History of Sass
Sweet Soul Burlesque is Western Canada's longest running professional neo-burlesque troupe.Founded in 2003 out of a passion for the genuine DIY pin-up grrl culture, Sweet Soul strives to raise the bar by creating fun, ground-breaking burlesque performances that are of unequaled production value. From ribbon staffs to giant venus fly traps to fire tricks to life-sized jack-in-the boxes, each Sweet Soul dancer has spent years individually crafting her own persona & performance style. Get ready for a vibrant mash-up of classic striptease with elements of hiphop, underground dance culture & punk rock.
Since their inception, Sweet Soul Burlesque has quickly become internationally reknown and has been featured in the Globe & Mail, CBC Television and Radio, Fashion TV, MuchMusic & MTV and has appeared at hundreds of events & festivals across the continent, from the Shambhala Music Festival to the New York Burlesque Festival. In 2010 they were honoured with a nomination for World’s Best Troupe at the International Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
Lately the Sweet Soul ladies have been thrilled to take their show on the road, spreading sass worldwide with performances and workshops. In addition to their travels they continue to appear at the Keefer Bar in Vancouver every Thursday night for Sweet Sip Thursdays – Sweet Soul Burlesque at The Keefer.
Sweet Soul dancers are available to book for both private & public events, as well as for their signature “Burlesque-O-Grams”, a fabulous surprise gift for special occasions! Please see the Bookings & Content section for more information.