Signature Neo 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 dance training in latin ballroom and salsa. 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 neo burlesque acts.

"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


An ode to Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut in outer space. Violette tells the true story of Roberta's space escapades, including her close, close encounter with extraterrestrial life.

Songs: "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion), "Get Your Freak On" (Nellie Furtado)

Length of piece: 4 minutes

 Photo credit: Marc J Chalifoux Photography / Taken at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival Late Night Cabaret

Photo credit: Marc J Chalifoux Photography / Taken at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival Late Night Cabaret

"F*ck Hockey"

The "anti" hockey anthem, for all those non-sports fans who couldn't give a flying f*** about hockey. A humorous burlesque piece that strips through multiple Canadian hockey jerseys to get to Violette's true feelings on this most Canadian of sports.

Song: "Smoking Cigarettes and Watching Hockey Night in Canada" (The Royal Winnipeg Porn Orchestra)

Length of piece: 3:41 minutes

 Photo Credit: Argaive Anostro at Candyass Club / ©2016

Photo Credit: Argaive Anostro at Candyass Club / ©2016

"The Lone Ranger"

The Lone Ranger is caught off-guard and must ride into the action and fight off unseen foes, with all the suspense and drama one expects from an old Spaghetti Western. Our hero runs out of bullets but a surprise reveal of some hidden guns saves the day!

Song: "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Titoli)" by Ennio Morricone / "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly"

Length of piece: 3:09 minutes


"Clap Hands"

This neo burlesque number has a sexy, dark whisky feel. Beginning all in coat tails and black, this performance ends with naked, dripping jewels.

See portions of this act in Violette's Promo Reel

Song: "Clap Hands" (Tom Waits)

Length of piece: 4 minutes



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)


 Photography by Jon-Christian Ashby

Photography by Jon-Christian Ashby

"Menstrual Tango" (group act)

This is a tango routine with a twist. Cravings, lust, cramps, ice cream, wine, chocolate, flowing red silk, a tampon - this number has it all!

Song: "Vivo Tango" (Maxime Rodriguez)

Length: 3:54

Choreographer: Violette Coquette

Performers: Violette Coquette, Dame Perignon, Flora Pistol and Prof. Eugene Organ as the tampon

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.