Miss Astrid did a 2009 summer tour of the burlesque clubs of London and there made her West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre. Other recent activities include hosting the 7th annual New York Burlesque Festival and co-emceeing the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas for the 4th year in a row. What made this years Burlesque Hall of Fame extra special? Miss Astrid was asked to officiate a intimate wedding in front of a crowd of 850. It was more like a Dean Martin roast, but if that is the type of wedding you and yours are looking for Miss Astrid is now a fully ordained minister by the Universal Life Church. Or need a host? Let Miss Astrid spit-shine event until it gleams like shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather.
Miss Astrid has been called “the true weimar fraulein” by Mel Gordon, author of Voluptuous Panic with “Enough attitude to sink the Bismark”, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Arguably, the best emcee in the US, she is known for her deadpan delivery, impeccable timing and razor sharp wit.
The creator of The Va Va Voom Room 1997-present performer with the very first neo burlesque troupe, The Velvet Hammer Burlesque, 1996-present. You have read and heard about her via NPR, BBC, Time Magazine, and the New York Times. Besides having the first bicoastal burlesque show ever in NYC and San Francisco, Miss Astrid and The Va Va Voom Room have performed all over the US and Europe.