Elsa/Ernie Von Schmaltz is a veteran performer with 10 years of burlesque under her/his belt. With two distinctly gendered personae, both Ernie and Elsa regularly appear among Seattle’s premiere burlesque emcees and performers. Both characters cover a wide range of presentation incorporating physical comedy, absurd whimsy, verbal tease and drop dead sexy into each appearance.
Elsa, “The Effervescent Ecdysiast Emcee Extraordinaire”, brings ample beauty, brains and boobs. Ernie, The Man, The Myth, The Mustache spreads his manliness far and wide. Elsa packs sass and sparkle into her feminized acts, ranging from the bizarre to classic. Ernie is known for his powerfully absurd portrayal of stereotyped masculinity, truly embodying “male burlesque”.
Ernie recently performed as part of the “Movers Shakers and Innovators” show at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2014. S/he is a founding member of The Von Foxies, best burlesque troupe 2007 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant and Reunion. Both Elsa and Ernie instruct at Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque and are in love with helping new performers realize their burlesque dreams.