Who Is Erika Moon?
Passion meets determination— imagination meets seduction as music, mix and dance produce an unparalleled Show experience!
“Passion meets Determination — Imagination meets Seduction”
Meet the “Parisian Sensation” Erika Moon: The epitome of a woman who has used her own
eclectic life as a roadmap to success. Not only is she a renowned European cabaret artist,
burlesque dancer, model, and actress, but she is also a multi-talented business woman that has
combined her 20+ years of experience to create both eclectic and vivid first class productions.
These productions entertain the senses with dance, costumes, music, elegance, and the sizzling flare of burlesque.
She is now excited to bring this level of entertainment across North America in early 2019.
Born in Pau (a small city in South West France ) to Portuguese parents, Erika spent much of her
childhood in front of the mirror twirling, dancing, and playing dress up. What remains child’s play for most young girls took on a near obsession that kept her on a steady path to developing into the performer you see on stage today. It was her determination that inspired Erika to create her own choreography, learn countless dance moves from tv, design costumes, and roll it all up into her own unique concept. This creative process started to take on a more tangible shape, and by the age of 15 she was knocking on the doors to the city to ask for funding to present her first official show in France at an annual city event. This simple duet marked the beginning of her public appearances and would lay the groundwork for her future productions.
At 16 Erika moved to Toulouse to study fashion design and continued to perform, honing and
defining her craft. Erika started putting on fashion shows at first for fun in her dormitory, but soon this was to turn into a profession for herself with contracts in the modeling world for fashion, print campaigns, and catwalks in France. This along with cheerleading helped her capitalize on her love and talent for the spotlight. At this point Erika sought out any stage where she could explore her creative force, from wedding fashion shows by day, showgirl by evening, and even a stripper by night!
Her life had now come to an obvious crossroad where she had to decide whether to pursue a
more conventional and “safe” career in fashion design, or dive head over high heels into her
dream of being a performer. The solution came as a combination of both as her experience in
design allowed her to create her own fashion and incorporate that special aspect into her
colorful and unusual sets and costume designs.
“I like to combine structure with chaos – convention with freedom”
After collecting a “street education” of dance influenced by TV, dolls, and every show she could sneak into, Erika decided to go back and further her self-acquired technique with a base of conventional dance education and received a degree in choreography. At 22, Erika put together her first dance team, The Diamond Girls, which supported several associations and foundations such as “Un maillot pour la vie” and the “Festival d’Angoulème.” She was also able to acquire some high-profile clients such as “Casinos Groupe Barrière,” and the “Groupe Partouch” and made appearances at the Lido de Paris, and the Moulin Rouge, which further helped to establish her name.
After this first taste of real success, things began to move quickly and Erika found herself
performing with her newly founded and produced dance ensemble “Les Delicieuses” all over France all while absorbing new flavors to be incorporated into her repertoire and bag of tricks!
Her experiences inspired a colorful creation of characters such as Betty Boop’s Moods, Cat
Woman, Marquise Delirious, and the cutting edge show “Cleopatra’s Bath,” which brought
fantasy and luxurious glamour to an all new level.
Having built a successful empire in France she was now faced with a difficult choice. She knewshe wanted to take her vision to the next level, but at this time she had reached a crossroad in her life, as she had met an American and had fallen in love. Erika decided to take a leap of faith and left France behind for a new life in America with this man. While many doors closed behind her she saw the potential and possibilities ahead. It didn’t happen overnight, but with time, hard-work, and diligence, Erika slowly rebuilt her company in her new country.
After much time Erika finally found the perfect venue bring her American dream to fruition.
She invested her savings into renting this venue and producing a brand new signature show in
sunny Miami, Florida. “Evolution Burlesque” premiered on February 1, 2011, selling out at the
Colony Theatre on Miami Beach. It received rave reviews and widespread media coverage. This
production redefined the concept of cabaret entertainment and incorporated her 17 years of
traveling the world. In this imaginative show she combined dancing, acting, comedy, and mystery, all blurring the edge of conventional genres to create a unique atmosphere of class,
sizzle, and seduction.
