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Meet the cast of La Clique
Meet the cast of La Clique
La Clique is making it’s return to London’s glittering West End this Christmas, fresh from a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe season. A night with La Clique is the ultimate, awe-inspiring experience - guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit. Take a look at the cast members who will be providing the spectacular entertainment and jaw-dropping acrobatics this Christmas.
Miss Jolie Papillon is an award-winning Burlesque performer and one of the most highly skilled showgirls across the world with the reputation of “Burlesque Royalty”. Jolie is an exquisite dancer and songbird, trained at one of Europe’s most prestigious musical theatre academies before making her mark on the glamorous world of burlesque. Born in Italy in the home town of Federico Fellini, Jolie is the epitome of a golden age Italian movie star – exotic, glamorous and exquisitely sophisticated. With a passion and dedication to showing the audience the best of burlesque, it is this commitment to uplift and entertain that has made Jolie one of the shining stars of the world-leading London Cabaret scene.
Katherine Arnold is an aerialist, choreographer and circus consultant who has worked internationally across live events, cabaret, theatre, film and tv. She toured with Cirque Du Soleil, on Disney’s Dumbo with Tim Burton, as Eva Green’s stunt double and as aerial trainer and consultant. She is a frequent speciality act at Le Lido in Paris and has toured with Take That for over a decade on their stadium and arena shows. She was a finalist on France Has Got Talent with aerial partner Hugo Desmarais, choreographed and performed on the Royal Variety Show, and works regularly on the London cabaret scene.
Mikael Bres graduated from school in Avignon, in the South of France, with a major in literature and art. He attended ESAC – the college of circus arts in Belgium and learnt to master the Chinese Pole as well as acrobatics, dance and theatre. Since leaving, Mikael has travelled the world with circus companies including Circle of Eleven and Cirque Du Soleil and has worked with Underbelly on Limbo and Limbo Unhinged. Throughout his travels he has also taught himself to sing, beat box and play guitar and saxophone.
Hugo Desmarais is a Canadian-born circus theatre artist, working internationally since 1998. Specialising in aerial hoop and loop strap Hugo has previously developed several acts around his own custom designed apparatus – the cage. After training at both École de Cirque de Quebec (1997-2001) and École National de Cirque de Montreal (2001-2004) Hugo began his professional career with Cirque EOS in Quebec before moving to Las Vegas as a cast member in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. Hugo was part of the original London cast of La Clique at London’s Roundhouse in 2009 embarking on a multi-city world tour with La Soiree. Hugo is now a key fixture on London’s cabaret scene, performing at venues including The Box, Proud Cabaret, Circus Restaurant, Soho Burlesque Club, Underbelly Festival and Park Chinois as well as appearing as a finalist on France Has Got Talent and recently joining Disney in Hong Kong.
Ashley Stroud Chicago born singing, dancing, show-stealing performer Ashley Stroud is the newest addition to the London scene. She first emerged into the mainstream as the star of viral concept Postmodern Jukebox where her imaginative performances have been viewed over 40 million times to date. Ashley made her cabaret debut as the star of infamous theatre of varieties The Box in NYC and London. She then went on to star in the premiere of alt-cabaret show Blanc de Blanc Encore at The Sydney Opera House, where critics dubbed her the “modern day version of Josephine Baker”. Ashley is now performing on the London cabaret scene, continuing to light up the stage anywhere in the world.