Oh, she's a dish all right! From New York to Los Angeles, Amsterdam to Rome, Coco Framboise is one of the most captivating burlesque and cabaret performers on the international stage. This diminutive dynamo is known for her dynamic stage presence and larger-than-life, signature props. She takes audiences on a sensual thrill ride from the saucy to the surreal and sublime. She dazzles with classic glamour, and brings comedic surprise with a wink and a smile. Coco Framboise is living proof that great things come in small packages!
Coco’s performances have titillated audiences across North America, Europe, and Australia. She was invited to perform in Las Vegas at the 20th anniversary of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. She was one of eight artists from around the world hand-selected for the Queen of Burlesque title showcase in New Orleans. Coco has shared the stage with burlesque megastars, Immodesty Blaize and Catherine D’Lish, among others. And she was tickled to be the invited Canadian headliner for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2012 National Tour.
Coco is the visionary founder of the Coco Framboise School of Burlesque – now in its ninth year – offering the most extensive burlesque curriculum in Canada. Coco is also the Dean of Toronto Burlesque University, the annual workshop component of the Toronto Burlesque Festival and featuring international star faculty.
Coco has become the Artistic Director of the Toronto Burlesque Festival, a four day event taking place each July in the heart of the city. She has been an active co-producer on the festival team since its genesis in 2008 and continues to work closely with the founder and the executive team.
Coco has consulted on a variety of film and television projects as well as special events and conferences. She was thrilled to create a lavish custom show for the official opening celebrity bash of the Toronto International Film Festival 2012.
Coco has appeared as a special guest expert on numerous TV shows including “The List,” “Three Takes,” “The Mom Show,” and “Sex Matters.” A dynamic and engaging speaker, her interviews have also been featured in several articles in publications around the world.
According to Toronto starlet Coco Framboise, burlesque is – pardon the pun – cheeky. Framboise says the hallmarks of burlesque...
A vamp, a coquette, a clown. A corset, a boa, and a little glitter. Just a few of the elements necessary to create a spectacular burlesque number.
How do you know when aspects of a performance are and are not working?
There's a particular squeal of surprise and delight when a gag goes over well with the audience.