Since 2004 Madame Risquée provides Variété, Burlesque and other retro style entertainment,
DJs, dancers, performers and tailored shows for your event.
PLUS: off stage entertainment - Walk Around acts (animatie) with a Burlesque edge to it!

Madame Risquée works together with a professional group of (international) performers.
Together they bring you an entertaining night full of Variété, Burlesque, Comedy, Magic and Theatre.
For more details concerning the show(s), bookings and possibilities CONTACT Mme. Risquée.
Ask for the brochure or a proposition. - 0620750027 - 020 6826994 (Amsterdam Netherlands)


some of the artists:

DJ Charley
(Organisor/DJ/VJ/Atmosphere building)

A Burlesque Night starts with the music!: 'The personal assistant to Madame Risquée' organises events as well as being Night Club and Dancefloor DJ, VJ and performer! He takes care of building the atmosphere, timing the show and makes sure the guests have a great time and dance the night away with his choice of VINTAGE/RETRO MUSIC: from 1920's Charleston 'till Soul, from Rock & Roll via tropical tunes, all the way to more modern sounds and Burlesque' Beats. Alter DJ egos include: DJ Elevator, Marquis DuCharles, and Robin the Boy Wonder.
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the Risquettes
Madame Risquee's Burlesque/dance group can entertain you with classic fan dances but also Go-Go dancing and several Burlesque acts. The group can be with 2, 4 up to 8 dancers and are able to make special thematic acts. How about 6 showgirls doing a 1940's fan dance routine with 12 white feathered fans or a Charleston dance? Powerful and professional.

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(Classic burlesque starlet)

Fay is an international burlesque performer from Amsterdam. With her creativity, talent and glamorous attitude she fascinates audiences and brings the world of classic burlesque to every stage.

Acts include: Champagne, boudoir (shadow/keyhole act), fan dance, boa terase etcetra.


As a little girl growing up in Russia VR learned jazz-ballet at school. During the 90’s her dancing career started on stage of an Egyptian cruise ship were she was performing as a belly dancer. When she came to Holland she began go-go dancing. Later she moved to the beautiful Island of Aruba and was dancer and personal assistant of illusionist Adam Steinfield at Alhambra Casino’s Magic Life show.
Later she continued as a Latin-dancer in a Cuban dinershow named Havana Tropical. Now back in Europe VR is 100% focused on classic Burlesque Strip & Tease performances. Her signature act with the Champagne tower is 'delicious'!



The woman of many faces!
classic and neo Burlesque, Bollywood dancer, slapstick actress, 60's girl singer, secret agent, cat woman, man impersonator, pole dancer... the list is endless....and it's only just begun!
Always makes the crowd wild

Betty Hoop
(Hula Hoop acrobatics)

Amazing acrobatics with one, two three and more Hula Hoops! This is Las Vegas style entertainement, this is circus and high energy entertainment. Act with the LED Hoop is like fireworks and works well as a finale show piece. Always a hit with the audience!



Diva La Baker
Croonerette & Chansonnière extra ordinaire

This Diva will take you on a trip through the world of the twenties : from the Berlin cabaret style , repertoire of Marlene Dietrich, to the period of Hollywood film musicals , songs of Mae West, Marilyn Monroe and Film Noir from the rich tradition of the fourties & fifties genre in style of Rita Hayworth.

A nocturnal songbook for your entertainment and approval. Her extravagant performance and variety of songs makes a perfect combination with Burlesque acts and dancers.


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Shai (Crooner / MC)
Our "American Crooner" and MC...comes from Philadelphia and earned his reputation as a "Rat Pack" type of entertainer in Los Angeles. His amazing Sinatra-esque vocals have been used in national TV advertising campaigns. In 2006 he turned his formidable talents to the revival of Burlesque "American-style", joining forces with Madame Risquée and legendary promoter Koos van Dijk to present the best mix of live swingy, romantic music, snappy one-liners, & classic burlesque acts [sophisticated naughtiness] to a big city audience...
Also to be booked with Live band: "his Lucky 7" (Int'l) Together with his 7 piece band ' the Lucky 7' will enthrall you with numbers such as: Puttin On The Ritz, Steppin Out With My Baby, Straighten Up & Fly Right and Come Fly With Me. Partner dancing is back in fashion! (combo or even big band also an option!)




Lady M.

Want a funny female presentor?: This multi-talent wows audiences night upon night with her passionate and energetic presentation of modern day Burlesque. Besides being able to make any audience feel like they are the link to making the show, she also sings, throws in a good dose of comedy and brings you truely groundbreaking Neo-Burlesque acts. Watch out for this lady!

