This independent curator and choreographer has been entertaining audiences with an electric combination of dance, mixed media, and sideshow inspired performance art. A collaborative creature, she brings her eclectic style to each event she does; Working at everything from corporate presentations, cabarets, trade shows, and festivals to black tie weddings or weekend retreats.
Her boutique arts endeavor, Haus Serpens, produces engaging environments, enchanting entertainment, and creative concept design. Haus Serpens has offered custom cirque style shows featuring a variety of enchanting female dance artists & specialty acts; inspiring the wayward wonderer that inherently lives within us all.
Price Range: contact for details
Gig Length: 3 - 30 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $10,000 - dependent upon booked performances
What to Expect
Whether you book a full femme-fueled circus experience featuring my favorite collaborators or a solo show for your exclusive audience, you can be sure to leave enchanted and bemused. My brand of burlesque-cabaret generally includes a number of technical dance styles (tribal, african, hip-hop, breaking, modern, jazz...), extensive costumes, glitter explosions and death defying stunts. Audiences can expect a unique, visceral experience to engage and enchant. You won't be able to look away!
Need production help? No problem! I'm equipped to take the reigns or coach you toward your goal of hosting a fantastic engagement. With my experience and vast network, I take the burden of party planning off of your hands so you can play and dance the night away.
Growing up in the Big Apple exposed me to a number of creative influences that have affected me for life! Personality, technicality, musicality and finesse are all highly valued in the "city that never sleeps." I found my voice when I moved to sunny CA! It is the combination of both that gives birth to the electric entertainment that I provide. I specialize in movement coordination surrounding dance and variety entertainment. I like to blur the lines between classic and future-fantastic!
Inspired by "Gotham's" mystique and distant times, a client can expect a wide variety of services from me ranging from elegant to edgy. As an experienced event coordinator I am capable of bringing to the table a solo piece, a longer set, costume/decor assistance or consultation on how to make your event as glamorous as it can be within reasonable budget! I've also been choreographing for over a decade, working for entities like PBS, MTV, The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory, Pepsi and The Source. So, if you have a group number in mind, we can work together to build something dramatic!
I am reliable, prepared, punctual and easy going. I check my phone and email messages frequently. Moreover I am adaptable, allowing for changes to work with short notice. If you need customized acts for your event, no worries! Simply contact me with an example of your vision and we can collaborate on making your big day a magical one!
I cannot wait to share in your occasion!
Gita Salem, Trina Merry, Dollhouse Bettie, Lust Designs, Honey Cooler Handmade/Evgenia, Historical Emporium
MPI, PBS, MTV, Pepsi, Nvidia, Yahoo, SF City Hall, Lagunitas Bewery, Bacardi, The Source Magazine, Salesforce, FUSE, Google, Facebook, Eventbrite, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Dance (photog. Mark Andrew), BLOCH dance wear, MTV, Ashram Galactica, CHOW, Betabrand, Supperclub, Cisco Systems, Indiegogo, The Go Game, Genentech, Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Stein, Frogs Leap Winery, Mozilla, Brit + Co, PG&E, Innovation Endeavors, Google, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Zynga, LinkedIn, Apple, Adobe, River Rock Casino
*FAIRS & FESTIVALS
How Weird Street Faire, Superhero Street Fair, The Great Handcar Regatta, Symbiosis, California Beer Festival, Deschutes Brewery Beer Machines, Peace in the Park SF, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Burning Man Decompression, Bay Area Visuals ExtrA/Vaganza
*FILM & TELEVISION
Dragonfly TV - PBS (prod. Richard Hudson), [re]MADE - MTV, 50 Ways to Leave your Lover/Wives With Knives/Sex Sent Me to the Slammer - Discovery ID (dir. Ted Leonard), Love Triangles - Investigation Discovery (dir. Ivan Cecil), The Girl in the Woods (dir. Sebastian Sdaigui), Mythbusters, Gooberland (dir. Eugene Kim), America’s Best Dance Crew industrial trailer (chor. Safi Thomas)
bed of nails
dozen roses cabaret
roaming candy/cigarette girl
dance: jazz, modern/contemporary, hiphop, breakin', african, latin, tap
acting: teleprompter, audioprompter, improv
Additional Booking Notes
Provided upon request. Depending on the venue and time considerations, a pre-show rider is provided upon booking.
About the repertoire:
The study of the in-between world(s), the cultures surrounding them, the creatrix archetype & the mortality that fuels our flight...A surrender to the whirls that make life worthwhile. An examination of things radically beautiful, unexplored, provocative & unabashedly absurd...
"Temple of Love" : A sultry performance art act that includes burlesque striptease, the devouring of a dozen roses and an enchanting
"Drops of Poison" : This pseudo-sideshow routine juxtaposes the thrill of the "Human Ashtray" and "Iron Foot" glass walking stunts with
classic burlesque striptease, plenty of sparkle and elegant sophistication.
"Tank!" : A love letter to anime; This number is colorful, bubbly and flashy! A high impact, dance heavy number ingrained with the neon
possibilities of edgy, urban nightlife. Mojo plays a decadent vixen of a bounty hunter aboard a psychedelic starship.
(custom numbers may be choreographed by request!)
|Mojo DeVille||Choreographer | Creative Engineer|
Influences & Inspiration
I'm influenced by Eartha Kitt, Bob Fosse, Lili St Cyr, Michael Clark's choreography and Amalia Aguilar among others!
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