BURLESQUE NOIR 2019 CAST
INGA (formerly known as Inga Ingenue), was crowned the 2018 Miss Exotic World - Reigning Queen of Burlesque, is an internationally renowned burlesque star, recently voted one of the Top 3 Burlesque Performers in the World. In 2011, INGA won the coveted title of "Miss Viva Las Vegas" at the Viva Las Vegas International Burlesque Competition. She is the only performer in the world to hold both titles.
Famous for her precise style and charismatic, innovative performances, her work has been featured in several films and documentaries, including A Wink And A Smile, Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel, and the award-winning web series Capitol Hill.
Born and raised in Seattle, USA, INGA spent her formative years studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance and choreography for dance and theater with instructor Susan Wright, a dance trainer for Olympic athletes. After joining the Seattle burlesque community in 2005, INGA co-founded Sinner Saint Burlesque, which went on to produce one of Seattle's longest running weekly burlesque shows.
Since then she has performed in thousands of shows and headlined numerous festivals and events, most notably the Burlesque Hall of Fame Showcase in Las Vegas, the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, the Fringe World Festival in Australia, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the Amsterdam Burlesque Festival.
INGA has had starring roles in several of Seattle's famous large-scale burlesque productions and has even worked with RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Bendelacreme in their Beware The Terror of Gaylord Manor show.
The "definition of burlesque", Miss Dirty Martini, is one of the most celebrated performers in the world of neo-burlesque. Voted number one burlesque performer... in the world two years in a row by her many fans, Miss Martini has spearheaded the new burlesque revolution in New York City and all over the world with her over the top physique and classical dance training bringing vintage glamour into the 21st century. A leading figure in the American burlesque revival, Miss Martini has become an underground celebrity and a favourite of the living legends of burlesque who performed in the heydays of the 1940's and 1950's.
Dirty Martini recently toured all across Europe as a part of Dita Von Teese’s ‘The Art of Teese’ tour and showed off her infamous tassel twirling tricks!
Accolades Miss Martini has received include Miss Exotic World 2004, Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Ranked Number 1 burlesque performer by 21st Century Pinups and Best body in Burlesque, NYC.
Since the mid 1990's she has had audiences on their feet applauding in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Sex to notorious NYC nightclubs where she has been awarded a Glammy for her performances. She has been featured in a 5 page editoral in V Magazine shot by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld and has been a sought after model for photographers such as Mario Sorrenti, Roxanne Lowitt, Andreas Serrano and Terry Richardson.
Gin drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid tongued ringmaster.
Living somewhere between the stages of music, theatre and comedy, Joe Black takes an audience firmly by the hand and guides them into a place where the strange and unusual reign supreme.
No stranger to the absurd, Joe Black creates a world where the shocking is the sublime and the ridiculous is the beautiful.
One of the leading figures in the dark cabaret genre, Joe Black has toured extensively across the UK, Europe, Australia and America.
He has also toured and performed alongside the likes of Eddie Izzard, The Tiger Lillies, David J, Voltaire, Toyah Wilcox, Rasputina and Duke Special. By whom he was invited to headline an evening in Belfast at a week long curated event by Duke Special himself.
Joe Black is also a regular performer for the infamous 'Torture Garden' nightclub and hosts and curates a sell out residency in the opulent and lavish edwardian 'Kings Theatre' in Hampshire
Dubbed by Vanity Fair Italia as "Not to be missed". "Charismatic and downright filthy" by Broadway Baby…
"More seamless than a Venusian onesie" by the Belfast Telegraph... "Indecent hilarity" by Time Out Melbourne…
and "Nothing can detract from his blood curdling brilliance" by the Reading Chronicle….