Voted Edmonton's 2016 Best Burlesque Artist, Violette Coquette is the Feminist Provocateur! This golden-era beauty has performed across the world, from New Orleans to London to Stockholm.
Violette began her burlesque pursuits with Edmonton’s Rockette-style Capital City Burlesque troupe, spending three high-kicking years in their ranks before co-founding the Secret Burlesque Society in 2015. For the past two years Violette has performed with theatre company Send in the Girls Burlesque, including their productions of "Shakespeare's Sirens" (nominated for two Sterling awards) and "With Glowing Hearts" (debuting at the 2017 Edmonton International Fringe Festival). She produces various local shows, including Commedia Burlesco (co-produced with G.Venchy and Julian Faid), pop-up speakeasy burlesque show the Violette Underground, and a yearly production of Clue: A Burlesque Murder Mystery (co-produced with LeTabby Lexington and Beau Creep). Violette has performed at festivals across the world, including the 2014 & 2015 Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary Burlesque Festivals, 2016 New Orleans Burlesque Festival and the 2017 London Burlesque Festival.
When not busy with burlesque pursuits, Violette's alter-ego is busy working on a master’s degree in design, and competitive salsa dancing (ranked in the top 3 competitive Amateur On-2 salsa dancers for 2016 & 2017). She has a deep love for the beautiful and the ridiculous.
Major Burlesque Shows
2017 Feature Performer at MELT / Stockholm, Sweden
2017 London Burlesque Festival / London, England
2016 New Orleans Burlesque Festival / New Orleans, Louisiana
2016 Edmonton International Burlesque Festival
2016 Send in the Girls Burlesque "Shakespeare's Sirens: A Burlesque Revue" at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival (5 STAR REVIEW) / Edmonton, AB
2016 Candyass Cabaret / Montreal, QC
2014 & 2015 Calgary Burlesque Festival / Calgary, AB
2014 & 2015 Ottawa Burlesque Festival / Ottawa, ONT
2014 & 2015 Edmonton Burlesque Festival / Edmonton, AB
2015 Secret Burlesque Society Speakeasy / Edmonton, AB
2015 Edmonton Burlesque Events with Ray Gunn & Bazuka Joe / Edmonton, AB
2015 & 16 Jasper Pride Festival / Jasper, AB
2014 Hubba Hubba Revue / San Francisco, CA
2014 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival / Vancouver, BC
2013 Edmonton International Fringe Festival / Edmonton, AB
Awards & Distinctions
Voted Best Burlesque Artist 2016 Voted “Best Burlesque Artist” in Edmonton’s 2016 Best of Edmonton (Vue Weekly).
Sterling Award Finalist (2017) Nominee for Best Overall Production for Send the Girls Burlesque production of "Shakespeare's Sirens: A Burlesque Revue".
5-Star Fringe review (2016) World-premiere revue with Send in the Girls Burlesque of "Shakespeare's Sirens: A Burlesque Revue" at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, which received 5 star reviews from both the Edmonton Journal and Vue Weekly.
4-Star Fringe review (2013) Featured soloist in Capital City Burlesque's "Elvisland", 2013 Edmonton International Fringe Festival.
Ranked top 3 in North America for Salsa Pro-Am (2016) and Am-Am On-2 (2015-2017) World Salsa Summit Competition: 3rd place in ProAm Showcase (2016); 3rd place in AmAm Showcase (2015/16); 2nd place in AmAm Showcase (2017).