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Marlo Marquise is an internationally renowned Sideshow, Cabaret, Striptease and Suspension artist. 

New York's Premier Sideshow/Burlesque Sensation!

World traveling Showgirl and Impalement Artist, Marlo Marquise (now based in Albuquerque, NM) brings you her own style of old school sideshow skills with a mix of glamour, femininity, and passion.  She was mentored by some of the greats in Sideshow history, and has performed for audiences all over, including such notorious venues as HighLine Ballroom NYC and Supper Club London. She has been featured in many publications such as Bizarre UK, and Marc Ecko's Complex Magazine just to name a few, as well as book publications, local newspapers all over the country, and music videos. You may have also seen her on national and international TV shows such as Discovery Channel Oddities, TLC Cake Boss, VH1 Morning Buzz, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and is often seen on tour with notorious Tattoo Conventions and famed rock band Janes Addiction.

Nicknamed “Le Chic Freak” and “The Risk in Risque” by Bizarre Magazine, she is known for her dark vintage, glamorous style and her unique ability to combine classic burlesque and old school sideshow skills. In an art form that is male driven, and rare to be unique in, Marlo Marquise strives to bring to the stage refined, creative new ways to show you the old art of sideshow and constantly pushing her own physical boundaries for your entertainment. 

This Showgirl Fakir is well-known for performing innovative acts such as “Burlesque on Hooks” and “Stairway to Machetes”. She can walk and contort her body on glass, performs her own delicate version of Human Blockhead with exotic feather plumes, pierce herself in an ode to the cultural stylings of Fakir with 8 and 10 gauge skewers, walk and lay on real machetes, hang from flesh hooks in her skin, and is a highly skilled fire eater.