Elsa Von Schmaltz
Elsa Von Schmaltz is the ultimate in artisanal burlesque talent. A creatively half-baked recipe of verbal tease, comedy, beauty, brains and boobs; Elsa is one hot pocket of hyper-femme goddess deliciousness. Since making her burlesque debut in the fall of 2004, Elsa has continued to bring her brand of salacious sass, effervescent emceeing, and ribald rapid-fire ridiculousness to Seattle and beyond.
With a heavy base of improv, Elsa’s emcee stylings are quick and delicious, yet always to the point. Being the “tasty filling between the layers” is her hosting specialty; highlighting the performers’ talents while entertaining with stories, double-entendre and wicked good fun.
As a performer, her slow-burn sensual to the fast and feisty allows range to showcase years of movement training, physical theater and dance. Always multi-dimensional, Elsa elicits “pants feelings” with heart.
Elsa is a lead instructor at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. She teaches Burlesque 101, Burlesque 202, all of the “teaser” classes, a weekly Zumba class, and is available for private coaching. She has been a presenter and peer review facilitator many times at Burlycon. Performance highlights include co-emceeing the Tournament of Tease at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2019, regularly emceeing for IvaFiero productions, performing in “Shine” a Burlesque musical, and being a founding member of the award winning troupe, The Von Foxies, Burlesque Hall of Fame/Miss Exotic World Best Troupe 2007.