Having made her mark on Miami she saw that there was demand for more! Barely two years
after her first successful American debut, she premiered the highly anticipated “Viva Paris –
International Show” on February 14 th , 2013 on Miami Beach. This production featured Cancan
dancers, chorus girls, Edith Piaff inspired singers, showgirls and more! It was an astounding success with the production selling out all three shows (over 1000 seats) on its debut.
This fueled Erika Moon’s fire and passion for production but she knew she wanted to bring
something different to South Florida. Shortly after this she was invited to perform outside the
United States with an 8 piece band. She fell in love with the energy that live music brought to a
show and decided Miami would be the perfect place to showcase this! Erika returned and
started working on a new production that would feature burlesque accompanied by a live jazz
band. Burlesque Magnifique premiered in 2014 at the Miami Beach Fillmore’s Jackie Gleason
Room and was an astounding success!
In 2015 Erika Moon founded the South Florida Art Enrichment organization to help expand live
entertainment in theatres across Miami-Dade County through funding and support from Miami Beach and surrounding cities. This support allowed Erika the opportunity to grow her vision for Burlesque Magnifique and bring it to multiple theatres all across South Florida. Drawing from her influence in fashion design with how it corresponded with the seasons, she created special adaptations to celebrate different times of the year. Burlesque Magnifique “Exotic Beats” (2015) brought the heat of the Miami tropical summertime alive on stage, Burlesque Avant-Garde (2016) explored the alluring darker side of sophisticated burlesque just in time for the Fall, and her Holiday Spectacular (2016) was a celebration of the magic of Winter. These
productions each showcased some of the best and brightest of Florida’s talent and have been
some of Erika’s most requested themes throughout the years.
“I don’t believe in boundaries. I don’t believe in limits.”
Never having been a friend of convention, Erika refuses to play by the rules. She has always furiously and inventively blended different genres of dance and theatre. She includes classical ballet dancers alongside, belly dancers, as well as cabaret/burlesque artists in her show. The sharp contrasts of seemingly contradicting styles come together resulting in a unique and
eclectic performance that inspires, touches, and leaves the audience wanting more. Erika’s
stage design and choreography plays with the imagination and creates a fantasy world that
unites cabaret, acting, and dance with sensuality. A fireball of passion spiked with grit and
vision, she continues to create new shows and new concepts, all with her signature sizzle and
stamp of feisty imagination.
“My goal is to bring different cultures along with the spirit of Parisian Cabaret together to
create a unique mix that allows people to dive into a different world and leave their everyday
worries behind. When you walk out of one of my productions or shows feeling inspired, happy,
and emotionally recharged, I have my reward!”
This driven perfectionist has been known to wear the hats of producer, choreographer, model,
lead dancer, costumer designer, and business manager when needed, but also has assembled
an excellent team to help balance the needs of her productions. Her production and directing
styles are shaped by her talent of coordinating a team and setting a standard of excellence for
each and every production. Erika’s full shows are composed of a dozen different cast members
ranging from trained dancers, burlesque guest performers, singers, comedians, interactives
acts, acrobatics, and other variety acts, as well as her tech and crew team. At present her
creative teams are based in Miami, Paris, and NYC. The head-quarter for her production and
entertainment company (Erika Moon Productions LLC) is presently in Miami Beach.
“In my world, music and dance are fused together to produce an unparalleled show experience!”
2019 will mark the next chapter of her company as she embarks on her debut U.S. national
tour. Starting in San Antonio and Dallas,Texas, Erika will bring the first travelling European
Cabaret show in the US since the heydays of burlesque and vaudeville. Follow and subscribe to find out when the show is available in your city. Additional tour dates for Atlanta, New Orleans, and Florida are to be announced soon as well as ticket sales! In the meantime Erika Moon is launching her burlesque inspired boutique on Amazon just in time for Valentine’s day!
Whether for corporate events, fundraisers, private parties, or other collaborations, please
inquire to find out how you can bring a taste of Erika’s European vision to your next
event! Ranging from a simple set all the way to a full production, Erika can accommodate a
wide range of requests including custom performances. Her productions are also available in New York, Las Vegas, L.A, and all across the USA! Additionally, Erika Moon can be hired to make a special appearance as a solo artist for your special event.
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