Miss Astrid has been called "the true weimar fraulein" by Mel Gordon, author of Voluptuous Panic with "Enough attitude to sink the Bismark", according to the San Jose Mercury News. Arguably, the best emcee in the US, she is known for her deadpan delivery, impeccable timing and razor sharp wit. The creator of The Va Va Voom Room 1997-present performer with the very first neo burlesque troupe, The Velvet Hammer Burlesque, 1996-present. You have read and heard about her via NPR, BBC, Time Magazine, and the New York Times. Besides having the first bicoastal burlesque show ever in NYC and San Francisco, Miss Astrid and The Va Va Voom Room have performed all over the US including the New York Burlesque Festival and Miss Exotic World Pageant in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston, Delaware, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Miami well as touring in Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland and every other country beginning with an "s".