Miss La Vida
Miss La Vida – the Princess of Parody - is an award-winning pioneer of New Zealand’s burlesque and cabaret scene, not to mention a highly sought-after MC.
From fabulous full-length shows, bold burlesque acts, marvellous MCing and hot hens parties, any moment spent in Miss La Vida’s presence guarantees loads of laughs with some tantalising twists.
As co-creator of The Very Vintage Day Out and the Miss Vintage competition (now Miss Pinup NZ), Miss La Vida is well known for her unique events, many of which incorporate a signature style of burlesque, playing the ukulele, singing, tapping and vintage jazz.
UK born and bred, but Auckland based, she is the first New Zealand Burlesque performer to be chosen for the following events across the globe: North America - the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and the New York Burlesque Festival; Europe - the London Wonderground; and Australasia - the Perth International Burlesque Festival and the Australian Burlesque Festival.
So far in 2019 she has performed burlesque and hosted burlesque shows in: Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. She headlined the 2019 New Zealand Burlesque Festival. And she will be performing in Berlin, Munich, London and Birmingham at the end of the year, with more cities to be announced.
Miss La Vida is a pint-sized force to be reckoned with. And audiences seem to agree, with 2018 seeing Miss La Vida take home the Favourite MC award and the Outstanding Career Achievement award, for over a decade of trailblazing.
“If you ever see a show starring Miss La Vida, I would highly recommend checking it out" - Altearoa
“While there were many fine performances throughout the evening, my favourite was for NZ’s Miss La Vida. Funny, sexy and very compelling to watch”. Perth Rockabilly Blog
"A seamless MC who teased and tantalised the audience into a frenzy of laughter, cheering and applause.“ The Gulf News