Miss Orchid Mei
Miss Orchid Mei
Hailing from Denver, CO, Miss Orchid Mei (from the Chinese Mei li de Lan Hua, meaning beautiful orchid) is a Los Angeles based burlesque performer aspiring to integrate traditional Chinese and Korean dances while gravitating toward movements that embody beauty, grace, and class with subtle provocation and allegory.
Under the tutelage of award-winning traditional Chinese and number-one ribbon dancer in Taiwan, Mei has brought the art of daizi (ribbons), chang biao shan (ribbon fan), sui shou (long sleeve) to the burlesque stage. Most notably, the ribbon fan which has become a staple on burlesque stages across the globe.
Miss Orchid Mei has been featured in Jane Briggeman’s second book dedicated to the legends of burlesque; “BURLESQUE: A Living History”, Bachelor Pad magazine, PinCurl magazine, and has done shows for Cointreau, Mumm, and the Dresden Dolls. She has also had the honor of winning awards for her performances in Boston, Texas, Atlanta, and London.
“Most Beautiful” - 2007 Great Boston Burlesque Exposition “Most Classic” - 2010 Great Boston Burlesque Exposition “Best Costume” - 2011 Texas Burlesque Festival “Queen”, “Most Innovative”, and “ Most Classic” - 2012 Southern Fried Burlesque Festival 3rd runner up - 2012 World Burlesque Games
New York Burlesque Festival, Tease 'O Rama, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Texas Burlesque Festival, Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Jim Thorpe, MEW/BHOF, Colorado Burlesque Festival, Kaleidoscope, Asian Burlesque Spectacular, Windy City Burlesque Festival, Windy City Burlesque Festival, Messtival, Southwest Burlesque Showcase, Show Me, Great Southern Exposure, Boston Burlesque Expo, Oregon Burlesque Festival, Iowa Burlesque Festival, Queerlesque, GLCC, and more!