Biography

The Tart with Teutonic Tetons!!!

 

Üla Überbusen is an award winning burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele strummer, teacher and professional actress based in NYC. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the NY School of Burlesque. She produces Tainted Cabaret at The Slipper Room, Victrola Burlesque, and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. Winner "Beautiful Weirdo" Award - Alternatease, the New England Neo-Burlesque Festival.

 

She was an original member of the innovative neo-burlesque and vaudeville troupe, Salomé Cabaret in Knoxville, TN and has performed in the New England Neo-Burlesque Festival, Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival, Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Show-Me Burlesque Festival, Virginia Burlesque and Sideshow Festival and was featured as an emcee, performer and teacher at the 2nd Annual Purrrlesque Follies in NC. Üla recently shot a featured roll in the burlesque inspired film “The Cruel Tale of The Medicine Man” by Richard Lovejoy and James Habaker (The Slipper Room), which also features Julie Atlas Muz, Bunny Luv and Mat Fraser. She has performed as a guest with the Dangerous Curves Ahead Tour and the Party Show Tour with Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey.

 

As a performer, Üla’s talents cover a wide range. Her acts include sexy classic burlesque, patently absurd neo-burlesque, stirring performance art pieces, and often incorporate her original ukulele tunes. Üla is known for her outrageous comedic antics, a charming singing voice, absurd animal impersonations and a penchant for inappropriate kitty cat love. Proving that her love of cats is indeed a laughing matter, along with Delysia La Chatte, she co-produced The Here Kitty Kitty Titty Show, which featured her epic and insane “Cat Lady” Trilogy. Her original cat lady act, a hysterical tribute to Schaffer the Darklord’s Cat People, was described as a “crowd favorite” by The Laurel of Asheville. She was hailed as “spectacular” in Katherine Neslund’s Burlesque Review. And she was called “blond” by her hair-dresser.

 

But wait, there’s more! In addition to being a self-taught ukulele player, Üla is also skilled at playing the triangle, tambourine, washboard, jar of macaroni, spoons and train whistle.  She has been certified in stage combat, and thus can throw a punch to the face or a kick to the groin without hurting you.  She once won first place in an Air Sex Competition. She knows sign language to eleven different gospel hymns. Also, she would like to purchase a bicycle.