Esther De Ville is Toronto’s Vintage Vixen of Burlesque. She has been performing and producing burlesque events in Toronto for 7 years. Her experience as an actor and set/costume designer gives her a total of 17 years in the entertainment industry.
Esther is currently a resident performer on The Golden Flamingo Revue, a monthly Vegas inspired event. She has appeared at The Toronto Burlesque Festival numerous times as well as The Girlesque Expo, The Boston Burlesque Expo, The Ottawa Burlesque Expo and The Edmonton Burlesque Festival. In 2014 she won the Master Tassel Twirler for the Canadian Regional Burlypicks.
Tagged as the concept queen of producers, Esther works closely with Adam Tupper to create a seamless experience at The Ghoulesque Revue. She is also the producer of Thigh High, a monthly pot friendly burlesque show with a 1920’s twist. Along side all of the community driven events she is involved in, Esther has also worked with INK Entertainment in the past to create interactive entertainment for Uniun Nightclub, Cube and This is London.
Esther started her love affair with fashion design at a very young age. She found her start working as an assistant seamstress with S&R Services. She later attended George Brown College and studied fashion tech and design. Since quitting her day job in 2014, Esther has been focused on designing and sewing custom costumes for local entertainers. Her store, Esther’s Emporium, currently stocks a mix of items she calls burlesque basics. That would include pasties, hair-flowers, gloves, crystals and more.
Bio picture by Mary Elam. For specific show times, booth number, and other contact information please see the below chart.