Minnie Tonka





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International burlesque star Minnie Tonka hails from the Land of 10,000 Lakes - that's Minnesota - but is based in New York City. Known as the One Woman Riot, Minnie’s theatrical, inventive, and flirtatious striptease has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2004. Minnie is a multiple-time New York Burlesque Festival Golden Pastie Award Winner and was voted #23 in the Top International Burlesque Industry Figures of 2012. She’s the co-founder of Kosher ChiXXX Jewish Burlesque Revue, produces the annual Menorah Horah Hanukkah burlesque show, The Burning Bush VS. The Second Coming, and she produced and starred in Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go-Go, the USA’s premier national touring burlesque troupe, and more. A solo performer who can be seen every night on stages across New York City, Minnie Tonka also performs as one half of The Schlep Sisters – the internationally acclaimed duo competed at the ‘09 and ‘11 Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas for “Best Group!" Minnie’s lusty hilarity has graced the stages of the Burlesque Hall of Fame as a Best Debut Contender 2011 and in the Movers, Shakers, & Innovators Showcase 2012, Reigning Queen of Burlesque in 2013, The New York Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Show-Me Burlesque Festival, Midwest Burlesk Festival, Tease-O-Rama, and the Key West Burlesque Holiday Extravaganza. Minnie was a Featured Performer at the 2013 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival and in 2012, Miss Tonka was a Headliner at Girlesque 7 in Toronto and at the 4th Annual Dallas Burlesque Festival. Minnie is a sought after burlesque performer and teacher and has toured the world, performing to packed houses in Australia, Italy, Finland, England, Sweden, Germany, and across North America.