Sophie deLightful is a versatile performer and renowned producer, with a natural wit, cooling demeanour and an unnerving cheek.
First starting burlesque 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. Following several years travelling the globe, she returned to Melbourne to forge a name for herself in the cabaret scene as a hardworking producer and performer.
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 queer creative collective Scratch. 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. Recently she launched GLOW, a circus arts wellbeing collective offering school holiday programs and a circus arts gathering later in the year.