, tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, clogging, and modern dance, among other genres. She was a member of the “Encore! Elite Dance Company” for over ten years, and attended Dallas’ Arts magnet school, “Booker T. Washington, High School for the Visual and Performing Arts” for dance, under the direction of Lily Cabatu Weiss. Layla joined the Ruby Room studio in 2013, and is currently teaching all levels in tap, jazz, ballet and burlesque, and is also serving as assistant artistic director for The Ruby Revue and company manager for the Ruby Room Studio Dance Company.

Course Offerings

Week 1: Burlesque Basics

Week 2: Costuming

Week 3: Marketing & Social Media

Week 4: Stage Makeup & Hair

Week 5: Ruby Choreography

Week 6: Body Confidence & Performance Workshop

Ruby University Student Body Showcase


You can participate in the Ruby University 6-week intensive for the amazing rate of $350 for the full semester.  A deposit of $100 is required on signup with the remaining $250 due at the first week’s lesson.

Need more information?  Email us at ruby.univ@gmail.com

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