Madame Romanova was born in the USSR and raised in the Netherlands. From an early age she was interested in art history and performing arts. Experimenting with the concept of ‘women’s empowerment’ creates her passion for Burlesque. Romanova gathers inspiration from Ancient Goddesses, Femme Fatales, and other style icons who have left a blueprint on history. One moment we see Cleopatra sprinkled with gold; the next, a Bond girl bathing in a Giant Champagne Glass or princess Mata Hari enchanting with a temple dance.
She was the first Dutch Burlesque performer at the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend (BHoF) in Las Vegas, which is the most prestigious and respected burlesque event in the world! In 2011, Madame Romanova was chosen as ‘champagne girl’ for Piper Heidsieck’s promo tour in Belgium.
Her shows are perfect for luxury events and decadent parties where aesthetic eroticism is valued.
“I believe that all women around the world should have the same rights as men and that women should be strong enough to make their own decisions in life, regardless of their race, nationality, where they come from, their age and status. In my Burlesque acts I portray a strong confident woman, who has control over her life, while at the same time having fun! With Burlesque I express myself. With Burlesque I celebrate femininity and want to empower women. It is my absolute passion”, says Romanova.
AWARDS AND TITLES
2015 Queen of Classic Burlesque at 'Amsterdam Burlesque Award'
2015 Best Classic Act at 'Italy Queen Burlesque Festival'
2014 First runner up 'Burlesque Queen Rouge'
2012 First runner up 'Burlesque Queen Paris'