Sophie deLightful is a versatile performer and renowned producer, with a natural wit, cooling demeanour and an unnerving cheek. She is classy yet brash, heavenly yet devilish, and all the time brimming with sparkles and glitter. In a world which judges all too quickly on swipe-left likeability, this accomplished cabaret singer, burlesque performer and MC aims to teach that you shouldn't always judge a book by its dreadlocked cover. Dipping her stilettoed toe into the burlesque scene first in London in 2009, she performed in newcomer competitions and showcases, and soon started to attract stand-alone gigs at various events and bars around the iconic city. It was, however, a return to the stage in Melbourne as a cabaret performer which really got things moving for this powerhouse. Since 2015, she has forged a name for herself in the cabaret scene as producer of multiple productions (listed above), with more in the pipeline. Adaptable and reliable, Sophie has entertained audiences at festivals including Wide Open Space (Alice Springs), Burning Seed (NSW), Rainbow Serpent (Victoria) and Boom Town (England). In collaboration with her creative (and thirsty) friends, she runs biannual boutique alcohol-tasting cabarets, is a driving force behind the vaudeville collective, The Odditorium and is involved with the Melbourne-based Scratch creative collective/theme camp. In the summer of 2018/19, she joined a troupe of international performers as part of the first ever Wandering Circus tour through New Zealand, and recently produced the first troupe’s first Australian tour for five weeks along the East Coast of Australia. She has spent isolation running ticketed live stream cabarets and planning Australia’s newest circus arts and lifestyle gathering for the end of 2020, GLOW Fest. As an artist and producer, Sophie deLightful believes in burlesque and cabaret as an empowering force in adult entertainment. She thrives on creating and holding space for performers of all backgrounds to be creatively inspired and motivated - from her own backyard in Melbourne to the dusty paddock of a festival, a live stream show or the stage of a real venue.