Ellie Steingraeber and Miss Mokki are variety and burlesque performers who will be travelling around Europe in April 2019. Ellie and Mokki met at The Slipper Room in New York and travelled Europe summer 2018. Between the two of them they offer great variety from circus to burlesque and can easily tweak their acts to fit your show. Below you can read about them and the acts they're bringing on tour.
Big Broad Revue
April 26th: London Burlesque Festival
Ellie is a full time entertainer in New York who is a regular perfomer at Slipper Room, Duane Park, Susan Bartsch and Follies, The Box New York and The Big Apple Circus. Ellie is known as a comedic specialty performer who uniquely combines a high specialty skill level with mania and the absurd.
Miss Mokki is Iceland's only full time burlesque performer, mother of Reykjavík Kabarett, mentor of Dömur og herra and a founding member of the first Icelandic Circus - Sirkus Íslands. She is a regular performer at The Slipper Room in New York and travels regularly in the US and Europe. Summer 2018 Mokki did a 7 week Europe tour with Icelandic Drag Sensation Gógó Starr, where she performed in 27 shows in 7 cities. Mokki is known for her humor, quality shimmies and connection to the audience.
Pop it - 12 minutes
A classic balloon strip that emerges into balloon deep throating and knife throwing. This is an audience participation bit where a member of the audience assists me, bursting a balloon inside of her and then being her helper for knife throwing. The act mixes skill, comedy, sexy, and the danger of balloon popping but can be tame in terms of nudity if venue requires. When I MC I bring this act with me. When I perform this outside of Iceland it is performed to Björk’s It’s oh so Quiet, but music, styling, colors of balloons can easily be altered to fit the theme of your night. This has also performed with live music. This act is great for variety shows and for variety in burlesque shows, since it is a clowning audience participation bit.
Video of this act performed at The Slipper Room in New York March 2016
ELLIE STEINGRAEBER: JAZZERCISE
Ellie's most popular act. This act is groundbased and fits multiple venues. This is an energetic and coked out jazzercise multi hula hooping act. A great testament of Ellie's skill and comic talent. This act is a a household act at Susan Bartch's Follies in New York.
Video of act: From Reykjavík Kabarett 2017
MISS MOKKI: PEARLS, FEATHERS, AND FIRE
A classic burlesque act with feather fans and a heavy dress of pearls, than ends in fire tassels. Originally made specifically for New Years Eve, but works great any time of the year. Fire tassels are quite small, they do not set off alarms and I have the Icelandic qualifications as a fire perfromer. Can be improvised to live music.
Videos of act:
Gaukurinn Reykjavík Dec 2018
Slipper Room, NYE 2018
ELLIE STEINGRAEBER: SHE'S A MANIAC
Yes, Ellie tends to lean towards powerful eighties songs and styling. This act is a lyra act where she is auditioning. Just like in Flashdance. After failing and breaking a tooth, lyra comes down and clothes come off. Aerial act.
Video of act: Reykjavík Kabarett, June 2018
THE RED ACT
... Because every showgirl needs a red act! This act is my personal favorite. An energetic shimmy shake act with nipple tassels and assels. The song is from the sixties, a "translation" of Aretha Franklin's Freedom, but is a very chauvinistic one about how his lady should relax. So this act is dedicated to all ladies that have ever been asked to "chill" or "relax." "Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down." The act completely stands on it's own, weather you understand the lyrics or not. High energy, playful, tassels, assels... what more do you want?
Video of this act from Reykjavík Kabarett
Video of this act from Best of Burlesque, Edinburg Fringe 2018
ELLIE STEINGRAEBER: CRASH TEST
A clever contortion act where Ellie dresses up like a crash test dummy. Energetic, loaded with talent and absurdity. Performed to the Eagles' Life in the Fast Lane.
Video of this act from Reykjavík Kabarett, November 2017.