Raoul had his education at Conservatorium Enschede, Balletschool Riga and the Rotterdamse Dansacademie. He performed with Introdans, Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel, Diversions (Wales), Maqamat Theatre Dance (Beiroet) and the Dutch Don't Dance Division. Now he also choreographs his own acts (and that of others) for Madame Risquée. Think: Fred Astaire dance (also as duo with Deena!), a funny 'strip' as Private Detective Peter Gunn. Hilarious live singing of Chorus Line's Tit's and Ass in Travestie, etc. Professional and entertaining.

Swing Dancers

Original Lindy Hop / Swing Dance group with Tapdance and Charleston influences. This is an upper level crowd pleaser: the energetic show makes an instant powerful impression. They show a swingin' mix of fast rhytms, acrobatics, synchronised dance, improvisation, comedy and mostly: a lot of fun!


the Candy Girls
(Candy-popcorn-cigarette Girls/Walkarounds/extras)

Ambiance is very important for a Burlesque event, these Candy Girls not only provide a nice welcome, they can also give out presents to the visitors. On and off stage they can double as stage kittens, GoGo girls, wizard assistant etc. Soon they'll loose there Burlesque virginity and will perform in the spotlight!


Desmond O'Connor (MC/Comedian/Singer/Ukelele)
A Desmond O'Connor is an internationally renowned musical comedian whose bittersweet lyrics and insanely catchy melodies never fail to shock, charm and entertain. He is one of the most exciting and original acts on the Burlesque and Variety scene. Regular club and festival performances in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York, alongside an acclaimed appearance at the New York Burlesque Festival 2008, have earned Desmond a far-reaching army of loyal fans. His work as a presenter for MTV at Bestival and The Big Chill this summer has furthered his status as one of the biggest names on the UK music and cabaret circuit. Desmond is also great as duo hosting act with Lady Marmalade and has often performed in the Netherlands.

Sue (singer) also as live duo/trio
Sue’s great vocal style combined with an amazing stage presence reminds you of some of the best female singers and stars of the 1950s. She has been performing on many stages all over Europe, Scandinavia and America. Her versatile style, with a repertoire varying from nightclub-jazz, crooners, and latin to smooth and sensual rock and roll gets her audiences glued to her lips and dancing on their seats. An original and classy performance accompanied by her smooth piano player or guitarist and with Mr Mills on saxophone brings you Hollywood glamour turned into music..

DJ/VJ Duo the Scopi-Tonics
Get THRILLED: SEE the MUSIC in a BLAST from the PAST...!
The Scopi-Tonics (deejay-veejay duo) will take you on a crazy trip through the fabulous 50's/60's (optional 20's, 40's 70's and 80's!), using stacks of original vinyl & movie material!
You will HEAR and SEE the legends from the past: Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Beatles, Prince Buster, Ike&Tina Turner, The Who, Sylvie Vartan, The Rolling Stones, Sam&Dave and many others in soundies, scopitones, TV-clips and live-shows. Rock 'n Roll, BigBand-Swing, Soul, Ska, Beat, Jive, Twist, YéYé and a-Go-Go; lot's of famous and also ultra-rare footage will
be mixed with vinyl for the ultimate groovin' dancesets!
The Scopi-Tonics consist of Ir.Vendermeulen & Charley Rhythm

Madame Risquée knows which artist best fit your entertainment needs.
Also there are several duo - trio and group acts to consider for making a show be more Grande.
Special made acts for your (theme) night and concept development are no problem.
for inquiries

A show for your (public) venue? : see: Burlesque Show

Workshop, see


Madame Risquée verzorgt voor Uw evenementen een gepaste show, van Cult tot Chique.
Theatrale acts die indruk maken en ook animatie in thema.
Concept ontwikkeling / uitwerking mogelijk.

Minstens zo belangrijk zijn alle aspecten om de act(s) heen, zoals: Ontvangst, animatie, aankondiging (MC), organisatie, ambiance, licht, muziek(DJ), beelden(VJ) etc. Een avondvullend programma is de beste setting om van een Burlesque show te genieten. Madame Risquée kan hier in voorzien. Alles overgoten met een Burlesque Sausje: Grappig, sexy, nét even anders...

Madame Risquée heeft o.a. voor deze opdrachtgevers gewerkt:
Tease-à-GoGo, Burlesque FreakOut,
Comedy Theater, Rotterdam Loves Burlesque,
Koos van Dijk, Pathé Tuschinski, Museumnacht Leiden, Tropenmuseum,
Festivals, clubs en evenementenbureaus

Questions?: contact Mme. Risquée per mail or call 020-6826994


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Photo's by Martin Pluimers - - Arne Coomans - M.C. Buschman - Tony Amsterdam - John Melskens - Ina Sotirova - Torben Raun a.o.