Mondo Burlesque

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 The Theater at Harrah’s New Orleans Showtime 8pm. Reserved seating. No photography allowed during the show. Must be 21+ to enter Harrah’s. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Master of Ceremonies DANTE (New Orleans, LA)  has been a full-time professional magician for nearly two decades.  During that period, he has performed at festivals, resorts, and private events across the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries around the world.  He has hosted Bustout Burlesque for more than ten years along with guest performing with a variety of different productions including “LadyBeast Cabaret”  “Freaksheaux to Geaux”, “Clue”, “Cirque d’Licious”, “Grand Hotel”, “The Marvelous Show,” and “The Wonderfarm Cabaret” just to name a few. In 2015 he founded and produced the Flim Flam Variety Hour, which had a run of more than one hundred performances. When not doing magic, Dante leads the band the Dapper Dandies, a New Orleans traditional jazz band. He also presently plays his trumpet with the Latin band Treces Del Sur and also with the original bands Sweet Street Symphony and Herringbone Orchestra.
MEDIANOCHE (NYC) was crowned Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2013. She was awarded First Runner-Up at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2014, and has been featured for four years running in 21st Century Burlesque’s list of Top 50 Burlesque Performers worldwide. A member of Dita von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray! cast, Medianoche has dazzled audiences all over the U.S.A. and as far away as Russia, Singapore, and Australia.
ELLE DORADO (New Orleans, LA) won the Queen of Burlesque title at the 2014 New Orleans Burlesque Festival. As a nationally and internationally ranked competitive figure skater, she has been trained in the art and discipline of many forms of dance, and incorporates them into her respective routines. As a figure skater, Elle Dorado has performed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, and across the United States. She was the only American to be admitted into the Russian Olympic training facility, Novogorsk. Transitioning to burlesque has garnered her a lot of attention. She is known for her exuberant take on the classic bump and grind. It was September 2013, when she debuted the first striptease ice-skating act in modern burlesque.
STEPHANIE BLAKE (Los Angeles, CA) Two time Miss Exotic World winner, appeared in over 50 films & TV shows. She toured with Sid Caesar and Imogene Cocoa.
CIRCUS DE MOCCOS (Tokyo, Japan) is two comical and naughty twins, nominated for “Best Small Group” at BHoF 2014 and 2015.
THE LADY JOSEPHINE (Montreal, CA) Known as a “Tall Glass of Bad Ass” The Lady Josephine is an award-winning burlesque performer and entrepreneur who has stomped across stages all over the continent. She has participated in the NYC, Boston, Colorado, and Vancouver burlesque festivals, was chosen to compete at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and was voted in Canada’s top ten burlesque performers in 2014. She is the co-founder and director of the Académie Arabesque Burlesque and works full-time as a performer and teacher of burlesque in Montreal, Canada. Known for a performance style that mixes strong characters with classical dance and elaborate costuming, she is a unique and explosive talent in the burlesque world.
CANDY APPLEBOTTOM (New York, NY)  has been strutting her stuff on the stages of NYC’s sizzling burlesque scene for more than five years. She began her career as a member of the sexy and playful Pink Chardonnays while working as an instructor for the fitness group “Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp.” She parlayed her love of teaching into the role of lead choreographer for the provocative spinoff troupe, Chardonnays Noir. The rising solo starlet’s innovative danced-themed numbers entertain audiences at NYC’s iconic Slipper Room and Le Poisson Rouge and she’s wowed the international crowd at various festivals including New York, Philadelphia and Montreal.  With a flirtatious batting of her luscious lashes in “Bourbon in Your Eyes,” or a shake of her brilliant booty in “Get Lucky,” Candy Applebottom’s seductive performances electrify the stage.
GABE & MARTINA (Minneapolis, MN) have been gracing burlesque and drag stages for over 20 years combined and are now a power house performance duo! Featuring live singing, dancing, and acrobatics in their fabulous burlesque acts. Both attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY) Gabe Gabriel and Martina Marraccino have been seen in GLAM! The Twin Cities Premier Boylesque Show @Lush, hosted a stage and performed at Twin Cities pride 2012-2014, Live Nude Drag, Palace Burlesque, Burlesque Through The Decades, DRAGmanity, Drag and Dance, Lip Service, The Pumps and Pearls Review, #dragrevolution, The Gay 90’s, Love Wins (a Sweetpea Soiree) Dykes Do Drag, Dragged Out, TnT, (Minneapolis/St Paul) Gigi’s Nightclub, Slitello’s, Menjo’s and the Malebox (Detroit) Heaven (New York) Ceasars, Distractions, R House (Toledo)
SASS A FRASS & AMY FISSMER (Pagoda Springs, CO) Sass A Frass grew up in Pagosa Springs as a uniquely inspired individual who always loved the glamorous and sensual. She moved to LA where she pursued a career in fashion and theater costume design after graduating from FIDM. While attending school she began expressing her art in the magic of burlesque.
THE VAUDEVILLE VIXENS (San Diego, CA) made it’s debut in March 2015 and provides professional Burlesque shows for San Diego…and beyond. Our troupe strives to pay homage to the time when Vaudeville was a popular form of entertainment in America, emphasizing the element of variety. While we are inspired by the classic aesthetic, we also like to bring a modern showgirl twist to the stage. We specialize in large-scale dance numbers incorporating prop manipulation. Our diverse range of body types finds the beauty in every form and hopes to inspire audience members to feel confident, sexy and happy in their own skin.
VALENTINA (San Diego, CA) This versatile, vivacious, vaudevillian vixen, dazzles audiences around the world with her unique vision of circus dance fusion. Sharing her magic in both performance and workshops is her passion and drive. Valentina is a second generation belly dancer who was raised in the Los Angeles underground art scene by her mother, Leela, a successful theatrical belly dance icon. Valentina now blends belly dance with hooping, fire, burlesque and hoop juggling. Her ability to seamlessly combine these art forms gives her a provocative style unlike any other. She is the leader of The Hoop Unit, the Vaudeville Vixens, one half of Twisted Orbit, a hoop fabricator and an event producer.