We are proud to announce the first group of headline performers for the upcoming Montreal Burlesque Festival 2016, in Club Soda, Montreal! This is the first group in a series of announcements about our lineup, and are in no particular order. Stay tuned for more announcements about our full future lineup!
MisRed Delicious (New Zealand)
MisRed Delicious is an internationally renowned, multiple title and award winning burlesque entertainer. She is the co-producer of the NZ Burlesque Festival and mistress of Red Rascal Productions which boasts a burlesque academy, regular shows and tour support for burlesque artists. She is a passionate force in the New Zealand Burlesque scene, and is fast building an international profile having performed around the world, including throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. Her neo-classical style of seduction always is sure to tease audiences.
Medianoche (NY, USA)
Described by the New York Times as “pure sexy”, Medianoche has been a staple in the New York City burlesque scene since 2008. Born and raised in southern Spain, she brings strong traces of tango and flamenco dance to her unique flavor of tease.
Medianoche was Awarded First Runner-Up at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2014. She has also been crowned Queen of Burlesque in New Orleans, won the coveted Crystal Corset Award in the Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival, and was featured for three years running in 21st Century Burlesque‘s list of Top 50 Burlesque Performers worldwide.
Calamity Chang (NY, USA)
Calamity Chang is one of the busiest burlesque performer AND producer based in NYC with 2 longstanding weekly shows and 2 monthly shows; and she is also the co-producer of the world’s only Asian Burlesque Spectacular show in NYC.
Her burlesque style is an unique blend of exotic and traditional. Inspired by her Chinese heritage, Calamity is known for her mesmerizing 1920’s Old Shanghai-style acts reminiscent of a nostalgic era long gone. But this “Asian Sexsation” is also known for her powerful fetish acts in which she subverts traditional fetishized roles.
Russell Bruner (Austria)
Swing dancer, Acrobat, Aecret Villain “Handsome hero of the swing scene, Russell Bruner brings thrilling acrobatics and dance expertise to the hottest halls in the Nation. Both in solo routines and teamed up with his main dance partner Sugar Kane; AWOL acrobats Paulina Munoz, Jessica Hoage, and Brandy Guthery; bewitching songstress Pink Lady; and Wanderlust’s own Noah Mickens; Russell has devised a diverse repertoire of acts that stand without equal in the new Variete. In 2012, Bruner was crowned King of Burlesque, and has since engaged on a series of world tours related to his crown.
Scarlett James (Montreal, Canada)
Born in Montreal, Scarlett grew up in France by the Ocean. She moved to Canada a few years ago as an ambitious artist fulfilling her business entrepreneurship as well as becoming an acclaimed performer internationally.
Scarlett is recognize as the main figure for bringing Burlesque to the mainstream audience in Canada, and being the Ambassador of Glamour for Montreal around the world.
Worldwide figure known for her lavish events and foremost for her exquisite performances, Scarlett has performed all over the world from Shanghai to Berlin, Brazil to Japan and every great cities in between.
Sydni Deveraux (NYC, USA)
With beautiful alluring features, and at a statuesque and very leggy 6’2″, she is one of the tallest established performers the business. Sydni’s charming performance style is an entertaining mix of wit, finesse and sophisticated musicality.
She is also ranked in the top 50 burlesque performers of 2011 THROUGH 2014 as polled by the online magazine- 21st Century Burlesque. Having performed and taught internationally and nationally in multiple festivals and shows from her hometown all the way to places such as Finland, Amsterdam and Switzerland- her talents are featured in acclaimed shows that showcase the brightest and most recognized talents in the world.
Minnie Tonka (NYC, USA)
International burlesque star MINNIE TONKA hails from the Land of 10,000 Lakes – that’s Minnesota – but is based in New York City. Known as the One Woman Riot, Minnie’s theatrical, inventive, and flirtatious striptease has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2004. Minnie is a multiple-time New York Burlesque Festival “Golden Pastie Award” Winner and has been voted one of the Top 40 International Burlesque Industry Figures every year since 2010. Ms. Tonka has Headlined the Dallas, Stockholm, Florida, Iowa, Vienna, and Helsinki Burlesque Festivals, to name a few. Minnie is a sought after burlesque performer and instructor – she has toured the world teaching burlesque and sharing her lusty hilarity with packed houses in Australia, Italy, Finland, England, Sweden, Germany, and across North America
(Above photo by Carlos Kella)