Signature Classic Acts

Violette has over 25 solo burlesque acts, as well as several duets and group numbers. Her acts range from classic striptease to humorous parody to gender-bending moustaches, and draw from her latin ballroom and salsa dance training. Have a specific idea or act in mind? Violette can tailor an act to fit your event – send her an email at Below is a sample of some of Violette's signature classic burlesque acts (or click here to see her neo burlesque acts)


Bringing the golden era of the silver screen to the stage, let Violette seduce you as a gent, and then as a sultry showgirl. This ritzy act showcases all the dapper and glitter! Costume: top hat and tails, lilac underbust and underwear set.

Songs: "Puttin' on the Ritz" (Fred Astaire, 1952), "The Mooche" (Ronnie Magri & his New Orleans Jazz Band)

Length of piece: 4 minutes

"Elizabethan Love"

The noble bard is well-known for his famous female characters—Ophelia, Katarina, Juliet—although all these roles were originally played by male actors, since it was considered "unseemly" for a woman to be on the stage. In a blasphemous homage, Violette Coquette travels back in time to show us that "unseemly" thing, a woman on the Elizabethan stage. Custom Elizabethan costume by Sweet Carousel Corsetry.

Songs: "The Prince of Denmark's March" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (The Darkness)

Length of piece: 4 minutes

"The Magician's Moustache"

This routine is a magic trick where the pretty lady becomes the magician! Red velvet gown peels down to a dapper tailcoat and bowler hat. At the very end Violette completes the picture by drawing on la pièce de résistance - the moustache!

See portions of this act in Violette's Promo Reel

Song: "Three for the Show" (The Johnny Staccato Band)

Length of piece: 3 minutes

"Blue Fantasy"

The epitome of classic burlesque, going from elegance to bumps and grinds. The costume includes a custom-made one-of-a-kind peacock skirt that creates a beautiful surprise reveal.

See portions of this act in Violette's Promo Reel

Songs: "Taboo" (Lex Baxter) and "Black and Tan Fantasy" (Shim Sham Revue, Ronnie Magri & his New Orleans Jazz Band)

Length of piece: 4:30 minutes

"Top Hat, Swing Low" (Duet) 

Performed at the 2016 New Orleans Burlesque Festival! This duet presents a striking image on stage, starting with the two performers in dapper tailcoats, top hats and canes. The energy-build through the piece keeps the audience on their toes, with a surprise gender-bending transformation in the middle and climactic energy-filled reveal at the end.

See a video of this act on the NOBF stage on YouTube.

Songs: "Revue Noire" (Nicolas Repac) and "The Elk's Parade" (Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra)

Length of piece: 4:28

Performers: Violette Coquette and Dame Pérignon

Clue: A Burlesque Murder Mystery (Show) 

Hire our cast of burlesque performers, improvisers and theatre-creators for CLUE: A BURLESQUE MURDER MYSTERY! 

Who of the six players killed "Mr. Boddy"? Where did the crime take place, and which weapon was used? What was their motive? Join our illustrious host Prof. Eugene Organ as he plays detective and (with the help of the audience) solves the crime.

With original performances from Edmonton's burlesque glitterati including:
Mrs. White - LeTabby Lexington (Send in the Girls Burlesque)
Ms. Scarlet - Beau Creep (Edmonton Burlesque Festival Board President)
Col. Mustard - Violette Coquette (The Violette Underground)
Rev. Green - Holly Von Sinn (Sinners, Freaks and Geeks)
Mrs. Peacock - Kiki Quinn (Burlesque A La Carte)
Prof. Plum - Rusty Kingfisher (Man Up!)

Hosted by the Detective, Julian Faid (Secret Burlesque Society, Rapid Fire Theatre), and Mr. Boddy, Jason Hardwick (Dynasty). CLUE: A BURLESQUE MURDER MYSTERY is a night of striptease, comedy, mystery and haunted mansions: a game to die for! 

40 minute show (60 minutes including 20 minute intermission)


Check out our Vimeo channel to see footage of previous events, shows and performances that we've done. We can also create solos, duets or group acts, depending on your budget! Email for details on our different packages, pricing and availability.