The "Untouchable Tease", Violette Coquette!
Canadian burlesque artist Violette Coquette has performed across the world, from the 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas to cabaret club MELT in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently residing in Edmonton, Canada, Violette is the co-founder of House of Hush Burlesque and The Canary Room. She produces several highly successful monthly shows, and travels regularly. For a complete list of what's coming up check out her Upcoming Events page!
Violette got her start performing with Capital City Burlesque, and made her festival stage debut as a solo artist at the Ottawa Burlesque Festival in 2014. In 2015 she co-founded the Secret Burlesque Society. In 2016 she was invited to join up with Send in the Girls Burlesque (SITG) to perform in two new productions, "Shakespeare's Sirens" (2016) and "With Glowing Hearts" (2017), both of which went on to be nominated for Sterling Awards. Violette co-founded House of Hush Burlesque with LeTabby Lexington in late 2017, and The Canary Room with Vivian Vanguard in 2019. She is also the creator of the Yeg Burlesque Calendar, an online resource that lists all upcoming burlesque-related shows and events in Edmonton.
Violette was voted "Best Burlesque Artist" in Vue Weekly's 2016 Best of Edmonton and voted among the Top 3 Burlesque Artists in Vue Weekly's 2017 & 2018 Best of Edmonton.
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Co-founder of House of Hush Burlesque
Producing monthly burlesque shows at Crash Hotel through House of Hush Burlesque
Co-producing The Canary Room (live jazz band & burlesque, dinner & show)
Performing in “Take It Off Broadway” with Send in the Girls Burlesque (February 2019 at the Capitol Theatre and August 2019 at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival)
Violette performed at 7 international burlesque festivals in 2018 including the Texas Burlesque Festival, Oregon Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, Edmonton Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, and Savannah Burlesque Festival.
Violette was invited to perform with three other House of Hush performers (Eugene Organ, Dame Perignon, and Flora Pistol) in a group act at the "Movers, Shakers & Innovators" Showcase at the 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the first time in almost 10 years that Edmonton-based performers have appeared on the main stage at this extremely prestigious event.
Violette was invited to teach a class at the 2018 BurlyCon, an international burlesque conference held yearly in Seattle, Washington. Her class covered the basic movements and musicality of Mambo and Cha-Cha.
Violette began producing a monthly speakeasy burlesque show at Crash Hotel’s vintage cocktail bar in January of 2018, selling out every single show of 2018 in this successful upscale classic burlesque show which highlights both local burlesque talent as well as showcasing out-of-town and internationally-acclaimed performers.
Clients that Violette has worked with:
Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA); Rapid Fire Theatre (Late Night Cabaret); Jasper Pride Festival; Berlin Communications; SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival; Caitlin McElhone Events; EOCC Inc.; Halley’s Club (Starlite Casino); Calgary’s Restricted Section; Fruit Loop
Awards & Distinctions
Burlesque Hall of Fame (2018): Performed in the “Movers, Shakers & Innovators" Showcase with House of Hush at the 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame (Las Vegas, NV)
Sterling Award Finalist (2018) Send the Girls Burlesque production of "Shakespeare's Sirens: A Burlesque Revue" nominated for Best New Work.
Voted 1st Runner-Up Best Burlesque Artist 2017 and Violette Underground as 2nd Runner-Up Best Pop-Up Event 2017 in Edmonton’s 2017 Best of Edmonton (Vue Weekly).
Voted Best Burlesque Artist 2016 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).